11.3 Custom Firmware downgrade

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by JoshiYoshi64, Apr 17, 2017.

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Did you get cfw on 11.3

Poll closed Apr 20, 2017.
  1. Yes

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  2. No, Had it previously

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  3. I updated to 11.4

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  1. JoshiYoshi64
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    I've got a new 3ds xl 11.3 homebrew and the screw to get the micro sd card out is stuck so could I still get custom firmware and put all the files on at the start?
     
  2. W4T4R1

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    I think you can use the official MicroSD Management function to transfer every file via WiFi (although I recommend you to fix the screw ASAP, since that function gave a lot of problem to people including me, I can't get it working on Windows 10)
     
  3. Distrance

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    Homebrew Launcher's starter pack comes with FTPD in it. When I modified a console the other day, I first put the soundhax files and Homebrew Launcher files on the SD card normally. Then I booted into Homebrew launcher. Then I ejected SD card and put the rest of the files on from the whole guide. I think you could use the FTPD at this point to transfer all of the files.

    What @W4T4R1 said is not relevant even if you are using W10, because FTP over Wi-Fi will always work. The Windows 10 native FTP support is pretty bad with file explorer, but it works just fine with an FTP program. I use FileZilla.
     
  4. JoshiYoshi64
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    Why do I have to fix my screw asap, i have a windows 8.1 computer. On 2.1 is there even MicroSD Management?

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    Why not just use the new 3ds xl's micro sd management?
     
  5. Distrance

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    Doesn't matter if it has one. I just realized something. When you downgrade to 2.1, you MUST remove the SD card or the console will not boot. If you can't boot the console without SD card then you can't do anything once on 2.1.

    And why not use micro-sd management? Because it's slow? Because it's bad? Because FTP is far easier and faster and better? Doesn't matter at this point though.

    Also stop making new threads. I just scrolled down and saw another thread from you, about literally the same thing.
     
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  6. JoshiYoshi64
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    How do you fix my screw? I knew that it doesn't boot with no sd card. Is that because of the themes? I've got a theory that if on 11.3 you have the default no theme it will boot up on 11.3, has any one tested that before?
     
  7. Distrance

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    You're on right track. Once upon a time the guide used to say that you should delete your extdata folder from your SD card before you boot into 2.1. And it worked. It didn't say you needed to boot without SD card. But things have changed since then, and whether that works anymore or not - idk. Deleting the extdata folder with Micro SD management would not work even if it was possible because it would be created when you return from that management, so you'll have to do it in Soundhax. Soundhax -> HBL -> FTPD -> Delete extdata -> Udsploit -> Safehax downgrade.

    Don't blame me if you downgrade to 2.1 but still can't boot despite doing this, because there might be a reason this step isn't in the guide anymore.
     
  8. JoshiYoshi64
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    That's bad news then, are there any ways to fix a screw
     
  9. Distrance

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    Google? I'm not a mindreader. "Stuck screw" doesn't explain anything.
     
  10. JoshiYoshi64
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    It's actually a stripped screw.
     
  11. Distrance

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    You can find guides online on how to remove stripped screws.
     
  12. Gaming796

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    Unless you're using FTPDB (not FTPD), which makes best use of the N3DS XL hardware like microSD Management, you aren't gonna get good read / write speeds. Trust me, my connection is very strong and with that: regular FTP Server Programs transfer at 600-700 KB/s; FTPDB & microSD Management at 1-1.2 MB/s. So I hope you're trying to get what I mean. And yes, FTP is easier to set up, and works on different plattforms (Windows, OS X, iOS, Android etc.). So my recommendation would be to use FTPDB, or to just get the freakin' screw out and plug it onto the PC.
     
  13. Distrance

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    I was curious so I tried FTPDB on my N3DS XL, and I get identical speeds to FTPD. Also connection speed is irrelevant because you're transferring over Wi-Fi and not internet, and Wi-Fi speeds are generally 1Gbps or higher, but not like your 3DS and it's SD card can read/write that fast.

    The SD card management on the 3DS might be good though .. I've never used it, I've always just read about it on this forum and the general consensus has been that it's bad and that you should use an FTP homebrew app instead.
     
  14. Gaming796

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    Well Nintendo wrote it's code, so it's supposed to be taking full advantage of it. Also, update FTPDB to latest version; I read in the changelog that it takes advantage of the New 3DS Specs.
     
  15. Distrance

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    I didn't have it installed. I downloaded it from it's GBATemp thread. I'd assume it's already on latest ver?
     
  16. Gaming796

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    Just check the thread changelog. Should be there.

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    Updated CPU clock speed to 804 MHz. Not sure why I never did this before.. Either way, rejoice New3DS users!

    So it's supposed to be generally faster, at least according to me.
     
  17. StarTrekVoyager

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    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait. Is CFW available on 11.3 now ?
     
  18. Distrance

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    Been for a while?
     
  19. StarTrekVoyager

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    Thing is, there haven't been any topics about that. I've only seen topics about 11.4.
     
  20. Toady231

    Toady231 Intellectual saviour of the masses

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    I got cfw for my brother when he had 11.3 only took like an hour. He's happy and I was happy to do it for him.