HELP: Got a Japanese N3DSLL today, but with 8.1

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by dustmite, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. dustmite
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    Hi all,

    today the NEW3DSLL I ordered from Japan arrived.
    The shop said it will come with 9.2, but its on 8.1.

    I need some urgent help to update the 3ds to 9.2 before
    there will be a new firmware online.

    Is 9.2 still the actual Japan Firmware thats online?
    How to update? I have no Japanese language skills,
    and also no 3ds experience (coming from PSP / PS3 background).
    The 3ds menu is completely in Japanese.

    Please Help. :bow:
    Dustmite
     


  2. GamerzHell9137

    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Connect online and get into the eShop, it will update then.
    Don't go over 9.2 firmware.
     
  3. mochaccino

    mochaccino Newbie

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    I got a Japanese N3DS today as well, and I can confirm that the current firmware is 9.2. You can google a 3DS setup video in English since it is the same in Japanese.
     
  4. Zidapi

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    Ugh. I suspect this kind of "halp I bought a Japanese 3DS now what do?" post is going to become more and more frequent over the next couple of weeks.
     
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    so glad i went with a PAL N3DSXL
     
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    thank you! I am updating!

    Here is what I did:
    - downloaded 3dsxl US manual from Nintendo to compare JAP and ENG menu items
    - looked for how to establish internet connection to router (called Access Point in the manual)
    - chose manual setup
    - chose my router from router list
    - typed in router password
    - clicked ok

    then the 3ds showed a handheld to server connection graphic on top screen
    which looked ok to me

    - clicked a few times on the lower touchscreen back button (lower left corner) until I
    arrived back on the main menu screen
    - started eshop (shopping bag icon)
    - the 3ds connected to the shop, showed a rotating circle on the top screen
    - after 30 seconds a update message came up.
    - needed to connect charger (japanese text said something with AC)
    - clicked forward, agreed to some longer text
    - clicked ok

    Lower screen now shows some text and a grey progress bar that veeeeery slowly fills up with light blue
    Now its at around 40 percent after 45 minutes. Need to be patient.

    Thanks to all for your kind help.
     
  7. tony_2018

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    NO shit, which is why I'm looking for one.
     
  8. tony_2018

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    You saw the subject of the title right............so why are you here sounding all stressed out.
     
  9. mech

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    no need to be rude..... no help for you now :nayps3:
     
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    Was no being rude....go in your corner and continue playing with your new 3ds xl , whatever its called.
     
  11. dustmite
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    finally updated to 9.2
    after 1.5 hours and around 5 update restarts
     
  12. Jao Chu

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    Pay the extra and get an Aus unit, seems to be the leason of the day. Unless, you are fluent in written Japanese.....
     
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    I suspect that and the ZOMG how do I update becase there's going to be a LOT of new people scared to death of updating past 9.2 now.
     
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    If American units ship with 9.3+, I'll be soooooooo pissed...
     
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    with all the hacking going on with 9.2 i would expect it to have higher firmware than 9.2
     
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  17. OuahOuah

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    Is PAL N3DS from AUS much more expensive, shopping included, than JAP one ? 'cause AUS = every language for US/EU users...
     
  18. w0dash

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    80$ difference...
     
  19. OuahOuah

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    Ok. And do we know the final US and EU prices ?

    Anyway, buyers have just to see if 80$ less worth the JAP problem language ;)
     
  20. w0dash

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    You can compare the prices of the current gen.

    Amazon.co.jp sells the 3DS LL for ~125€, while it costs 189€ here in germany.