corrupted 4.4 firmware update to 4.5 question

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  1. Samo232
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    So i corrupted my 4.4 fw on my 3ds xl and i cant use my gateway card because of it. Member of my family tried to update my console and i cancelled that in the last moments(about 70% update) by trurning off wi-fi switch on the 3ds and now every time I try to use either blue card or just enter gateway mode my console crashes
    My console still says its on 4.4 fw and asks me to update every time i enter shop

    I was wondering should i update to 4.5 with eu animal crossing (i would have to buy this game) would that fix my firmware?
    Or should I mod my 3ds and rewrite my nand with the backup I did with my gateway.
    I would rather avoid this option not to lose my warranty

    Guys dont tell me to format my cards or any of that stuff i tried and it didnt work

    Btw. My 1st post on this forum but im lurking from quite some time
     
  2. Unjustly

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    Does starting up the 3ds and playing games work fine? If so, you haven't bricked your 3ds. I think it's worth trying to update to 4.5 with a 3ds game such as animal crossing. In my country there are several 3ds rental services, that way you don't even have to buy the game just rent it update and return it or borrow a 4.5fw game from a friend or a family member.
     
  3. Samo232
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    well i cant test 3ds games (i dont have any)
    but ds games work fine
     
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    I guess that means you're safe, just try to update it with the 4.5 fw. Worst case scenario you buy the game updating doesn't work and you return the game and get your money back.
     
  5. satan89

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    Re install the exploit again, then try it
     
  6. Samo232
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    tried it didnt work
     
  7. gamesquest1

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    iirc, the 3DS updates all the core FW first, just the system settings is the last thing to get updated, so you can end up on pretty much 7.1.....but it still shows up as 4.4 as the system settings didn't get updated to display the new version

    Now I'm not certain on this but I'm pretty sure even though system settings doesn't display the new FW, everything else will act like its updated i.e games that require 6.x *May* work without updating....this means your pretty much screwed.
    as i said I'm not "certain" of this but with the blue card not working it seems that most of the update got applied, including the part that blocks the gateway blue card, try seeing if a game with 4.5 helps, but i reckon restoring your old nand via the nand mod will probably end up being your only option
     
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    If that's the case then you should have miiplaza, check if you have the 7.X features on your supposedly 4.4 console Samo232, if so then you should indeed load up your backup with a nand mod
     
  9. Samo232
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    yes i do have miiplaza but when i try to turn it on it gives me an error

    edit: oh wait i ment that i have miiverse
    gonna check plaza now
     
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    if you can still get your hands on a 4.5 game, it is worth a shot, but someone else had a similar problem, and games that contained updates played regardless of the fact system settings displayed 4.x, if the 4.5 update doesnt run you will have to restore the nand via hardware mod
     
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    checking my plaza but it looks just like it looked on 4.4
    from things that should not be on this fw i have miiverse that wont even start up
     
  12. Unjustly

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    I indeed meant miiverse, my bad. It looks like your 3ds almost fully updated but some parts got corrupted. I'd say be glad you didn't brick it and try to restore your backup nand with a mod.
     
  13. SpaceJump

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    Have you tried resetting the system?
     
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    im thinking about making a hole in my console but i havent tried resetting my system
     
  15. Reecey

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    Just buy a game like Luigi's Mansion 2, it would be worth the buy and run the update, if it is successful updating to 4.5.0 without the Wifi switch on then you know your all good but if not then yes its bad, just hope that it works OK! Goodluck! But looking back at your comments again, 70% into the update that is a lot I think your FKD man!!! tbh m8ty you should of parental locked your 3DS then it would of never happened but you probably knew that already.

    On my two I have them parental locked, wifi switch off, mine are like fort knox to update! ;) You have to be safe to be sure.
     
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    well thx for responce
    but im just going to mod my 3ds and rewrite nand with my backup
     
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    Is your camera launch key seperated, or becoming L+R?

    If it's L+R, then congratulations, your FW actually has already been updated to 7.X!

    If a FW showed ver. 4.x but having camera launch key L+R, and a Miiverse icon on touch screen's right-top, then it's partly upgraded and cannot be recovered without a mod-based reflashing.
     
  18. driverdis

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    Next time, use the Parental Controls stuff to block updating without a code.