Can I downgrade my N3DS from 10.5?

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  1. TheOnlyJonto
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    I just got a used N3DS from Amazon thinking it would come with a low firmware. Unfortunately it's running 10.5. Is it possible to downgrade from this version to 9.2?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Arubaro

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    You need to hardmod your 3ds if you want to.
     
  3. TheOnlyJonto
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    What does that mean?
     
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    You need to have someone solder on an adapter so you can dump/modify the data in the NAND chip directly from your computer
     
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    You need to open it up and solder some wires on the board.
     
  7. Swiftloke

    Swiftloke Hwaaaa!

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    And there's another one. No offense you're about like the 50th person to make a thread about this. If a simple Google has been unhelpful, add 'gbatemp' to the search and click 'More results from GBAtemp'.
     
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    NVM, already answered.
     
  9. TheOnlyJonto
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    I like to make sure I'm getting an answer to my specific situation so I know for absolute sure.

    I guess I'm screwed. Not interested in doing any hardmodding. I guess I'll be selling it.
     
  10. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Pay someone to do the downgrade for you than. The hardmod dont have to stay. Your chances of finding a n3ds on fw 9.2 or lower brand new is slim to none.
     
  11. TheOnlyJonto
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    I have no problem downgrading from 10.2 or older. I've done it twice. I also bought a brand new N3DS from Best Buy a few weeks ago and it was 9.6 so I think most units on the shelf will be fairly low firmware. This one was probably only 10.5 because it was used sold by Amazon which means it was probably recently returned by someone that updated it themselves.
     
  12. pre10c

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    I picked up a brandnew 9.0.0 n3ds 2weeks ago. They are still around, you just have to know where to search them ;)
     
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  13. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    I was implying 9.2 or lower.