Does formatting a system upgrade the firmware?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Myria, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. Myria
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    When formatting a 3DS with System Settings, does the firmware get updated to the newest version? I'm a bit paranoid, since it seems to want to connect to the Internet for this.

    Melissa
     
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    yes.
     
  3. Memoir

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    Yup, only because you have to update before you can format.
     
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    That seems odd, considering the general advice for getting rid of a downloaded update is to format the system.

    Edit: Oh, they added that requirement at some point. I suppose that makes sense.
     
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    Thank freaking god that's only true in newer firmwares. XD
     
  7. eggsample

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    Woohaa this is crazy.


     
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    That's nintendo for ya' !
     
  9. Arnold0

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    I guess nintendo did that to screw users in case a new exploit would come in 7.x +. I think the only way to get rid on the nag if you have it is to let the 3DS download a new update when there is one by putting it in sleep mode for a few seconds then cutting Wifi before the download end anf after that deleting internet settings and desabling Wifi so the download can never ends.
     
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    You can relink the NNID to the same console after formatting.
     
  11. Tokiopop

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    That doesn't give you all your stuff back, though
     
  12. nosignaldetected

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    Yes it does. Just redownload it all from the eshop.

    source: did it myself.
     
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