Downgrading my 2ds using a second 3ds with CFW question

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by darlylara, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. darlylara
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    Just to give a little back story as to what happened in case it helps at all. This is my first DS and when I bought it I bought with the intentions of installing CFW. Though at the time I did not know you had to do that. So when I opened it and it it asked me to upgrade, " I was like yeah yeah I just want to play Mario Kart already." Big Mistake, little did I know that I would be going through this much trouble. My cousin mentioned that her son had a 3ds that he doesn't use, so I went ahead and installed CFW on it yesterday. Of course like any other 6 year old once you see the game you want play it "now." I held on to the system in order to do the downgrade to my 2ds so I can install custom firmware. I bought Fieldrunners through my computer and it installed on my 2ds, not the 3ds how the instructions suggest. I thought that's okay i'll just log on to my NNID on the 3ds. NOPE, of course not Nintendo has to have the dumbest setup ever and not let me sign in to multiple systems. I did the system transfer in order to transfer the account from 1 DS to the other, Which by the way didn't work, and now it says I have to wait 7 days. Am I going to have to wait 7 days in order to MAYBE be able to successfully downgrade?
     
  2. Seakay

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    For the unhacked 2ds i'm pretty sure you have to wait... Or maybe you can call Nintendo and invent a stupid story and ask if you can transfer back without wating ...
    I may be wrong so somebody wo knows better can correct me
     
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  3. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Correct, 7 day waiting period or hardmod.
     
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    Thanks guys decided to Hardmod. The Nintendo ID thing is gonna mess me up, I rather just do that. Seems easier to be honest
     
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    Yeah the DSiWare method is really just for people without the skills or equipment or both to do a hardmod. If you can do a hardmod, that's quicker and easier :-)
     
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    darlylara Newbie

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    I agree everything seemed way more complicated then the hardmod.
     
  7. Seakay

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    Hardmod is not that complicated even on the o3ds, if you know what you're doing it really not that hard. I had more trouble to close the console with the cables inside (so be sure you have small ones) then so soldering part. Good luck!