Got hardbricked. Solutions?

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  1. Ferdu
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    Tried to install CFW on 11.2 using the downgrade method, but forgot to make a NAND backup to revert to. (i know, im an idiot.)

    So, now my 3DS was at v2.1, with pretty much 75% of all my data being unsupported. (apps, themes, etc.)

    I thought there was no road to turn except just start over, so I formatted my SD, and then did a system format.

    Then, when the format was finished and I tried to boot on the system, the blue light appears for 1 second, then fades off.

    I have tried everything, all "recovery mode" methods and such, but nothing seems to work.

    Is there any way out? Or should I ship it to somebody? (or Nintendo)

    Please don't call me an idiot/dumbass/etc. I'm new to this stuff. All I want is my 3DS to successfully boot. I have learned my lesson.
     
  2. squall14716

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    The blue light turning off implies you have A9LH installed, but no arm9loaderhax.bin on your SD card (or NAND).

    System Format was a real dumb idea, your system is still on 2.1.0. I'd call you an idiot for not making sure to have a NAND backup, but you've covered that.

    Here's what you do, after restoring the files for Luma: https://3ds.guide/9.2.0-ctrtransfer
     
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    e: GBATemp, plz.
     
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  4. Ferdu
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    Thanks for the reply, i'll get back to you once I try this out. (Which will, most likely, be tomorrow.)

    I will make sure to be more careful next time.
     
  5. Hyoretsu

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    That would work only IF he already installed a9lh. If not, I believe not even a hardmod can fix that.
     
  6. einhuman197

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    He has. Luckily for him that A9lh is so advanced. He just needs decrypt9 and 9.2 ctrnandtransfer. He can be lucky that he hasn't installed arm9loaderhax in February like I did (in February arm9loaderhax was for pro users only. It was a true masterrace.)
     
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  7. Ferdu
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    Trying squall's method right now, will reply once i'm finished.

    Thanks everyone for the feedback :)
     
  8. Ferdu
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    I'm halfway through the tutorial. So far, so good.

    :yay3ds:
     
  9. Ferdu
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    It worked!


    Although I hit a few bumps in the road, I found ways to get around them.

    I made sure to make several copies of the NAND this time.

    My 3DS is now running unbricked on v11.2-35U, plus, Health+Safety has been overwritten with FBI.
    Now I just need to get all of my apps/themes back, which shouldn't be too difficult, because I have backups of those.

    You just saved me 200 bucks, squall. Feel proud.

    And thanks for everyone who gave feedback as well!

    Cheers,
    Ferdu

    :grog::toot::yay3ds: