O3DS "bricked" on 6.x, apps don't work etc. What to do, if anything?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Distrance, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Distrance
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    So I was talking about this in the IRC chat when GBATemp was down but might as well make a post here now that I know all the details about the 3DS just to make sure that ya'll agree on whether there's anything that can be done or can't.

    Note that this is not my O3DS, and I do not know this guy so I am only going by what he has told me so far:

    He downgraded to 2.1. Instead of proceeding to install A9LH, he updated to 4.x with Ocarina of Time. Then, he updated to 6.x with Omega Ruby. This is because system update from recovery mode would not work on 4.x. Now he's on 6.x firmware and he cannot launch ANY applications that are on the Home Menu. They just do "bling", and nothing happens. Some applications such as System Settings and the Browser cause the system to lock up and freeze when attempting to open them. Launching games does not work according to him either, they just do "bling".

    He has Monster Hunter Generations cart which to my understanding holds 10.x firmware, which could be used as a cart update. However after updating to this 6.x with Omega Ruby, he cannot do cart updates either to my understanding. According to 3DS Guide you must visit recovery mode, then hit cancel and press Start to reboot? This is already where it fails, as canceling the update shuts the console off. Regardless, if he then powers the device on and inserts cart and attemps to launch it's just a "bling" and nothing more so there's no option for cart update?

    Recovery Mode Update apparently gets update to 1/4th of the way, and then always fails.

    With browser, system settings AND game cart exploits being out of the picture, is the consensus here that he is SOL?

    Another fun fact: He had NAND backup, but lost it. Thought he's bricked for good, so wiped the SD card. Assuming nothing's written on the SD card, if you ran a recovery program on it would it be plausible to recover the file intact? Even if he had the file intact though, in a case like this would hardmod be the only possiblity?

    By the way for the most part when testing things his SD card hasn't been inside the console but that shouldn't affect anything as far as attempting an update etc. goes .. right?

    And lastly yes, I know that updating on 2.1 instead of proceeding on with the guide is dumb and all but I don't know all the details here either and what went through with their head so it's pointless to comment on that.
     
  2. HyperT

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    Backup-wise if you also recover the sha, you can verify that the bin is good.
     
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    Wow about 50 mistakes where made to get to this state, if he just didn't make one of them it might be recoverable but looking at this it seems hopeless without maybe a hardmod and either a ctrnand transfer to 9.2 or use the hopefully recoverable backup

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  4. Cinnamon

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    Why do people do this to themselves? :(

    But yes I think his 3ds is pretty much doomed if no exploits are working and system apps are crashing.
     
  5. Distrance
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    Well we haven't tried any exploits because nothing runs .. I was hopeful that he could run OOT which he has in order to get into HBL but alas - the games do not launch either. Also something he noticed is that if he inserts a game cart into the console when the console is powered on, the cart is never recognized. If he powers on the device with the cart inside, only then it is recognized.

    Everything that is happening with the 3DS makes it sound really fucked up yeah and I don't think there's any hope buuuut since I don't know myself for certain I wanted to confirm with you guys. What do you think @Xiphiidae? I remember you helping a bit with this on the IRC Chat, where you talked about MSET exploits and what have you.

    I guess that's another paperweight .. There's sure been a lot of them after the 11.2 exploit was discovered. And most of them are yes by people who follow video guides .. It's not just something people say but all of the hacking related YT vids have thousands of comments by noobs who complain about bricks. I just don't even .. Why can't someone make a video guide that somehow magically gets popular and the only thing in the vid would be the guy telling you to use the Holy Guide for hacking (3ds Guide) instead of being a retard and using YT guides .. :rofl2:
     
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    If he can't boot games, the browser, get into system settings, or boot into recovery mode, and has no NAND backup, then I'm afraid there's nothing that can be done.
     
  7. NicholasCullihal

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    Try booting with a,b,x,y, and the right trigger held down with an exploit game such as cubic ninja inside. It should bypass the menu and force launch the game. @Distrance
     
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    That only works if the console hasn't gone through system setup yet.
     
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  9. NicholasCullihal

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    Oh. I didn't know that... sorry