Bricked N3DS - do I have the right files?

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  1. curlyburl
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    About a year ago when I was less experienced with these things, I missed a step in Plailect's guide while installing arm9loaderhax and bricked my N3DS. I tried troubleshooting and ended up giving up for the time being. I've decided to look into it again, and from what I can tell, I have no option but to hard mod. The N3DS turns on, but doesn't load anything - just two black screens (albeit with the backlight on), and I can't boot recovery either. I do, however, have several NAND backups as advised by the guide at the time. Does it seem like I have what I need?

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    What did you do to brick the system?
     
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    Because it's been quite a while I'm not 110% certain, but I think at some point near the end of the process I was meant to boot into emuNAND when running / installing an update of some form but missed this and did it while in sysNAND.
     
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    But it wasn't caused by closing the system in 2.1 was it? Because otherwise, a hardmod will be able to restore those NANDs and you will be fine.
     
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    I certainly don't think so, I know I messed up by not switching over to emuNAND first, but closing the lid while doing of any of this was definitely something I was avoiding.
     
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    Then you should be good to go with a hardmod
     
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    Okay, thank you very much! I was just worried that I didn't have the right files to be able to hardmod since Plailect's guide seems to have been completely overhauled since I last used it and those filenames don't seem to be in there anymore.
     
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    You should actually be able to flash the emuNAND over with the hardmod, then start the guide over again.
     
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    Well at least 1 of those is bound to be a working nand backup for a hardmod.