CFW ON OLD 3DS DEMO UNIT

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  1. casperghost
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    Hi

    I'am very new to the scene and looking for a bit of advice, I think of installing a CFW on one of my old 3ds. My question is what is the best guide to follow for a novice.

    I have a few consoles one of them is still on firmware version 1 I believe this to be very rare so I won't be trying it on that, I also have a old demo unit will I be able to install a CFW on that? Will the CFW allow the unit to run from the battery instead of having it plugged in all the time.

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    Mark
     
  2. drfsupercenter

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    I think that's actually a difference in hardware, not software. The demo units are designed to run without a battery. I could be wrong, though.
     
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    Would it still be possible to install the CFW?
     
  4. drfsupercenter

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    Yeah, it should be, but I don't think you'll be able to get it to run with the battery inserted.

    (Or, actually... have you tried it? I only know that the demo kiosk units are different in that they can run while plugged in *without* a battery, but I've never owned one to try the reverse and see if it works with a battery like a normal retail unit)
     
  5. casperghost
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    To be honest I've never tried it without a battery in it, come me with a battery in it so left it in there, I will take it out to see what happens.

    Any suggestions regarding the guide?
     
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    How do you get demo units?
     
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    My friend found one gamestop dumpster diving.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    if you know the folks at a store, and they will change the displays to newer consoles, or the store is closing, you can find a way to rescue neat things like demo units
    thats how you get arcade cabinets or some rare nice stuff

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    Purchased from Ebay as non-working replaced the top screen to find out it's a demo unit have an xl version as well.
     
  10. drfsupercenter

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    If anyone ever comes across a Best Buy demo, let me know and I'll pay you for it... those ones are way different from the GameStop/Target kind and actually have a computer that powers them (think the IS-Nitro capture for DS, but for 3DS)

    The kind they use at GameStop, Target and other stores are, as far as I know, just retail 3DSes with slightly different hardware that lets you run them without a battery. Otherwise they function identically to retail 3DSes, exploits and all.
     
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    I have an retail display xl that is this way. The charge port is completely different.
     
  12. dankzegriefer

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    I think the O3DS demo unit is devkit in software, no way to install CFW if I'm right. MSET + ReiNand may work.