(Question) Hardmod + NAND Backup (Pure Image)

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  1. SirECK
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    Hi all

    I got a question and I was hoping anyone with hardmod experience can give me their 2₵.
    I'm planning on modding a brand new 2DS but I was thinking, is it recommended to do the initial setup first or can I do the hardmod, then do the NAND dump, then to the setup and continue with A9LH?
    I ask because I'm curious and want to know if there is such a thing as a Pure NAND image.
     
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    I don't have experience myself, but because the whole point is just taking an image of the nand, yes you can take that image whenever you want - and restore it whenever you want.

    This should make a "pure" image.
     
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    Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Yes, just incase of issues with the process make a NANDbackup prior to the hardmod. A hardmod doesn't change any software so it doesn't need to be before it but in some instances I have modded my 3DS and caused it not to boot but restoring the nand has fixed that.
     
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    Can I ask what happened exactly that caused you to need to restore the NAND?
     
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    I had hardmodded my console and when I went to boot it just had a black screen but I was able to get to the Decrypt9 menu (I had installed the A9HL before hand) so I just restored and it loaded up. Granted my no boot error may be unrelated to my hardmodding but it did happen just after I had finished the mod

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    Also please quote when you reply so people are aware that you are talking to them
     
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    I do click the quote button but it doesn't take. Thanks for the Info.
    I guess I will do a Semi-Pure image now that soundhax/fasthax is out.
     

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    Click reply instead
     
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    Well aren't I an idiot. :rofl2:
     
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    Also as a precaution I would suggest making sure you know exactly what you are doing when hardmodding as it is possible to brick your console if you don't know what you're doing. I would suggest to seek out a few members who do hardmodding as a service and keep them in mind just incase you don't feel comfortable doing it
     
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    Thanks for the info. But I am willing to take the risk. I have done soldering before although im not the best at it I have read guides, watched videos.etc and feel quite confident. I have ordered a bit of quality equipment and other stuff as I do plan on getting into the field as a hobby. I will practice on something else for a while before I attempt this as I'm in no hurry. Thanks for the concern but I am no armature to electronic PCB's, just the soldering PCB's.:D
     
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    Completed the hardmod and I didn't fuck it up :D
     
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