I am trying to find out how someone with a 3DS (new i.e 2. firmware) can get CFW (without a flashcard) first of all, bought a 3DS recently, and had seen this video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gktUgWgvxOM couldn't get the exploit to work, so assumed the earlier firmware wasn't right for the exploit, bought a game specifically for its firmware and upgraded to 4.2.0-4E to try again. didn't work. I thought the browser version would be the issue, and didn't know (being new to 3DS completely) that a cart update doesn't update browser, bought another game so now on 6.2.0-4E. I did this because in another thread, using gateway downgrade, linked in the video, it updates the browser to a higher version (8E I think). however, the downgrade errors at step 7/7 with an fatal error 00001001. risking a brick, I read that even if it shows this, reset at this point and the downgrade will have worked anyway. it hadn't. But(!) it had upgraded the browser (strangely) so now on 6.2.0-8E. I have a nand backup of 4.2.0-4E, but would take me back to the first step. So...was looking at just using something to upgrade the browser, again, found https://gbatemp.net/threads/3dnus.376488/ I have an R4 for my original DS, which I don't think would help to load a CIA of a browser update, I am keen to work this out without buying a sky/GW card (only bought 2 games to update the firmware!) is there a cheaper card that is 3DS compatible (r4i) which would allow me to run devmenu, just so I can update the browser? any pros who could help? please don't reply buy a GW/Sky, I know I might have too!