How to play games without Sky3DS+?

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    Hi there,

    I have been reading a lot of how people are playing games on CIA files or something, and I am so lost. I have no idea what these terms are (CFW, pasta, FBI, ninjahax, etc.) Can someone direct me to a maybe catch-all tutorial or something to play games on the 3DS online without using Sky3DS+? Is it even possible?

    By the way, I have a N3DSXL on 9.9.0-21U.

    What's the best advice you can give me to get caught up in this community? What should I do to play 3DS games online without thinking about private headers and whatnot? I basically just want to be able to play games online (ex. Bravely Default) without the possibility of being banned.

    Thanks!
     
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    First forget about sky3ds private headers because when you install a custom firmware (cfw) you wont need that. Look for a thread that has reinand in it or how to install reinand thats what youll need. Oh and the downgrade thread and thats it.

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    Most of the info you need will be there. Damn nevermind I dont have a new 3ds so I dont know but I think you will have to buy cubic ninja or ocarina of time to install custom firmware sorry.
     
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    What do you mean I'll have to buy those games? I have a New 3DS 9.9.0-21U. What tools, software, etc. do I need? There's way too much to know, I'm sort of overwhelmed by all of these acronyms lol.
     
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    You will have to downgrade first. CFW only works on 9.2 and below. Keep in mind 10.3 is the limit for downgrading so DON'T update your 3DS in the official/normal way at any time.
     
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    So, what happens after downgrading? How do I downgrade on a N3DSXL? And then what would I do/what would I need after downgrading in order to play games online? CIA?
     
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    For downgrading, look up safesysupdater on the forums and you should find something. You'll need homebrew set up so check out Smealum's site - if you Google homebrew launcher it should be one of the top results. You can use your Sky as a copy of Cubic Ninja.

    For CFW there's a good tutorial out there called something like, the catch-all tutorial for CFW and emuNAND. Don't worry anout that one until you've downgraded.