For downgrades when you say "N3DS" do you really mean "N3DS" or "N3DS XL"?

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  1. archnachoofthepi
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    archnachoofthepi Advanced Member

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    I'm not trying to be a pill, and I've gone through five pages of topics using the search function with only one sorta kinda referencing which they meant. I think because the New 3DS Compact (i.e. the happy home designer bundle) came to America so late, most people use N3DS to mean N3DSXL.

    I just wanted to confirm before I put down the cash on a New 3DS Compact / Happy Home Designer Bundle that I can actually downgrade that to use CFW. I wasn't sure if, since it came to America with a particular firmware number higher than 9.2, if it could be downgraded to said 9.2 firmware.

    I intend to copy over my 10.3 that has all of my purchases, so one last question. Is it better to fully upgrade the New 3DS Compact / Happy Home Designer Bundle, perform the system transfer, and then downgrade? Or, can I downgrade, install the CFW and then system transfer my 10.3 to Reinand's Emunand?

    I know with Gateway you can do Sysnand to Emunand and vice versa, but I could not find anything conclusive on whether or not CFW can do the same thing.

    Thank you all in advance!
     
  2. EmuAGR

    EmuAGR GBAtemp Regular

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    Both, the only diference is size. Their hardware is the same.

    I upgraded my N3DS from 9.0 to 10.3, I did a system transfer and then downgraded again to 9.2. CFW is cheaper than Gateway, it's free and has almost the same functionality.
     
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  3. archnachoofthepi
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    archnachoofthepi Advanced Member

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    Awesome, thank you! You are officially my hero :D
     
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    I have a dubt.
    With a N3DSXL out of box with 9.9-26E Firmware:
    - Can I proceed to downgrade the console to firmware 9.2 and after start the Gateway Ultra?
    - If so, which method is most suitable for my device?
     
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  5. Tmu

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    N3DS is for both the xl and regular models
    just make sure the files match your consoles region and you should be fine
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