Help with 3DS DSTwo?

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  1. Techie8
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    So, I updated my 3DS with the Miiverse update, but completely forgot to update my DSTwo's firmware. Do I need to get a friend's DSi to update it, or can I do it on a computer somehow? The computer would be most convenient.

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    Providing your DSTwo is at the latest firmware (before the 7.0.0 compatible one) then you can use a friends DSi.
    Otherwise, use a DS.

    Iirc, you can also plug the card into your 3DS and boot it.
    Let it sit for 10 minutes and shut it off.
    it should be updated then.

    Don't blame me if you brick it tho.
    I heard that it was possible.
    Someone else could confirm/disprove this.
     
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    The update file needs to be renamed to dstwoupdateb.dat

    Then you can put it on the root of your microSD, boot the card on your 3ds, and let it sit on the error screen for five minutes. Shut it off, delete the update file, then try to boot your card again. It should work.

    Alternatively, it's still safer to use a dsi or DS if you have access to one.
     
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    Okay. Thanks.
     
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    Will it work if I don't delete the .dat? I tried it before, but didn't delete the .dat, but it didn't work. Thanks!
     
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    Did you delete the file off the card or did you renamed the file?
     
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    You just need to rename it to "dstwoupdateb.dat"

    You should see this screen
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    Stay on it for 3 minutes, then turn off the 3ds.
     
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    If you don't delete the dstwoupdateb.dat file after the update, it's likely going to try updating again.

    I don't know if that would trigger another error screen, but regardless, it's something you ought to do.

    Alternatively, rename it to something like dstwoupdateb_.dat so if it doesn't work you can just take out the underscore and try again. Also, I do believe you have to be running the official EOS for it (the alternative update, DEFINITELY the traditional update) to work, not a replacement loader like iMenu or BAGPlug.
     
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    Yeah, I use the official EOS, and it didn't work until I deleted dstwoupdateb.dat. Thanks to everyone who helped! It works now.