Any future reason to stay on FW 1.0?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Bonovox40, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Bonovox40
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    Just curious. I have a 3ds i've opened but never played, and kept it on the original FW since the purpose was to wait...and wait...and wait for someone to finally hack it, which has happened.

    But is there any reason that lower FW models like mine could end up having something on them that the 4.1 models and above (needed for gateway hack) might be lacking? I know this is pretty doubtful that anyone at this point will come up with a redesigned hack that would need a base FW lower than 4.1, but I just wanted to ask since i'm not a coder and didn't know if this COULD happen.

    Of course from here on out 4.5 and under is the 'defacto' version <snip>

    Thanks for your thoughts on this!
     
  2. Snailface

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    Nobody's going to bother writing hacks for a firmware that is so rare. Go ahead and update to 4.5.
     
  3. DinohScene

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    I'd say dump the FW 1.0 NAND
    Then update to the next FW and dump that NAND
    And so on until you reach 4.5

    All for the purpose of preservation!
     
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    Since a exploit was released for 4.5 there are no sense in being under that version.
     
  5. Pong20302000

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    id say dump the 1.0.0 too

    then you have access to Any firmware ever with that console
     
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  6. Yamagushi

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    Rarity of having a 1.00 3ds in a few years. Itll be worth something.
     
  7. WulfyStylez

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    I'm also for dumping NAND and updating to 4.x. Or just keep it on 1.0 since you're already not using it. Wait for the actual 4.5 hax to come out?
     
  8. Bonovox40
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    Thanks guys for the info. And yeah, I understand SOMEONE out there may want 1.00 and pay a couple bucks for it in a few years, I don't have the cash to buy a 3ds XL and keep this one. I'm more happy to be able to get an XL that is hackable for gateway/clones, and sell this one to whoever now.

    And i'd be happy to dump it, but i'm not getting the gateway UNTIL I get the XL, just in case I can't find a 4.5 or under fw model, and i'll end up selling the 1.0 fw 3ds to cover costs of the XL and ordering a gateway.

    So the 1.0 dump isn't likely going to happen. And for dumping purposes, it's only valid for the unit it was dumped from correct? So it won't help me in the future if that system is sold by then anyway right?
     
  9. justinkb

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    Correct. Only valid for that console.
     
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