backup and restore Gateway 2.0

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by hkihihi, Dec 3, 2013.

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  1. hkihihi
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    "The only recovery option is to restore via hardware using the backed up NAND image as a last resort"

    Does anyone know how to restore via hardware? I want to test my backed up NAND image.
    Thank you
     
  2. bobby8850

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    yes you can by solder 4 wire to the 3DS mothboard........

    and use Win32DiskImager.exe to write the nand file back to 3DS

    Toshiba nand is 943MB,
    Samsung nand is 954MB.

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  3. inuyasha555

    inuyasha555 GBAtemp Regular

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    There's no use for a NAND flash option, if the NAND is broken or updated for whatever reason the gateway hack won't even run.

    If you're that worried, make more than one backup just to be safe.
     
  4. tHciNc

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    You would only need to restore if you are 1 of the many who dont follow/read directions and need to get back to a GW compatible FW, Why would you need to test it ?? system would be identical to what you are already on, Its more a safetly net incase you do update your system nand by accident, or want a legit 6.3 system for eshop games etc... then you can do this hardware mod and downgrade back to your original fw from when you backed it up

    FYI- That blue text is shocking on dark theme i have to highlight to read it... Sort of like headache material lol
     
  5. petspeed

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    Are these solder points valid for 3DS XL only or also for the normal 3DS?
     
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    inuyasha555 GBAtemp Regular

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    There was a thread for the regular 3DS somewhere... I looked though and couldn't find it.

    There's a point on the BACK of the board you have to solder to so it's much harder than the XL. You either have to take the whole board out of the case or temporarily remove the game card reader which isn't recommended.
     
  7. tHciNc

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    They are different for the 3ds
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  8. petspeed

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    Thanks inuyasha555 & tHciNc.

    there are 6 solder points on 3DS and only 4 on 3DS XL? How do I connect the extra wires to the SD adapter?
     
  9. razielleonhart

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    i am at a crossroads with this. i have my nand backup for my aqua 3ds and can get a hold of person that can solder it or should i just sale it for 100 moneys and buy a 4.X XL off a friend.

    is there a how to for the 3ds
     
  10. tairo

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    seems like a mission just sell it and buy another :)
     
  11. hkihihi
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    thank very much.
     
  12. Cyan

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    If you solder only Dat0 it will work fine.

    I'll close this thread, we already have two different thread for hardware NAND dumping.
    Thread for 3DS XL : http://gbatemp.net/threads/nand-flash-dump-3ds-xl.350668
    Thread for 3DS : http://gbatemp.net/threads/nand-flash-dump-3ds.353263/
    But you can post in the 3DS XL even if your 3DS is not XL ;) a single place for both is easier to discuss it.

    If you make one, share your work with us, post pictures etc.
     
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