I need help with downgrading. Any help?

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  1. zezzo
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    zezzo The "Black Ace"

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    I have a O3ds on firmware 10.3 I feel like downgrading. I can't hard mod. Could someone point me in the right direction? Should I use sysupdater or safesysupdater?

    After Downgrading, what CFW should I use? Rxtools? Reinand? Which one is better? Also which one is user friendly?

    After all of this, what games do you guys recommend me to try out?
     
  2. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

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    Use SafeSysUpdater. Running it through menuhax appears to be more stable than some other entry points.
    On O3DS, I would recommend rxTools. Follow this guide after you downgrade.
     
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    For some reason, people say to use regular sysupdater
     
  4. Lacius

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    You're free to do so. There's not much difference between them. I do recommend you use SafeSysUpdater to at least check your update files before downgrading with either program.
     
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    Sure! Thanks for the help. Anyone want to recommend me another CFW?
     
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    rxTools is my personal favorite.
     
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    my Ds froze.. Nothing is happening is it safe to reset
     
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    IT FROZE?! IS IT BLACK?!
     
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    This is normal. Give it a few minutes before you reset. It should be fine since it probably didn't even begin the downgrade process. I usually wait a minute or so after loading SafeSysUpdater before clicking downgrade.
     
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    If it froze right when you hit the downgrade button in sysupdater, then the 3ds crashed. Reboot and try again, chances are you'll have to do it a handful of times.
     
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    I reset it..

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    ill use safe sysupdater
     
  12. OrGoN3

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    It depends on what works for you. I downgraded my O3DSXL the other day. I used Cubic Ninja and put on menuhax. I then used that and CN in an attempt to run safesysupdater, but it would not run successfully. It would get stuck on the black screen (red dots on the left side) or get stuck at "HAX SUCCESS" screen, before showing init. I had to use regular sysupdater from here (http://gbatemp.net/threads/simple-guide-to-downgrading-your-3ds.407888/) for it to work. Once I did, it worked right away, and rebooted into 9.2.0.20-U. Of course, it is important to note that once I downgraded, menuhax was gone.

    If you press (Y) in safesysupdater and it goes black or doesn't show the screen with green text, you can just power it off and back on. It is hit or miss for some reason.
     
  13. Lacius

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    Sysupdater and SafeSysUpdater are almost the same program, and each has been known to freeze at the beginning. In the future, wait a minute after loading either program before clicking downgrade.
     
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    To expand on this: safesysupdater is the same program as sysupdater, with the exception of a few safety checks it performs before downgrading to help prevent potential bricks during the process.
     
  15. Lacius

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    Depending on the version of sysUpdater being used, there might be some other differences, such as the order of files downgraded, etc.
     
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    it did it. It rebooted. I used theme hax so
     
  17. Lacius

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    If you have trouble booting after the downgrade, you might need to take the SD card out of your system, and you will need to reinstall menuhax.
     
  18. zezzo
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    It works. Thanks. Time to do it with my other Ds. I used sysupdater

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    How would I back up my save file? I have a fire emblem awakening I don't want to lose it. :(
     
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    You can use svdt to backup your save data, I personally use and prefer JK save manager but both will get the job done.