Softbrick New 3DS updated from FW 2.1 (With NAND backup)

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by StealthyDucks, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. StealthyDucks
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    Hi all,
    Trying to install CFW on 11.2U I forgot to turn on WiFi and when I was in 2.1 using CTRtransfer.
    I updated using a game cartridge (Super Mario Maker 3DS) without realizing that this can cause a brick. Now my system won't let me access system settings or fails to update to the latest firmware, either by using recovery mode or updating regularly.
    I have a NAND backup but can't access Hourglass9 or homebrew launcher.
    My system is in firmware 11.1.0-4U as far as I know.

    Any thoughts? Do I need to do a hardmod?
     
  2. Quantumcat

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    You will need a hardmod. How did you miss:

    This, in the 2.1 CTR transfer (first message at top of page)
    And this, last message in red on same page:
    And this, in the middle of the instructions for installing a9lh from the dukesrg website:
     
  3. StealthyDucks
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    Followed a video tutorial, thanks for the help though
     
  4. Quantumcat

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    Ah, that was your problem. Following video guides is dangerous.