[WIP] List of known bricks due to an attempt to downgrade to 9.2.

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  1. Substance12
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    Please keep in mind this as a way of knowing what NOT to do. If you seemed to have gotten a brick, first try taking out the SD card (seems to be a menuhax error, intended to happen) and booting into recovery mode. If you bricked your console, please report it here!


    TO PREVENT A BRICK:
    1. Do not shut down your 3DS on "Getting CIA Information"
    2. JAPAN N3DS ONLY: Delete the file 000400102002CA00.cia from your update folder.
    3. Have some battery on your 3DS and leave it plugged in.
    4. Wait a while for SysUpdater to do it's thing.
    5. Delete the Tubehax DNS before doing anything, as you won't be able to update from recovery if anything happens.
    LIST OF BRICKS:
    @Harvest God: Shut down his 3DS on "Getting CIA Information".
    @Mai Heroes: N3DS. Installed CIA files for O3DS on an N3DS.
    @VanFinale: Had a Japan N3DS and didn't delete 000400102002CA00.cia.
    @sampson: cause is unknown, apparently a crash occured.
    @Ryuzaki_MrL: Shut down his 3DS on "Getting CIA Information". (Not a proper brick, he can't use recovery mode and eShop and System Settings are gone.)
    @theholycabbage: 2DS. A CIA install failed. Cause is unknown.
    @BlindEdict: N3DS. Installed CIA files for O3DS on an N3DS.
    @bjt: EU 10.3 N3DS, menuhax 2.1. Shut down his 3DS after staying on the "Rebooting" SysUpdater screen for 10+ minutes.

    @Evoker: Hard-shutdown his 3DS after "Installation Complete, rebooting in 10 seconds..." This shouldn't happen, so it's likely a crash happened. Managed to get into recovery, and changed his primary DNS to 8.8.8.8 and secondary to 8.8.4.4, which downloaded 10.3.

    @MassExplosion213: No info given.

    LIST OF SEMI-BRICKS:

    @Evoker: Hard-shutdown his 3DS after "Installation Complete, rebooting in 10 seconds..." This shouldn't happen, so it's likely a crash happened. Managed to get into recovery, and changed his primary DNS to 8.8.8.8 and secondary to 8.8.4.4, which downloaded 10.3.

    @Hihomaster: O3DS. Managed to boot into recovery and update to 10.3.


    LIST OF SUCCESFUL, YET WEIRD DOWNGRADES:

    @Minnow: Downgraded with 9.2 CIAs, but he ended up with a 9.1 system.
    @Theswweet: 10.3 O3DS. Downgraded with 9.2 CIAs, but he ended up with a 9.0 system.


    LIST OF CHECKSUM HASHES FOR .ZIP PACKS:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  2. mungry

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    Damn, how careless can you get. :wtf:
     
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  3. VanFinale

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    I'm using a japanese o3DS and did not delete the 000400102002CA00.cia file. When I boot up screen doesn't even turn on. I done goofed at least this was just my backup DS.
     
  4. Mai Heroes

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    What would really be careless is if I do it a second time. Gonna send this n3ds back to amazon as defective and pick up a new N3ds tomorrow.

    EDIT: Got a replacement 3ds, same exact one I bricked previously: American N3ds from the Happy Home bundle. Went through the tutorial again with the CORRECT CIA files and successfully downgraded to 9.2, all is well.

    Always read the instructions and triple check your information.
     
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  5. Minnow

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    Downgraded my n3DS (JAP) from 9.2 CIA's and got 9.1 o.O
     
  6. Substance12
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    Weird, i'll make a list of "strange things".
     
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  7. Sgt. Lulz

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    It'd be really, really nice if we had some more info from brickers other than 'IT BRICKED WHAT DO'.
    On that note, I think it'd be worthwhile to have a sticky with some pointers.
    There's a massive influx of low-effort downgrade "guides" made by people who haven't tried it yet and won't hesitate to say "NAHHH IT'S SAFE JUST DO IT LOL".
    I've got a list of verified downgrade package checksums here:
    Package checksums
    Indeed, as you said, Japanese N3DS users should delete 000400102002CA00.cia from the update package before attempting anything.
    It's also a very good idea to keep the charger plugged in before attempting the downgrade so it doesn't run out of power in the middle of the process.
    It's ALSO a very good idea to wait a while before hard resetting if sysUpdater doesn't seem to be doing anything.
     
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  8. Ryuzaki_MrL

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    Why is my username here? I haven't bricked my 3DS.
     
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  9. Substance12
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    Well you kinda broke your 3DS, i'm leaving it here adding a note.
     
  10. Shubshub

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    If there's a list of successful o3ds downgrade I downgraded from 10.3.0-28E to 9.2.0-20E and Now I successfully installed EmuNAND rxMode with Menuhax Coldboot
     
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    There are many succesful downgrades, so they're not important. It's the bricks that interest us.
     
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    Alright then =P
     
  13. Substance12
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    Thanks for the help, added everything to the OP.
     
  14. Cristina With Love

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    It would be nice if you put the model of the 3ds and the system version and entrypoint.
     
  15. theholycabbage

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    Well I was installing all the updates on my 2ds and all was fine until one of the CIA's failed. I rebooted and now my screen wont turn on or anything. The power button works but thats it
     
  16. MsMidnight

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    i think u brok it
     
  17. theholycabbage

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    yep:(
     
  18. BlindEdict

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    I also bricked from installing O3DS files on a N3DS.. I'm an idiot.
     
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    I feel ya

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    Does your screen not turn on at all?
     
  20. BlindEdict

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    Nope, black screen. Removing the SD card and booting into recovery mode does not work.