Unbrick Mod via USB?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by DaisukeHideki, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. DaisukeHideki
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    Hey guys,

    I've bricked my 3DS just recently and read about how to do an unbrick with a SD Card adapter.

    I wanted to do a "nice looking" mod instead of having a SD Card adapter hanging out of the 3DS so I've looked for some regular PWM cables like this:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    The male jack would be connected to the 3DS itself and glued to a hole in the case, the female would be connected to a SD Card adapter.

    But PWM jacks look uglier than USB jacks to be honest :D

    Would this work with a regular USB connection?
    For example having cables connected to the 3DS and a female Micro USB jack glued to a hole in the case and then using a regular micro USB cable connected to my PC USB Port.

    I know that the mod uses DAT 0, CMD, CLK, GND but a USB connection uses Vcc (+5V), Data -, Data + and GND.

    Has anyone tried this before?
     
  2. laramie

    laramie GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yeah Hundshamer did, she doesn't use the micro usb anymore though. I'm not sure why, but that's all she told me.
     
  3. DaisukeHideki
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    Thanks for the quick response. I will try to reach out to her :D
     
  4. sweis12

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    People don't use miniusb anymore because some people put 5v into their nand chip.
     
  5. legofan623

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    He means an integrated sd card reader in the ds
     
  6. hundshamer

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    That is possible, but a switch would be so it will not BSOD when you want it in normal mode.
     
  7. dark_samus3

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    What you're trying to do is pretty easy, you just need a small enough dpst switch (dual pole single throw) to turn the CLK and CMD off so you can use the console like normal this will allow a straight USB connection to the console, just flip a switch power the console on and then read/write to the NAND then flip the switch the other way and you're done :)