Downgrade and firmware version question

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by Gorkensnorkel, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Gorkensnorkel
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    I bought a new 3ds xl hyrule edition from ebay and I thought that the firmware that came on these was 9.2 by default but this one is saying its 9.9.0 but it looks like its in mint condition. Do these special edition hyrule 3ds's come in 9.9.0 firmware from the factory?

    And secondly, I can still downgrade it and put A9LH and Luma on it, right? I am about to start looking through the tutorials right now to see what downgrading involves. Is the downgrade process fairly safe or is there a higher than normal chance of bricking it when downgrading?
     
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    Yes you can still put a9lh on it. It is very safe if you follow EVERY step of this guide: https://3ds.guide/
     
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    i donr rhink you will if its 9.9 its really hight chance you will get a brick if you do something or download something
     
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    You can downgrade and install A9LH fine on a hyrule edition. I have done 2. Follow the guide and I recommend the extra format that it talks about as optional. Read it all. Don't skip anything and you'll be fine. Fresh SD,freshly formatted,freshly downloaded files..
     
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    Thanks, I was just reading the part of the guide that talks about downloading the RIGHT version of sysdowngrader. Is there someway in the 3ds menu to CONFIRM the region? I mean it said it was USA (or NTSC which I guess is USA) when I bought it but I would like to double check.
     
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    in system settings, bottom right corner top screen says your system version and a letter for the country. U is USA
     
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    I haven't started the process yet but I just noticed when I click on "New 3DS 9.2.0 - USA" in the guide it says that "that address isn't understandable". I am going to make it a point to go through and try to download all the files BEFORE I start the process but it seems I am already stuck.

    And yeah, it reads 9.9.0-26U at the bottom.
     
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    Yeah, thats the guide I am using. I guess I need to install a torrent to download those files. Would have been nice for the guide to have said that in advance.
     
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    Its' not a big deal, most people have torrent clients installed.. That guide is awesome. Tremendous job done by Plaitlect and crew.
     
  12. Gorkensnorkel
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    It actually DOES mention using a torrent on the very first page, I missed it.
     
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