So... I Bricked My New 3DS XL via Dgtools :(

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  1. PeacfulGamer
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    I know, I know... I'm stupid. I broke my new 3ds xl by using dgtools with a9lh installed. I didn't figure out that it would brick my system until it was already installed... I do still have a9lh, is there anyway to use what's left of a9lh to unbrick my system? Or any type of way?
    PS: I have my NANDMin.bin from the a9lh installation for 11.2 so I have my backup, but I really don't know how I can do a hardmod without 99% breaking my system from messing something up in the motherboard :( (Those types of things get me kinda scared...)
    Any help is appreciated if possible, thank you :)
     
  2. yusuo

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    can you access the recovery menu
     
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    What do I have to press again? lol...
     
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    You wrote trash to your Firm 0/1, effectively overwriting a9lh on normal cases. If you can't access any payloads such as Decrypt9/Godmode9/Hourglass9, you lost a9lh and got a brick. The only way you could recover is with a hardmod.
     
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    Dang. Guess I will buy another 3ds...
     
  6. yusuo

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    A+R+L+Up(DPad) while powering up
    let us know if that does anything
     
  7. zoogie

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    There's even a warning that tells you there's a 100% chance of that happening.
    https://github.com/Plailect/dgTool/blob/master/source/main.c#L256-L257

    You need to send it off to a hardmodder. The arm9 gets stuck in an infinite loop with this brick so recovery won't help.
     
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    The C: drive
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    I don't think it said it when I installed it, I read everything I could see on the screen, it said nothing about it. Again, I said I found out once it was already done, so I didn't even know that it was bad until I did it already.
     
  10. zoogie

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    It warns you every time you downgrade firm. There is no way to tell you have it installed already (a limitation of DS mode) so only a warning is possible.

    edit: versions < 2.0 didn't have the warnings - I didn't think anybody would be dumb enough to try downgrading an already hacked system. Boy was I wrong :P
     
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    ...why would you mess with dgTool on an A9LH console? Or, for that matter, at all right now?

    RIP
     
  12. ItsKipz

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    why did you want to use DGTool anyways lmoa
     
  13. wurstpistole

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    So...
     
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    Lmao at purposely using tool to brick in a sense
     
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    I don't think this was intentional lol, just curiosity mixed with an extra dose of carelessness. We've all done stupid things.
     
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    The C: drive
    But it warns you you'll brick. Right there.
     
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    How I love people being beyond careless and then using something which is said to brick with having A9
     
  18. souler92

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    do a hardmod, atleast try. its broken anyway