1. mashers

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    Hi all,

    Just wanted to post a recommendation for @gamesquest1's hardmodding service in England. He got my n3DS back to me within a week and has done a fantastic job. The port looks like it was meant to be there, and the soldering is a really neat job. Even though he's done hardmods for others and has a huge post count here, I was still uncertain about sending my 3DS to someone I don't know. But @gamesquest1 has proved not only his skill but also his trustworthiness :)

    Here are some photos of his work on my n3DS:

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    (click thumbnails for larger versions).

    I highly recommend a hardmod to anyone who wants to downgrade but is worried about bricks. Even softbricks are disastrous now as they will force an update to 10.4, meaning no possibility of downgrading for now. Having a backup of your sysnand stored safely means you can confidently do whatever you want to your 3DS with no fear of bricks or accidental updates :)

    Thanks @gamesquest1 for your quick and fantastic work!
     
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  2. mashers

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    Oh and I forgot to say, he even did the 9.2 downgrade for me to save me a job, took NAND dumps before and after the downgrade and uploaded them for me, and included the port to SD card adapter cable :)
     
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  3. Tzuba

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    How much did you have to pay for it? I may have to request his services for a hardmod since I had to send my 3DS to Nintendo for repair and I just know its gonna come back with 10.4 installed.
     
  4. mashers

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    He charged me just £25 plus return postage, which was an amazing price considering the time it must have taken to do such a great job of it!
     
  5. rockbmi

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    what benefit other than risk of downgrade bricking?
     
  6. Tzuba

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    Never have to worry about updates because you can backup your nand and get back to an earlier version.

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    Oh crap, he lives in Europe? Damn. The postage would be just too much to send internationally lol.
     
  7. mashers

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    Sorry yeah should have mentioned. He and I are both in England.

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    I think @hundshamer does hard mods in the US.
     
  8. zoogie

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    You need @hundshamer 's services most likely. He's a little more pricey than gamesquest for a full nand mod but, last I checked, his basic unbricking (just a backup restore) is $25. Just shoot him a PM.
     
  9. Tzuba

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    Nice! Thanks!
     
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    I had @gamesquest1 fit my 3DS with a hardmod, and it was excellently done.
     
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    Gotcha! I'll just shell out the money for a full mod so I never have to worry about my system bricking again lol.
     
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    @gamesquest1 £25 + P+P is a very good price, being from the England I might have to take you up on this.

    Edit: IM torn, got my N3ds in november and it still has 3 three warranty ( 8 months of walk into shop and swap for another warrany left.)
     
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    I want to thanks too. I received one of my 3ds's back yesterday from @gamesquest1 and he did a great job at a great price.
    Thanks.
     
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    ive sent him my 3dsxl hes recieving it today im here shaking with excitement
     
  15. swabbo

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    Talk about Grave digging
     
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    I'm sending him my 3DS tomorrow, have chatted to him and he seems a really top guy!
     
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    Do You Need A NAND Backup Or Will You Be Ok Without One? Because My New 3DS XL Black Is Bricked And I Lost My NAND Backup
     
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    How can you "lose" a back up? Especially when the guide tells you to copy your backup to multiple locations just in case for stuff like this.
     
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