Format preowned N3DS XL on 9.8 without updating?

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  1. chr0m
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    chr0m GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi, I just got a preowned N3DS XL on 9.8 that I bought to downgrade and install CFW.

    It's got the previous owner's NNID and all his stuff on there. I want to format it, but it's asking to connect to the Internet. Is it ok to do this? I'm scared it's going to update it.
     
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    The purpose of connecting when formatting, iirc, is only for de-linking the NNID. It shouldn't do any updating.
     
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    Thanks. That's what I'm hoping, but I can't find any confirmation :)
     
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    if you that paranoid about it. hack it first, then format since luma3ds will protect the firm.
     
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    I was thinking of doing that. Good to know, cheers