About buying games from the e-shop, firmware updates, and r4.

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by xlok1x, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. xlok1x
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    Newcomer xlok1x Newbie

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    There are some games I'd like to buy from the nintendo e-shop. I haven't updated my 3ds xl or even connected it to the internet since I got it. I'm wondering: if I buy some games in the e-shop will the 3ds update automatically and prevent me from using my r4 card in the future, or can I safely suppress updates?
     
  2. RodrigoDavy

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    You can't use the e-shop unless you update your console first
     
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    Member metroid maniac An idiot with an opinion

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    If you try to connect to the eshop, it will ask you to update.
     
  4. xlok1x
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    Newcomer xlok1x Newbie

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    Thanks, that's all I needed to know. Looks like I won't be getting any e-shop titles.
     
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    Or you could use a flash cart that works on 4.5.x, like the latest-model R4i Gold, or the DSTwo.
     
  6. RodrigoDavy

    Member RodrigoDavy GBAtemp Maniac

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    You'll have to update your 3DS's firmware eventually. Newer games only work when you install the newer firmware. You should do what Rydian suggested
     

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