Hardbrick?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Sonicbrawler, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Sonicbrawler
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    When I turn my 3ds on, the screen is black. When I go into recovery mode, it loads up but gets an error when updating. Any idea whats up?
     
  2. SomeGamer

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    Try booting with the SD card taken out.
     
  3. Sonicbrawler
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    I've tried that too. with a game in, without a game in, with an sd card in, without an sd card in. :/ no luck
     
  4. Jos_

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    Fortunately for you, no, it isn't a hardbrick.
    Unfortunately for you, it seems like a softbrick, and the unic way to escape is updating to 10.5.
    How did it happen?
     
  5. Sonicbrawler
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    it wont even let me update to 10.5 but this happened when i was trying to unlink nands by using an app my friend gave me called "TinyFormat." After I used it the screen went black and stayed that way.
     
  6. MasterLel

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    Format the SD card again (in FAT32) with SDFormatter , put it back in the console and start it... just try.
     
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    While formatting what nand were you in? If you have menuhax try holding L on startup
     
  8. Sonicbrawler
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    alright. i'll try that.

    EDIT: Nope. that didnt work either :/

    i was told to use systemNand. and i never had menu hax. ironhax/browserhax.
     
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    You were supposed to format in emunand. That's what I did
     
  10. escequi

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    Not really, i've formated my sysnand for unlinking, it works fine.

    OP: You had the DNS that blocks nintendo updates right? You're kinda screw'd, guess you need a hardmod :P
     
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    Most people format sysNAND, since they'll be using emuNAND for everything it doesn't make sense to format emuNAND.
    Do you have tubehax DNS installed?
     
  12. Jos_

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    Hardmod isn't needed, if you change ssid in your router settings, when enter in recovery mode it will ask to configure a connection, and there you can remove tubehax dns.
     
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    Nice, i didn't know that, thanks for the info! Though if he wants to downgrade from 10.5 he would still need the hardmod :P (or restore an old backup)
     
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    i never used any edited DNS stuff.

    nope. i used ironhax then browserhax

    never had it. plus when i go to recovery mode, it deleted all wifi connections anyway.
     
  15. sweis12

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    Go to a nintendo zone (McDonolds will work) and try to update from there.