Any hope for what seems to be a semi-bricked 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Arras, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Arras
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    My sister updated her 3DS a few days ago and started getting random error popups and 30 second freezes when booting it. After a while, the freezing got worse to the point where it would just remain permanently frozen. I figured I'd try the usual thing and update the CFW, so I followed the guide. Now, I'm stuck with a 3DS that gives an ARM11 data abort exception in the menu process every time I try to boot, with and without SD card. I tried to do a CTRNAND transfer, but that just gave me a slightly different exception (probably because 9.2.0 is also slightly different). After updating it in safe mode, it's now back to giving the exact same error as before.
     
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    Your best choice is probably a hardmod or waiting for ntrboothax to be released, I'd think
     
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    Well, the b9s stuff still works, so I can access godmode9 or anything else in .firm format, it's not like I can do absolutely nothing. It's "just" the home menu that's busted.
     
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    While I'm not sure if this will work or not, I found this (assuming it's only the home menu that is broken):
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-edit-the-homemenu.424449/
    Now, I don't know if it'll work, and it could brick you completely if done wrong, but it's an idea
    Edit: if you decide to try this, make sure you back up your system first, as it will still be recoverable
     
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    I'd imagine the CTRNAND transfer already pretty much installs a clean version of the home menu? In any case, I don't think I can do that since it requires the ability to install CIAs, which requires FBI or similar, which needs to be launched through the home menu.
     
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    Yeah, I think you're right. I'm looking around right now but I'm not finding anything. Hopefully somebody else has some input?
     
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    Maybe try doing the CTR transfer with a new SD card. Perhaps the files were corrupted when you did it before.
     
  8. Arras
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    I doubt it, honestly. I used chkdsk on the SD card to make sure it was OK, and there were no errors or anything. The CTRNAND file also transferred just fine - I'd imagine that if that file got corrupted somehow, there would either be some error during transfer or it would give me a different type of exception at least. And even then, afterwards I did a full system update, which should have overwritten most of those files anyway.