bricked my O3DS after formatting the SD card

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  1. aos10
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    so,before i format my SD card,my O3DS boot was acting weird,maybe because the old formatting was bad so i decide to format it again,maybe that will fix the problem of long booting.

    i backed up all files to PC,i think i still have NAND files
    it's on 11.4 luma3DS sysnand A9LH O3DSXL.

    i tried to boot without SD card,it's the same
    i see blue light for one second then it shuts off,i tried to put the new arm9loaderhax.bin in the root of SD card but it still the same.
    i also tried to boot and "select" is pressed,same thing.

    is it bricked for good?
     
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  2. PewnyPL

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    You have A9LH, therefor, for the system to boot up you MUST have arm9loaderhax.bin on the root of your SD card. Either put the one from the backup you made or download newest Luma and use one from there.
     
  3. aos10
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    okey,apparently when i formatted my SD card,SD formatter convert it to exFAT
    that's why i think it's not working.
    trying to use another program to put it back to FAT32,which "allocation unit size" should i use?
     
  4. PewnyPL

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    Try 32kB if you have the option.
     
  5. aos10
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    thanks,after formatting,it back to work
    however i am not seeing any improvement of boot speed
    the SD card i am using is transcend class 10 UHS-3 SD card
    it's legit and have write speed of 60mb.
    i have another transcend SD card but it's 32GB on my O3DS but it boot faster,3-4 seconds faster then O3DSXL.
     
  6. PewnyPL

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    That is actually not the fault of the card, but 3DS itself, as from what I remember reading when I myself bought a 64GB card it's actually slower on those.
     
  7. BORTZ

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    Mine was slower for sure when I switched from a 16GB to 64GB.
     
  8. nero99

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    open FBI and copy the arm9loaderhax.bin to your CTR Nand on your system. then youll be able to boot without your sd card. this only works after updating your a9lh to v2 or higher.
     
  9. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Ow it's a 64GB SD, then it's normal that the boot speed is slower then a 32GB :)
    The (N)3DS was not designed to use larger cards then 32GB :D

    In some threads this speed issue was already covered (long time ago)
     
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  10. aos10
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    the N3DS i have use 64GB mSD card,and it almost boot with the same speed of my O3DS with 32GB card,the O3DS is faster by 0.5 second.
     
  11. TheCyberQuake

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    I thought it was v3 that added that