Homebrew on Brand new N3DSXL?

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  1. Twanvl
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    Hello,

    I want to buy a brand new N3DSXL, but should it then be possible to hack it?
    Does Nintendo install the latest software on it before delivery?

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    Twan
     


  2. ihaveamac

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    if it's 'brand new', it will be guarantee downgradable for free right now. don't update it before this of course.

    also suggested to set it up once, then FORMAT IT ONCE and set it up again before downgrading.

    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki
     
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    Depends on the n3ds you want to buy. Some newer special editions have the newest firmware. Some n3ds consoles could have been in the store for months, so they have to be on older firmware.
     
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    not at this point, consoles are manufactured months in advance to release so no brand new consoles will have a firmware past 10.3 for now.
     
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    Even special editions?
     
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    I dont know, i just want to buy it. But i want to be sure i can hack it.

    NEW Nintendo 3DS XL - Metallic Black from the website bol.com
     
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    the same thing applies, they are manufactured months in advance to announcement/release so there is no chance that any of them will be past 10.3 (or 10.4) for a while.
     
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    Good to know, i'm going go buy another n3dsxl later anyway.
     
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    What if he is on 7.2 and an 3ds ROM needs 9.2 firmware? Can i update to just 9.2?
     
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    Okay thanks! After i did that guide, can i then start using CIA roms etc.? Or still need to install RxTools?
     
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    yes you can use CIAs
     
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    Okay, you need FBI for that right? Or is there also any tutorial for that?
     
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    you'll get it in the guide along the way to cfw/arm9loaderhax/etc.
     
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    Okay thanks! Will order my N3DSXL now, hope it runs on 9.2 or earlier...
     
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    if it doesn't, well you'll just downgrade it to 9.2 in the guide (format it at least once before downgrading to prevent a soft brick!)
     
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    Im not good at hardmodding, always used softmod for my Wii.
     
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    you're not going to hard mod, you'd downgrade entirely with software...

    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki
     
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