Bricked 3ds?

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  1. weirdolk
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    I followed this guide to downgrade my o3ds xl (11.0) step-by-step and runned into a problem after the 2.1.0 ctrtransfer.

    After I've cleared the home menu's extdata and rebooted, my 3ds freezes on the home screen. I've already tried all the troubleshooting steps of the guide to try to solve this problem, along with other things:
    • Reboot with and without the sd card
    • Reboot without any cartridges
    • Tried recovery mode, but it doesn't update for some reason
    • Removed the battery
    • Tried to reset home menu settings (L+R+B+D-Pad Down+Power)
    Did I brick my 3ds? Is it possible to recover it somehow? I did a backup on my SysNAND before the 2.1.0 ctrtransfer (as instructed on the guide), can it be used to recover my 3ds?
     


  2. pre10c

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    A hardmod can be used to restore the backup you have
     
  3. Ominous66521

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    Everyones worst nightmare when they switch to a9lh has been reported.
     
  4. weirdolk
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    So, hardmod is the only solution for this?
     
  5. Jao Chu

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    What about removing the SD card? I remember when A9LH was first a thing, removing the SD card allowed the 3DS to get into 2.1 without an issue.

    Good luck :)
     
  6. DavidRO99

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    your back-door
    I still have to remove the SD anyways... weird.
     
  7. weirdolk
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    Already tried that. Same problem. The weird thing is that it actually seems to boot (the home screen appears), but it instantly freezes right after that.
     
  8. Jao Chu

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    This might just be a crazy theory, but did you let the 3DS sit for a while after booting for the first time on a new firmware? The first boot always takes a long time, and may give the appearance that something is wrong, i was in the same situation and when i held the button on my New3DS (thinking it had frozen) 20 seconds later the home menu asked me if i wanted to power off or return to the homescreen. Could of fooled me!
     
  9. weirdolk
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    Let it on for 5 minutes. Still a frozen home screen.
     
  10. owek1

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    if you boot into 2.1 for the first time you need to remove the SD card and put it back as soon as the device boots up into home menu..have you tried that if it worked?
     
  11. DavidRO99

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    your back-door
    he tried that.
     
  12. weirdolk
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    Yeah, tried that too. Still freezes and doesn't recover.
     
  13. DavidRO99

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    your back-door
    hm... maybe try removing all the home menu data? Make a backup.
     
  14. Xiphiidae

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    It still freezes without the SD, so I doubt home menu extdata is the issue.
     
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  15. yacepi15

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    Can you upload a video? The CTRNAND dump is the same for everyone. Your case its very strange.
    If your console is a O3DS, you can try to update via recovery, but... I think you'll need a hardmod.
     
  16. Lilith Valentine

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    What was the error you got when you tried to downgrade?
     
  17. weirdolk
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    There was no error message. Everything went normal during the 2.1.0 ctrtransfer (all steps completed successfully).
     
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    What error do you get when you try to update through recovery mode?
     
  19. weirdolk
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    It asks for the PIN. When I hit ok, freezes.
     
  20. Xiphiidae

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    Interesting. The fact that a PIN has been set up may be the cause of your home menu freeze.