I borked it (New 3DS, 2.1.0 sleep-mode semi-brick)

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  1. Darrow2
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    Hi guys, in a stroke of brilliance I partially bricked my 3DS. Rather than trying to fix it on my own, I thought I'd wisely seek your counsel before I make things worse. Here is what I know:

    I followed the steps of this guide: https://3ds.guide/homebrew-launcher-(soundhax)
    I got as far the end of the second page where I am flashing my device’s CTRNAND partition to 2.1.0, and then I stupidly tried to turn it off and set sleep-mode by accident.

    Currently I am able to boot up the DS if I remove my SD card, as soon as it is reinserted it crashes. I found this guide, that I'm tentatively planning to use: https://3ds.guide/troubleshooting.html

    It says "you should clear Home Menu’s extdata by navigating to the following folder on your SD card: /Nintendo 3DS/(32 Character ID)/(32 Character ID)/extdata/00000000/"

    I'm just confirming this is what I should try to do next, and I'm on the right path, before I proceed any further. Thanks guys.
     


  2. Sora Takihawa

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    what region are you? us?
     
  3. Lilith Valentine

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    It's dead forever. Throw it away and buy a new new3DS.
    If the OP put the system into sleep mode, it's completely dead. There is no way to recover this brick, not even with a NAND backup.

    Wait, how can you boot into DS-Mode? If you put the system into sleep mode, it should be dead right now.
     
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  4. Sora Takihawa

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    in the troubleshooting guid follow
    Black screen on SysNAND boot
     
  5. Tomy Sakazaki

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    Trying this won't give any problem (it's only the data created for home menu themes) but as Crystal said, you probably have an irrecoverable brick =(
     
  6. PabloMK7

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    The full brick only happens after the console has been in sleep mode for a while, or at random.
    If the OP had an unrecoverable brick, he wouldn't be able to power on the console lol.
    OP, tell us your region.
     
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    Yes, you would. If you brick it's normal to be able to boot up the console, just that you'd be met with a black screen.
     
  8. Lilith Valentine

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    This information somehow bothers me, I guess because it goes against everything I have been told about this kind of brick. Since I am no help here, I will just watch this thread and hopefully learn from it.
     
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  9. Sora Takihawa

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    my 3ds was in sleepmode too, all i did was following this on the guide
    Black screen on SysNAND boot

    but i dont know if this would work for you OP
     
  10. Darrow2
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    My region is US, thanks for the help. I'll try to do the Black screen on SysNAND boot, Sora recommended. Will update with results.
     
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    Did you remove the sd card and boot?
     
  12. Darrow2
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    Yeah, it boots fine when I do that, but as soon as I insert the sd it crashes.
     
  13. SomeGamer

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    I can confirm what Pablo said. Before this kind of brick was known, I put my N3DS to sleep mode on 2.1.0 multiple times and it's still in perfect condition.
     
  14. Crackerboy

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    Crashes?
     
  15. SomeGamer

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    What? None. By perfect I mean perfect. No issues at all.
     
  16. Darrow2
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    Ok, progress! I followed the troubleshooting guide and deleted the folder suggested. Now the DS boots with the sd card inserted, but it crashes when I attempt to access the Homebrew Channel via SoundHax. Any suggestions?
     
  17. wurstpistole

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    I have no idea why you would even do that, as every serious guide will tell you in huge red letters that putting a N3DS 2.1 to sleep will cause a brick you can't fix.

    You can
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    Stop trying anything, OP. It's gone.
     
  18. SomeGamer

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    I did A9LH when I had to manually hex edit my NAND dump. Pretty sure no guide was aware of this brick back then.
     
  19. Darrow2
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    Well, that's rather pessimistic. Can anybody else confirm if this is a lost cause? As I mentioned earlier, I can now access the DS menu with the sd card inserted, but it crashes when I try to bring up the Homebrew Channel via Soundhax.
     
  20. Shady Guy Jose

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    Maybe installing A9LH through the browser? After that, a NAND dump would be restorable. Don't try it before additional confirmation, though.