[idiot friendly] a guide to checking your 3ds FW version

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  1. TyDye
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    TyDye Nintendo 3DS Geek

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    REQUIREMENTS FOR METHOD 1
    *The ability to read
    *The ability to know left and right
    *a 3ds device
    *a way to touch the screen
    *a way to see the screen


    METHOD 1 (try this 1st)
    1. power on your 3ds
    2. tap the square that has a wrench on it (this may require some scrolling scroll using the d pad)
    3. direct your eyes to the top screen
    4. on the bottom right hand corner you will see your FW version



    REQUIREMENTS FOR METHOD 2
    *GM9
    *The ability to read
    *A 3ds device
    *a way to touch the screen
    *a way to see the screen


    METHOD 2 (try this 2nd)
    1 launch gm9 with the method of your choice
    2 open ctrnand 1:
    3 goto title/000400db/00017302/content (for us systems havent checked for other regions but it should always be second from the bottom)
    4 mount the .app file
    5 enter romfs
    6 open titleversion.txt in textveiwer
    7 read the number that says



    CREDITS
    *My brain
    *User: Eix (for method 2)
     
    Last edited by TyDye, Dec 20, 2017
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  2. 8BitWonder

    8BitWonder Small Homebrew Dev

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    47 4F 54 20 45 45 4D
    Bottom RIGHT* corner
     
  3. TyDye
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    TyDye Nintendo 3DS Geek

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    CRAP SORRY ill fix it XDDDDDD
     
  4. Beerus

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    um why the hell does this exists
     
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  5. TyDye
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    TyDye Nintendo 3DS Geek

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    so next time a noob says "HOW DO I CHECK MY FW VERSION" i can link this
     
  6. Beerus

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    hmm seems legit
     
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  7. natanelho
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  8. Elysium420

    Elysium420 Shitposting bastard

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    Nobody can be as stupid as to not know how to check the FW version, seriously. If you don't know how to do basic stuff like that, then don't even try to hack your 3DS.
     
  9. Catsinabucket

    Catsinabucket Permanently Uncertain

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    You'd be surprised, the amount of times I've had to tell people how to find their FW version is, uh, a fair few...

    Thank you OP, you've saved me precious typing time xoxoxo
     
  10. Eix

    Eix Trap Waifu (I require all snuggles, E'icks not X)

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    gayz halp!!1! i aczidentler delate systum sating!!!!1!!
    hoe i see my verson???

    you should add that its on the top screen and you can check in gm9

    gm9
    1 launch gm9 with the method of your choice
    2 open ctrnand 1:
    3 goto title/000400db/00017302/content (for us systems havent checked for other regions but it should always be second from the bottom)
    4 mount the .app file
    5 enter romfs
    6 open titleversion.txt in textveiwer
    7 read the number that says
    11.6.0 = 11.6
    11.5.0 =11.5
    11.4.0 =11.4
    ...
     
    Last edited by Eix, Nov 9, 2017
  11. SG854

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    I don't think this guide is idiot friendly enough. They wont know what a FW is, or a Square, a wrench, or a finger.
    You have to make it more friendly for the Patrick Stars of the earth.

    I think the requirements should be a Pre School education.

    You don't need fingers. And only one eye is required.
     
  12. Thirty3Three
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  13. DeoNaught

    DeoNaught I break all the warranties

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    Guys, doesn't matter how silly, this is still a guide,
    So stop posting Crap.


    ummm, have you seen the 3ds section?
     
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  16. angelus kun

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    Mine says sys 11.6 soo it can be hacked right? (?
     
  17. godreborn

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    yes, refer to the guide.
     
  18. wormdood

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    what twice . . . way to save the dick jokes for me . . .*sobs* "damn you Kevin Spacey gbatemp you take all my parts!" sobbing continues*
     
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  19. ClassyDragon

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    With ntrboot or hardmod, yes.
     
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  20. Eix

    Eix Trap Waifu (I require all snuggles, E'icks not X)

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    or dsi downgrade
     
  21. ClassyDragon

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    Ah yeah, I always forget that one :unsure:

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    If you're going to have an *idiot-friendly* guide, you have to anticipate that they won't know what a wrench is! Perhaps an *idiot-friendly* screenshot would help.
    tutorial.
     
  22. Eix

    Eix Trap Waifu (I require all snuggles, E'icks not X)

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    butt halp!!!1!
    my 3ts haz kno arrow thing on da tap scren!!!!!!!1!!!!!1!!!!!!!!1
     
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  23. TyDye
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    TyDye Nintendo 3DS Geek

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    ill correct that 1 finger and 1 eye
     
  24. RaptorDMG

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    You could use your nose to tap the screen or ds stylus in you mouth so he was correct that you don't need a finger
     
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