[BRICKED?] Help please I beg you

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by SahierKHLover, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. SahierKHLover
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    My friend attempted the downgrade process on his own and got stuck on the 2.1.0 firmware section and he closed his new 3ds before telling after I warned him not (what can you do) he has a nand backup (thank god he listened to that) and now i was wondering is there any other way besides hardmod to restore or I can try to do something else
     


  2. Aletron9000

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    nope, hardmod
     
  3. thealgorithm

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    Thankfully he has a saved nand image. Unfortunately indeed, the device needs to be hardmodded, then you can write back the nand backup to your 3DS
     
  4. Zaide

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    Just be thankful it can at least be restored with a hardmod. Although given your "friend's" track record of following instructions I don't recommend he attempts to do the hardmod on his own.
     
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  5. Biff627

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    Well.... Did it go into sleep mode? If so... The nand might have been fried...
     
  6. SahierKHLover
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    welp thats just great bc I have an old 3ds worked like a charmed got luma and a9lh and latest firmware I was just hoping that maybe I could do somthing
     
  7. Kourin

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    Why wasn't your friend reading the instructions? The guide says clearly not to put it in sleep mode.
     
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    Did it go into sleep mode?...
     
  9. SahierKHLover
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    O_O... oh..my..*******..god why did I let him do it himself

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    idk the teachers are watching rn so I have to wait a bit to ask him
     
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    Yea... The sleep mode on 2.1.0 isnt set properly for a N3DS because it wasnt out then... So the difference in the fw bricks it fully :/ hardmode cant really fix this..
     
  11. SahierKHLover
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    I told him too and he said he followed it but I guess he just paniced when the browser froze and he forgot

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    should I have done it for him
     
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    you could have, but its not your fault. it is his fault for not following instructions.
    now you can point and laugh at him
     
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    ...I am not that kind of person first of all and second let me ask him if the light was blinking when he closed it or if he turned it off bc if he turned it off I believe it won't cause a brick and if the light wasen't blinking then he may still have a chance so I mean we are at a 50-50 chance here and he was literally the only that was interested in the scene it's rare to find that, but on the brightside if he hardmods then he can already downgrade from 11.3 no prob
     
  14. mechagouki

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    This is a very telling statement in regards to an f-ed up A9HL install.
     
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    idk man all I care right now is how he is going to react and how his 3ds condition is going to be maybe he can still do it idek
     
  16. ItsKipz

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    If your friend can somehow get back into his 3ds, i would never let him attempt the installation EVER AGAIN. Not putting the 3ds into sleep mode is the easiest and least risky step of the guide, it takes a lot of skill to fuck that one up.

    Still, you should tell your friend there are hardmodders on here who he can pay to fix his console for him, and maybe he'll have a chance.
     
  17. SahierKHLover
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    Thanks I will let him know, but has there idk any cases where people closed the new 3ds and not bricked?
     
  18. Biff627

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    afaik, no
     
  19. Kourin

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    Was your friend doing this at school..?
     
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    now is not the time, dude, ya do relies how panicked, afraid, scared, ect. so he/she likely feels, he/she also likely feels responsible for what happened.