I'm posting this here because, while I have no clue exactly why I'm seeing this error, I can only imagine it has something to do with the homebrew I've used on my 3DS. Has anyone experienced this error with games/apps and have suggestions on how to resolve it? To give some background, I have an Old 3DS on firmware 10.3.0-28U. Or technically, I should say it's 10.3.0-32U, as I've been following this guide to retain access to online features on the outdated firmware. I've been using Ironhax as my main hombrew entrypoint ever since it was released, and the main reason I'm staying on 10.3 is to retain access to Ironhax. Anyway, using the whole frankenfirmware setup I'm able to go online in pretty much any game or app. The only problem was shops... I had to use HANS for eShop access, but I could not purchase anything in the theme shop or games' DLC shops. Now, the Badge Arcade was one of the apps that was working normally for me... up until around Tuesday of last week, anyway. In the morning I got a free play from the practice catcher and used it to grab a badge from one of the machines as usual, but I was presented with the error code 006-0501 the instant the app started saving. The bunny mentioned something about having trouble connecting to the server, so I figured it was some maintenance or something and left the 3DS alone for the day, but even later in the evening I still could not connect to the server. Finally giving up and exiting the app, I confirmed that I could still access online in other games (like Mario Kart 7) and apps (like Miiverse) without issues. A few days later I try to access the Pokemon Bank (for the Regi Trio promo) and find out that the app is giving me the same error code. Obviously the problem isn't specific to the Badge Arcade, but I have no idea what suddenly brought it about. Searching for the code 006-0501 online, I find discussions like this that suggest the error is one with the access point being used, and propose changing the DNS settings. Yet I tried using both Google DNS and Open DNS, and neither allowed me to get into these two apps. I also tried using other access points (like my phone's mobile hotspot) but had no luck. Some of the people in those discussions mention that they had used save editors and such on their Pokemon games prior to seeing the error, and I read that people were getting banned from certain online services in the games due to playing around with their saves... That said, I haven't used any applications to edit the save data of my copy of Pokemon Y, nor have I used any utilities to modify my system's badge data, so me getting banned from these services shouldn't even be a possibility. I guess it's also worth mentioning that I updated my hax payload to 2.7 a few days ago and tried out ctr-httpwn. The homebrew app allowed me to download the My Nintendo 3DS themes through the Theme Shop, but it didn't help at all in accessing the Badge Arcade or Pokemon Bank. The most plausible explanation for my problem I can come up with is that (just last week) Nintendo tweaked something server-side that blocks anyone without the latest update, including those with frankenfirmware, from accessing these apps. If the only way for me to fix the 006-0501 error is by updating my 3DS to the latest firmware, I suppose it wouldn't be terrible since I have access to OoTHax and I could install certain cias even on 10.7 now. However, I was hoping someone on this site could share some advice for this particular error before I jump the gun and lost access to multiple homebrew entry points. I'd certainly appreciate any help I can get with this.