About to buy New 3DS XL Hyrule Edition. Will I be able to downgrade?

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  1. Damon_girl
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    Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong forum but I'm curious as to what firmware these limited edition 3DSes come with. I know it won't be on the latest firmware obviously but is it safe to downgrade? I heard that many people got soft bricks even if they do everything right and I'm hoping that has now changed.
     
  2. iAqua

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    Should be 9.9 two of mine came with this.
     
  3. rileysrjay

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    You should be able to. Mine came with 9.9
     
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    And how safe is the downgrading process?
     
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    rileysrjay GBAtemp's official vinsclone speedster!

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    Pretty safe. You should be fine as long as you follow one of the guides, like plailects:

    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Part-1-(Homebrew)

    Follow parts one and two and you will be fine. The only times I've seen a brick is when someone closed their system while downgrading, or something stupid like it.
     
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    Pretty safe I'm gonna say you should be 90% safe, but if it soft bricks you will have to update to 11.00 make sure to get a waranty and " brick " it if it fails the downgrade.
     
  7. Catastrophic

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    11.0 came out not long ago so a new system should be downgradable without a hardmod. I bought a PAL Hyrule n3ds xl the other day and it came with system version 10.3.
     
  8. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Hardmod it, make a backup and be worry free.
     
  9. LinkSoraZelda

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    The latest possible system version from a new console is 10.3, so you should always be able to update without paying for a game.
     
  10. Drakia

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    Do not do this. Go through Plai's guide, and if you end up with a brick, walk back into the store and exchange it as defective. The minute you open the console, not only is your Nintendo warranty void but no store in their right mind will take it back for an exchange.
     
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    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Anyone with morals wouldn't take it back to the store, anyone with morals would understand that it is THEIR responsibility if THEY mess up. The store / Nintendo, should not have to deal with a console that you broke while trying to pirate games anyhow.
     
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    >morals
    >pirating
     
  13. Drakia

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    > morals
    Question, do you pre-install the homebrew required to play pirated games along with your console mod service?

    As for the morality of returning the 3DS if they brick it. It will get shipped back to Nintendo, Nintendo will reflash it, repackage it, and resell it. The net loss is almost nothing (And is nothing for the store, they get a full refund due to it being a "manufacturing defect"). The person could very well just say that the battery died during an upgrade, it has the same end result, the firmware is screwed.
     
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    When it is on Nintendo hands doesnt matter,but im sure that during the reflash process they watch that 9.2 titles...
     
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    By the time it's in Nintendo's hands they have no clue who it was bought/returned by :)
     
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    Nor do they really care or have time to individually check.
     
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    I know that,but the thing i want to say is that the end result isnt the same.
     
  18. MsMidnight

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    can confirm it comes with 9.9 as my hyrule gold n3ds came with it
     
  19. Damon_girl
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    Alright, thanks for your help. :) I'm no stranger to downgrading as I've downgraded my Pikachu 3DS XL but that was back when I didn't have to worry about a soft brick since I was already on the recent firmware and could update without worry, but now I'm super nervous about it lol.
     
  20. Pikm

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    Format before you downgrade.