Downgrading ?

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  1. Ohad1th
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    I have a 3DS XL version 10.3 28 (U)
    my friend accidently updated my 3DS , it was 9.2 and I had my gateway working just fine
    I have my backup on my pc , how can I downgrade ?
    I have access to both hombrew channel and sky3ds if neccessery
    thanks !
     
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    Hardmod is the only way.
    3DS hacking wiki will help you.
     
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    mind sharing a youtube tutorial or some guide ?
     
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    Solder 4 points of the board with microSD-SD adapter(it is on the wiki).
    Then connect the SD card adapter with computer and turn on the 3DS.
    Alert for formatting drive will show up. Ignore it and flash the old backup to the new drive with win32imager.
     
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    doesn't look that complicated , just need the tools lol
    never soldered before
    just few more questions lol
    If done wrong , this will burn my 3DS right ?
    after getting it back to 9.2 can I get rid of the cables I soldered ?
    thanks !
     
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    Find a random broken piece of electronics like a toy car and practice soldering desoldering wires and see if the car still works after putting everything back together and make sure you have a fine tip so you don't splash solder everywhere or burn the board by leaving it for too long. Also are you sure you have a NAND.bin from the gateway menu? Also kick your friend in the nuts for me.
     
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    Yes. If you don't know what you are doing, there is some risk that you burn the board especially the NAND (very close to the soldering points).
    But old 3DS XL is the easiest to hardmod among the 3DS family.
    And after you restore the backup, you can desolder it.
    But I recommend to desolder only the SD adapter side for the future hardmod but you should tape the wire to prevent short circuit.
     
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    don't worry I already kicked his ass for that

    doubt I'll ever need to downgrade again , and the floating wires will drive me crazy lol , Is there a video tutorial or only pictures ?
    btw either of you done it yourself ? If so did you have any problem ?
     
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    You can find a plenty of videos on youtube. Search "3DS XL hardmod"
    And yes, I did it by myself a while ago. It was a piece of cake actually.
     
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    search the 3dsxl hardmod tut on youtube.
     
  11. Ohad1th
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    found one , just a quick question why can't I just plug the 3DS to the PC using the charger's cable with USB port ?
    seems like a lot of work for nothing lol
     
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    srcly?...............
     
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    That 2-pin connector only receives power lines.
     
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    how could u write the nand.bin to the chip with charger port:bow:
     
  15. Ohad1th
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    lol never said I was really strong with this :P
    well I don't have soldering tools I'll just ask a friend who knows how to solder if he can :P
     
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    I think you just answered that question yourself. It's a charge port.
     
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    I think you can mod the sd card slot to be dual service