Bricked My 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Arcturia, May 22, 2017.

  1. Arcturia
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    Hello, I am a noob when it comes to homebrew. Today I followed the guide to install boot9strap on my old 3DS XL, following 3ds.guide using the homebrew launcher. I am trying to install safehax (Step 3 on this page) when it asked me to confirm by pressing some buttons in a sequence. It then said that it has successfully installed safehax when the device turned off.

    It never turns back on again. Whenever I try to power up, the blue light flashes for a second then fades away. There is no popping sound or backlight whatsoever. I try removing the SD card and booting while pressing L + R + Up + A, but it still does not power up. The device is also on the charger as well.

    It is true that I bricked my 3DS? What are your opinions?


    UPDATE: Sorry it's just my fault I did not read the last sentence that it's what supposed to do. Thank you for telling me!
     
    Last edited by Arcturia, May 22, 2017
  2. Dracari

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    1 thats Boot9Strap.
    2: it does that as it means its missing luma on teh SD Root as boot.firm
    copy that from the luma zip onto the SD Card and it'll be fine.
     
  3. nl255

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    First, check to be sure boot.firm is on the root of your SD card. Not the boot9strap folder or anywhere else.
     
  4. Redferne

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    I guess you meant sighax and not safehax.
    Maybe read the guide entirely?
     
  5. Arcturia
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    I am installing safehax according to 3ds.guide, not signhax.

    Thank you, I freaked out and totally did not pay attention to the very last sentence. Noob mistake!!
     
  6. Dracari

    Dracari GBAtemp Maniac

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    no problem, but you Are installing Sighax(Signhax) Boot9Strap and Sighax are teh same , just boot9strap is more versatile and safer as updating doesn't mean constant replacement of Firm1/firm0. While the implementation of boot9strap is much like A9LH and can be swapped at will (like we did before a few days ago for CFW's under A9LH)
     
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    Screenshot your sd card.