[Rumor] A lot of players bricked their 3DS by ROM/CIA-upgrading GW 3.01 Downgraded 4.x's emuNAND

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by MelonGx, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. MelonGx
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    As the topic.
    I don't know why it has happened.

    I can just advice everybody:
    1) Create emuNAND BEFORE Downgrading!
    2) DO NOT use ROM/CIA method to upgrade any GW 3.01 created emuNAND! Use Wi-Fi only!
     


  2. andre104623

    andre104623 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Where did you hear this from?
     
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  3. TheKerplunk

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    I already updated the emuNAND with a ROM to 8.1
    Will I have a problem if I downgrade now?
     
  4. justln

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    A lot? Is there even a verified case of bricking from the new firmware yet?
     
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    He could be trolling wait for a verified case from a trusted person
     
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  7. kamesenin888

    kamesenin888 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Why do ppl use cia to upgrade the emunand?
     
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    Someone should lock this before people freak out for no reason
     
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  9. Apache Thunder

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    Not sure what the fuss is about. I downgraded to 4.2 using Gateway Ultra 3.0.1. Then upgraded sysnand to 7.2 using Pokemon Alpha Sapphire retail cart. I was planning on using a Smash Bros Rom to update sysnand to 8.x...But not sure if I really have need for that at the moment. :P
     
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  10. slowmotioning

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    Why? All he's saying is to not upgrade emunand FW with a ROM/CIA after downgrading as it has apparently bricked some consoles.
     
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  11. MelonGx
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    Some of them have poor Wi-Fi connection.
    Some of them refuse to pay money for using Mobile Phone AP to upgrade it.
     
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  12. Ralph1611

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    Question... I cant do this Gateway thing without my 8.1 since my console doesnt have the browser correct? should i wait for the other exploit?
     
  13. Joe88

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    who or where are these people?, I havnt seen any cases of bricking
     
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  14. HEX1GON

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    WiFi isn't the issue, my upgrade failed midway through updating emuNAND. The update system doesn't update during the download for that purpose of connection failure.
     
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  15. LinkmstrYT

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    You wanted to see where I live? You stalker...
    >A lot of players bricked their 3DS by ROM/CIA-upgrading GW 3.01 Downgraded 4.x's emuNAND
    >Only two posts about it in Baidu Tieba.

    That's not exactly a lot...
     
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  16. satel

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    then i blame it on fear & panic. poor kid :(
     
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    You wanted to see where I live? You stalker...
    Well, I guess this can be something to keep in mind of.
     
  18. Classicgamer

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    I bricked mine this morning. some background - goal was to re-enable ak2i once I heard usa dg to 4.2. I did this:

    attempted to update system nand past 4.5 because you can't dg to 4.2 from 4.5 by booting gw mode while holding up. then loaded up a 8.1 rom and accepted the update agreement. black screen brick on restart. tried a second rom - black screen brick. tried a third 5.x rom - black screen brick. then rented dream team cart - updated to 5.x then downgraded to 4.2. still ak2i inop - used cearps flashcardtimewarp.cia and now ak2i works.

    fyi - I hard modded my sysnand for write and the 3ds does not blue screen. after triple checking my work I decided to just plug it in after waiting 10 second on 3ds start up and my pc recognized it and I was able to write back my nand no problem - as if it was blue screened.

    at that time I had no emunand, and of course I had a sysnand backup from a few years ago (4.5)
     
  19. cearp

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    some people don't have wifi on their 3ds, some people want to upgrade to a specific fw version ( without having a game/rom to update from)
    i'm certain that as long as you do NOT install the n3ds system titles you will be fine.
    but of course, it's a risk.
     
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    A lot? O.o Really? I had no problem.