Bought a cfw 3DS, is it safe to update to 11.8?

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  1. Stella-Etoile
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    Hi and sorry in advance for my absence of knowledge in regards to this topic.
    I recently bought a 3DS with custom firmware on it, and it's on 11.6 right now.
    I was able to play pokemon online until about maybe a month ago, and now I need to upgrade to 11.8 to play online.
    My device is on Luma v8.1.1 and I think it has B9S.
    I read somewhere that if I have B9S, I can update to 11.8 without any problems, but I wanted to make sure.
    Also, I am aware that Freeshop is out of service, but all of my games on the system are from Freeshop.
    Will they be deleted/made to not function if I upgrade to 11.8?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Lacius

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    You need to update Luma3DS to v9.1 in order for it to work with 11.8.

    Games previously downloaded with freeShop will continue to work.
     
  3. Stella-Etoile
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    Thanks so much for the input. So glad I asked before doing the update.
     
  4. Zyvyn

    Zyvyn GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    it really would not have mattered if you updated before just the console wouldnt boot until you updated luma3ds
     
  5. PECONAUT

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    If you had game download with freeShop before and you update to 11.8 are they going to be flag. Will updating those games somehow result in ban.

    I am just confuaco with the whole freeShop fiasco.
     
  6. Lacius

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    Games you downloaded with freeShop are safe. The only thing the 11.8 did was change how eShop purchases are authenticated in order to break freeShop.
     
  7. PECONAUT

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    How about update?
     
  8. Lacius

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    If you're asking if game updates are okay, they are.
     
  9. PECONAUT

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    Yeah I am asking if updating the game thru eShop is okay or do I need to download the update from the update
     
  10. nl255

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    No, however some eshop games may not update properly as some games "update" by simply redownloading a full copy of the game that is the updated version and that will not work (you will get an error, just as if you had tried to update a decrypted/cryptofixed version of the game). Games that use separate update files/titles will work/update normally. Yes, that means when downloading new games you might want to stick with cart dumps that were converted to cia format rather than eshop rips.

    Which will also break updates for games where the "update" is a full redownload of the updated version, the same as if you had used a "bad" cia like those created by plaicdn or the "cryptofixed"/decrypted cias that were popular back when n3ds emunand was stuck on firmware 9.6.
     
    Last edited by nl255, Aug 26, 2018
  11. Stella-Etoile
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    Updated Luma3ds to 9.1 and successfully updated my 3DS to 11.8. Thanks so much. Cheers.
     
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