Do ALL O3DS XL consoles come with < 9.2 FW?

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  1. Stellar Bull
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    I already have a 3DS XL so the only reason to get a new one is having the ability to install RxTools.

    Is it 100% safe to buy a 3DS XL? Do they all come with firmwares lower than 9.2?

    Thanks in advance, and sorry for bothering you.
     
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    It seems 9.3 has additions to N3ds, so I'd actually lean towards a yes on that
     
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    yes not a single original 3ds has over 8.1 if you get one with a higher firmware on it it has been used at some point.
     
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    if you buy it new yeah it will come like 6.X
     
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    Yup, they stopped making them around the time the New line came in so youre safe! :hrth:
     
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    Thank you so much :)

    Old 3DS + RxTools = no need for cubic ninja / gateway, correct?

    (Sorry)
     
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    Correct ;)
     
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  8. funnystory

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    Where is he going to find a new O3ds lol
     
  9. Xenon Hacks

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    walmart/target/pawnshops/online... everywhere
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    if you are going to search on WORTEN stores (or even fnac)
    ask for check the console before purcahse (they let me check a 3ds on worten)
    some of them are upgraded to the last firmware...
     
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    Thats probably why they let you check it because they most likely are not new just refurbs.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    sure we got walmart or target here...
    pawnshops, its a rarity...

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    that store chain, at least on my area never puts the consoles on display... i don't know why the reason, maybe because people pick up the boxes and let them fall or something...
    but on display there is always empty boxes, even the pokemon limited editions... which couldn't be refurbished (on the first day they were available)...
     
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    Well now I'm scared. I was about to order one from Amazon.

    What do I do now? D:
     
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    from amazon it should be safe, i was talking about if you bought from a store like worten or fnac, or whatever
    because people there sometimes upgrade it.. i dont know the reason, maybe returns.. or the store made some policy. i dont know.. but i seen them updated on worten stores...
     
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    It's from a third party seller, though.

    Would only refurb units come with an up-to-date firmware?
     
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    Returned units could be updated, but that's probably not as common with online stores because returning stuff is a pain.
     
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    A new O3ds at a pawnshop?As in still wrapped?

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    Why not just get a N3ds?
     
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    Because then I would need cubic ninja or gateway, and that's assuming i could find a 9.2 n3ds.
     
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    Pardon my ignorance,How much where you paying for the O3ds XL?
     
  20. Stellar Bull
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    180€

    N3DS is about the same, but it is harder to find the right firmware, and a gateway is anywhere from 70€ to 80€.