I have successfully achieved the impossible, I've spent many months trying to crack this thing and finally after many countless nights I have sucessfully downgraded my 6.1 3DS right down to 4.4 running gateway. there's no point in me discussing the method on how to do so here, since the majority of you are all casual users and don't have a degree in computer systems engineering. I don't know if this method will work on systems higher than 6.1 and I'm unable to test this as I only have the one 3ds, I also know for a fact that there are still plenty of 6.1 systems on retail shelves which means there are still plenty of exploitable consoles out there, I am strongly against piracy and only run legal backups on my system and so should you (support the devs!). with that being said I am deciding not to release this as in doing so will probably see a exponential increase in flashcart use on the 3DS much like the previous NDS era. the purpose of this thread is to inform non believers (false prophets & the Chinese mafia) that it is indeed possible to downgrade the system, I may release this in the future and when i do i will most likely update this thread. enjoy edit: after seeing all the negativity in this thread I have come to the conclusion that this community sucks, goodbye!