downgrade then upgrade with game cart

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  1. simba115
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    Apologies if this was addressed but I downgraded with gateway my new (old) 3ds xl to 4.2 and I was wondering if I can just pop in my Luigi's mansion cartridge to upgrade to 4.5? Will this mess everything up? I know there is no benefit to 4.5 but I just want to know.
     
  2. Adeka

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    I downgraded but then I updated to 8.1 with super smash bros (wanted to use my cart saves) and it works fine.
     
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    Downgraded my 3ds xl enough times and used animal crossing for 4.5 or majoras mask for 7.1
     
  4. simba115
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    OK thanks guys. I'll upgrade to 4..5 then!
     
  5. Adeka

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    Upgrading to 4.5 doesn't really do anything except...allow you to play 4.5 retail carts on sysnand
     
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    Since karl managed to port mset to the n3ds its only a matter of time before 4.5 becomes pointless.
     
  7. simba115
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    I don't follow the Karl thread since unfortunately I won't understand what's going on. Wouldn't we still need some kind of exploit? I like the ds exploit since you don't need online or any game carts. Will there be a better way?