Did I just completely ruin my 2DS?

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  1. biosyn
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    Hi folks. I apologize in advance and hope I'm not breaking any rules. I'm in desperate need of help with this, so any input will be very much appreciated.

    Like a total moron and a cheapskate, I used KevExperience's video "How to install A9LH + Luma CFW in 11.2.0-35 " to try to hack my 2DS. I didn't follow the instructions of the video, but the instruction txt included with A9LH files and all that jazz Kev included with the video. I backed up the NAND and got as far as Auto CTRNAND Transfer.
    After that things went south. I think I might have missed some crucial step.

    Instruction txt tells me to use the web browser to get arm11.bin file from github - did that and the system froze. Tried a few more times - still not working. So I power off, power on, and try to go back and use Soundhax - also with no luck, as the system freezes when trying to "play" the <3 nedwill 2016 file. It's also worth adding that the top screen resolution is all blown up and out of whack.

    So at this point the system freezes when trying to get arm11, the system freezes when trying to get to Soundhax - but overall it's still working.

    So in a stroke of total genius (not), I decide to restore the system to factory settings. Big mistake, as now on system startup, it's asking me to adjust the 3d slider - which I sure don't have, it being a 2DS and all.

    So my question is - is there a way for me to get myself out of this quagmire, or is my system just completely bricked?

    I realize that I should have read the video comments from many others who've bricked their systems using Kev's method. I also should have gone with a flashcart like a normal person. Regardless of all that, once again - any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Blue_Mew

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    You should've followed 3ds.guide :( not very many people brick due to non user error problems, video a9lh tutorials are frowned upon, because like this situation, they're more likely to brick.

    I believe you can't use soundhax because you're on 2.1 ATM.
    When you use the web browser, are you navigating to the correct URL?
     
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    I think what happened is you didn't have the arm11.bin on your SD card. The url isn't to get it, it's to run it.
     
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    Thank you for the replies everyone! As I own neither Cubic Ninja nor OOT, I think my best bet would be to just get another refurb 2DS and do it the right way the 2nd time.
     
  6. ScarletDreamz

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    Your error was following a video. that's your biggest and only error, sadly.
     
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    What was the version you had? 11.2?
     
  8. biosyn
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    Yup 11.2-35u
     
  9. Zaphod77

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    A screwey top screen means you are on 2.1 and should resume the guide from the "installing arm9loaderhax" section.

    It is NOT bricked. but it could become so if you put it in sleep mode.
     
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    n3DS only not 2DS
     
  11. mitroux

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    the op has a nand backup , you need to do a hardware mod to restore your nand
     
  12. biosyn
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    Too a late for that, as I did a factory reset. See the 3d slider part of the post.

    I gave up hope and got rid of the nand backup so I could format the SD for a RetroPie setup.

    Thread could probably be closed at this point. If anyone's interested in a bricked 2DS, PM me.

    In the meanwhile, I'll just play Animal Crossing on Gamecube. :D
     
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    I'm sure if you ask nicely on here someone would be able to sell you a copy of ocarina of time with 2dsaver pre-installed, and if you are both really shrewd you could get them to buy it from say gamestop, post it to you with the reciept, you unbrick and return it for your money back
     
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  14. Quantumcat

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    Clever!
     
  15. V0ltr0n

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    Let this be a lesson to anyone else thinking of hacking their 3ds or 2ds. DO NOT USE A VIDEO GUIDE or anything but THE guide for that matter. These youtubers are NOT experts and more than likely used the real, trusted guide to hack their system and then hastily made a video and uploaded it in order to get their epeen to grow. Never trust a youtard.
     
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