n3ds 9.20 downgrade issue

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  1. Timburpton
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    FALSE ALARM, SD CARD ISSUE.

    I got a n3ds on 9.4, used OOThax to enter HBL to downgrade.

    After the downgrade process started, I got the error message and I thought it was a partial downgrade yet again.

    However, now it boots to black screen and upon long press power button, I am able to get to the power menu prompt. When I press home, it only shows the "home menu" screen and doesn't do anything.

    Am I bricked?


    UPDATE: Seems its an sd card, issue. It boots on removal of sd card. I have since removed the card, formatted it. Its possible that menuhax was the problem since I installed menuhax as well.


    UPDATE2: Yeap, partial downgrade again. 2nd n3ds to have partial downgrade. Perhaps this could be added into the guide? @Plailect that partial downgrades are common, at least for n3ds and to not worry and rerun downgrade?
     
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  2. TheKawaiiDesu

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    Well, that's really weird, I never heard of that issue before...
    Can you boot into recovery mode? (A+DPAD Up+L+R)
    If you do, at least you can update to the latest firmware so your console is not totally useless.
     
  3. mudassirul

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    I think it was recommended to use menuhax for downgrades anyhow
     
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    Browserhax worked perfectly for me many times. When I followed plailect's guide back in march I used browserhax every time I was told to use menuhax and everything worked out
     
  5. EmperorOfCanada

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    menuhax has been a lot more stable for this guide in my experience, maybe you were just lucky?

    also @Timburpton it does say in the guide this can happen, i guess it could be more clear and say it is LIKELY to happen, but... either way. It does mention it.
     
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    It mentions a softbrick, I did not get a softbrick.

    I got an issue which I guess was related to menuhax.

    On the topic of menuhax, I found OOThax to be more reliable for 9.2.0 downgrade
     
  7. EmperorOfCanada

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    16. If you get an error in the middle of installation, follow the instructions in the beginning for partial downgrades

    >If PlaiSysUpdater crashes at any point during the downgrade (which can happen occasionally), you can power off the system by holding the power button. You will be left with what's called a "partial downgrade" or "partial", which is recoverable.

    Although a partially downgraded system may show 9.2.0 as the system version, you are not done. You must restart from the beginning and downgrade a second time to install any files that were not installed. Browserhax will work for partial downgrades as long as you are using the recommended version of PlaiSysUpdater.
     
  8. Timburpton
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    Yeah, it says it can happen but it doesnt say that its very common.