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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)
What's a softbrick? Is it different from a full brick, I'm guessing?
 

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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?
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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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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What's a softbrick? Is it different from a full brick, I'm guessing?
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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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.

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.
 

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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.

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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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

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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
 

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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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