CFW gone wrong

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Eagle245, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Eagle245
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    I've looked for all the CFW threads I can about this but theres been nothing yet, please correct me on this if you can/want. My friend recently tried to download CFW on his 2DS, he got up to downdating the system and was stupid enough to put it to sleep for a bit, this ended with the system bricking, he took out the sd card and formatted everything in the system but he's screwed it over, the screen is now stretched and I can't tell what the system is updated to at the moment. Is there anything he can do? Or is the system f**ked?
     
  2. rikumax25!

    rikumax25! Keyblade Wielder

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    Continue with the installing arm9loaderhax from the guide
     
  3. lonewolf08

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    Hardmod + a nand backup is all I got for this since this situation doesn't happen too often, since the guide that everybody should be using and is all over GBA temp threads warns not to do either of those things.

    Edit: nvm that's just for n3ds.
     
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    stretched screen is normal on 2ds while on 2.1

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    https://3ds.guide/installing-arm9loaderhax Follow this and you'll be fine
     
  5. lonewolf08

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    Yea I just saw that, I read n3ds for some reason.

    I also thought I read he formatted the system lol but he just did the sdcard.
     
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  6. Glyptofane

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    Simply put, it's not bricked at all.
     
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    Take it slow! Don't panic! Read and read again!
     
  8. Eagle245
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    So judging by the posts on this, it's normal for a 2ds to do this. But there's no way of putting it back?
     
  9. rikumax25!

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    Once you restore a nand backup, it will be back to normal
     
  10. Eagle245
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    Should have mentioned he also deleted all the files for it as well so that could pose a severe problem
     
  11. rikumax25!

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    Finish the guide and after finishing it, do a 9.2 ctr transfer
     
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    If all else fails, try a recovery boot. Turn on the system while holding A+R+L+Up(DPad)
     
  13. Eagle245
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    Is there a specific screen this will boot up into?
     
  14. Jackson Ferrell

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    It will basically update the 2DS to the latest version (you'll have to have the system connected to the internet). I advise this as a last resort because to my knowledge there isn't an 11.3 exploit available (let alone being able to downgrade from 11.3). Do what the others said first, and if the 2DS is completely doomed, then do this. it'll come up with the system update screen.
     
  15. Eagle245
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    I've already tried everything (he's given it to me for trouble shooting). It seems to not allow the update at all
     
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    THE 2DS IS FINE, JUST FOLLOW THE GUIDE
     
  17. Jackson Ferrell

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    Just try completing what you started first and then if it still doesn't work then come back.
     
  18. gamemasteru03

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    Nooo don't do that! That will brick you! The guy who told you to do that is anoob
     
  19. Eagle245
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    You guys are legendary, all this help will surely be appreciated! Thanks a bunch!
     
  20. Jackson Ferrell

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    I wouldn't say it if I didn't know first hand. I've tried it twice and it's worked.