Buying a new N3DS for AL9H?

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  1. Deaga
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    I recently found out about the AL9H exploits and everything you can do with them... But unfortunately, my system is updated to 11.0.0.X, so I can't downgrade in order to install the exploit. I was thinking about buying a new N3DS (yeah, that sounds odd, doesn't it?), but then it hit me:

    Are 11.0.0.X N3dS already being sold? Do I need to be on lookout for serial numbers (or any other clue) or can I buy any system (for now) and get an exploitable firmware version?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. EmperorOfCanada

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    You are pretty safe buying a New N3DS from the store at this point. if its something that concerns you, buy something with a generous return policy if possible. Two I bought less than 2 weeks ago had ver 9.9, and 9.6 on them
     
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    I think 10.5 is the highest reported currently (from fire emblem fates consoles which were produced recently). Now is the time to get in if you want guaranteed freehax :-)
     
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    Oh, so the N3DS being sold have old enough firmware that even browserhax works on them? That's nice to know! :)

    EDIT- While we're at this: is it possible to make a system transfer from a "normal" system to a hacked one? Suppose I buy a new N3DS, install AL9H, update it to 11.0.0.X (I can do that after I install the exploit, right?). Can I make a system transfer from my old system to the new one to keep my digital games or will that mess up the hacks? I know that worst case scenario I can just install .CIAs of all of my games and transfer the saves via SVDT (I can get homebrew working on my current system I think, I just can't downgrade it), but a system transfer seems like much less of a headache than that.
     
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  5. EmperorOfCanada

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    If you follow Plailects guide (the guide currently most often recommended to get CTW set up) you will end up on 11.X custom firmware (pretty much fully futureproof and updatable)

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    Ive never done this myself so I cant say from personal experience, but the guide FAQ says:

    Q: What about System Transfers?
    A: Once you have completed the guide, you can system transfer to and from an arm9loaderhax'd 3DS or 2DS exactly like you would a regular stock console or EmuNAND (you will lose any non-legitimate games/themes/DLC in the transfer; saves will stay even for games that are lost).
     
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    Yes you can do a system transfer. For non-legit CIAs that don't transfer, the game data will still be there and you can make it appear using CIAngel or similar to install the tickets. If you have a game not available on the title database, you can install the game .cia again with FBI except it will only take a second as it will detect the previous install.
     
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    So I can do a system transfer but will lose non-legit CIAs. That means I'll lose my eShop games, right? Or will I keep those, as the NNID goes along with the system transfer and they're not really (or are they CIAs)? My current system has no CFW at all, but I mostly bought my games from the eShop, which is why I ask...

    If I lose the games, but keep the saves, can I get them again as CIAs and use my old save files?

    In any case, thanks for all the answers. I really want to be sure of everything before I buy another system for this. :)
     
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    If information is accurate above eshop games are legit and yes if you lose games as long as you have those saves just install the cia and inject it
     
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    All legitimately bought stuff will transfer since Nintendo's servers show you as owning them.
     
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    Oh, that's even better. Thanks!
     
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    Make sure you follow plailects guide thoroughly! Skip 1 step and your 3ds will brick! Take your time when following the guide. Good luck.:)
     
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