Unbrick your r4i-B9S Card

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  1. spkuja
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    TO CLARIFY: This restores the card to a working state after it has been bricked, in this case playing NDS roms. Once it is working again you can use the official flasher to revert it back to being able to use ntrboot.

    Hey all,

    Thanks to an oversight by the R4 team, loads of us were left with bricked r4i-B9S cards. But thanks to the help of so many people over on the thread below (I'll post the link at the end) there is now a method to unbrick the card!

    I've provided the files in a zip below (links to their source will be below as well).

    * Copy these files to your 3DS memory card
    * Make sure your r4i-B9S card is in the gamecard slot
    * Boot your 3DS holding start and select ntrboot_flasher from the chain loader
    * Press A at the red screen and then select "R4iSDHC family"
    * Press the "Restore flash" option and wait.

    It should read the backup and then start writing the chunks one by one (32 in total). Once it is completed, when you boot your 3DS the gamecard should show up as Touch! Bomberman Land.

    And that's it! You can now restore it to the B9S installer mode and back to the DS mode as normal using the official flasher from the r4i-SDHC website.

    Sources:
    Clean firmware thanks to @pandavova https://gbatemp.net/threads/r4i-b9s-flashcart-tested-and-impression.484620/page-22#post-7633078

    The modified ntrboot_flasher thanks to @AngelSL https://gbatemp.net/threads/r4i-b9s-flashcart-tested-and-impression.484620/page-23#post-7633409

    Forum post where this was all worked out: https://gbatemp.net/threads/r4i-b9s-flashcart-tested-and-impression.484620/

    Also, special thanks to @Kitlith who was also helping to figure out the issue and @Yandere-chan who was also able to confirm the method worked


    I really hope this helps everyone affected by this issue and thanks to everyone who helped find a fix! I didn't find the fix, I just wanted to post an easy how-to guide on getting the card running again.

    Obligatory warning: As always, although this seems to work without any problems, I can't be held responsible for any damage you may do to your console and or flashcard. Do this entirely at your own risk.
     

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    Last edited by spkuja, Oct 14, 2017
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  2. Clothahump

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    Guess it won't be long until ntrboot_flasher gets official support for the r4i-sdhc family.
     
  3. Spwnrpe

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    @spkuja is the goal to restore a B9S to its original state (which is ntrboot?) or to NDS? In your attached zip you've added the nds.bin not the ntrboot.bin from the zip posted by @pandavova - if the goal is to restore the B9S to it's original state shouldn't it be the ntrboot.bin (as backup.bin) in your zip?
     
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  5. SANIC

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    Wait can r4 SDHC cards be flashed with NTTBoot now?
     
  6. Criminal90

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    yes I've done with RTS WIFI version
     
  7. SANIC

    SANIC GBATemp's Sonic Fan in Residence, 後

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    Ok I'll try mine now
     
  8. Yandere-chan

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    Just boots to white screens when selecting "Touch! Bomberman Land" from the menu, tried 2 different firmwares, nothing.
     
  9. RedBlueGreen

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    Do you have your SD card in it? You may also need to put on the R4 SDHC firmware
     
  10. Yandere-chan

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    Can you link me to exactly which firmware I need?
     
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    Hidden in your NAND
  13. RedBlueGreen

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    Did you use the clean pre-brick firmware and the NOR check fixed NTRBoot flasher?
     
  14. Yandere-chan

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    Hidden in your NAND
    Yeah
     
  15. SANIC

    SANIC GBATemp's Sonic Fan in Residence, 後

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    When I do it the flashcard says Touch!Bomberman Land. If the card was supposed to be flashed with NTRBoot would the icon change? The 2DS im using it on just boots into the homemenu
     
  16. pandavova

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    You need the "3DS" Firmware.
     
  17. SANIC

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    What 3DS firmware? I did everything 3DS.guide told me to
     
  18. pandavova

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    I should have quoted the post.
    http://www.r4i-sdhc.com/downloade.asp

    There the 3DS/ Kernel. "R4i-SDHC 3DS"
     
  19. SANIC

    SANIC GBATemp's Sonic Fan in Residence, 後

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    Could anyone help me? When ever I boot using X+Start+Select+Power BUtton, iut looks like its turning on, then the screen goes black. Ive held it for about a minute anad then turned sleep mode off and it said there was nothing in the game cad slot
     
  20. toto621

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    Thx to you , my R4i-SDHC is now NTRBoot ready :yay3ds:

    I flashed the ntrboot NOR backup and it worked like a charm, you deserve a :grog:
     
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