Hello, i am new to the scene and would appreciate some help in understanding the solutions available in my situation. I have been through the forum and think i have a grasp somewhat but would appreciate some feedback so i don't misinterpret things and mess up. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-BLUE...d&pid=100005&rk=3&rkt=6&sd=151725127020&rt=nc I personally think this is a good deal? Although i will have to pick up and quickly test due to the possible water damage remark. From what i understand the highest firmware this could have is 8.1 being new? The best option for that would be downgrade to 4.5 (if above that) through the gateway system (cart-less), set up emunand through the gateway system (cart-less) and install rx' through the ds profile exploit? I could buy a game with 9.2 and go through the web exploit and apart from the disadvantage of extra money involved and having to re-initiate the exploit every time, what are some of the the advantages other than saves compatibility to off set these somewhat negatives? From what i understand 4.5 exploit stays unless using ds games where as the web exploit needs to be initiated every power on? I am also a little lacking in the understanding of linked or un-linked emunand. Anyway am i on the right track? Or does any one have any other ideas that would better my experience? I really do appreciate any help or guidance anyone could offer. Please no bashing the noob, i'm really trying hard to grasp this even though i may be way off and very uneducated on this stuff.