making a 3ds mod like smealum's for nand access.

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  1. masterz87
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    As stated previously in the title, does anyone happen to know how he did. I see the common things of hooking it up to a SD card adapter(full sized) but I noticed what seems like a micro/mini usb slot on his. and that looks snazzy to me. Since I've yet to get a flash card or similar, I'd like to have a nand backup in case anything goes wrong at all, even the homebrew could cause issues and I'd like to have such a hardware mod made. Admittedly I'm _not_ going to be backing up/restoring as much as him at all.

    I seriously doubt I'll ever really be restoring unless something goes wrong but I'd much rather have a easy way to get at it.
     
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    Would it kill you to search? This has been covered in detail across a few large topics.
     
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    No need to bring an attitude. Best course of action in this case is to point them in the right direction and leave them to their own undoing.

    If you have a 3DS XL, read this thread
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/nand-flash-dump-3ds-xl.350668/

    If you have an OG 3DS, read this one
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/nand-flash-dump-3ds.353263/

    For future reference, use the search function of the website before asking questions that have been answered repeatedly. The natives tend to get upset at those who can't handle such a simple task.
     
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    The natives tend to get upset at those who can't handle such a simple task.

    Unfortunately, this is the case. Every site has these people. I consider myself at least somewhat native-y at this point. But I'm on the kinder side. I recommend searching first, yes. Sorry for the rude children here.
     
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    I searched on the googles and the like, and I didn't see _any_ threads/posts about how to do such a hardware mod. i have seen things that let you hook it up to a sd card adapter but not the whole shebang.

    And once again clearly the person who was so rude didn't evne read what I said! So once again way to bee a rude twat.

    I want the whole thing, I wanted a usb port that I could plug into and then do quick restores, not the simple one that I've seen posted elsewhere. So once again the post is not done and no one's said _anything_ that actually answers my question. WAy to go for not reading the whole damned question! yay good for you, here's a sticker for being someone who doesn't even read the full post before thinking they know it all!


    Edit and here's a picture as to what I was talking about. I want that, not the simple mod I've seen on the wiki. I want a easy access port so I don't have to take it apart to get at it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    i was the one that did the mod for smealum....its pretty simple, the guides that are available would be easily adapted to fit any sort of port/connector with at least 4 pins
     
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    There's really nothing to it. It's the exact same mod; absolutely nothing is different electrically. The only difference is, we add a connector.

    It's just a matter of finding a suitable 4-pin connector (the image you posted appears to have used a microUSB; I used a Deans 4R), making a cutout in your 3DS shell (with a dremel or other tool), and figuring out a way to secure the connector (I used a hot glue gun). You then connect the other side of the connector to your SD adapter cable.

    The USB port he has on his is not actually USB-compatible; you can't just plug a USB cable into it and hook it directly to your PC's USB port. It just uses the connector since it's a simple common 4-pin connector. It still has to use an SD card adapter at the other end.

    Here's mine: http://gbatemp.net/threads/nand-flash-dump-3ds.353263/page-4#post-5063911

    [​IMG]
     
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    the most complex mods/repairs that I've had to doin the past was just replacing some capacitors, so I'm much more for the easiest guide possible. And I saw that it's not regular USB and I have plenty of adapters, hell I still have my micro-sd->miniSD->SD adapters. Why? I don't know, I guess I thought I'd need to use a miniSD card sometime in the future and kept it my "drawer of random parts".

    it involved soldering but I've only gto a regular 3ds I guess i should've believed people when they were talking about being able to use a flash cart. As I can now do what I did with my dstwo backup all of my games and eventually only have to travel with a single card rather than dozens.
     
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    well part of it was to try to have that whole usb port thing or well honestly any port so I can easily connect it. I'll probably end up waiting a bit until I have a full nand backup from a card so I could easily restore if it anything goes wrong.
     
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    if you are able to solder yourself, there no real reason to have it done unless you have plans to update/downgrade regularly like i imagine smealum has done during his testing of SSSpwn, basically the only time i had mine hooked up was when i was doing the brick/unbrick testing with bikifft, but if i ever did accidentally update i know i could solder the wires and downgrade myself within 20 minutes anyway, so personally i don't even have the permanent mod installed
     
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    I personally did it to mine because I accidentally updated my sysnand instead of emunand. After I did it, though, I used it to get NAND dumps of a number of different versions (via game cards) just for kicks. It also let me update to 7.1 (using a physical Yoshi cartridge) after 8.x was released, since I could update sysnand, dump it, then apply that dump to emunand (and revert sysnand back to 4.5).
     
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