Bought 3DS XL For 30$, should i buy FlashCart of wait for a Miracle? :P

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  1. hellothere1993
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    So, i recently bought a 3DS XL but it has the version 10.5 installed. I bought it pretty cheap so i am thinking, should i go ahead and buy a flashcart or wait for a development where i can play games from my sd card? (any soft update available?)
     


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    well, the hardmod seems like not a good option for me cuz i am not good at soldering :(
     
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    There's no miracle coming any time soon. You barley missed the method of downgrading. I think you should just get a flash cart if you're interested in piracy.

    Well, you SHOULD buy your games legitimately, but it doesn't sound like you want to do that.
     
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    Hundshamer can do it for $40-50 dollars and done professionally
     
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    Maybe I'm being unfair, but in my experience, if you're sold something at about 30% of the going rate, it's likely stolen, and you probably know it, so buying stuff legitimately is perhaps not the OPs concern.
     
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    If only this thread was to discuss piracy/op's life. kek

    But yeah, getting someone to do a nand mod for you would be a great option.
     
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    This thread is pretty clearly a discussion of piracy options:
    And I'm not judging anyone either way, just stating an opinion. You can sell a 3DS XL to any of the hock-shops in my town for minimum $50, so who sells one privately for $30?
     
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    Why hard mod? Just use browser hax, get menu hax, downgrade using system downgrader app, then get RXtools then your done. No need of flash card
     
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    Can't software downgrade on 10.5 without a hard mod.
     
  11. hellothere1993
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    if only it was easy to do a non hard mod downgrade :(

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    Well i bought it off a guy who sells various things in my home town. I was shocked too when he said 30$ cuz i was looking for an affordable/cheap 3ds for a long time :D Anyways, now i think i am stuck in buying the flashcart, which is the only option that wouldn't risk my 3DS from bricking/destroying
     
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    Do I have to post more to access this deal? I'm beyond interested in it.
     
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    I would be interested to, but it's just that i live far away, and with the shipping would be cheaper for me if i buy a flashcart :/
     
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    There's at least one member in Europe who does it (@gamesquest1 is based in the UK), but I don't know if there are any in Albania, Greece, or any other close-by country to you that could do it.
     
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    yea, heard about him. But only shipping costs are around 40$ for the 3DS so i guess its better to go and get a flashcard
     
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    Well a Sky3DS will cost you more than double that. So for the cost of the Sky3DS, which is your only option for a 3DS flashcart on 10.5, you could ship your 3DS to gamesquest1 to be NAND modded and downgraded to 9.2 so you can use CFW. This will give you everything the Sky3DS can do and much much more. It's an easy decision to be honest, NAND mod and downgrade is the best solution.
     
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    Yea, but i mean...he charges for his service? + the risk of damaging the 3DS + The shipping? it might get more expensive, right ?
     
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    Well you've already said that postage is $40. He charges £25 (approx. $36) to carry out the modification. That's $61. As for the risk, well he's carried out a lot of mods and knows what he's doing. There's risk involved in any mods, including flashcarts (bans, for example).

    It's your decision of course and nobody should be trying to talk you into anything. But I do strongly feel that hardmodding is not only a cheaper option, it is a better option as it gives you so much more than a cart emulator like Sky and is relatively safe as long as it's done by somebody with experience.
     
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    i will most definitely think about it :) Thanks for your time and support :)
     
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    You're welcome :)