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

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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!
 

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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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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?
 

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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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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)
 

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Why do ppl use cia to upgrade the emunand?

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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