Downgrade crashed at "getting CIA INFORMATION" brick? N3DS

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  1. NicholasCullihal
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    Hello tempers i am having an issue where my NEW 3ds xl is not turning on fully after it crashing during the getting cia information stage of the downgrade. It will turn the blue light on but not the yellow one and recovery boot isn't working either. i have tried removing the micro sd and no luck but now it has had its battery removed for like 2 days... what should i do? i will get it again tomorrow as i live in a group home and they are angry about me possibly bricking it. they told me fix it or else we will have to buy a new one and you will pay for it. Please help me out,
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    NicholasCullihall
     


  2. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    can you boot in system settings? if yes update from there.
     
  3. NicholasCullihal
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    how would i attempt that???
     
  4. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    open system settings ---> general ---> update
    is like the recovery mode that update your system.
     
  5. shaneod

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    It sounds like a hard-brick to me. Sorry.
     
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  6. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    can you boot home menu? if yes can you boot settings?
     
  7. Jonna

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    He can't get to system settings if it's not booting.

    Hold L+R+Up+A as you turn on the system. Hold it for 2 minutes if you have to, hopefully an update screen will show up.
     
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  8. PabloMK7

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    If you can't go into recovery mode, you can't do anything afaik. Could anyone confirm it?
     
  9. NicholasCullihal
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    both screens boot black and like i said in OP and it never gets to home menu

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    i called nintendo btw and they said to hold A+L+R+Up but that didn't do anything
     
  10. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    where do you said it?
     
  11. gridatttack

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    Forget about home menu here.

    Try to get into recovery mode by holding A+R+L+Up(DPad) as you turn on the system.
    Dunno for how much time you need to hold them though.
     
  12. Apache Thunder

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    NATIVE_FIRM partitions got corrupted. You have a hard-brick unfortunately. Also, until KTM comes out, REMOVE SAFE MODE TITLES FROM YOUR DOWNGRADE PACK!!!.

    Unless you are downgrading an o3DS to something older then 6.0 or a Japanese console back to 8.1 (Not sure why you'd ever want to do that though... :P ), the safe mode stuff do not need to be touched as they haven't been updated since 9.0 on n3DS and 6.0 on o3DS. It will greatly reduce the chances of a hard-brick.

    Though if NATIVE_FIRM gets borked you will probably still end up with a hard-brick. At least then the odds are much lower since there is more chances of stuff going wrong if you are needlessly downgrading safe mode stuff. :P
     
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  13. NicholasCullihal
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    so it's L+R+UP+X not L+R+UP+A
     
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    Nope
     
  16. muskieratboi

    muskieratboi Rydian's got some competition!

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    @NicholasCullihal, In old EvE Online terms: "Never fly any ship you're not perfectly willing to lose."

    In other words, "Never do anything funky to any object that ISN'T YOURS."

    You're gonna have to buy the new one. Sorry.
     
  17. NicholasCullihal
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    So is it safe to send it into nintendo (without microsd of course) or should i just get a new one
     
  18. muskieratboi

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    Nintendo wouldn't be able to do anything. A hard brick is impossible to recover from (unless you have a Hardmod, AND a NAND backup.) The most that they would do is Dispose of it properly, and charge you RRP for a new device.

    Time to go shopping.

    Might I suggest eBay or Gamestop?
     
  19. NicholasCullihal
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    okay, thanks for everything guys. Time for a job i guess
     
  20. Rattor

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    What's the title ID on the safe mode?