[PSA]For Goodness' Sake, make a NAND Backup

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by annson24, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. annson24

    annson24 The Patient One

    May 5, 2016
    This goes not only to those who are new to the scene. This is for everybody who doesn't have a NAND backup yet.

    Ever since the free userland exploit has been released and now combined with the arm9 exploit, everybody can now get their hands on things that may cause brick.

    Now in the past few days, brick rate has increased significantly. Worst part is, the most important thing to do when doing sensitive stuff is often forgotten and/or overlooked.

    Now to the people who already know their way around, please make a NAND backup if you still don't have one.

    To those who just started looking around but has few knowledge already, these are some tools that can be used to make a backup: decrypt9 & hourglass9.

    Now to the ones who doesn't have any clue about this but want to dive in with arm9loaderhax installation, be sure to follow this, and only this GUIDE. No videos, no other site. Just that guide.

    Lastly, to those who bricked without having a NAND backup, let this be a lesson to you. Creating a NAND backup should be Standard Operating Procedure before doing anything risky.

    That's all, happy modding everyone. Stay safe --- always have a backup.
  2. munchy_cool

    munchy_cool GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 15, 2016
    United States
    Well said, couldn't help saying

    "Let it snow for Winter is coming" ..lol
  3. xtheman

    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

    Jan 28, 2016
    United States
    Let them brick.
    They don't want to follow proper instructions then its their fault not ours.
  4. Darkyose

    Darkyose Mysterious

    Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    Home Alone Somewhere.
    I don't know what is the deal with people not making NAND backups.
  5. DinohScene

    DinohScene Feed Dino to the Sharks

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    Sadly enough, noobs won't read this.
    They only care about free games on their devices and if possible, without modding.
    Sketchy1 and Darkyose like this.
  6. Bootrom8046

    Bootrom8046 Newbie

    Jan 1, 2017
    United States
    Insert 'the office' Michael thank you gif here.

    Looks like people thinks it's a waste of time. Natural selection I say.
  7. Sketchy1

    Sketchy1 gbatemp's shadiest warez dealer

    Aug 9, 2016
    United States
    Ikr? They say they followed the guide to the T, yet when they brick, blame the program, and when we ask "did you try and restore your nand backup", they say " i didn't make one"

    Guide step 1:
    Make a sysnand backup
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  8. proflayton123

    proflayton123 Sakura思い

    Jan 11, 2016
    If im honest, if you don't make it easier for yourself and be patient whilst it backs up your vital data then it's your own Fault no one elses
    annson24, BADDINOROX99 and Sketchy1 like this.
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