Stuck on Plailect's guide

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  1. Saternoir
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    Hi, so well, I was following the Plailect's guide to downgrade to 9.2 and somehow something went wrong.

    I kept only the 3ds (from the starter kit) + boot (from the starter kit) + updates folders (the 3ds one with the subfolders of emunand and plaisysupdate) on the SD and I started to downgrade. all the files were ok and were installed successfully, after the reboot, i had the black screen. I took off the sd, power on again, but the black screen was still there. I have access to the recovery, but I would like to have any solution that doesn't require to update to 11 and then do hardmod (cz i dont have the tools to do it)

    thanks again
     
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  2. Ironknight

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    I am sorry to tell you, but you're fucked. What error did you get exactly?
     
  3. 4gionz

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    Take sd out and wai at least a full minute before giving up. However it sound like a softbrick and your stuck going to 11.0.

    Are you sure you formatted before downgrading
     
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    tried what you said, still with the error :/

    Ye i formatted the SD (after doing a backup of all its content) and I put the files and folders I mentioned.

    i got the "something went wrong. hold power to power off the device, then power on and try again" error.
     
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    Trying to downgrade on 11.0 via AM services
    best bet is to hardmod :/
     
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    No I didn't ask if you formatted sd, I want to know if you performed a system console format before downgrading
     
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    I have same problem to but i try it all time with EmuNand(Because im sure it goes bad) then OTP says all time 2 Tmds Missing or Broken i use all stuff from that Guide.
    The Formating Part with Tiny Format help me not at all what does Mean with RedNand? How i get that working and not the EmuNand from GW?(That shows the Guide not how to do it really)
     
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    The first time I followed his guide this happened to me, at the time the highest version of 3ds was 10.6 and I did not want to use the recovery mode , after much insistence by powering on the 3DS with SD out , it just worked .... without explanation
     
  9. Saternoir
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    i would like to avoid the hardmod but seems it couldn't be avoided.... :(

    Oh, i thought it wouldn't be relevant so i didnt...
     
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    Trying to downgrade on 11.0 via AM services
    Welp your screwed then :/ i dont do hardmod services but a9lh services
     
  11. Saternoir
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    lol is that true? how many time you tried that?

    damn me :(
     
  12. olec04

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    Trying to downgrade on 11.0 via AM services
    :/ yeah if you need any other help ask here
     
  13. 4gionz

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    Yup it's very important to format the console before downgrading, I've noticed basically every softbrick comes from not formatting the console.

    It's very possible to downgrade without doing it since I've seen people be successful, however it is what it is. Sorry for your loss
     
  14. Saternoir
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    Damn, didn't knew that... fk myself then :/
     
  15. Biovirulent

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    Same thing happened to me. Did not feel good knowing I screwed that up. Wish it was in the steps rather than on the top of the page...
     
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    Well i was following every step of the guide according to it...
     
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    Maaaaaaany tries, something like 2 days ...
    But it was int the 2.1 downgrade and I were just starting in the 3ds hack scene, maybe I did something wrong, since then I have hacked several 3ds and never had problems...
     
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  19. Wojton

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    This should be clarly stated in Plailect's guide, it only says to format system memory on chapter 4, but not on chapter 2 (9.2 downgrade). I was dowgrading someone's New 3DS to 9.2 and it errored out because I haven't formatted the system memory beforehand. Thankfully, it crashed with just native_firm not downgraded, so the console still booted up with SD Card removed and I was able to recover it, but many people might not be so lucky. Format your system memory before starting any downgrades people!
     
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    Same story with one of a new 3ds xl.. it was brand new and i turned on first but i haven't format the system before downgrading and crashed at just native firm too.. but thankfully i can able to ran plaisysupdater again and it worked for second try.