My N3DS is currently on version 9.0. I went through the steps to block system updates through the router, but either I didn't so so correctly or the settings haven't kicked in on the router. (It took a while before it started recognizing the 3DS after setting a connection up) Mario Kart 7 says that it has a game update to apply. It says nothing about the system itself, so I don't think it's a full firmware update. It says it will activate upon starting the game with an active Internet connection. To be on the safe side, I turned off WiFi before playing the game. I want to know. Is it safe for me to allow MK7 to update itself, or will it attempt to update the console firmware entirely? I haven't updated at all since I want to be able to set up homebrew on it once a Gateway-less method is released. I haven't had an update window pop up or anything, it's just a scrolling message on Mario Kart. Anyways, is it safe or not?