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?

  1. Yes

    79.9%
  2. No

    20.1%
  1. angelus kun

    angelus kun GBAtemp Fan

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    I'm feeling very old right now :') because sys downgrader was the first unstable exploit with a high chance of softbrick and screen freeze Screenshot_2017-01-03-02-07-30.png
     


  2. TheStoneBanana
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    TheStoneBanana GBAtemp Fan

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    This is an outdated guide which I have only left untouched for preservation purposes.
    Plailcet's guide is a lot more updated and is much better to follow.
     
    Last edited by TheStoneBanana, Jan 3, 2017
  3. BlackEyedSquid

    BlackEyedSquid Newbie

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    So I did the tutorial step - by - step and I get the Black Screen of Death. Here is what it said 'An error has occurred. Hold down the POWER Button to turn off the power, then turn it on and try again.' That is what I did and still get the error. Is there a fix? I can't do a Hardmod.
     
  4. Borjabor

    Borjabor Newbie

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    I have tried that, but there isn't a folder with that name neither the other regions' versions. Deleting the extdata folder also did not work. Is there something else I could try to recover from the black screen on my N3DS? Just to clarify what I am getting: the black screen appears only with SD inserted. Also, I can't access recovery mode with or without the SD. Thanks guys
     
  5. Quantumcat

    Quantumcat Dead and alive

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    If the black screen is only Western the SD is inserted then there's files you need to delete. You'll have to experiment to find which ones.
     
  6. Mayman121

    Mayman121 Newbie

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    Nowhere on the website that keeps getting linked does it say anything about downgrading firmware, so stop recommending it.
     
  7. Columbo2811

    Columbo2811 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Wot you on about.
     
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  8. Potato hoarder

    Potato hoarder Hoarder of Potatoes

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    >goes on year old thread
    >doesn't read first line of thread saying that it's outdated
    >complains about thread being outdated