1. Dydoo

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    Hello, I would like to know if there is a way to make a Nintendo 3DS look like it's never been hacked? I hacked it a while ago and taking it out of the closet I realize that it takes almost 1 minute to display its home screen, so I would like to start from the beginning, but I would like to make it totally "stock" as if I took it out of the box
    Thank you :)
     
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  2. Shadow#1

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    No u don't u just need to update the cfw
     
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    3ds.hacks.guide has a guide for uninstalling 3DS: https://3ds.hacks.guide/uninstall-cfw.html

    Please notice that virginizing a console is always very risky. It seems like you also have to update from A9LH to B9S. You could try to update to B9S and see if it gets any better.

    Again, virginizing a console is not recommended at all, unless you really know what you're doing and prepared for possible bricks.
     
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    What happen when you take off the SD/microSD card from your console and turn it on (while pressing SELECT button)?

    I said that because possibly you have a very old (and non-permanent) hacked system (like MenuHax). And in that case, isn't needed an uninstallation (just with enter to SysNand HOME Menu and change the theme for another basic one, or doing this, would be enough to "back to stock").
     
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    also consider that certain huge SD sizes can cause issues with loading times depending on the way they're formatted
     
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    Do you want to just make it look like it isn't hacked or do you want to un-hack it?
     
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    @KokoseiJ Thanks for the link!
    @fmkid By doing this I have Luma 3DS v10.2 which launches
    @Filo97, I have a 128 GB Sandisk Extrem SD card
    @dwain12435 un-hack it, sorry tranlation mistake ;)
     
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    No wonder why your 3DS boots up HOME Menu so slowly. It's because you're using a 128 GB microSD card. Custom firmware is not to blame.

    To reduce loading times and to check if your SD card is fake, faulty, or dying,
    1. Copy everything off the SD card to a computer.
    2. Quadruple reformat.
      • * For cards that are 128 GB and bigger, instead of 32 KB (32768) cluster size, choose 64 KB (65536).
    3. Full Write + Verify the empty card in H2testw. Do not skip.
    4. If the card is [GOOD], delete the *.h2w test files.
      • :!: A failed or [BAD] card will need to be replaced. Go back to step 1 with the replacement card.
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    5. Copy everything back to the SD card.
     
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    @TurdPooCharger I don't understand why a bigger SD card would be slower ...
    So I did all that, I formatted with GUIformat in FAT32 64 Kb, I did the test which lasted a good half hour (without error)
    I put everything back on the SD card and it's still slow, Do you have a good SD card to advise me? For test, because the problem may be with my Sandisk?
     
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    Did you do a full write and read of a fully empty ss card? A half hour for a 128gb card is very quick to have been completed fully.
     
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    Yes, I did like that, after it's an extreme Sandisk, it is fast (and expensive) but not on my 3DS, after, I said a good half hour, I was not in front of my computer, for but the test lasted 35-40 minutes
     
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    Newer or old model?
     
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    Perhaps there is something wrong with your card, I tested the time it takes to boot both of my N3DS and N3DS XL, both have a U3 speed card and take about 30 seconds to go from being powered on to the home menu.
     
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    @Dydoo: Do you have a lot of stuffs installed on your console? The more installed content, the longer time it takes to load.

    And not always a faster (and latest technology) SD/microSD card means the better option for your console. Have in account that 3DS/2DS is not so powerful, and R/W data bus of SD slot could be not so fast than your card is capable
     
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    If you have less than 59 GB of used space on your SD Card, then you might as well move everything to a completely empty 64 GB SD Card formatted as FAT32.
     
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    The bigger the SD card, the bigger its partition table. This table has records of all the files and folders contained on the card and maps out how much & where the free spaces are located.

    Modern computers and smartphones do not have noticeable lag loading up or caching the table for big SD cards because they have very fast bus speeds reading and writing between the SD card ⇄ main [ hard drive / SSD / internal storage ].

    If we were to infer from the age of the original 3DS model (+9 years old), Nintendo's history of using last gen tech to keep their hardware production costs down, official stated support of up to 32 GB or SDHC {SD Association specifications of capacity paired with file systems} {recommenced upper limit for FAT32}, the pre-bundled 4 GB (micro)SD cards are always Class 4 [example - iFixit n3DSXL teardown, Toshiba brand card, C4], observable average write speed of around ~1.5 MB/s when FBI installing CIAs on even the New 3DS series, and the slow introduction + adoption of SDXC cards [64→128→200→256→512 GB], it's safe to conclude that the 2DS/3DS systems weren't designed from the onset for users having a large collection of games..

    Keep in mind that any changes done to the SD card (adding, deleting, moving, renaming, copying items) means the partition table has to likewise get updated to reflect those changes. That means there's a constant back-and-forth juggling between the SD card and 3DS system keeping track what's what and what's where. For increasingly bigger SD cards (128 GB and up), increasing the cluster size from 32 KB → 64 KB helps to reduce loading time is like having fewer slices to keep count for a given pizza pie.

    Hmm... Did you reformat the SD card along with the other three (3) programs in that specific order? A single reformat (ie, only guiformat and nothing else) may not produce a clean setup. Here are the reasons behind quadruple reformat.

    Does your computer happens to be premium or cutting edge, like a gaming rig or workstation? A finish time of about half hour (give or take another 15-30 minutes) fully writing and reading back a SanDisk Extreme 128 GB microSD card seems reasonably possible if this was done on a computer that has a UHS-I reader or on a high end SD-to-USB 3.X adapter.

    Time this with a stop watch or phone.

    If a quadruple reformat in 64 KB cluster size was properly performed, the emptied out card passed H2testw, there is at least 15 GB of free space, and the number of installed CIAs (HOME Menu titles) is approaching no where near 300, expect a load time of about 30 seconds from the moment the (POWER) button is pressed until the HOME Menu appears or lights up.

    As far as suggestions for a different brand or model microSD cards, check my signature and find the equivalent listings from Amazon USA ⇄ Amazon France.
     
  18. Dydoo

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    Thank you for all your information, indeed yes Nintendo did not think of those who had a very large collection of games ... I thought of a solution to reduce the number of games on the Home Menu, it is the Sky3DS Plus flashcart . But you would have to press the button until you find the right game so it's not great ...

    Ok, I did a quadruple formatting with the 3 software (+ Windows Explorer), my computer was over 5 years old but at the time yes it was a high end (it's a HP Probook workstation), it seems to me that the SD port is UHS-I compatible

    The 3DS is still slow even doing this, I would try on another 128 GB reference, if it is still slow I would see for a 64 GB, and if it is faster I would see to install less games on it.
     
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    Just for reference, I have 128 gig card, about 160 titles on my homescreen, takes me only 12 seconds from on to homemenu. Formatted with 64 Kb cluster as TurdPooCharger recommends for 128 gig card N3ds XL
     
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    And when you load a game in or when you return to the home menu is it slow?
     
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