Selling A9LH 3DS, preparation, what to supply?

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  1. pelago
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    I have an o3DS XL that I'm thinking of selling. It has a NAND reading/writing hardmod, and has A9LH setup, with Luma3DS on sysnand, from following the Plailect guide.

    I have system transferred it to my n3DS XL and also moved the contents of the SD card to my new console. The o3DS XL now has up-to-date firmware, but is otherwise completely blank, with a blank SD too. I have backups of all the relevant bits and pieces generated while following the guide.

    I want to supply it to the buyer in such a state that it is usable as an A9LH CFW console, as if it's just gone through the Plailect guide.

    I also want to supply anything that the buyer might need to unbrick it (bearing in mind it has a NAND mod), but I don't really want them to have access to games (tickets) I previously had installed, or my NNID, or my Wi-Fi password etc.

    So, what should I put onto the SD card, and what additional info/files should I supply to be helpful?

    Also any advice on selling - do ebay allow CFW 3DSes?
     
  2. mashers

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    Leave the SD card as-is so it can boot to A9LH. Supply a current NAND backup and the OTP along with their md5 sums on two different media (e.g. flash memory and DVD-R). That's all your buyer will need if they need to unbrick.

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    Oh another thing to mention about providing the NAND backups: you should copy the NAND backup back from the media on which you are providing it and restore it to check you have made a valid copy and it didn't corrupt while copying. So, say you burned it to a DVD, you should then copy it from the DVD to your computer and restore it using the hardmod. If it worked, then you know the copy on the DVD is valid.
     
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    Thanks. So if I backup the NAND as it is now, in 11.1.0 (which is actually something the buyer could do when they get it), and supply the OTP, that is sufficient?

    There's no need to supply a NAND backup from 2.1.0 or 9.2.0 for example? The reason I ask is because I do have NAND backups of 2.1.0 and 9.2.0 but they are from when it had all my tickets on, which I'd rather not give. I can probably downgrade it again to those versions and take fresh NAND backups, but don't want to if it's not necessary.
     
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    That will be sufficient for unbricking, yes. As long as you have the OTP and a recent NAND backup, there's really no need to supply anything else.

    Personally, I have kept backups of 2.1 and 9.2 just in case a new type of hack is developed which requires them. Of course, there is no risk to downgrading if you have a hardmod, but re-flashing a 2.1/9.2 NAND backup is of course easier than downgrading. It's not necessary to supply them, but it wouldn't hurt. If you have the time/patience, you could re-flash each one, format the NAND with system format, then dump the NAND again. That would result in backups of 2.1 and 9.2 without any of your data present.
     
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    Regarding the tickets thing, install tikSweep, run it, then delete tikSweep with FBI using the Delete Title and Ticket option.
     
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    I will see if I can supply clean backups of 2.1.0 and 9.2.0, for maximum convenience to the buyer. If I was buying such a system, that's the sort of dedication from the seller that I would like to see.

    I see that the guide says not to do a system format on firmware less than 6.0.0 on 2DS, but I guess it will safe to do it on o3DS XL?
    I assume system format is just as effective as tikSweep?
     
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    If it resets ticket.db then sure it is.
     
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    Actually I didn't know about not doing a system format on <6.0.0 2ds. o3DS is the same hardware as 2ds afaik so it might still cause problems. You could try it and restore via hard mod if it doesn't work.
     
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    I I'd say put a high capacity memory card and install a whole wack of games. Your customer will be like O_O so much games and you will be like $_$ I'm not joking.
     
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    that is very illegal :P
     
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    hmmmmmm :/
     
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    2ds released with 6.0.0; firmware below that is technically only made for o3ds [no provisions made for no 3d] - so it would be fine with a o3ds.
     
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    Depending on the price, I might be interested. I already have an o3DS with A9LH, but it is a launch date model and it is showing age. Hinges are pretty wore, the 3D slider works when it wants (and sometimes when you DONT!), the thumbstick pad keeps falling off, and the top screen has a crack in it that doesn't affect playability, but is very annoying to look at when it is your primary source of entertainment other than a 5 inch phone screen and 14 television channels, 5 of which are PBS and affiliates.

    Edit:
    Nevermind. Shipping from the UK would probably cost more than the console is worth and I don't feel like dealing with region changing. I'll keep looking. Thanks though!
     
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    Selling pirate games is pretty despicable TBH. Not to mention it would get the auction removed from eBay.
     
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    I might be interested in buying this since im after a O3DS XL with a Hardmod (since i cant be bothered to do it myself if i get one.)
    If its a UK 3DS thats great we share the same region. One question is how much you selling it for (including shipping (AUS) and if you will sell it to me.
     
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    Doing a system format on a 2DS below v6 will leave you stuck on the initial Setup where you have to put your 3D slider ON.
    It's a software brick but can be solved with Recovery Mode.
    This happens because 2DS ws never supposed to work with FW below v6.

    Even worst is when doing the 2.1 downgrade on a N3DS. If you are on 2.1 and close the lid for sleep mode, your console will be UNRECOVERABLY bricked.
    Something to do with the MCU controller.

    Just FYI.
     
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    I almost shut the lid on my N3DS when installing A9LH lol
     
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    Be glad that you didn't, ;)
     
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    Thanks for everyone's help on this. I have now listed this on ebay at http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131950345290 if anyone is interested. I didn't supply a clean 2.1.0 backup in the end, but I've supplied everything such that someone will be able to make their own if they wish.