Need help installing a backup.

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by watts, May 29, 2016.

  1. watts
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    watts Newbie

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    I need help installing a backup. I have N3DS using luma and got to the step in Plailect where you downgrade to 2.1. The N3DS will not boot up at all. Black screen and power button on.

    Am I bricked? No hope?

    Thanks,
    Watts
     
  2. Pokéidiot

    Pokéidiot GBAtemp Regular

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    If you didn't yet restored emuNAND into sysNAND, remember that no CFW can boot 2.1 emunand.
    So you will have to flash the emuNAND backup onto sysNAND to have 2.1 working. Since N3DS never had firmware on 2.1, you will have to unbrick the emunand before flashing it. IF you are using the lastest version of otpHelper, "One Click Setup" option will do everything for you.
     
  3. watts
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    ok so what you told me is hard to understand. I deleted my EMU and replaced it withe the emu original bin on my SD card. I was using all the latest so OTP. but I cannot get into the homebrew since nothing will happen except black screen. What am i missing here?
     
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    nero99 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Did you follow every step of the guide before this happened?
     
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  6. watts
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    so yes prior to this step to my knowledge I had done everything correctly. I have the N3DS so cant try the recovery from what I read.... I also do not have a hard mod. I do have the NAND backups though.
     
  7. Just Passing By

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    Have you tried the troubleshooting I linked you to?
     
  8. watts
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    yes
    no luck
     
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    Mmn yeah you must have messed up somewhere during the process. Perhaps you downgraded using the wrong downgrade pack? Doesn't really matter now. I'd just try hardmodding it yourself or pay someone to do it for you.
     
  10. watts
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    ok hard mod it is......
     
  11. Just Passing By

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    I mean, in the end, now you don't have to worry about bricking anymore right? So in some respects, this isn't such a bad thing, although of course it's not the best. Anyways good luck! ;)
     
  12. Quantumcat

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    If you pay one of the reputable hardmodders here they would probably install a9lh for you for a small amount extra. Then you won't have to worry about it.