NAND Recovery? (I can pay for it)

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  1. dingoyabuki
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    Hello everyone, I'm in a predicament here. Yeah I know, I'm new and people may not think I'm worth trusting, but I'm almost desperate at this point, and I need help.

    I have a Japanese 3DSXL. I was stupid and I accidentally updated to the newest firmware from 7.1. I have no flashcart (yet), but I do have an MT-Card coming in the mail in a week or two, if that matters.

    I do have a backup of the 7.1 NAND. I can no longer use the web browser exploit to recover this backup, probably because I'm on the new firmware. I go to "go.gateway-3ds.com", and nothing happens; I just see the black page saying "Gateway 3DS is loading".

    I need to have my 3DSXL downgraded to 7.1 or 4.5 so I can use my MT Card. I can pay $20 to have it done, if hard modding is my only option, since I do not feel comfortable opening the console. I live in the United States, in California.

    I really need help here. If someone could direct me to someone in the USA who I could pay to fix my 3DS, too, that would also be great. Thank you so much in advance. I know this is a long shot, but there's not much I can do.
     
  2. innercy

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    your only option is hard mod.
     
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    It appears so.. I really don't feel comfortable opening up my 3DSXL, and apparently only particular SD adapters work. I have no prior soldering experience, and I don't want to risk breaking the console. I'm looking at selling the console and buying another one with a lower firmware if I can't find anyone who can downgrade/restore the NAND of mine.
     
  5. Adeka

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    FWI You don't need a flashcart to play 3ds roms anymore
     
  6. innercy

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    even in fw 9.7?.:P
     
  7. dingoyabuki
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    Someone else said that when I was googling around. I want to look into that more, but at the same time, I already have a flashcart coming anyways. And also, do you know if my firmware would matter if I used whatever method there is to play 3DS roms without a flashcart? Because if so, I would be very interested.
     
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    http://gbatemp.net/threads/pasta-cf...d-on-old-and-new-3ds-required-ninjhax.388925/
     
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    Thanks for that link. Although it wouldn't work in my scenario right now because of my firmware, it's quite useful, and hopefully I'll be able to try it some time.
     
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    The person I linked you to is a very trusted member of GBAtemp and has done both my 3ds xl and n3ds xl. I would contact them
     
  11. dingoyabuki
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    I'll do that right now; thanks a ton!
     
  12. hippy dave

    hippy dave Butts Butts Megabutts

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    Don't just post this in every thread for the sake of it.
     
  13. Adeka

    Adeka Beta Tester

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    I think I posted it in 2 threads...
     
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    My spidey senses detected a trend forming, if I was wrong then never mind.
     
  15. sweis12

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    Help me ?? PM me pls.