Need help with soft bricked N3DS XL (9.2)

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by William Edeke, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. William Edeke
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    William Edeke Newbie

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    Hi everybody! Here's a tricky one for you..

    So I just stumbled upon something interesting. This is my 5th 3DS I downgrade this week and this time it's for a friend. I'm always very careful when I downgrade and always use the "safesysUpdater". This time though, it crashed on me in the middle of downgrading. Luckily though it managed to install some of the CIAS to the 3DS. I can access everything besides System Settings or the Web Brower (bad luck, I know). I'm certain that I'm on 9.2 because I can boot into Gateway-mode with the help of Ocarina of Time save-hax. I'm backing up my NAND as I write this.

    My question is this; how could I, with the help of Gateway-mode, restore my 3DS without having to update to version 10.5? I thinking of formatting my EmuNAND and that way be able to install some CIAs. But would it be possible to format the SysNAND while being on EmuNAND?

    I really need you help guys and girls! Let us come up with something clever! :)

    TL;DR: I need help with figuring out how to get sysUpdater working without using the Web Browser or System Settings. I managed to get the Gateway Menu to boot. Formatting the EmuNAND as I write this. Don't now if it'll work.
     
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  2. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I'm assuming you don't have access to a Sky3DS? Then you could do Ninjhax / OoTHax.
     
  3. William Edeke
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    William Edeke Newbie

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    I actually own Cubic Ninja, but that doesn't work at all. The game crashes when I try to access HBL.
     
  4. SomeGamer

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    Then do OoThax. It doesn't require the browser.
     
  5. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Did you put the boot.3dsx in the root of your SD and chose the correct firmware version from the Ninjhax page for the QR code? Since you seem to have gotten a semi-downgrade, try both the old FW version and 9.2 for the QR.
     
  6. William Edeke
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    William Edeke Newbie

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    I love you! Managed to downgrade the console for real now using your tip! Thank you! :)
     
  7. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Nice to hear you were successful. All these successful downgrades make me happy. It's nice to be unshackled from the stability ; - ]
     
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    As someone who is about to try this, were all 5 on 10.3 or did you have success with any between 9.3 and 10.2?
     
  9. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I know you didn't ask me, but I've downgraded 4 systems, 2 of them were on 9.9, one was on 10.1 and one on 10.2. Been fine for me :)
     
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    tipsytoto GBAtemp Regular

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    Sweet mine is on 9.6 so I guess I'll give it a shot. Thanks!
     
  11. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Good luck, use SafeSysUpdater! Let me know if you run into any issues or have any questions.
     
  12. fr3quency

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    Wherever my imagination decides.
    Mine was on 10.3 and I downgraded two times. 10.3 > 9.2 > 10.3 > 9.2 :P If you check the downgrade .ZIP file's md5 and sha-1 and see they are ok, you are good to go.

    Edit: used sysUpdater both times.