How do I prevent my 3ds from being bricked?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by NANASHI89, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. NANASHI89
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    NANASHI89 GBAtemp Maniac

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    I want to downgrade my 3DS from 10.3 to 9.2, but I want to have a backup plan should my 3ds gets bricked.
     
  2. reiyu

    reiyu Canadian, eh?

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    nand backup, and don't do anything else on sysnand that will modify firmware files.
     
  3. Acro

    Acro Advanced Member

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    It is very unlikely to brick just by doing that especially if using an o3ds/2ds.
     
  4. sweis12

    sweis12 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Use safesysupdater
    Don't turn it off while downgrading.
    Format 3DS beforehand (I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO LOWER SOFT-BRICK CHANCES! You do not want to be stuck on 10.4!!!)
    And, if you have the ability to, I would do a hardmod just to be safe.
     
  5. Buttsnake

    Buttsnake "Mods please close this thread"

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    I recommend you just do it. Just be paranoid about everything you do and triple check everything. SafeSysupdater is awesome.
     
  6. NANASHI89
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    NANASHI89 GBAtemp Maniac

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    How safe is it safe to use SafeSysupdater on a new 3DS?
     
  7. The_Nanobots

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    There is a non-zero chance of a hardbrick even if you triple check everything.