Simple Guide to Downgrading your 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Tutorials' started by TheStoneBanana, Jan 3, 2016.

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Have you been able to successfully downgrade your 3DS/2DS?

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  1. arda

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    Narration of every guide is finished when cfw installation finished. But there are some issues that aren't covered by these guides:

    reappearing of old(eshop) titles
    format and nnid unlink/link?
     


  2. nintendy2319

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    um is it possible to downgrade my old 3ds Ver. 9.5.0-22U to Ver.9.2? (I apologize in advance this is all new to me.)
     
  3. Barawer

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  4. nintendy2319

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    Ok so finally got homebrew on my 3ds using browserhax but I'm kind of afraid of downgrading to 9.2, what are the pros and cons of downgrading and if I do will I be able to play acnl with new dlc update or go online?
     
  5. Kaiyu

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    I followed the steps but after I press the Y button it says I'm missing a .cia file. How do I find the missing .cia file? Any help would be appreciated.
     
  6. agallagher858

    agallagher858 Newbie

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    can you help me downgrade my 3ds xl it has an 11.2 software update i have been trying to do what they say online but i dont understand how to get harmod on my ds
     
  7. gnmmarechal

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    You need to solder wires to the motherboard.

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  8. agallagher858

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    is there an easier way?
     
  9. gnmmarechal

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    Not with a hardmod. If you have a 3DS console with CFW you can use DSiWareHax.

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  10. agallagher858

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    this makes no since to me i seriously need help doing this i have no idea what i am doing i tried following the steps but they make no since
     
  11. gnmmarechal

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    They make sense. Do you have a 3DS with CFW?

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  12. AboboSuper

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    Downgrading from 10.7 during installation I got a black nintendo error screen. System boots with SD card, system settings show version 9.2, how can I be sure if the downgrade completed successfully or if I've got a partial 9.2 downgrade?
     
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    There is a tool for that. However, the easiest way is to just run sysDowngrader/whatever you used and downgrade again as it'll only downgrade whatever titles it didn't the first time. I can tell you you most likely have a Frankenfirm and you should retry the downgrade.

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  14. Vinceology

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    I did this, but it instead of updating my SYSnand from 8.1 to 9.2, it downgrade my EMUnand from 11 to 9.2

    Please help!
     
  15. BladeMaster_Excalius

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    is this still a reliable way as of 11.2?
     
  16. ADS3500

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    No. You'll need a second system with custom firmware or a hardmod to downgrade from 11.2. Downgrading from 11.2 without either of those things isn't going to happen for a while.
     
  17. chrisph

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    Thanks for producing this guide. Still hardmod for my kids 3DS needed
     
  18. The_Goss

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    Just to report. I just successfully used this application to downgrade from 10.6 to 9.2 on a USA N3DS.

    Didn't have to jump to other firmware first or anything, just went straight from 10.6 to 9.2 and it worked flawlessly. Thank you!
     
  19. Aaron_Gaming

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    Can i delete the cia's in the updates folder after i downgrade?
     
  20. emrezx123

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    For the love of god please update this to work with soundhax