Complete noobie about to buy a New 3DS XL

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by mtsonic, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. mtsonic
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    mtsonic Newbie

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    I would like to get any information about what stuff I should be using if I get a firmware below 10.3. I mean like should I get a gateway / Sky3ds / homebrew for that N3DS? I'm a bit confused on what is good and what isn't. I just need someone to clarify it for me and point it in the right direction please ( and also what firmware is best to use? like do I need to downgrade and what not? )
     
  2. bobfacemoo

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    If you get one on 10.7 or below, then you can Arm9LoaderHax it and get the best kind of CFW out there. If you get one on 11.0, I think your best bet (without getting it hardmodded or a seconds 3DS) would be to get a Sky3DS.
     
  3. Davidosky99

    Davidosky99 Eevee :3

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    You should be aiming for a 3ds with a firmware bellow 11.0.
    It's downgradable below 11.0(10.7 and down).
    As long as you don't buy a refurbished or second hand console, it should be safe.
    YOU DON'T NEED GATEWAY OR SKY3DS in any way.
    If you want free games, use CFW, following this guide until the end
    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki
     
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