N3DS XL Bricked when updating

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  1. loneZ
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    My N3DS running Luma with A9LH was bricked after I updated the system firmware. Luma is up to date as I checked before updating my 3ds. I can't go into other menus by holding down the buttons while booting.
     


  2. proflayton123

    proflayton123 悲しみ

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    Tried taking the sd card out, does it boot normally?
     
  3. Quantumcat

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    As @proflayton123 said. Plus, do you have the right files in your luma/payloads? Have you tried deleting the current arm9loaderhax.bin from your SD card and pasting in a fresh one from the most recent Luma version?
     
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  4. gamesquest1

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    is there an issue with the latest luma as this is the second thread of someone bricking when updating fw....which would suggest firm protection isn't doing its thing :s
     
  5. owek1

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    test your SD card or use another one..hope it's not over for your 3DS..
     
  6. acidmango

    acidmango Advanced Member

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    Same thing happened to my N3DSXL when I updated to 11.2.
    Tried booting without SD and tried using the latest luma, but neither of those suggestions worked.

    I've also attempted to boot into Recovery Mode, but that's a no-go as well.

    Decided to just just buy that Anker SD card reader and try reflashing the backup NAND.
     
  7. Posghetti

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    As of 6.6 stable release, I've had no issues updating my fw (and that's coming from 7 different 3DS')
     
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  8. fodder

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    Yeah, was thinking the same thing, both within a few hrs of each other.
     
  9. gamesquest1

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    if otpless has taught us anything it should be that something working most of the time is not the same as always working fine, something has obviously gone wrong as once....sure maybe someone was a bit dumb and did something wrong but doesn't want to admit.....2 in as many days with the same story.....I would say it at least Warrants a bit more investigation, might have helped to find exactly what build of luma they were running before bricking but unfortunately updating luma to latest is probably the first thing both of them tried before making threads
     
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    Ominous66521 GBAtemp Maniac

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  11. loneZ
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    Doesn't boot without an SD card. I've already tried replacing arm9loaderhax.bin with the latest one but it still doesn't work. I'm currently trying with another spare SD card and see if anything changes.

    Edit: Nope still doesn't boot at all.
     
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  12. fodder

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    What FW were you on before the upgrade? out of sheer curiosity
     
  13. loneZ
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    I don't remember exactly but I think it was 11.1.0-(something) I don't remember exactly.
     
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    Arkansaw GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    actually only 6.3.1 and maybe 6.5 can be considered stable. had problems booting into 6.6 sometimes
     
  15. PabloMK7

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    It seems like game patching (region emulation and language, custom code loading) isn't working on 11.2 N3DS aswell, even after changing the new folder structure in lastest commit.
     
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  16. GibFTW

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    Perhaps some unpatching needs to be done. As Pablo said, 11.2 might sneak code in that might stop custom code execution. If you are hardmodded, just restore your NFIRM to 10.4, and downgrade to 9.6, and this time DON'T upgrade until they say you can! Unless you can make it update to 11.1.
     
  17. gamesquest1

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    well I updated a system just before to 11.2 so it's not some secret stealth anti a9lh update method

    it's probably similar to the otpless failures ( a intermittent bug) with firm protection just failing to be setup

    if one of the people who bricked has a bricked nand dump they could probably check if FIRM was overwritten which shouldn't be possible under luma
     
  18. ScarletDreamz

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    Updated from 11.0 to 11.2 using luma 6.6 and had/have 0 issues.
     
  19. miss_nakano

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    What's going on...?now there's 2 cases like these...scary..Had I known about this I wouldn't have updated to 11.2(which I already did) without any caution at all.
     
  20. loneZ
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    So basically i'm screwed without a hardmod?