Getting a New 3DS XL, which FW for Homebrew, Gateway and DSTWO?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by shawly, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. shawly
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    So I've scraped through sticky threads and FAQs but the most common question for all hackable consoles isn't even listed:

    Which firmwares are hackable?

    Because I'm looking to switch from my 2DS to a New 3DS XL and I don't know which firmwares I have to look for so I can still use Homebrew, Gateway and DSTWO, especially since New 3DSs don't come with firmwares below 9.x, right?
     
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    Any with FW <= 10.7 can install CFW without additional game cartridge/hardmod.
    If you still have your 2DS and can install CFW on it, any FW version is fine.
     
  3. shawly
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    So if my 2DS has a CFW I can somehow downgrade any New 3DS or what?
     
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    Yes, with the help of a Dsiware game you can purchase on eshop for 1,99 USD or 4,99 EUR depends on your region.
     
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    Oh wow, so I could buy a new New 3DS XL and downgrade it, awesome, can you link me a guide if you happen to know one?
     
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    https://3ds.guide/
    Make sure you 2ds has a9lh first
     
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    Damn awesome, thank you guys!
     
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    Make sure you 2ds follows that guide first if it you haven't or else you won't be able to downgrade the new 3ds
     
  9. shawly
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    Worked like a charm, guess there stands nothing in my way of getting a New 3DS XL then. :lol: