Complete noob here. Questions about CFW.

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  1. Rakesh37187
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    So I'm a complete noob so don't mind me.
    I wanted to try to install a CFW. The one by Plailect. I followed the tutorial till i came to this part :https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Firmware-Downgrade. I dont have hardmod nor do i have a second 3ds with CFW. Does this mean i have no chance of getting a CFW?
     
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    If you're on 11.x then no. Try to get at least the Hardmod tools.
     
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    Got any tutorials for me. (Prefer video)
     
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    ninjahax is arm11 userland exploit.
    But you need arm11 kernel exploit to downgrade which right now is blocked on fw 11.0+.
    Also, even though you can run arm11 kernel exploit, arm9 will interupt the downgrade in fw 11.0+.
    As explain here: Why the 3DS can't be downgraded on 11.0 "For Dummies"

    So, no. If you see someone downgrade on 11.0+ using cubic ninja on youtube, that's a video recording downgrade on hardmoded system.
    If you're not a pro, i suggest you to hire a pro to do hardmoding for you.
    But, look like you need to ship your console oversea: https://gbatemp.net/threads/list-of-hardmod-installers-by-region.414224/
     
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    So the only real way to downgrade is the hardmod way or get a second 3ds with hardmod and use dsiware?
     
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    Yes.

    Edit - oh sorry, didn't notice that you said 2nd 3DS needs hardmod. As @nechigawara said, no the second one doesn't need hardmod but does need to have CFW.
     
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    Second 3ds don't need to be hardmoded, but need CFW installed.