DS games look corrupted after downloading soundhax

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  1. iambubba123
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    Hello, I recently homebrewed my N3DS using soundhax, and shortly after that, I downloaded PKSM. After I genned a couple Pokémon in moon, I put it my copy of soulsilver to play. However, when I booted up the game, the title screen looked very corrupted. The Lugia was covered in some black splotches, and the background was black as well. I thought it was just because I've been using a flash cart so much that normal DS games don't work anymore. However, I used he flash cart and launched up Pokémon platinum, and the game was all black, save for a tiny crack of color (pic attached) I was wondering why this would happen, and if it's fixable. If I have to undo homebrew I will because it's not worth losing the ability to play DS games over. Thanks!
     

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  2. nechigawara

    nechigawara Citizen of Gamindustri

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    What is your current 3DS setting (exploit + CFW + FW version)?
     
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    3DS version is 11.2.0-35U

    I am using the latest version of soundhax.

    Sorry I'm new to this hacking thing so I don't know what CFW is.

    But yeah, didn't update to 11.3 yet. Latest version of PKSM as well
     
  4. Thee_BaBs

    Thee_BaBs GBAtemp Regular

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    CFW stands for custom firmware I.e. Luma 3ds, NTR CFW, Corbenik... etc.

    If you didn't install any of those intentionally and your 3ds wasn't bought used you don't have it.
     
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    Nope, didn't install any CFW. Would that be an issue?
     
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    Thee_BaBs GBAtemp Regular

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    Nope just rules some things out
     
  7. Justinde75

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    Have you tried another game?
     
  8. Shikkichu

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    Wherever my Pikachu is.
    Honestly it sounds like your SD card may be corrupting, mine does that sometimes
    I pop it in my pc, and the files are "there" they're just corrupted gibberish though.

    If you mean DS carts, then I have no idea
     
  9. proflayton123

    proflayton123 Undeclared Shitposter 2.1

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    This is one of a kind to be happening, very strange. I doubt it's down to use soundhax though as it doesn't install anything to the nand just loading files from the sd card..
     
  10. Thee_BaBs

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    It sounds like it does it does it to all ds carts
     
  11. proflayton123

    proflayton123 Undeclared Shitposter 2.1

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    Maybe somehow the TWL partition is faulty idk how it would be though, have you used flashcarts? Tried with another game/system?
     
  12. Justinde75

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    But it sounds like he only installed soundhax and not a cfw. Can he even access TWL? He would need a cfw or something in that direction
     
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    You don't even install it though.. I don't see how doing something in arm11 userland can do something to the TWL partition :s
     
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    addi33 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    exactly. the sd must be the issue else I see no way how you can brake twlnand wirh arm11userland access. even arm11 itself has no acces to the nand. arm9 has. must be the sd card
     
  15. Thee_BaBs

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    But it's doing it to standard ds games as well
     
  16. addi33

    addi33 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    but as I mentioned you have no access to NAND partitions if you havent got ARM9 Kernel access. maybe he just dropped it and something in the hardware broke. but thats also very unlikely. this is kinda weird.

    No arm9 access -> no nand access -> not possible to corrupt twlnand via software
     
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  17. Justinde75

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    Or putting the exploit onto the sd card, you know what I mean
     
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    There is always a chance the copper contacts of the cartridge itself are just damaged or dirty. Clean them, and your game slot then try again. I'll bet you anything that's what your problem is.
     
  19. Shikkichu

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    Wherever my Pikachu is.
    If it's mpt just the single game, it could be the console is getting old
     
  20. Majickhat55

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    This is true too.