English Menus on Japanese 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by raynelogens, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. raynelogens
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    raynelogens GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi, I just purchased a Japanese 3DS (the original). I was wondering if there is a way to get my menu in English. On my American version there is a language option in the system settings and I knew there wasn't one in the Japanese. But I was wondering if anyone has found a way? I don't want to loose access to my Japanese eShop at all.
     
  2. yacepi15

    yacepi15 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You cant. If you install another region CIA (like the american ones),you must change the secureinfo_A,for another from a never conected to Internet console for using online services. And modifying japan CIA will be a epic fail because the system CIAs must be signed by Nintendo.
     
  3. Lumstar

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    Not that I know about. In any case, without hacking the Japanese DSi or 3DS defaults some games to load only Japanese text.
     
  4. Ericjwg

    Ericjwg GBAtemp Psycho!

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    no...... only region swap is able to do that, but it's not highly recommended
     
  5. tony_2018

    tony_2018 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    region swaps or learn the foreign language
     
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