100th Obligatory downgrade thread.

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Xenon Hacks, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. Xenon Hacks
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    Guys seriously don't try to downgrade, if you're super lucky it will work at best you end up with a frankenfirmware or you just straight up brick just be patient your 3DS and GBATEMP are not going anywhere.
     


  2. Seriel

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    Again,
    o3ds, more likely than not will work. You also might get a softbrick but thats fine.
    n3ds, wait for a safe method.
    (Has o3ds and it downgraded fine)
     
  3. Tony_93

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    My recommendation is to wait until tools an methods are stable and safe.

    Not worth breaking your system because you couldn't wait one more week.
     
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    So, how many bricks have happened using Julians sysUpdater? I had a semi brick, but that's nothing. As long as native_firm isn't written til the end, it shouldn't cause any real big issues, right?
     
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    What's a softbrick? Is it different from a full brick, I'm guessing?
     
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    I have seen several people with permanent bricks asking how to change their themes lol
     
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    afaik, all o3ds bricks are people being stupid.
    n3ds is a different story.
    Guys, just stop telling people to update or not. o3ds, yes. n3ds, no.
     
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    Soft brick can be recovered. A full brick, unless you have a hard mod, can not.
     
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    A brick that is fixed with recovery mode.
     
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    seems like the success rate is about 80% overall. that number could be better if people didn't use old sysupdaters or wrong downgrade packs. still a good idea to wait a few more days though.
     
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    When a piece of software prevents access to other parts of the system.
    IE: Downgrade 2DS to 4.5 = Softbrick.
    Why? Because it asks you to use the 3d slider when you attempt to set up the system. You can't do anything.
     
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    I really need to look at the O3DS Xl downgrade tutos... I've never actually attempted hardmodding before. :unsure:

     
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    It may take a while for a fool-proof method, but I agree.. A lot of issues were user error.. So, yeah, hold off until a safe method comes out.
     
  14. Tony_93

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    No one is telling people what to do.

    We are giving recomendations, if people still want to try a downgrade it is up to them.
     
  15. Seriel

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    Yeah it's just a few times I saw people going "DONT DOWNGRADE YOU ARE SO STUPID OMG JUST WAIT"
    If someone wants to do it, support them and tell them how to do it.
     
  16. Ruby Gloom

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    I will be performing a downgrade later today and report a brick or success. :)
     
  17. TR_mahmutpek

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    Guys, you need to format 3ds and sd card (you have to fresh 3ds) by this way, you have more and more luck :)
     
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    The problem is that people are being careless and jumping the gun, I guarantee that's why most of the bricks have happened. Looking at the results spreadsheet, there's an extremely high success rate on both old and new models (remember that there's always a vocal minority, in this case the bricks). Myself and several friends have made it to 9.2 just fine, but again we triple-checked EVERYTHING before proceeding.

    Use a clean formatted SD, verify your ZIP type and MD5, and use one of the "safer" builds (we all used Julian's, despite it taking 100+ attempts to boot for a couple folks) and you should be fine. People are overreacting as a result of other people being careless. Is anything guaranteed? No, of course not, but this is much less of a dice roll than people are playing it out as.
     
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    I think the only way you're going to curb the same questions being asked over and over again is to ban the accounts asking the same questions for a few days and lock the threads. Everything has been answered just search people
     
  20. Zephir1991

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    My N3DS works flawless after the downgrade and everything I wanted, is working as intended.

    You just need to be careful, and doublecheck everything. And someone who installs the O3DS firmware .cia´s...well not the programs fault.
     
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