Bricked A9LH - Need HardMod for o3ds (Melbourne Australia)

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  1. Hunter
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    Hey all, been along time since I been around, but I decided to A9LH my nieces 3ds so I wouldnt have to worry about her with system updates etc, and seems like I screwed up. guess the old age is catching up,
    got A9LH installed, but keeps insta-powering off, even with bin files etc there, still have original 4.4 and a 9.2 nand

    long story short, fingers too fat to do it myself, and kinda lazy etc,

    so anyone in Melbourne area in Australia willing to help me out
     
  2. solress

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    That's not bricked. If it was bricked it would just not boot, but yours turns off which is a payload error
     
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  3. Temptress Cerise

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    Did you format the SD Card to FAT32? How many SD Cards did you try?
     
  4. Hunter
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    it doesnt boot at all, it just flashes a red screen and powers directly off, like if there was no SD card installed,

    and I have tried 3 different SD cards
     
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    replace the arm9loaderhax.bin in your root, that's the reason it can't boot.
     
  6. json

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    GW A9LH? Did you place Launcher.dat on the console SD card?
     
  7. Hunter
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    tried everything, i'm wondering if i wrote the wrong otp.bin
     
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    tried everything, i'm wondering if i wrote the wrong otp.bin
     
  9. solress

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    Still, that would cause your system to not boot, yours powers off. Powering off doesn't happen if you have a brick with the right files, as the system can start up, but you're locked out of doing anything. Without the correct files, your system turns off because it can't load the arm9loaderhax.bin and thus can't boot
     
  10. d0k3

    d0k3 3DS Homebrew Legend

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    This is not possible with SafeA9LHInstaller.
    Seconding that. @Hunter - don't look into hardmod possibilities yet, try to get this software fixed. You're most likely missing files.

    Edit: to give at least one helpful hint, use EmuNAND9 to format the SD card for that 3DS. Keep backups, too.
     
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    I have even tried the SD card out of a working system and that does not work, so yeah.
     
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    with A9LH you can't boot without SD as it needs the arm9loaderhax.bin to boot
     
  13. Jao Chu

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    Is OzModChips located in Melbourne? I've got a feeling it is, but I'm not 100% sure. According to their website, they only do temporary NAND access mods for unbricking (back in the GW bricking fiasco days)

    Perhaps you could take your unit to their premises, and swing them an under-the-table bribe to install a more permanent NAND mod? Worth a shot, because i know for a fact the one guy in Australia who does NAND mod's no longer offers the service :(
     
  14. d0k3

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    If it does not work that way, let's try something, okay? Download GodMode9 (signature), rename the bin file from the package to arm9loaderhax.bin, put it in the SD card root, boot up. If GodMode9 shows up, you have a proper a9lh installation.
     
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    nope godmod does not work with the bin named arm9loaderhax.bin or the dat name Launcher.dat

    edit: sent a email to ozmodchips hopefully they can help :)
     
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  16. d0k3

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    Okay... did you use GWs tools for this? If so, then you are most likely bricked and I'm out of ideas. The Launcher.dat has nothing to do with a regular, open (= non GW) A9LH setup. If this was not done with GWs tools - a shutdown is a system function that is very unlikely to be called at random from a borked system. So, try to follow Plailects guide on the setup again (part 5). Luma3DS does not work on 2.x, and it is unlikely it works on 4.x. You should have restored a NAND backup >= 9.0.
     
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    Can you send a picture of your SD root and the luma payloads?
     
  18. Hunter
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    well, ozmodchips dont do them ><
     
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    I'm still wondering what your SD root looks like, can you send a picture?