I am pretty sure I bricked :/ Need some suggestions.

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    S̶o̶,̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶k̶n̶o̶w̶,̶ ̶r̶e̶c̶e̶n̶t̶l̶y̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶h̶a̶s̶ ̶b̶e̶e̶n̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶v̶e̶n̶ ̶p̶o̶s̶s̶i̶b̶l̶e̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶d̶e̶v̶ ̶n̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶r̶e̶t̶a̶i̶l̶ ̶3̶d̶s̶ ̶(̶a̶s̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶@̶P̶a̶b̶l̶o̶M̶K̶7̶ ̶'̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶r̶e̶a̶d̶)̶ ̶h̶o̶w̶e̶v̶e̶r̶,̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶n̶e̶e̶d̶ ̶a̶ ̶N̶A̶N̶D̶ ̶b̶a̶c̶k̶u̶p̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶r̶e̶s̶t̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶n̶a̶n̶d̶,̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶I̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶t̶t̶y̶ ̶p̶o̶s̶i̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶g̶i̶n̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶.̶ ̶I̶ ̶d̶e̶c̶i̶d̶e̶d̶ ̶I̶ ̶w̶o̶u̶l̶d̶ ̶d̶o̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶ ̶b̶e̶c̶a̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶I̶ ̶w̶a̶n̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶a̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶p̶l̶e̶ ̶b̶u̶d̶d̶i̶e̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶m̶i̶n̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶o̶u̶g̶h̶t̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶w̶o̶u̶l̶d̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶c̶o̶o̶l̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶w̶e̶l̶l̶.̶ ̶B̶u̶t̶,̶ ̶w̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶I̶ ̶t̶r̶i̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶T̶e̶s̶t̶ ̶M̶e̶n̶u̶,̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶d̶i̶d̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶.̶ ̶S̶o̶,̶ ̶I̶ ̶g̶o̶t̶ ̶a̶ ̶s̶u̶g̶g̶e̶s̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶m̶a̶t̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶S̶D̶ ̶c̶a̶r̶d̶.̶ ̶A̶n̶d̶,̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶k̶n̶o̶w̶,̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶m̶a̶t̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶c̶o̶m̶p̶l̶e̶t̶e̶l̶y̶ ̶r̶e̶m̶o̶v̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶f̶i̶l̶e̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶d̶e̶v̶i̶c̶e̶.̶ ̶I̶ ̶d̶i̶d̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶N̶A̶N̶D̶ ̶b̶a̶c̶k̶u̶p̶.̶ ̶B̶u̶t̶ ̶I̶ ̶l̶e̶f̶t̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶S̶D̶ ̶c̶a̶r̶d̶ ̶b̶e̶f̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶I̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶m̶a̶t̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶d̶e̶l̶e̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶i̶t̶.̶
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    ̶A̶n̶y̶ ̶s̶u̶g̶g̶e̶s̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶.̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶o̶u̶l̶d̶ ̶t̶r̶y̶ ̶g̶o̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶b̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶a̶n̶ ̶o̶l̶d̶e̶r̶ ̶v̶e̶r̶s̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶E̶m̶u̶n̶a̶n̶d̶9̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶D̶e̶c̶r̶y̶p̶t̶9̶ ̶(̶i̶f̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶ ̶d̶o̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶v̶a̶l̶i̶d̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶n̶a̶n̶d̶s̶)̶ ̶b̶u̶t̶ ̶I̶ ̶d̶o̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶k̶n̶o̶w̶ ̶w̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶h̶a̶p̶p̶e̶n̶e̶d̶.̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶u̶p̶d̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶v̶i̶a̶ ̶s̶y̶s̶U̶p̶d̶a̶t̶e̶r̶,̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶r̶o̶w̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶ ̶e̶r̶r̶o̶r̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶s̶t̶ ̶C̶I̶A̶,̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶d̶i̶r̶e̶c̶t̶o̶r̶y̶ ̶i̶n̶s̶t̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶F̶B̶I̶,̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶a̶l̶w̶a̶y̶s̶ ̶t̶h̶r̶o̶w̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶s̶y̶s̶t̶e̶m̶ ̶e̶r̶r̶o̶r̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶n̶o̶t̶ ̶d̶o̶ ̶s̶y̶s̶t̶e̶m̶ ̶u̶p̶d̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶s̶y̶s̶t̶e̶m̶ ̶s̶e̶t̶t̶i̶n̶g̶s̶.̶ ̶T̶h̶e̶y̶ ̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶m̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶o̶s̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶ ̶e̶r̶r̶o̶r̶ ̶w̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶i̶n̶s̶t̶a̶l̶l̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶n̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶m̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶a̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶m̶w̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶o̶t̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶n̶ ̶d̶e̶v̶.̶ ̶I̶ ̶a̶m̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶n̶e̶e̶d̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶s̶u̶g̶g̶e̶s̶t̶i̶o̶n̶s̶.̶ ̶M̶a̶y̶b̶e̶ ̶I̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶l̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶u̶p̶d̶a̶t̶e̶d̶ ̶n̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶m̶ ̶(̶i̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶i̶n̶s̶t̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶f̶u̶c̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶m̶e̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶0̶.̶0̶.̶0̶-̶0̶U̶ ̶f̶i̶r̶m̶w̶a̶r̶e̶)̶
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    Well, guys, never do what I did :/

    This might be in the wrong section... Sorry :/
     
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  2. Aletron9000

    Aletron9000 3DS Master

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    the backups might be corrupted. you would have to find another nand backup.
     
  3. blujay
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    blujay GBATemp's Official Warthog

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    Yeah, won't happen. I tried every one I have
     
  4. Aletron9000

    Aletron9000 3DS Master

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    well, the problem with a hardmod, is you also need a nand backup for that. A corrupt nand backup won't work on a hardmod either.
    You might be stuck unless you find another backup.
     
  5. blujay
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    blujay GBATemp's Official Warthog

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    Fair enough. but, these aren't corrupt, because I restored with the same one about a week ago.

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    EDIT: I found one more from complete pre-a9lh and I used it while in the a9lh proccess. If it says corrupt there is nothing I can do

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    Yet another edit: I just realized decrypt9 has a "Forced" option. So I am using it since it claims my sysNAND_original.bin is invalid
     
  6. PabloMK7

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    Did you region change? Maybe doing that prevents nand from being restored. (?)
     
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    blujay GBATemp's Official Warthog

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    Nope. 100% Original region
     
  8. Drakia

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    I was going to suggest forcing the restore before spending time doing a hardmod, since it could just be the messing around you've done with dev that is causing the mismatch error, but seems you're taking that route already
     
  9. PabloMK7

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    Screenshot of Dec9 showing the error?
     
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    blujay GBATemp's Official Warthog

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    Too late

    Boy do I love a good old blue screen bootrom error. Looks like this one is permanent boys. :/

    Is there a place where we can report bricks?
     
  11. urherenow

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    How did you format? On a PC or through system settings? via system settings, only the stuff in /Nintendo 3ds/ gets deleted. Had you not tried adding additional stuff to the card first, you could have used recovery software.

    There were many things that could have been attempted, but now they can't because you were impatient, all while not understanding what you were doing. Lesson learned, I hope. But if you were ever able to restore with any of the backups that you have, you still can recover with a hard mod. I've said it many times: There is only 1 way to brick a 3DS (with software) that is unrecoverable with a hard mod, and the only way to do it is on purpose.
     
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  12. Aletron9000

    Aletron9000 3DS Master

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    i am guessing that the pre-a9lh backup bricked your 3ds. or did you successfully repair it?
     
  13. Drakia

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    Wait, did you force restore without the keep a9lh option checked...?
     
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    blujay GBATemp's Official Warthog

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    That cannot be done. Only force restore. I figured it would brick. And yes, it bricked, not repaired
     
  15. Dr. Dew

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    What I recommend is buying a beat to hell 3ds on ebay for super cheap maybe for like $30-40 and
    proceed to restore with your bricked one(use the bricked 3ds screens and housing and stuff) and maybe
    you could salvage yourself something.
     
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  16. GreenStone99

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    so swap motherboards
     
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    You could have used decrypt9 to generate xorpads then you may have been able to rebuild a new nand, now decrypt9 is gone you are probably done for
     
  18. nero99

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    If you wish to, try the file recovery program recuva. I used it to restore a deleted nand file once. It will tell you if your file is in good health or not. What do you have to lose by trying it?
     
  19. Dr. Dew

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    Yeah essentially lol