3DS Upgrade Q's (From Old -> New XL) Help?

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  1. 2DSGamerdude
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    hi everyone,
    I've been thinking recently of upgrading from my old 3ds (that I have had since 2011 which has CFW (luma) ld one, no BS9 stuff).
    to a new 3ds XL (which is bigger in size & screens, has a built in NFC amino reader (unlike old 3ds which needs external NFC adapter).

    I found a new 3ds xl in my local game store (in black color) for 200 Euro (cheapest one).
    I'll probably buy it in march when I have some money for it.
    my old 3ds has a slow/messed up circle pad) it got wasted with too much smash 4.

    my question(s) are that how can I do the following?

    1) since im going from old -> new 3ds, can I just hack my new 3ds using a hack (soundhax etc) and
    then transfer my existing cfw setup (emunand/luma) from my old 3ds to my new one using pc?

    2) do I need to downgrade to 9.2 on new 3ds? or just follow the 3ds.guide?

    3) do I need to backup all my saves using the save manager? or just copy all my existing stuff to my new sd for new 3ds? (I.e 64 gb -> Micro 64 gb)

    thanx
     
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    1. yes
    2. 3ds.guide
    3. no and no
     
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    so, if I hack my New 3ds unit, using a hack depending on it's stock FW to get CFW luma 3ds (latest ver),
    to get my emunand and all it's stuff to my new 3ds I just copy everything over or just follow the info in the 3ds.gude?

    the new 3ds xl was related in 2015, so it's stock fw will be around 11.0 -11.3?
     
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    just use 3ds.guide to cfw the new unit then do a system transfer . . . or using the dsiware method you can cfw the unit while you system transfer
    then use soundhax to cfw the new system and then do a system transfer
     
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    acuatally, I'll just do the whatever hax for my new 3ds when I get it, and just install all my stuff in .cia format from scratch,
    as since im going from old 3ds -> new 3ds, I can't just copy/paste the sd stuff :(
    however, I did backup all my game saves that were in the installable .cia games using JKSM's "SD/CIA", pressing Y option to export all.

    well, np. it's not that big of a hassle, as I got my saves in an JKSM format that I can import to my new system using JKSM.
    as for the specific hax, I could use soundhax opened on the stock system FW,
    or if it is the all versions I could use Nrtboothax method (as I have 2x ds carts for the hax (Acekart 2I & R4I RTS 3DS).
     
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    I'm not sure what he's saying above, but you can use the system transfer itself to mod the n3ds. If the n3ds is completely unmodded, follow 3ds.guide and select dsiwarehax.
     
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    yes you can copy-paste the SD stuff, from regular SD to micro SD. thats the whole point of System Transfer (and NNID...)
     
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    hmm, so you mean system transfer will work for going from old 3ds to new 3ds (some files are different, i.e 3ds folder and such?)
    also, since im trying to transfer emUnand to sysnand, this will work?

    dsiwaware hax method for me is difficult to do, not possible. the nrtboothax is easier however :)
     
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    any hack will be good. just make sure you can hack your n3ds first.

    when you system transfer the encryption key for your SD content is carried over. thats why copying from SD to SD will work.
    just make sure you select that option that you will copy using a PC.
    if you choose wireless transfer it will ignore games you don't own as well as any homebrew CIA and I think format your SD card.

    so make sure to choose PC.
     
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    yes it will work . . . thats why i suggested it
     
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    I thought you meant mod the n3ds first. Sorry.