Hardmod question

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by VividSquirrel, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. VividSquirrel
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    Okay guys I have a N3DS with 11.2 installed and am planning on doing a hardmod but have a few questions. One can I use the sd card port on my laptop instead of an adapter? Also could I possibly connect the wires to the board just long enough to do the dump and flash without actually soldering to the board? I would rather do it this way instead of soldering to the board itself. I have done this in the past with a couple projects by using a small piece of electrical tape to hold the connection just long enough to pull data.
     
  2. Ryccardo

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    1: maybe. Not all adapters are compatible with the different flash chips used in different consoles, yours may or may not

    2: in theory it's possible, but honestly I wouldn't trust it to hold for the 20 minutes or so of making multiple dumps and ensuring they match...
     
  3. CoolAlpha

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    You just need to make the contact with the board but since the points are so small I doubt that you'll be able to dump without soldering
     
  4. elBenyo

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    If your SD slot can use Win32diskimager with normal SD cards it will work.
     
  5. VividSquirrel
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    Thanks guys. Ill try it later and let you guys know how it worked. Also if I do have to solder and remove it will it be noticeable on the board?