Any way to stop 3DS asking to update?

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  1. speedy2721
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    Is there anyway to stop the 3DS from asking to update every time I turn it on? I'm worried I might hit Ok on accident.

    I already have parental controls on and my wifi is turned off, so would hitting Ok even do anything?
     
  2. jastolze

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    I think that's what the parental controls are for in the first place. No, I believe it would not allow an update by anyone without the PIN # you entered before. This includes game updates as well.
     
  3. Rydian

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    The update is on the SD, you can delete it from there, not sure which file it is though.

    I read that that was disabled, parental controls do not stop updates anymore, they're just used to stop the system from getting online.
     
  4. jastolze

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    Really? Was that before or after 4.5?
     
  5. Rydian

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    Idunno' the specific version, all I know is when it happened we saw more people that ended up updated because advice like "Don't go online" is too complicated for them to handle.
     
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    By any chance do you have the article that states this? Maybe we can tell by when it was posted.
     
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    Same as what I heard, the recommendation to put on parental settings was apparently just to stop yourself or someone else using your 3ds from accidentally going online and updating. The parental controls themselves just being there to stop you from adding a connection to begin with.
     
  8. Rydian

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    There was no article, we just ended up with a bunch of threads here of people complaining that they updated their systems and wanting to downgrade even with parental controls on.

    Like the above poster said, nowadays people are just saying to use the controls to make sure the system never goes online.
     
  9. mr. fancypants

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    right here, right now
    the 3ds ask it twice if u really want to update the 3ds
     
  10. Pong20302000

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    there is a way to remove the Update message

    if you have a NDS flashcard run the Gateway Hack Installer, it removes the annoying message