How To Nuke A 3DS?

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  1. Xenon Hacks
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    So just like my PC I like to clean it out every once in awhile and do a fresh install but how would I go about this? Simply formatting my SD is simply not enough I want this thing to be like when I first turned it on is there any logical way to do this? I have a NAND mod and Cubic Ninja at my disposal if that helps?
     
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    Format SDcard and restore a clean nand dump.
     
  3. Xenon Hacks
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    The dump is not "clean" titles other than system titles have been installed along with a linked NNID, I lost my original Nand dump from a system crash a year ago.
     
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    System format does a pretty good job of returning it to out of box state
     
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    But dont previously installed titles stay somewhere on the nand?
     
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    There's no really true way of "virginizing" a console short of hardmodding and dumping from before everything started.

    Your best bet is to use the new FBI to delete tickets for installed titles. (this however doesn't really delete tickets as much as it does mark them to be overwritten). After that I assume you can probably just format the console and that's about as good as it gets.

    Though it gets slightly a bit more complicated if you have say A9LH installed. If you're attempting to go back to even before that, your best method is either writing back a NAND backup prior to A9LH, or if you have an emuNAND, flash that back to sysNAND.
     
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    Don't think so. I did a system format on a 3ds I sold and he wasn't able to redownload anything. Not even the game that orig came with the system. If you want to be extra sure and have a nand backup from before you did anything just flash that after
     
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    I wish I still had my original dump :(
     
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    Well I read that the newest FBI can delete tickets so you could try that. Not sure if true as I didn't look into it
     
  10. tivanh

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    Nand restore, format sd, delete .bd allocations, count the number you delete and fill that count with your essential cant live withouts (properly made), be more selective in installing 'improperly' made cias.

    Fresh system, clean as can be today .db.