Hacking 6.x.x.x firmware 2ds

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Hi guys I'm going to try and lay out this the best way I can.

I want to be able to play:

homebrew
backups
mods
and go online for games.

I have 2ds 6.x firmware. I read a ton on rxtools but I'm still confused a bit.
what's the best cfw?
pasta/ cake etc?
others?

I'm still trying to understand all the ways I can upgrade my firmware to 9.2?
should I upgrade?
should I downgrade?
I hear 4.x is the ideal fw
how do I downgrade?
So many things I don't see covered much and it confuses me :/

can any of you guys help me out ?
I'm sure once it's all setup I can figure out the minor stuff.
 
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rxtools is currently the best cfw

the ideal firmware to be on is 9.0 to 9.2

you can upgrade to 9.2 using rxtools devmode or ssb4 rev2 cart
 

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rxtools is currently the best cfw

the ideal firmware to be on is 9.0 to 9.2

you can upgrade to 9.2 using rxtools devmode or ssb4 rev2 cart
how do I know if its the rev 2 cart ?
and how to upgrade using rx ? don't I need to be on 9.2 before I install rx ?
 

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how do I know if its the rev 2 cart ?
and how to upgrade using rx ? don't I need to be on 9.2 before I install rx ?
you stick the cart in your 3ds and try to start it. It will prompt an update message along with the firmware it will update to (you get the option to click yes or no to do the update. if its not a rev2 cart, click no and try another cart)

rev1 = 8.1
rev2 = 9.2
rev3 = 9.4
rev4 = 9.5

This is personally how I updated my 3ds to 9.2 as I didn't want to risk bricking my 3ds with rxtools devmode and sysupdater
Can I use a sky 3ds cart with smash bros onit to update a 2ds of the same firmware as this post?

if you can find the rev2 rom then yes
 
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you stick the cart in your 3ds and try to start it. It will prompt an update message along with the firmware it will update to (you get the option to click yes or no to do the update. if its not a rev2 cart, click no and try another cart)

rev1 = 8.1
rev2 = 9.2
rev3 = 9.4
rev4 = 9.5

This is personally how I updated my 3ds to 9.2 as I didn't want to risk bricking my 3ds with rxtools devmode and sysupdater


if you can find the rev2 rom then yes
there's no way to know by serial or what not ? I have no way to run backups...
 
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You don't want to downgrade to 4.5 regardless, because the 2DS only supports a minimum of 6.0 I'm pretty sure downgrading any further would cause problems.
 

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You don't want to downgrade to 4.5 regardless, because the 2DS only supports a minimum of 6.0 I'm pretty sure downgrading any further would cause problems.
Good thing to know. in theory couldn't I just go to rxtools at current fw. and then update using a rom and then go to 9.2 and reinstall rx ?
 

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Why don't you stay at 6.X and use MSET 6.X to boot rxTools/CakesFW?

Sysupdater upgrading 9.2 is not so good for unskilled people.

Cartridge upgrading 9.2 makes some problem on everything using Spider Hack entrypoint.
 
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Why don't you stay at 6.X and use MSET 6.X to boot rxTools/CakesFW?

Sysupdater upgrading 9.2 is not so good for unskilled people.

Cartridge upgrading 9.2 makes some problem on everything using Spider Hack entrypoint.
explain mset ? I'm not well knowledged in that. can you dumb it down for me a bit ? I assume it's another exploit to run rx ?

the main reason I want 9.2 is to get a coldboot rx boot. you can't get that

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Why don't you stay at 6.X and use MSET 6.X to boot rxTools/CakesFW?

Sysupdater upgrading 9.2 is not so good for unskilled people.

Cartridge upgrading 9.2 makes some problem on everything using Spider Hack entrypoint.
also that end paragraph I don't understand at all. but I want the most stable across the board. roms. homebrew etc.
what is spider back ?
 

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explain mset ? I'm not well knowledged in that. can you dumb it down for me a bit ? I assume it's another exploit to run rx ?

the main reason I want 9.2 is to get a coldboot rx boot. you can't get that

also that end paragraph I don't understand at all. but I want the most stable across the board. roms. homebrew etc.
what is spider back ?
MSET is System Setting's codename.
Most of the things related to MSET are talking about "DS profile exploit".

Spider Hack is one of the Browser exploit.
It's using for booting Gateway, rxTools, etc.

Since you say that you want the coldboot, go straight on upgrading SysNAND to 9.2.
 

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MSET is System Setting's codename.
Most of the things related to MSET are talking about "DS profile exploit".

Spider Hack is one of the Browser exploit.
It's using for booting Gateway, rxTools, etc.

Since you say that you want the coldboot, go straight on upgrading SysNAND to 9.2.

I don't need the cold boot. it sounds like 6.x.x would be safer.
and more stable. can my emunand by highest fw ? so I can play latest games ? or how does that work . I appreciate all the help !
 

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how do you do the Mset exploit with no entry again....? I have a old3DS-Xl on 6.3.0.12U and I can't even get to homebrew because I have no flashcart, and Browserhax doesn't work on below 9.0. It just yellow screens every time, and then it kicks me to the homemenu with an error.
 
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how do you do the Mset exploit with no entry again....? I have a old3DS-Xl on 6.3.0.12U and I can't even get to homebrew because I have no flashcart, and Browserhax doesn't work on below 9.0. It just yellow screens every time, and then it kicks me to the homemenu with an error.
To install the MSET exploit, you should get a DS flashcard. Any one should work as long as it isn't blocked on 6.3.0-12U
If you don't have one already, I personally recommend the R4i Gold 3DS from r4ids.cn (I believe this is the one) because of its low price. It also supports pretty much every DS game with Wood R4 so it's a nice addition if you'd like to play DS games. I believe nds-card is a good place to get them.
That one should work on 3DS firmware up to 10.3, so you should be okay.

(Someone correct me if I'm wrong and I'm not thinking of the correct R4, there's so many kinds of R4 clones out there.)

It might need to have its firmware updated to run on your 3DS, but I think, at least depending on the place you buy it from, that they may be updating them before shipping them (or you might be able to ask their customer support, I'm not sure. Never used those websites.)

If you're willing to spend a bit more, the DSTwo is also a very good choice. More expensive, but you have more features. If all you want to do is install the MSET exploit though, any DS flashcard will work as long as it's able to run on 6.3.0
 

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