How to save my bricked 3DS?

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  1. ArviDroid
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    Hi.
    3 months ago I attempted to downgrade my O3DS to 2.1 after having downgraded it to 9.2 only minutes before. From my previous thread the conclusion was that I had downgraded while on SysNAND instead of EmuNAND. Forgive me if got that wrong now, it was such a long time ago I did this. Well I apparently installed(?) on the wrong NAND and halfway through the downgrade my 3DS shut down (because the installation failed). The 3DS will only boot into a black screen unless I enter recovery mode. When I try to update here it fails every time. Is there something I can do to save my 3DS? Thanks in advance.
     
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    What error you get while updating via recovery mode? and why would you want to downgrade to 4.5 on 9.2?
     
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    I wanted to downgrade to 2.1 because from what I had gathered and what others told me: it was the only way to play non-legit games. I now know that was not the case...
     
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    You were given outdated information. Anyways if you every save you 3ds follow this guide: https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki as it is always up to date
     
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    So you are saying that the Plailect guide which I supposedly followed was outdated?
    EDIT: Thanks for the info.
     
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    The guide told you to downgrade to 4.5? You only downgrade to 9.2 then ctr transfer to 2.1
     
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    I´m sorry, I messed up. I meant 2.1. I did this a while ago so I had forgotten. Sorry.
     
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    Plailect guide tells the user to downgrade to 2.1, not to 4.5, 4.5 its an outdated method from the early days to use the first custom firmware, emunand, and mset exploit, now your best method its to be on 9.2 with emunand or downgrade just 1 time to 2.1 to get your otp in order to install A9LH.
    so yeah...what error does the recovery update displays?

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    then i really hope you made a backup of your nand, like the guide ask SEVERAL/MULTIPLE times, then you can recovery via hardmod.
     
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    You are completely right. I messed up. I meant 2.1. Pardon me.
    EDIT: I edited my previous posts to 2.1.
     
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    Do you have any nand backups?
     
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    For the third time, mind telling me the rror you get while on recovery mode, or i really hope you made a backup of your nand, like the guide ask SEVERAL/MULTIPLE times, then you can recovery via hardmod.
     
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    Yes, I did make backups. Sadly hardmodding isn´t the right option for me.

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    Yes.
     
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    That is the only way to unbrick your 3ds i'm afraid.
     
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    Then im sorry, and enjoy your brick. :/
     
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    Seems like it... Thanks anyway.

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    Thank you, I will.

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    One last question: How big is the chance of buying an O3DS with older firmware?
     
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    I don't see what you've got to lose by hard modding, 3ds is dead anyway
     
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    Well I have to ship it away to some guy. I said I had a NAND backup which is false. I HAD one. That´s why.