Confused on playing backups if above 9.2 firmware

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by tigerlaws, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. tigerlaws
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    http://www.sky3ds.com/ will just buying a Sky3ds+ flash cart allow me to play 3ds backups or is this not the case? Since it shows it works with the latest firmware..
     


  2. Autz

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    Why buying an Sky3DS and not a bigger SD?
     
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    Yes, it plays backups in .3ds format. It only plays official 3DS cartridge backups, not eShop games or mods.

    Most people, including me, would recommend modding your 3DS firmware via this guide to play games without a flashcart.
     
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    Interesting, looks like there's been a ton of activity since I last looked at flashcards, so what does this new bootmii style hack allow exactly? does it allow playing backups direct from the menu without the need for a flashcard? hmmm...
     
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    yup. Plus a whole lot more.
     
  6. Autz

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    There's no BootMii, just something called Arm9LoaderHax. What it does in a nutshell is to load a specific file that is located on the SD, and that file is tipically a CFW (Custom Firmware). What you have to do is to install .cia packages (the games) with a .cia installer like FBI and voilá, no need for flashcarts.

    And asking again: Why buying an Sky3DS and not a bigger SD?
     
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    I see, do 3ds roms works too or not?
     
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    .3ds roms don't work unless you have a flashcart. But using .cia games are better since the risk of ban is minimal in comparison with using a flashcart with public headers.
     
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    So 3ds games work then? in the .cia format? wow.... think i'll blow off the dust from my old 2 XL's lol.
     
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    Yes, 3DS games on .cia format works, you just need to hack the Arm9Loader and then use a .cia installer.
     
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    Second thought, just turned them on and they're both on 11.0.0-33E, guess it's a no go for them?
     
  12. Autz

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    You still can, but you need to hardmod your console or using DSiWareHax to downgrade the native_firm.
     
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    Uhmm i'm stuck on what to do. If it helps I have x2 DS Two (original) flash cards if they help with anything. What must I purchase to follow on the downgrade method?
     
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    On 1st option, you need soldering equipment.

    On 2nd option, you need a second 3DS with CFW to do a System Transfer (DSiWareHax).

    In either case, use this guide. Those DSTwo flashcart won't help.
     
  15. UranusKiller

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    Doing the DSIwareHax method, I must also get hold of either Fieldrunners, Legends of Exidia or Guitar Rock Tour as-well?
     
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    Preferally Fieldrunners, but you need the ORIGINAL game (the game must be on the 3DS with CFW), which you have to spend some $$$.
     
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    Ahh i'm guessing all 3 of those games are digital only downloads through eshop, i'll try get onto this during the week then, thanks for the heads up guys!
     
  19. Autz

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    Remember: Buy the game on the 3DS that already has CFW. You can borrow a friend's 3DS for that, if you have any.
     
  20. UranusKiller

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    Yup, so get hold of someone with a 3ds that's under 11 firmware, do the CFW stuff on it, (i'm guessing update the firmware to be able to get into the eshop?) download/install the particular game then follow with the procedure, correct?