Confused about system transfers

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by starmario12, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. starmario12

    starmario12 Newbie

    Jul 25, 2017
    United States
    So I've got my brother's N3DS 11.5 that I want to put cfw on. I know my option to do this would be to do the dsiwarehax and I've already got my O3DS with cfw. So when I was doing dsiwarehax on I got up to the system transfer part. The thing is I'm unsure about doing system transfer and want to know the risks and consequences of this.
  2. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

    Feb 13, 2015
    The biggest "risk" is a failure during the transfer (a reliable wifi network helps, so does carefully following all the steps), in which case the hacked save may be lost and you will have to start over (possibly being subject to the week of waiting, depending on whether Nintendo servers considered the transfer completed)

    Licenses of your digital games and any NNID (logged in or not) will also transfer, but frankly it's not a big deal considering you can create and install backups of your games/dlc, pokebank/badge arcade are ripoffs with free legal homebrew alternatives, and you can create another account if you really want miiverse

    Any software/saves/extdata on the receiving console will be erased, but this is the system transfer working as intended, even Nintendo tells you this with an entire page in the manual and the transfer process
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