Aqcuired OTP, bricked restoring original SysNAND. Help?

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  1. reiyu
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    I got OTP, but as soon as I was restoring original SysNAND, shit broke.

    Upon turning it on, it gives me the "An error has occurred" screen. I also can't get into the recovery menu, just shows me a black screen.

    I have an also have access to a Sky3DS. What games have the autoboot, would that be able to help?

    Is hardmod the only saving grace for this?
     
  2. Just Passing By

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    Sorry, but I think you're bricked. I doubt auto booting could help you here. Could be forgetting something though.
     
  3. reiyu
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    wow, and just when i thought the most dangerous part was the 2.1 downgrade. the sysnand restore just fucked up so bad.
     
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    Weird that it happened because well... it shouldn't have happened. It's really rare that I hear reports like this. You could try autobooting into Oothax and trying to run sysupdater through that if it'd even load and pray that it'd work, but if you can't even get into recovery mode, there's not much you can do without a hardmod.
     
  5. Gray_Jack

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    Did you tried to boot without the SD?

    But there a high chance that you got a brick, you have to see if broke forever or if hardmod can restore it
     
  6. reiyu
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    Booted without SD, doesn't work.
     
  7. Gray_Jack

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    So you need a hardmod, sorry mate :/
     
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    Hard mod is your only fix at this point. Every step when flashing to sysnand has a chance to brick there really is no safe step.
     
  9. astronautlevel

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    Something which should probably be stressed more is every time you copy a backup from your SD to your computer or vice versa you run an md5sum on the original file and the copied file to make sure they're the same.

    I've never seen decrypt9 fail with a good backup, but I have seen backups copied incorrectly from the PC to SD.
     
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  10. reiyu
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    this could be a possibility, but then again, i never even had to take out my SD nor copied anything in and out upon getting OTP.

    might it have something to do with having games on the NAND? i had like 3 DSiWare games on NAND.
     
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    No, that would have nothing to do with it failing.

    EDIT: That being said why did you have anything on SysNAND? You should have formatted it if following the guide.
     
  12. reiyu
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    the guide never said anything about formatting sysnand. also i had those DSiWare games long back when my 3DS was still virgin, and just kinda stuck there even when having emunand.
     
  13. regnad

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    Another option is to use Teracopy, which has a copy test feature.

    In any case I agree that a NAND.bin copy error is almost surely what happened to OP.
     
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  14. mitroux

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    if you have the sky3ds with the orange buttons , you coukld try using any demo that has a system update < 9.0
    the list od demos can be found on http://www.3dsdb.com/ , serach demo and your region (demo usa?)
     
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  15. funnystory

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    I think he just had bad luck to be fair.
     
  16. astronautlevel

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    Most of the time that bad luck is because a backup wasn't copied properly by the system, not because decrypt9 failed at restoring the backup.
     
  17. reiyu
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    well, to be fair, it was decrypt9 who did my nand backups too, and i never took out my sd card even after getting OTP.
     
  18. pustal

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    Well, if you followed Plailect's guide from the start, it says to format sysNAND to unlink NANDs on part 3. If you picked it up from part 4, I guess it assumed you had your NANDs unlinked. But, it unlinks the NANDs when you double format RedNAND/EmuNAND so shouldn't be it per se.

    If you were using SysNAND however I heard there are some Japanese titles that brick during flashes (I believe it was mentioned in the beggining of the guide). Maybe you had something installed simillar.
     
  19. urherenow

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    What don't you understand about "bricked"? What can you do with a Sky, on a system that won't even boot?

    He needs to Hard Mod.
     
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  20. reiyu
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    of course my nands are unlinked. also even if you format sysnand, if the DSi titles are saved in nand, it still won't go away.