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
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    Jao Chu GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    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
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    einhuman197 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    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

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    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:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-manual-system-transfer-for-saves-content.388033/
    5) Test to make sure all content is present
    6) Dump EmuNAND and inject to SysNAND using Hourglass9

    Profit
     
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