My 3DS is f***ed in every definition of the term. System wipe and fresh start needed. How?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Jao Chu, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Jao Chu

    Jao Chu GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 20, 2013
    straya m8
    I've been having multiple issues with my 3DS, which have plagued me to the point where it's a struggle to resist the urge to hurl it into the hardest and most dense surface I can find.

    The wonderful folks around here have essentially narrowed it down to the fact that for some reason, despite restoring a clean NAND image after downgrading to 2.1 for OTP retrieval and only upgrading the sysNAND one time in its whole life using a cartridge (9.0 to 11.0 for pokemanz) I have ended up with an absolute mess of a frankenFIRM.

    How that is even possible, I will never know. Suffice it to say, my 3DS is completely and utterly fucked in every conceivable way. I can't update via the settings menu to 11.2 for online play. I can't use the homebrew launcher, I can't update it with sysUpdater, the list goes on and on.

    I've had enough of the head-fuck that is trying to fix this thing without having to wipe everything and start from scratch and I'm biting the bullet.

    What I need to know is how to achieve this without losing all my data. Obviously I back up SD card contents but Im concerned about losing my save data for my CIAs. Somebody mentioned in my other threads something about a moveable.sed file that can allow me to retain my SD contents on the fresh formatted system.

    Please advise me on a course of action. I'd really not like to dump 50+ games save data individually or reinstall all those CIAs.

    Thanks for reading.
    Last edited by Jao Chu, Dec 1, 2016
  2. einhuman197

    einhuman197 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Aug 17, 2015
    Inside your bootloader (´◉◞౪◟◉)
    Use recovery mode and start again. Bricks are rare but they exist, don't worry and start again.
  3. el_gonz87

    el_gonz87 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 24, 2016
    United States
    I told you:

    1) Create an EmuNAND, un-link it from SysNAND
    2) Perform CTRTRANSFER on EmuNAND
    3) Try and update EmuNAND to 11.2
    4) Follow this guide to transfer content from SysNAND to EmuNAND:
    5) Test to make sure all content is present
    6) Dump EmuNAND and inject to SysNAND using Hourglass9

    Quantumcat likes this.
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