I bricked my 3ds!

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by FakuMotaFaka, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. FakuMotaFaka
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    So a stupid move I know..
    I was trying to get arm9loaderhax the shortcut way by runing the SafeArm9LoaderHax. I used my old 2ds otp.bin file although I read to not do that but I said what the hay.. It's hardbricked now.. Someone help me fix it. I did a sysnand backup. Should I have done a nand backup?
     
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    LOL!! Question the sysnand back up to confirm is what I can restore back right? Not just a nand.bin.. Confuse about those 2...
     
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    so.. aa... excuse my noobness and thank you for your help.. So the sysnand.bin and nand.bin is the same? XD

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    I guess they are.. Thanks bros. I know someone that can solder.. :)

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    And this is my first time I've bricked my 3ds in all these years
     
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    Yes I believe they are its just that the tutorial told you to name them differently correct it's just that you'll want to work with the very first backup so if it was either band.bin or Sysnand.bin but I'm guessing it's nand
     
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    I'm confused about what you did that resulted in a brick?
     
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    He sped up the process by not getting his own otp and instead using a previous one he got from another system (2ds)
     
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    Your 3DS is not a fuckin amoeba that another Amoeba's Nucleus will work in it. The guides are written as to minimise the risk of you getting a brick. Please follow them properly, word to word, from now on.
    If your 3DS was a New 3DS, it would not have been bricked, because SafeA9LHInstaller Checks the OTP hashes before installing.
     
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    There's a reason the guide walks you through how to extract OTP - it's a SYSTEM SPECIFIC set of keys. If you could simply use a generic set of keys, the guide would have linked it, I'm sure. Chalk this up as an expensive lesson learned, and next time don't try and take shortcuts...usually the community writes guides for these sorts of processes in the most efficient way possible given the current sets of tools available to them.
     
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    Lmfao, used a 2ds otp.bin.
    Those are device specific.
    Even if it was console specific it wouldn't have worked!
     
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    ...Really? "Hm this says not to use any OTP.bin that was dumped from a different 3DS...let's do the exact opposite of that!"

    This is honestly the dumbest way to brick I've seen so far. Plailect explicitly states in the guide that you will brick GUARANTEED if you do this. And you did it anyway.
     
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    So, you read about A9LH instalation, saw that you couldn't use another console's otp file, and decided to use it anyway. Ah, the Internet never ceases to amaze me.
     
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    Wait, you used an OTP.bin from a different console?

    Even common sense should have told you not to, you'd think if downgrading was avoidable the guides wouldn't tell you to do so.

    Sorry but you kinda deserve it, but I hope you manage to fix it. I'm curious though, you screwed up in Arm9 level, does that means you have a blue screen brick? Is that fixable with a hardmod?
     
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    Stop with the bashing already. OP already admitted his mistake. Glad there were some legit replies before the storm began.

    Actually, more than glad I am impressed! Normally the bashing would have started from the first reply :P

    The first replies were helpful and subsequent replies maintained the same tone. Then someone brought in some negativity and it continued.

    Please stay positive, it induces more "positivity" :)
     
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    Exactly right. OMG what the hell is wrong with you guys. You make it sound like it's the end of the world. Come on I have a nand backup here after all right. I know a few people that would fix the probs for me for some $$.
    Admittedly actually the biggest mistake was to skip everything and trying to get the a9lh that means skipping downgrading to 2.1 LMFAO.
    And think positivity :D
     
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    I've done it one time with my 2ds.. Took hell of a long time but everything went smoothly.
     
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    Nice !

    Pip'
     
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    Yeah, doing the hard mod is actually pretty simple. I bricked 2 N3DSXL's. I sent the first one to get fixed. I got impatient and decided to go ahead and try it myself on the second one and it was a complete success. I wish I had tried first...
     
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    The riskiest part of hardmodding is soldering the data0/clk/cmd points on the mobo. And even then, if you use flux and don't lift the pads it's pretty simple.
     
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    Someone was going to do it eventually.
     
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