What happens if wrong NAND is flashed?

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  1. bache
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    In a moment of stupidity, I've placed both my brother's backed up NAND in the same folder as my own, and don't remember which is which. I know flashing the wrong NAND is bad, but I'm wondering if the Gateway menu will stop me if the wrong file is selected? Not keen on trying myself in case it doesn't.
     


  2. Aliahan

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    Do you at least remember which system you backed up first? If you know that you can just look at the file properties and see which was created earlier.
     
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    look at the date and time the files were created by going to the file, right hand clicking it and goto properties, if you can remember which nand you dumped first, yours or ya bros then the dates will tell you.

    fucking ninja'd lol
     
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  5. bache
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    I remember which I did first, but the timestamps are the same, which I assume is because I copied them from another folder. Definitely different files as the md5 don't match.

    I should have thought of this first. Thanks!
     
  6. Henning B

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    I would not trust date created:[​IMG]
     
  7. Foxi4

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    If you flash the wrong NAND, you'll brick the system - that's all that happens.
     
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    I meant more along the lines of will the Gateway NAND restorer pick up on it and warn you, or will it just flash regardless?
     
  9. Henning B

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    I do not think it has any check for that...
     
  10. blinkzane

    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

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    yeah nothing major. but at least you can add it to your collection of bricks outside, right?
    or maybe a new paperweight.
     
  11. Foxi4

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    It does not, the responsibility of labeling backups is on the user. Worst case scenario he'll have to do some soldering.
     
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    dicamarques Definitely not Bruce Wayne.

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    Your computer's Recycle Bin
    Check nand sizes, I think someone said that different 3ds had different nand.bin sizes.
     
  13. migles

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    psp was a really good paperweight and brick!
    a 3ds (or gbasp\ds console) is for use as paper clip!
    18012015678.jpg
     
  14. Foxi4

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    Fortunately a great majority of PSP's could be unbricked very easily - this is not the case with the 3DS. :P

    EDIT: I've just had an epiphany, bache. If you don't know which file's which and your brother's 3DS' NAND contents have not changed since the dump was made, dump it again and compare it to the two images you already have in the hex editor. It should be relatively easy to determine which one's which by just looking at the file's contents.
     
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    I dearly miss my PSP. So much less risk involved.
    Anyway, I have one NAND file that boots in emuNAND, and one that doesn't. It would be safe to assume that the one that doesn't boot is the one for my brother's console, yes?
     
  16. Foxi4

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    I would say so, yes. Gee, I didn't think of that! :rofl2:
     
  17. Henning B

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    umad?
    [​IMG]
     
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    You didn't make your own Pandora battery? DON'T TOUCH ME YOU FILTHY CASUAL :rofl2:
     
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    I got it for free with my psp :D
     
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    I didn't make my own Pandora battery either even though I know how to make one - why would I slice open an original (and expensive) Sony battery instead of buying a cheap no-name TOOL battery? It makes no sense to me at all, I want my original accessories to be in good shape. :P