2DS... is it possible to downgrade the system or use the Profile Exploit?

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  1. skfields01
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    I just got a couple of 2DS systems. Both are on 6.0. I also have a Gateway.

    Is it possible to downgrade the system OR a way to be able to use the Profile Exploit? I am not a fan of the Internet Browser boot into the Gateway version. Like to have the offline mode to boot the Gateway as my own personal preference.
     


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    You can use the profile exploit, but not with Gateway - only CFW like Cakes and rxTools.

    Downgrading a 2DS will mess it up badly (although it's possible to fix it if you leave the Wifi on before downgrading so you can access the Gateway menu still).
     
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    So don't bother trying the downgrade, but the profile exploit is doable and ok?
     
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    Yea just use the MSET profile exploit to load a CFW such as rxtools.
     
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    Is there a guide to do this. Still learning.
     
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    WARNING!!!!! Only use the 6.x MSET, not 4.x. If you use 4.x, then if you ever do a system format your 2DS will be bricked (as during the start-up process, it will ask you to test your 3D slider, which the 2DS does not have. So you'll be stuck at that point.)

    I'm not sure where the guide is but if you do a search of the forum you will find one. I followed a really good one that went through every possible combination of stuff you could have. All different firmwares, whether you owned a DS flashcart, Gateway or Cubic Ninja, etc.
     
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    Quantumcat,

    Thanks again for the help and info. Not even sure if it is worth do to it. Seems so much more complicated than I though it would be.
     
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    I am really just learning how to do things and am not very knowledgeable quite yet.

    Can someone give me a decent premise of what Mset and rxTools are and do?

    I was trying to take my new 2DS systems and make them use the profile exploit with the Gateway cart, but it just seems overly complicated with my limited knowledge. And I really don't want to destroy these new systems.
     
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    RxTools basically does the same thing as Gateway - lets you use non-signed software and boot into emuNAND. I think with a 6.x system you don't even need to do anything special - you just install the rxTools nds file with your DS flashcart (choose the 6.x option in the menu that comes up) then you can boot into it with the profile exploit (go to Settings, Other Settings, Profile, DS Profile).if your system was a higher firmware it would just require a tiny bit extra time as you would downgrade the system settings app to allow the profile exploit before installing it with the nds file.

    Do a search of the forum for rxTools guide and it should come up. I promise it won't be too complicated. If you have a Gateway cart it is even easier than for other people as you can install big blue menu or dev menu easily and don't have to stuff about with FBI and the health and safety app.
     
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    Yes that is the one. Just do each step in order, and pay attention to do the parts that apply to you and skip the parts that don't. Read over the whole of each step before starting it. It is only really long because it covers every possible combination of stuff. You'll find you probably only need to do about 20% of it. If you have any problems feel free to ask me. I also had a 6.x machine (a 3ds XL) and a gateway card so I would probably have done everything that you will be required to do. I also have a cubic ninja but I don't think it was required.
     
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    Ok. I'll read it over several times and then try and condense it to what I just need to do and get back with you to seem if I got it right... Before I attempt it. If that is ok with you.
     
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    Hi,

    I suggest you make a sysnand backup first using Gateway.
    After doing that, this is the only section you have to do to get MSET working with rxTools:

    6.X
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Really the only upside to rxTools is that you don't need internet to launch emuNAND. You lose .3ds support too as no Gateway select button menu.
     
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    That's a pretty darn big upside. Haven't you seen the hundreds of people complaining that gateway never made mset for the old 3ds? That's probably the main reason people shifted from gateway to rxTools.
     
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    So use my Gateway and go to Nand Backup and do that first? Is that the same a sysnand?

    Then go to that last step above with 6.x to get MSET working with rxTools?

    Also... None of my .3ds backup roms won't work anymore?

    Now I am getting confused again.
     
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    You can use your .3ds roms but only if you go into Gateway mode using the browser. If you boot into rxMode (using the profile exploit) you can only use installed CIAs.
     
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    CIA's?

    Remember, I know nothing and am learning from all you nice and helpful people.
     
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    Ok. So doing a little research on my own... See if I have got this right.

    1. I can boot the Gateway normally through the Browser Exploit using my normal .3ds roms.
    2. If I want to boot games using the Profile Exploit... I have to install rxTools, convert all my .3ds games into cia files, boot into rxTools to load a game.

    Is that somewhat right?
     
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    CIA = Citra Installation Archive (I think)

    Citra is Nintendo's code name for the 3DS

    It's used to install games or apps to the 3DS homescreen.
     
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