1. mashers

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    A 3DS/2DS hard mod is a modification to the main board in the console. It involves soldering wires onto specific points of the board which allow you to physically connect the NAND chip to an SDMMC card reader. This permits reading the NAND to a backup on your computer, modification of the NAND if desired, and writing the NAND back to the chip. This is useful for safety (backing up the NAND before carrying out potentially dangerous operations on the NAND), as well as downgrading from otherwise un-hackable firmware versions.

    Installing a hard mod is delicate work which can, if done incorrectly, completely and irreparably destroy the console. It is therefore best carried out by experienced solderers. This thread lists members of this forum who are experienced in installing 3DS/2DS hard mods. They are organised by region so members seeking a hard mod can find somebody nearby who can carry out the modification for them.

    All modders on this list have been vouched for by other members for whom they have carried out work and have therefore proven themselves to be trustworthy and competent.

    Active Modders

    These modders are actively taking requests to install mods. Please send them a private message to make arrangements for your mod to be installed. If you do not yet have enough posts to send private messages, you can tag them in a post in this thread and ask them to contact you.

    France: @milerwan
    Germany: @konsolenumbau.expert
    Italy: @StandardBus
    USA: @vb_encryption_vb, @mchew
    Brazil: @mvmiranda, @V3N0MBR
    Singapore: @slslasher



    Galleries


    New 3DS Micro USB installation
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    New 3DS XL Micro USB installation
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    New 3DS/3DS XL finished products
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    3DS XL micro USB installation
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    3DS XL finished product
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    3DS finished product
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    Micro USB Cable SD Modified
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    StandardBus mod image gallery
    vb_encryption_vb mod image gallery



    Advice for those seeking hardmods
    1. Only send your 3DS for modification to users whom have been endorsed as trustworthy by other users
    2. Always send your 3DS tracked and insured, making sure the insurance value will cover the cost of replacement should anything go wrong
    3. Insist that the modder returns your 3DS using the same level of insurance
    4. Make sure you remove your SD card and any game cart before sending
    5. Check with the modder before sending whether they need the battery or any other accessories. Removing these before sending will reduce the postage costs
    6. Make sure you see photos of the modder's work before sending to them. You need to make sure they are capable of doing what they are advertising. If they are offended that you want to verify their ability before sending, then go elsewhere.
    How to get added to this list

    If you are a hardmodder, please PM me with the following information:
    • Your country and region
    • What types of modifications you are able to carry out
    • Photos of your mods, both internal PCB photos, external port mountings and if applicable cable adapters
    • The usernames of at least one (preferably more) users on this forum for whom you have carried out mods and whom can endorse your work
    It sometimes takes me a few days to get back to people who PM me with requests to be added to the list. It takes time to verify modders as I have to contact the referees, and then I also have to update the gallery and add their details to the list. If you PM me and don't hear back from me within a few days, please feel free to pester me ;)


    How to get others added to this list

    If you know of any other trustworthy providers of hardmod installation please PM me with the username and region of the modder and I will make contact with them to get the details I need to add them.
     

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    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru
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    I believe so but he can tell you once he sees the tag
     
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  5. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....
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    Georgia, USA.

    I offer 2 options, downgrade only or hardmod install.
    ( I service just about every video game console there is )
    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks mate! Do I need to put the region of USA or is there no need to be so specific?

    Any hardmodders who want to send me pictures of their work, I'll put them in spoilers on the OP.
     
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    Thanks! Added.
     
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    I've added image galleries for @hundshamer and @gamesquest1 to the OP so others can see their fantastic work. @mvmiranda and @vb_encryption_vb please PM me some pictures of your work if you want me to add them. It would be good to add some more modders to the list as well, hopefully from other continents to add options for those outside the USA, South America and Europe.
     
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    mvmiranda is in Brazil.
     
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    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....
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    I'm at work, I'll get some too you later today / this evening.

    Thanks.
     
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    Oops, I forgot to mention South America in this post. He was already on the OP, but thanks for the reminder :)

    Ok buddy no worries. I'll add them whenever you can send some over :)
     
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    Thanks, added.
     
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    I plan on doing a HardMod soon. I will document my workings.
     
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    Does @gamesquest1 also do New 3ds XL?

    I bought one recently but for whatever reason it wasn't having the 9.2 downgrade and softbricked, forcing me to update to 10.5, and after a trade in at Argos the same happened to that one (Is this a thing with XL N3DS tht downgrading barely works?), and I doubt I can get away with trading it in a second time lol.

    This sounds like a way to downgrade from 10.5 and restore to that if things go wrong if I'm reading up on it correctly, so if so I would be interested in this.
     
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    Added! Thanks. PM me some photos of your work if you want me to add them.
     
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    Anyone from Canada, preferably Vancouver ^_^
     
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