New 3DS XL Downgrade Failed Halfway (ERROR CONTACT NINTY)

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  1. animex2k9
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    Hi,

    I've downgraded my N3DS XL FE Fates Edition and got an error halfway of the downgrade process. While some firmware files installed successfully, the other firmware files didn't due to the Contact Nintendo Error that appeared. I actually thought that I might have an expensive paperweight but it does boot fine to the home menu of the 3DS. I've also checked the firmware in the settings and it said 9.2.

    Now, my problem is I cannot open EmuNAND9 (Boots back to HBL), Pasta (Just black screen after launching), or the Gateway method (Just black screen).

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Bat420maN

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    It's not fully downgraded. I just went through this with my Pokemon N3DS. I ended up having to run Tri-Force Heroes to update back to 9.9 and downgrade again from there.
     
  3. mikey420

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    Redowngrade the downgrade was incomplete and sounds like native firm was never downgraded to a usable build.
     
  4. animex2k9
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    Can I just run the downgrader from 9.2 without updating it?
     
  5. Bat420maN

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    I tried to do that and couldn't get it to work. Tried about 50 times and gave up, went and updated it. If you can get it to run again though in theory it should work fine.
     
  6. animex2k9
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    Thanks. Will try that and update you if it did work.
     
  7. animex2k9
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    UPDATE: Everything is now working 100% after re-downgrading my N3DS XL directly from 9.2 to 9.2.

    Thanks guys!