Buying a 3ds, then downgrading another w/ fieldrunners?

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  1. DaveTheNoob
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    Is it possible to buy a 3ds/2ds, then do the Fieldrunners downgrade to another 3ds through the one I'd buy, then return the 3ds back to the store? My main question is, would the store accept my return and would they find out? (I also wouldn't tell anyone at the store that my 3ds was previously hacked, I'm not THAT stupid.) :)
     
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    nechigawara Citizen of Gamindustri

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    So, your situation is,
    1. You have 11.0+ 3DS.
    2. So you want 10.7 or Lower 3DS/2DS to just for dowgrade
    3. After you success you want to returen the lower FW one to the shop, right?
     
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    Exactly that.
     
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    What I can answer is it should depend on the store you bought.
    But, I see some flaws in your solution.

    1. You need an older console, which it's more and more harder to find the first hand one.
    According to reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/3dshacks/comments/50ovhy/new_3dsxl2ds_firmware_by_serial_september_2016/
    The most FW you would found in the store is 10.7, which I'm not recommend because how the browserhax support this FW.
    I have a fight with it 2 days ago until I give up and change exploit to OOT3Dhax. If you can't do game exploit, 10.7 is a pain in a bud.
    2. If the console you found is a bundle one, such as Mario 3D Land N3DS. System transfer will transfer pre-load games to the one you want to Downgrade.
    Which make it unlikely for the shop to accept return & refund.
    3. If you're screwed up the DSi Downgrade process, you have to wait for another 1 week to do it again.
    The more longer you need to wait, the more harder for the store to accept return & refund.

    I think your best bet is to find second hand one with lower FW or already did A9LH, your friend's console. Otherwise, you need to go on with a hardmod.
     
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    You can get a 2ds with low fw
     
  6. Aletron9000

    Aletron9000 3DS Master

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    A hardmod might be cheaper
     
  7. DaveTheNoob
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    exactly what I was planning, but nechigawara made a good point about bundles, and the 2ds comes in a Mario kart 7 bundle so I guess it wouldn't be refundable. :(
     
  8. Awesomeslayerg

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    Nada.. Unless you wanna refund it the unmoral way. Wait. You can probably backup the band with Mario kart and restore later without al9h after you're done with gr system transfer

    EDIT: The Mario bundle is actually a code you get separate in the box so as long you don't scratch it off I think your safe
     
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  9. VitaType

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    Ohhhh, and you can misuse your customers rights to be a really asshole here? I'm so sorry for you.
    (sorry, but I watch this thread since the beginning and I just can't resist to write that. What a awful person most someone be to take this action just to avoid a hardmod. Pirate software is one thing, but that gets really criminal and unethical to a disgusting level...)
     
  10. DaveTheNoob
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    I honestly don't get your point. I never said I'd steal anything or pirate anything... I'm honestly confused.
     
  11. VitaType

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    You totally sound like someone who wants to hack his 3DS just for homebrew :rofl2:
     
  12. DaveTheNoob
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    If I'd want to pirate games, it'd be easier just to get a sky3ds. :)
     
  13. astrangeone

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    Find someone with a modded 3DS. Or mod the new console, do the system transfer and mod your original unit. Sell off the modded unit, and profit.
     
  14. Awesomeslayerg

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    Yeah people here are have moral values and ethical needs.. Best bet is to just borrow a friends hacked ds