Risk of bricking

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  1. jerrokun
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    I've been doing as much reading as possible before I begin playing with any of the exploits. I am very hesitant to get started on the basis that I don't want a bricked console. Despite that, I see bricking mentioned very infrequently in all of the guides, so I don't have a great idea of what is safe and what is dangerous.

    As far as I know, these things have a high risk of bricking your console:
    • Downgrade process
    • Backing up NAND
    • Restoring emuNAND
    • Updating the Gateway cartridge
    • Performing a system update or a system format in sysNAND
    Is there anything else to keep in mind?
    I remember back on the Wii, installing a WAD with a broken banner would completely brick the console, just like that. Is that the case with CIA files? If I install a broken CIA in emuNAND, will that brick my console?
     
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    Sammt424 If you read this, you are an idiot.

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    Yeah, where did you get these facts?
     
  3. satel

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    i think it's away of asking if these are in fact risky ? :D :teach:
     
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    Sammt424 If you read this, you are an idiot.

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    edited your post with corrections

    real things that would be risky

    1)running programs from untrusted sources
    2)installing random cia files to sysnand
    3)not following guides if you dont know what your doing
    4)Not making a nand backup as the very first thing you do to your console and keeping it in a safe place

    in regards to "corrupt cia files" its not recommended you install anything to sysnand unless specifically needed, and even then only do it if you trust the source and are prepared for the worst i.e have a nand backup and can have your console hard modded to restore your backup....but really there shouldnt be any risk as long as you arent overwriting system files
     
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    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

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    I've downgraded and reinstalled sysNAND several times and I've had no issue. as long as you follow the instructions properly you should have no issues
     
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    Risk of bricking... 0.0001%

    Risk of extreme paranoia.... 10000%
     
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    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

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    risk of bricking if you dont follow instructions....75%
     
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    Thanks, that's exactly what I was after. I will keep that in mind.

    Apologies for the paranoia guys, I figured it's better safe than sorry.
     
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