Non-CFW 3DS "Bricked"

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    Sorry if this is the wrong section but here goes.

    A while back (when 3ds firmware 11.3 was released) My 3DS seemed to not like the update and often caused random crashed. When 11.4 was released I thought it would fix my issues but did the opposite and made them worse. The system often refused to boot, before a crash the screen would seem to corrupt itself and freeze until recently when I tried to turn it on I havent had 1 succsesful boot. Although once I managed to get a message asking to delete home menu managment data (just a black background though) but after I read the message, the box disappeared and showed a random, glitchy mess. I tried removing the micro sd card but to no avail. Still nothing

    "EDIT": As I was writing this I tried another boot and it worked. Turned off Wifi/NFC instantly. Another reboot, worked fine. Any ideas what caused this?
     


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    Didnt clarify in OP but im using a EUR N3DS XL running 11.4
     
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    Lucky for you there is a new way to fix a brick with just a magnet and a flashcard.
     
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    There's a PoC, but its not released yet
     
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    Yeah i noticed that, thats why i put down my switch and picked up my 3ds again
     
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    Some have said that not being able to boot is sometimes related to the wifi card not being connected well enough on the inside. So could be a hardware issue where simply reflashing the nand won't fix it.

    edit: although that example may be more of an o3ds case... I don't know.
     
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    Probably a hardware issue? Or a partition of the NAND being corrupted.
     
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    With the Wifi off, have you been able to boot consistently? I don't know why an issue with the WiFi card would cause such strange things, but like SonicMC mentioned it has been an issue for some.
     
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    Seems to be the wifi, booted 3 times now

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    just booted again to test

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    oppss...... i killed it again....

    tried to open my favorite dsiware game (petit computer... dont judge me...) and it froze. Wont boot again. Any ideas?
     
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    Hardware related ?
     
  11. PabloMK7

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    A picture of "the corrupted mess" would help a lot :P
     
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    Will try get an image asap
     
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    got the menu back but hasnt crashed. Says to delete home menu managment data. Should i try to do it?



    EDIT 1: also i opened the menu by holding L+R+DOWN+B on boot


    EDIT 2: uhhh.... tried to update from recovery mode (incase i wasnt on 11.4 even though i think i was) but it crashed as soon as the menu opened. Was asking to enable wireless but it froze


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    could be, recovery mode is pretty broken
     
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    Delete anything its asks you to delete, a format isnt out of the running but if the NAND is really screwed up I dont think theres a way to fix that.
     
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    Omg I think that worked! Software opens perfectly!

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    3dsware, dsiware, videos and virtual console all work perfectly! Thanks dude!
     
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    ok its not fixed. crashes using miiverse and crashes in AR Games. Probably in other apps too. If it is a nand corruption would sighax/boot9strap work cause it executes cfw when bootrom is loaded.
     
  17. PabloMK7

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    I'm pretty sure it's not nand corruption. How does it crash? Which error, does it just shut down, etc...
     
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    Honestly, i'm 90% sure your problem is hardware related, you're better off just buying another 3ds or sending that one away for repairs.
     
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    I'd say 100% because he haven't CFW, so no permanent shit, Just buy a 2DS, it cost like 50$
     
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    It just freezes, as mentioned before it sometimes wont boot after it
    Not gonna buy a new one and im probably not gonna send it out for repairs.

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    If i installed boot9strap and an emunand do you think that would make any difference?