Buying a New 3DS XL...

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Dvdxploitr, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Dvdxploitr
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    I am buying a New 3DS XL this week and wondering about firmware versions. Are they all shipping with 10.3 and lower? Or are there any reports of systems being shipped with 10.4-10.6? I do not have Cubic Ninja, Super Smash Bros 3D or Ocarina of Time....
     
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    Yeah if you buy it new and not pre-owned, they should all be on firmware 10.3 or below.
     
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    Thanks, I didn't wanna have to fork out a bunch more money after buying this system, only reason I am buying the new 3DS is b/c I bricked one of my systems by accidentally downloading the wrong firmware.....
     
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    Who wants to know?
    the highest fw thats shipping is 9.8 i do believe
     
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    as long as Browserhax still works, i'm happy :)
     
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    Most DS' even used ones ship with 10.2 - 10.3 or lower. I ordered 2 used new 3ds xl's in the last month and they were both on 10.2 and 9.8 (If I remember correctly). I updated them both though, because I wasnt into hacking the 3ds at that time. But luckily I bought OOT with my ds because its my all time favorite nintendo game next to pokemon so I was able to downgrade right when I wanted to.
     
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    I got a N3DS recently and it was shipped with 9.9
     
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    I figure used ones will ship with higher firmware unless it belonged to someone that didn't play it much or ignored the update notices. I can also imagine Nintendo refurb units coming with 10.6 as well. I'm gonna be getting mine from Best Buy in the next couple of days.
     
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    Make sure you have bestbuy pricematch your local gamestop's 174.99.
     
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    I'm getting it from Best Buy's eBay store since I have about $125 Gift cards thanks to Perk TV & Swagbucks :)....so if I gotta pay retail, its not a big deal since its not coming from out of pocket
     
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    Nice, I think ebay is running a 8x ebay bucks deal right now. Make sure to activate that in your ebay messages if you got it before making the purchase.
     
  12. Ronhero

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    10.2 Pokémon 3ds
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    Make sure to activate 8x ebay bucks and have ebates loaded
     
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    most people selling ds' on ebay now and days are shops like small time game stores that are selling online, so the system has been there for a while, or its coming from someone who hasnt used it in forever and thats why they are finally getting rid of it.
     
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    I got mine not too long ago and it still had 9.6
     
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    i'm in Best Buy right now waiting on my New 3DS XL order to be ready
     
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    My bet is 9.9
     
  17. Dvdxploitr
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    it was 9.8 :)