Bricked my N3dsXL How can i fix it?

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  1. Boris2509
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    I bricked it while upgrading from 2.1 to 11.2 because I gave up and was too stupid to read the guide further.
    I Don't have a nand backup. because my sd card decieded to format itself.
    what can I do now?

    Hope someone can help me. Hope all of you have a great day!
     


  2. HunterMK8

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    if you updated from 2.1, you've bricked. since you didn't backup the nand image on your computer and formatted your sd card, your only hope is that if its possible to use CTR-Transfer images to restore using a hardmod, which probably wont work
     
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    if i had a pound for every time i saw someone update to 11.2 on a n3ds while on 2.1 im pretty sure id have enough to buy 50 n3ds consoles and hardmod them all
     
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  4. Kyubnyan

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    It is bricked, just buy a new 3ds xl motherboard and replace your bricked one with it.
     
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    You normally fix bricks with some cement.
     
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    I would sell the sentient SD card for a high price, that's the first of its kind ! Then use the money to buy another N3DS.
     
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    No NAND backup means no fixing it short of replacing the motherboard. Have fun.
     
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    The 3DS scene is a very weird place.
    You happen to find all kind of inanimate sentient beings in there.
    They are always to blame for softmodding bricks, always!
     
  9. Boris2509
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    Just recoverd NANDmin.bin what can i do now?
     
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    10/10 joke. :rofl2:
     
  11. Astral_

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    I hope it's not from another 3DS, or you'll brick for good !

    You should also recover NANDmin.bin.sha1 , then if A9LH installed correctly before you updated you can boot Hourglass9 through Luma by pressing Select during power on, and restore the Nand from there.

    I'm not familiar with this brick, but it should work.
     
  12. Boris2509
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    I ahve the NANDmin.bin.sha1

    and A9LH wasn't installed correctly so what can i do then?
     
  13. Astral_

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    Hardmod.
     
  14. Dracari

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    since A9LH isnt installed to where you can boot payloads, spend 60~120 depending who you find, to do a hardmod. w/ your "Lazyness" No offense you shouldnt be trusted to manually setup a hardmod yourself, (if you have shit all for experince or shakey hands, that'd make you even worse to install a hardmod)
     
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    who would you recomend to hardmod my 3ds?
     
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    Hardmodding will allow you to write to the 3DS Nand, since you can't boot anything it's the only way to rewrite your Nand backup on your 3DS.

    Still if I were in your shoes, I'd verify the hash of your NANDmin.bin with the sha1 sig first if you recovered it from your formatted SD
     
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  17. GerbilSoft

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    Define "format itself". SD cards don't have the capability to reformat themselves outside of explicitly running a disk utility on a PC.
     
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    Nothing, no, really, nothing, unles buying a new motherboard.

    Currently your board has 0 fix. without a nand back up.
     
  19. mirsao

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    you're literally on 2.1 to access a webpage. whats the point of giving up lol.
     
  20. Astral_

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    He did recover his backup, so hardmod would work.