Any guide on how to mod a micro usb port accessing my NAND to my O3DSXL?

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  1. Brav0
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    I only found 1 detailed guide on modding but that one uses "butt connectors". This might sound dumb, but where I live, it would be easier to use a micro usb port. A modding service would be too expensive I think. Basically, I want to hardmod because my dumbass updated to 11.0 from 9.9 because I couldnt access browserhax (didnt look into anything back then, just wanted to load homebrew first) but when I updated, I found out that I need to downgrade for emuNAND, and that the only way to upgrade on 11.0 is hardmod.
     
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    The lanyard holes are easy to remove and you can slot in a Micro USB port in its place.
     
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    USB isn't recommended because of the potential for confusion. If you accidentally connect a NAND-mod 3DS USB port to a standard USB host device, you can kill the 3DS NAND chip.
     
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    If you're a complete moron or let a complete moron use your 3DS maybe.
     
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    Yeah, why wouldn't the average person think a USB port isn't really a USB port.

    There's a damn good reason why electronics connectors are standardized and color-coded. Misusing USB for eMMC is asking for trouble, and it doesn't matter how "smart" you think someone is.

    Coming up next: Asking where to buy a "suicide cable" for connecting electric lights and then whining that you're not "stupid enough" to screw it up, so you should be able to get one.
     
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    I can agree with that, as I've had to repair a few things that were blown up by laypersons plugging the wrong thing into the wrong outlet. But I imagine OP wants the hard mod to be as noninvasive as possible.
     
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    Someone is gonna try charging your 3DS with a micro USB cable and you're not going to have a 3DS anymore.
     
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    Thanks to everyone for helping! I guess I am going to stick with "butt connectors" (because of all the things that could happen with the usb). Now, I am not a electronic professional, but I got a question, the guy in the guide uses cables that are red, black, white, yellow, but the text guide suggests a completely different one "10 Pcs 11.1V 3S Lipo Battery Balance Charger JST-XH Connector Cable" (tbh I cant tell the colors). So, do the colors matter? That's the one thing that stops me from hardmodding. And, If I put in the SD Card into a unlisted reader (not listed in the compatible list), will the 3DS break? Because maybe mine will work too
     
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    The colors don't matter at all. They're only different so that you know which cable is connected to which solder point. (DAT0, DAT1, etc...)
     
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    Thank you :)