I Messed up Badly, 3DS turned off during CTRNAND Transfer

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  1. kagami232
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    Today, I was trying to get Custom Firmware on my 3DS using this guide https://3ds.guide/ Everything was going fine until while trying to do the CTRNAND Transfer, my console turned off. Ever since then, my 3DS stays on a black screen whenever it's turned on. I've been trying for hours and hours to see if there's anything I could do to fix it but nothing has worked yet. I don't know if there's any way I could fix this but I'm begging for help. I need this 3DS to work.
     
  2. GorrillaRIBS

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    Hardmod? I'd assume you made a NAND backup if you made it to the CTRNAND transfer portion, so you should be able to hardmod and flash that.
     
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    I don't think I have a NAND backup..
     
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    Well without a NAND backup you are screwed.
     
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    If you were unable to perform this most crucial step, then it sounds like you had it coming...
     
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    Yeah it pretty much is my fault and I didn't have enough space on my sd card to make the NAND backup. I'm just hoping for a miracle fix or something that would make my 3DS work normally again.
     
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    Likely to never happen, you might as well get rid of the thing.
     
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    Good luck with that...
     
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    i found a nandmin.bin file in my files9 folder.... would that be able to help with anything at all?
     
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    If it's a valid/complete dump yes.
     
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    lol how did ur 3ds turn off?? if it was almost out of battery, why didnt you charge it? x_x
     
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    it has 0 kb lmao... im fcked..
    it just turned off out of nowhere.. maybe i pressed a button or maybe it just gave up, i don't even know anymore
     
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    did you follow the guide to the T, if yes you would have made a backup before flashing 2.1 ...what 3ds do you have and what's the size of the nandmin file?

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    oops ..was it charged?
     
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    1. i followed the guide to a T but the backup was never made... i have the old 3ds xl and the size of the nandmin file is 0 kb. pretty sure i cant do anything with that :O
    2. yeah it was charged, probably pressed a button on accident and it costed me my life.
     
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    probably not going to work, but as a last resort try booting recovery mode and updating, hopefully the ctrtransfer was far enough along to boot into recovery mode....but I kinda doubt it will have been, in fact iirc it doesn't do the native_firm until last so it's probably in a terribly broken state

    there is a tiny ray of hope in the form of sighax with a hard mod, but unfortunately I don't think anyone willing to share it is close to cracking it yet

    stick it in a draw and wait for news or sell.it for parts and buy a new one
     
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    well i guess i'll just wait for news or eventually sell it. this is messed up.
     
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    then you did not follow to the T.

    https://3ds.guide/2.1.0-ctrtransfer

    If you do not already have a NAND backup, backup SysNAND to NANDmin.bin when prompted by pressing (A)
    • Having a backup of your device’s NAND is REQUIRED.
    • Skipping this backup will result in the LOSS of all installed games and saves!
     
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    yeah it's already too late. my 3ds is gone
     
  19. munchy_cool

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    you can sell it for parts , or try recovery mode as mentioned above.
     
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    It should have offered to do a NAND backup before the CTRNAND transfer. Did you decline to the backup?