Background I own a 6.3 EU/AU 3DS XL. With the recent discoveries such as region free, I'm thinking of dumping my 6.3 3DS for a new 4.5 3DS. However, there are somethings that I'm not certain of. New Stuff So I'm thinking of getting either a JP or US 3DS XL. From what I know the JP 3DS does not have an English language setting so this might get a little annoying. As for the US 3DS XL, the link below shows the necessary serial number that I should purchase to ensure that I would be getting a 4.5 3DS XL. http://gbatemp.net/threads/where-to-get-a-firmware-4-5-or-below-3ds-xl.352360/page-24#post-4841615 Region Free retail cartridges playback http://gbatemp.net/threads/region-free-cart-loading-with-emunand-no-flashcards.360261/ It is no possible to truly region free your 3DS provided that is 4.1-4.5. This is one of the reason why I am considering getting a new 3DS. I will be able to keep my current retail EU/AU games EXCEPT Pokemon Y as the save file cannot be encrypted by a 3DS that is not on >6.3 officially. Also, this region free hack will have to be redone whenever DS games are played on the 3DS system. EmuNand System Transfer Previously before the release of FW 7.1, the reported method of system transfer to EmuNand was to do system nand dumps and manually edit them before restoring nand. Now, I'm not sure if this is still the process. Can I simply update my US 3DS EmuNand to 7.1 and run a system transfer from my EU/AU 3DS 7.1 official? Also what happens to my eshop purchases? I have mario 3d land and pushmo.