Hardmod on Regular N3DS

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  1. Lgzeto
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    I want to hardmod a regular n3ds that I have, is there a tutorial that really works?
    I'm really good at welding, but I need some documentation.

    EDIT: This is for backup the NAND and downgrade safely.
     
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  2. Potato hoarder

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    What do you want your 3ds to do that it doesn't? There isn't a point to hard mod for the sake of hardmodding. Do you want to get custom buttons or a custom thumb pad? Add a capture card or USB port so you can access the sysnand? Step one is find what you want to do. Then we can help.
     
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    Oh sorry, I didn't mention, I want to backup my nand, to downgrade safely.
     
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    You don't need a hard mod to back it up. You need a hard mod if the downgrade fails so you can put your backup back onto your console.
     
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    That's the reason of hardmodding, backup the nand before trying to downgrade and have a backup in case something goes wrong.
     
  6. mashers

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    This is not correct. You can't back up the NAND without a hardmod unless you are already on 9.2 or lower.
     
  7. Potato hoarder

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    You can back up your nand without hardmodding. You can still back up your band without hardmodding as explained here: https://gbatemp.net/threads/guide-the-emunand-save-data-mega-guide-gbatemp-doesnt-deserve.378491/ You should only hard mod if you end up with a brick. Yo you already have a cfw installed?



    wait, he's not on 9.2 or lower? @Lgzeto what is your firmware?
     
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    Of course not. He's already said he wants to downgrade.
     
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    *facepalm* I guess that was a logic error on my part. Do people running 9.2 ever want to downgrade to <4.5? That's what I thought he meant. If he's on higher than 9.2, I'm pretty sure he has to weld some wires to the motherboard to read/write. Haven't seen a tutorial though.
     
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    There's a video on YouTube which details the whole process for an XL:



    And here is the pinout for the NAND chip on New 3DS:

    https://3dbrew.org/wiki/Hardware#New_3DS

    So if you are able to follow the video as a guide but use the solder points on the N3DS pinout then you should be able to achieve the NAND port installation.
     
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    I know how to downgrade and set a cfw, I have another n3ds regular model, but before 10.4 came out I got soft brick twice. So I'm not going to take the risk downgrading before a NAND backup.

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    I found a guide with the the same pinout, apparently it works. I'll give it a try.
     
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    KTR-001 (n3ds) pinout
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  14. The Minish LAN

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    Don't do a hardmod without having some experience, or at the very least ask a friend for help.

    Hardmodding is arguably more dangerous than downgrading, if you don't know what you're doing.

    EDIT: Sending it to someone is always an option, too.
     
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    You can find useful tutorials in my signature to make hard mod installation with micro USB socket.