Which 3DS should I buy for homebrew in September 2017?

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  1. harsh477
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    I am looking to buy a 3DS for homebrew but I'm confused on which one to buy. I want firmware 11.3 or lower, out of the box. I want to get a new 3ds xl but I don't know what firmware it comes with in September. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!
     


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    Any of them, it doesn't matter anymore. Just buy a 3DS, buy an R4i Gold, and maybe a magnet. Literally with that cart, you can flash NTRBoot onto the cart, then use that (along side a magnet) to install B9S. All of this can be accomplished on stock OFW without the need for a kernel exploit. This method can also not be blocked by Nintendo as it's a bootrom exploit. So Nintendo literally needs to create new hardware in order to block this.
    Plus when you are done, you get a cart to play DS games on.
    Just read over the Guide, it explains everything your need
    https://3ds.guide/ntrboot
     
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    i have an r4i 3ds with me. does that work?

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    you there?
     
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    Is it one of these? If so, then yes it should work.
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    All the 3DS with every firmware could get mod with ntrboothax (with a supported flashcard, as mentioned above my post).
     
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    The one in my original post will work on the latest stock OFW. The other ones that are NTR compatible do (besides the infinity 3 R4i) do require specific OFW versions to work on stock and those are listed in the Guide as well.)
     
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    thanks a lot guys!!

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    i have the 3rd card from the right in that image,but it has "wi-fi" written over it. does that work?

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    can anyone tell me?
     
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    If you mean this one, it doesn't appear to be a compatible flashcard according to the guide.

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    i just realized that my flashcart is not compatible :( and the flashcarts are not available in my country
    then i will have to get a 3ds with stock FW 11.3 or lower
    which one should i get?

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    will N3DS XL be stock firmware 11.3 or less?
     
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    nds-card.com ships free worldwide, just use the link @Lilith Valentine provided.
     
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    are there any 3DSes which are 11.3 or lower?
    i would prefer 11.3 cuz its easier
     
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    Possibly the Galaxy 3DS XL? I'm really not to sure though. But NTRBootHax is very easy as well, you just need a compatible flashcard, preferably the one you were linked to because it covers all firmwares.
     
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    what about the red/black N3DS XL?does it come with firmware 11.3 or lower?

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    the flashcart would take years to come from the US to india.....
     
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    Newer produced 3ds all have >=11.4. You should get a r4i 3ds gold.
     
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    but in my country no one really buys the 3ds, so i will prolly get the old stock

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    and what about the MK7 2dses?
    what FW do they come with?
     
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    nds-card.com doesn't ship from US, it ships from Hong Kong.
     
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    I personally recommend the DSTT as it is cheap and works great with YSmenu and Moonshell for playing music and DS games. Oh, and try to get a New 3DS of course. New 3DS XL if you want more battery life.
     
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    Can they flash a DSTT with OFW though? There isn't much info in the guide in regards to that flashcard.