steps to take for modifying ?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by djamesconner, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. djamesconner
    OP

    djamesconner Member

    Newcomer
    14
    1
    Aug 8, 2016
    United States
    I just watched a video on how to install luma on the latest firmware im a little familiar with 3ds modification but of course this involves overriting nand files and would like to know some safe steps to take besides following the guide exactly as i already do that
    Im a little scared as my old 3ds xl bricked a year ago and i followed the steps completely with the right version
     
  2. Jhnsn

    Jhnsn *Flat is Justice*

    Member
    231
    109
    Sep 1, 2016
    Australia
    I don't recommend watching videos beacuse they can be outdated. Use 3ds.guide and if you do everything it says, you're safe.
     
  3. djamesconner
    OP

    djamesconner Member

    Newcomer
    14
    1
    Aug 8, 2016
    United States
    This video was posted 5 hours ago and the guy was basically the guide in voice form
     
  4. Jhnsn

    Jhnsn *Flat is Justice*

    Member
    231
    109
    Sep 1, 2016
    Australia
    Then it's alright. Just make backups and follow the guide and you're fine.
     
  5. djamesconner
    OP

    djamesconner Member

    Newcomer
    14
    1
    Aug 8, 2016
    United States
    So i am able to backup both nand files and with great effort possibly restore my files in case i brick ?
     
  6. Jhnsn

    Jhnsn *Flat is Justice*

    Member
    231
    109
    Sep 1, 2016
    Australia
    If you brick while installing a9lh then you need a hardmod. If you brick your sysnand but have a9lh installed, you can restore your backup using hourglass9.
     
  7. djamesconner
    OP

    djamesconner Member

    Newcomer
    14
    1
    Aug 8, 2016
    United States
    Tbh idc what it is im just glad i can fix a brick
     
  8. Ace212

    Ace212 Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    66
    54
    Oct 23, 2016
    United States
    I personally recommend NOT following one of those videos. 3ds.guide is a much more well thought out and expansive guide, and there is no known way you can brick using that guide if you follow it to the T. Videos tend to leave information out/forget to add important things, even if they may seem "close enough" to the guide. Better to use the guide.
     
  9. djamesconner
    OP

    djamesconner Member

    Newcomer
    14
    1
    Aug 8, 2016
    United States
    Thanks ill try but i tend to love vocal guides but hopefully the promise of not bricking will pull through
     
  10. Hyoretsu

    Hyoretsu Itosugi Masahiro's Loyal Reader

    Member
    1,578
    296
    Jan 17, 2016
    Brazil