[QUESTION] Can we format the 3ds nand back to its initial state?

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  1. GoodCookie88
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    Hi guys im new to this thread and i just have one question..

    Would it be possible to format the 3ds nand back to its initial state? I know that the system version and information is stored in there but could we be able to solder some wires to the nand and later on connect it to our pc and format it?Or maybe delete the updates from the nand?

    If im not mistaken the 3ds comes with the initial version of 1.0.0 right?

    Please dont call me a noob about this im new to the 3ds hacking scene..

    Thanks!
     
  2. doctorgoat

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    do you really think someone wouldn't have thought of this
     
  3. GoodCookie88
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    I dont know... im not that `someoneĀ“
     
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    you can downgrade like that more or less but you need a backup from the firmware you want to go back to
     
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  6. ChaosRipple

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    Someone already did the soldering.


    You can't revert it unless you had a backup of it unfortunately.
     
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    Not all Old 3DSes come with 1.0, most newer stock units are around 8.x these days. New 3DS shipped with 8.1.0-0J in Japan, and 9.0 everywhere else, but most are around 9.3 or higher now (can't use kernel mode).

    Yes, you can make backups of your NAND:
    O3DS XL: https://gbatemp.net/threads/3ds-xl-nand-access-via-usb-mod.363245/
    N3DS: https://gbatemp.net/threads/n3ds-nand-backup-possible-i-hope.381506/
    More info: http://3dbrew.org/wiki/Hardware#NAND_pinout

    Without prior backups, you can't restore to anything other than your current version.
     
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    Thanks Guys! Sad to know that i need a nand backup :(