1. kbf

    OP kbf GBAtemp Maniac
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    I posted a few days ago asking how to get started with getting CFW on my 3DS and get backups working. I was told to maybe wait a few days as it's still unstable. Any word on that now? i'm still a bit too scared to hack my own 3DS. (I have a 3DS XL mario edition by the way if that matters.)


    Was considering buying a used original 3DS incase I brick mine by accident.
     
  2. SterneSchreien

    SterneSchreien Naughty One
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    The "safer tool" won't be released (cept' if you mean the updated sysUpdater), just follow the tut and make sure you get the right files and everything should be going well. If you're that scared of bricking, maybe you shouldn't be using homebrews/cfw/etc.
     
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  3. Tony_93

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    It ia still the same buggy proccess.

    Please don't come back every few days to make the same thread over and over again....
     
  4. Svaethier

    Svaethier GBAtemp Maniac
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    people with an Old 3DS have about a 95%-99% success rate I think with downgrading with the latest sysupdater. as long as you follow directions then you will be just fine I'm sure of.
     
  5. kbf

    OP kbf GBAtemp Maniac
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    do you mean the original 3DS or the 3DS XL? (I don't have a NEW 3DS XL.)


    Also can you still play online and use all your own games and such?
     
  6. Svaethier

    Svaethier GBAtemp Maniac
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    old 3DS meaning both the 3DS XL,3DS and 2DS.
     
  7. kbf

    OP kbf GBAtemp Maniac
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    Ah ok. But yeah i'm still wondering about online functionality and the such.


    Also wondering if this could effect my club Nintendo account on the wii u.
     
  8. Viri

    Viri GBAtemp Psycho!
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    You can use sysupdater. Don't rush when downgrading, and check your files 5 times to make sure. You'll most likely not brick.
     
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    nope it won't affect your NNID and online play is good still on CFW.
     
  10. kbf

    OP kbf GBAtemp Maniac
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    Reading the tutorial now. "check your files"? "don't rush"? what? am I gonna have to have fast reflexes? lol..



    I might try downgrading my 3DS XL. Hope it turns out well.
     
  11. Viri

    Viri GBAtemp Psycho!
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    Some people rush, and don't check if they got the correct update files, and yeah, they brick it. Gotta be patient, and take it slow! the 3DS doesn't like danger, it likes to take things slow when you're downgrading it! :P
     
  12. kbf

    OP kbf GBAtemp Maniac
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    Understandable! also, my 3DS firmware "10.3.0.28U" does this have any relevance to anything I need to know about just incase?
     
  13. Zidapi

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    A number of people have bricked their devices after installing new3DS update files to their old3DS units, generally as a result of them rushing and not paying close enough attention to what they're installing.

    It may seem silly, but it's the reality of the situation.

    Edit: fucking ninjas
     
  14. Viri

    Viri GBAtemp Psycho!
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    10.3 is fine. As long as you have a method to get into Homebrew Launcher, you're good. I prefer to use Themehax as my way point.
     
  15. kbf

    OP kbf GBAtemp Maniac
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    I'm confused now because the tutorial has only given me two files. "sysUpdater.3dsx" and "sysUpdater.smdh" do I just place both those in "update" folder of my SD card i'll create?
     
  16. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....
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    Lol no...if your confused already you better not attempt.

    Before any attemt to downgrade by anyone a hardmod should be installed and back up of nand made incase of brick. With backup you can recover from any brick.
     
  17. kbf

    OP kbf GBAtemp Maniac
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    I'm not confused. I'm just making sure I don't do what a lot of other people have done which is brick their system. Iv'e done stuff like this before. I just want as much info as possible.


    If I follow the guide exactly, I won't brick right? like I said i'm on a 3DS XL.
     
  18. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....
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    You have a 50 / 50 chance. I dont give a shit what anyone says. It can possibly soft or hard brick. Thats why i advise doing a hard mod first. Unless you have money to burn...
     
  19. kbf

    OP kbf GBAtemp Maniac
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    Hardmod? like opening the console and changing something? if that's the case it may be wise for me to wait for a more streamlined method. I'm not dumb. Just cautious.

    I remember when the PS3 first got CFW and it was so difficult and had a lot of issues. But now it's very easy to do.
     
  20. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....
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    Yes. Open system, solder 4 wires to 3ds and a sd card. Insert in pc, make dump of nand. Worst case scenario, pay a modder to do it. Safer in the long run.
     
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