I need help with hacking on my new 3ds xl

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  1. jasonhan416
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    I am really new to to this whole CFWs and hacking thing in general. Only thing I did was browserhax and baseahax using omega ruby.
    Other than that, I did not go further into hacking because i do not know.
    Tutorials were all over the place since they all have different method of doing so.

    Can anyone help me how to get started?

    To be more specific, I have a version 11.0.33 firmware and if I were to start fresh and hack, where do i begin?

    I just want to download games and play on it and have homebrew menu on home menu..

    Thanks
     
  2. nero99

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    https://3ds.guide/ but first you need a hard mod to downgrade or a second 3ds with cfw and a already hacked dsiware game.
     
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    thanks for a quick reply. what exactly is a hard mod though?
     
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    Soldering to the 3ds so the NAND can be written to your computer and you can hex edit it, then write it back. The guide links to a hardmod guide on gbatemp.
     
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    what if i already have a friend who hard moded already?
    I tried transferring his sd card file into mine and it didn't work.
    what did i do wrong?
     
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    He would have to hack his system first, then follow the DSiWare downgrade guide.

    Order of operations:
    1. Show him 3ds.guide/get-started and ask him to follow it from beginning to end (following hardmod downgrade on the NFIRM downgrade section)
    2. You borrow his console and also follow 3ds.guide/get-started, except following the DSiWare downgrade section in the NFIRM downgrade section.
     
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    Ahh I see. So at the moment there is no actual way to softmod 3ds xl to play free games? :(
    i dont have soldering machine either... :(
     
  8. satan89

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    Unless you have a second 3ds with cfw, then no, since you are on 11.x. if you were on 10.x or lower you be able to.
    You can still try a non cfw way to play games, sky3ds carts, but ive heard they can't play the latest releases.
     
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