I know, I know. This stuff has probably all been asked around before, and people are probably sick to death of seeing threads like this. I'll be honest, I'm lazy and don't wanna start searching around for each individual answer, and would rather get it all packed into this thread. Anywho. I'm going to be receiving a Gateway 3DS very soon (tracking says it's en route to my destination or something), my firmware is 9.2U, using a 3DS XL - Smash Bros RED. I have twiddled about a little with the NINJHAX exploit, but I wanna move onto something bigger, like this. I am likely going to do the exploits that allow me to downgrade my 3DSXL to 4.5 and then make emuNAND on it and have fun with that to make it whatever future firmware and so on. My questions are: 1. What is going to happen with my currently owned stuff on my 3DS? Such as DLC, updates, eShop titles, Friend List, save data, etc. Will it be lost? Is there a way to keep it all? 2. When I have finally made the installations and changes, how do I go about messing around with the emuNAND with making it reach higher firmwares and such, without it losing the ability to actually use my Gateway and CIA files? 3. After all is said and done, am I still able to use my physical retail carts and eShop games like normal? Such as getting updates for them, buying stuff on the eShop or redeeming from Club Nintendo (or whatever they call it when the new service comes out) and so on. Once again, I do apologize if these questions have been asked in the past. I'm just really anxious about what can be done, as I have been waiting for a Flash Cart or means to region-free for the 3DS ever since the handheld first launched. Thank you for your time.