How to restore n3DS to the original state?

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  1. PiXi
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    Hi All,

    Guys, need your help. I have N3DS 9.0 Majora's Mask Edition + latest Gateway (emuNAND 10.7).
    Two questions:

    1) I've installed a lot of different "hax" on my n3DS, all these FBI, MSET, AGB_FIRM, CFW etc. and the thing is... now I even don't remember what exactly CFW I've installed. :) 3DS work fine but I think it'll be better to start from scratch. Please advise how to safely restore n3DS to it's original non-hacked state, just want to start over and log an each step this time.
    Will it be enough to simply "1.Go to system memory and 2.Format System Memory?". Also I have backup of NAND.bin maybe it'll be better to restore the NAND?

    2) Somehow I've removed legit pre-installed The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D, how to restore it?
     
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  2. Conn0r

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    1) all you need to do is update to latest firmware then just delete any homebrew cias you may have installed.

    2) Just (before you update) reinstall the legit cia using fbi/nasa/devmenu/gaypornodownloader.
     
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  3. squee666

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    Yes it will be enough formatting system memory. (you have to remove AGB_FIRM in FBI though) it wont effect system being there anyhow so dont bother (MSET you have to restore aswell with the original file)

    2: run homebrew and Fbi after you have wiped and install the *Legit Cia* version of Majoras Mask it will stay on home menu and run without homebrew installed
     
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  4. Conn0r

    Conn0r GBAtemp Fan

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    Get ninj'd.

    Also you don't need to repair agb and mset manually. Just update.
     
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    he wants to start from scratch if he updates to latest downgrading is more of a pain.

    He could jsut use Sysupdater and upgrade to 9.2 from 9.0
     
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  6. Conn0r

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    Whatever OP wants.
     
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    and the thing is... now I even don't remember what exactly CFW I've installed. :) 3DS work fine but I think it'll be better to start from scratch. Please advise how to safely restore n3DS to it's original non-hacked state, just want to start over and log an each step this time.


    So Yeah OP just format system dont worry about Mset or AGB_firm you can start from scratch like that fine
     
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    @Conn0r
    Thanks but I prefer to stay on sysNAND 9.0 ;)

    @squee666
    Thanks! Yep, I need 9.0 :)

    How about this method?
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-restoring-nand-without-hardware-method.378259/

    It will restore original AGB_FIRM and MSET, right?

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    Also could you please advise CFW for n3DS, only to play GBA and DSi, that will be working correctly with Gateway. I think about ReiNAND or is there any better/stable/easy option?
     
  9. astronautlevel

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    AuReiNAND is a fork of ReiNAND by Aurora Wright that is more actively developed.
     
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    Thank you!

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    And another question. :)

    Why the Gateway red card wants an update EACH time when I boot to gateway menu? I've updated the red card just minutes ago and still next time it offer an update. Should I remove something from SD card?
     
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    He just want to start from scratch. Best way to do it is just updating the 3DS with the latest Nintendo Update then do whatever he want to do from that.
     
  13. Conn0r

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    He wants to start from scratch, but not too from scratch. He wants to stay on 9.2.
     
  14. EvilMakiPR

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    He wants to delete any hax available in his 3DS. Thats the best way to do it.
     
  15. squee666

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    well he is on 9.0 the best way would be to just sysupdater to 9.2 which would clear everything but keep him on Hax level firmware.

    The safest Way would just to format System and Keeb Mset and Agb_firm as they have no real impact.


    @PiXi If you have a nand backup from before you did those hax you can restore it like you linked
     
  16. Conn0r

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    OP obviously has OCD so even if dg mset and patched agb has "little impact", he still doesn't want it.:)
     
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    Unfortunately, if you have installed any cia's, you're ticket.db will be permantly affected.
     
  18. Pacheko17

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    Someone should make a CIA installer with that name.