I want to hardmod but...

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    Hello. I have a 11.1 o3ds xl europe region. I accidentally updated from 4.5.0 to 11.0 months ago. I still have the nand backup though. I was reading about the nand hardmod noob friendly tutorial and somehow i can understand it but i am so anxious about doing it. I mean. If i just solder the wires on dat0 cmd and clk and that other port(which i dont remember rn) and hen also solder them on a sd card adapter and plug it in the pc will i be alble to restore the nand with that nand app.
    Also what kinds of glue do i need. Do normal electric wires work?

    Somebody please explain this to me and tell me an easy way how to do it. Please :(
     
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    Also i want my hardmod to not be a permanent one.
    Would somebody help me.
     
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    You don't need a permanent Hardmod if you don't want it. But there is no other way then soldering the 4 wires and get a working card reader which you are using then.

    Hardmod requires you got solder experience.

    Then when wires are soldered correctly and you get the bootscreen you can write your backup back to the Nand.

    I would do a backup of the 11 Firm as well. Who knows if the old backup works.

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    Thanks and yes i will do a backup of the 11.1 firm.
     
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    No prob.

    Have fun downgrading.

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    One more thing! What kind of wire do i need. I have an old pc power supply will it work if i cut the thin wires from it?
     
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    thats probably much too thick. i use old ide ribbon cable
     
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    Kynar Wire is what i use.
     
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    If you aren't confident, don't do it. It's not super-simple.

    I got wires with butt connectors on them but they were far too thick to leave attached and close up the 3DS, so I had to remove the hardmod afterwards, which is more soldering and therefore more potential to break something.

    Actually, I damaged the ribbon cable for the touchscreen's digitiser when I did my hardmod (long story) though I managed to fix it in the end.

    Anyway, if you have to ask these questions, such as what type of wire you need to use, I recommend reconsidering.
     
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    how will you back up your nand ?
     
  11. raulpica

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    The O3DS XL is way easier than an O3DS but I'd still not attempt this if you haven't previously soldered stuff like modchips. This comes from my personal experience when I was 15yo and I thought "hey, by looking at these pics modding a PS2 looks easy enough, I'll do it myself!" - spoiler: it wasn't. Heck, I ended up lifting some pads from a PS2 years later because of a bad soldering iron, even if I had the required experience by then.
     
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    Hardmod.
     
  13. Jonne

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    Unless you have experience with soldering on circuit boards with very small pads this wont be easy.
    You should look for hardmod guides for your console on this forum. Everything will be explained there, but its still not easy. Even opening the 3ds is harder than most people think.
    The cables should have a single wire with the size of 0.25 mm diameter, also called AWG 30. A little smaller or bigger is also ok. You can find these cables in micro USB calbes for example.
     
  14. Red_Alive

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    understood i have
     
  15. gkoelho

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    There is a tool that will let you specificaly flash any backup you have to your nand, I cant remeber the name now but you can find it easily on the forums and maybe even o Plailect's guide
     
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    Disk Imager i think