Can I change my firmware from jp version to us version?

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  1. cysin
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    I got a JP version new 3ds xl so is it possible to flash US version firmware to it? Assuming cfw can be installed on my new 3ds
     
  2. Zekamon

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    There is a section on 3ds.guide dedicated to changing your 3DS Region. It should be at the last page of the guide.

    But you don't need that since you can play every region locked game with CFW
     
  3. OrGoN3

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    Maybe OP wants USA eShop?

    https://3ds.guide/region-changing
     
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    As surprising as it may be, not EVERY user of CFW is a pirate.
     
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    Yes, you can region change the console.
    But note that you can"t use and make the eShop works in a New 3DS model without patches.
     
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    Not really worth it, but 3ds.guide explains it.
     
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    Explain why you need to change your region. Many features of changing regions have already been implemented into luma, such as fixing crashes in out of region games.
     
  9. cysin
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    Well I can't read Japanese that's the reason
     
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    Can't you change the menu to English in system settings? After that you can use luma's to force games with English options to English. If they don't have English, use freeshop to download the USA versions.
     
  11. thekarter104

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    The Home Menu is Japanese, that's why.
    Also like in SSB4 JP version on US 3DS changes it to English. It could be that the games will be Japanese because Japanese 3DS, even on USA games.
     
  12. cysin
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    There is no languages choices in JP version. Only Japanese is available
     
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    Go to system settings. Click the orange option which is "other settings, scroll over all the way, and click the top option. That changes language.
     
  14. RedScorpion

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    there is only Japanese language on a japanese console.
    in fact, there is no option where you can change the language at all.
     
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    In that case changing the region is probably the best option, unless the new luma system application can patch the home menu.
     
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