I'm a total beginner at firmware 1.0, I have read all the threads but some little questions

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    First of all, this forum rocks, awesome information and respect for all the developers who created all the tools!
    I've read all the threads and came to the conclusion Plailects guide to install a9lh and Luma cfw are the best things to aim for at this moment.

    Only thing I didn't saw, was an explanation for was which official firmware is the best to go for, because I have a lot of options when starting with 1.0 (not ten but one)
    The Plailect guide says I can go for an cartridge update to 4 or 6 for a hackable firmware. But no explanation if I should stay there or go higher/lower. I saw an excell sheet and it said even at 1.0 there were some options.

    So my questions would be:

    1-Is it when having setup up a custom firmware of Luma it won't matter which official one I had, because it overrides the official firmware version?
    2-Someone said 9.2 is a Golden Firmware. Does it mean this one is the most compatible with games. And Luma would work even better ?
    3-Can I also buy a game with 9.2 on it instead of 4/6, and update from 1.0 if that is the better option?
    4-I tried to read all of it, but maybe I'm forgetting something. So what would be your way to go when staring with 1.0 ?

    Thanks for reading / answering!
     
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    No, it was the golden FW for hacks. For your case it'd be 4 or 6. Just don't go above 9.2!
    An update to 4 or 6 would be faster and easier in your case, but what you said is an option too.
    An update to 4 or 6 first.
     
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    I don't know if it is possible on that firmware, but if there is an entry point you could dump your OTP. I know there is no web browser, but maybe there is something else. 9.2 is a good firmware because it is the last firmware that gave you arm9 access. Luma is the most used CFW, it requires 9.2 or below or a9lh.
     
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    That's right, there's a browser-less CN payload for that.
     
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    Thanks for the answers! I searched for 1.0 firmware methods, but it looked like more advanced to hack it. I'll go for the more easy cartridge update 4/6 way!

    Only one last questions, doesn't give the higher firmware some kind of benefit?
    Or once having Luma on it, it won't matter which official firmware I start setting up A9LH with?
    And it all has the same superpowers?? :) :)
     
  6. SomeGamer

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    Do you have an old or a New 3DS?
     
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    Obviously old. A N3DS can't be firmware 1.0.
     
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    The MSET exploit is an option too, I'd prefer it over Ninjhax (because I like my DS cart).
     
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    Oops, my bad. Then...
    Generally not, different FW ranges have different advantages.
    Nope, but after you set it up (properly) you're free to update.
     
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    It's an oldie, bought at the launch, just played it a few times, but just recently saw all the awesome tools I can put on the 3ds!
    Running to the store now to get me a cartridge update :) :)
    Thanks all!!
     
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    There is a site that tell wich fw have each card. Don't buy random one.
     
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    Cool thanks! That list is very helpfull!
     
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    My advice is:
    Buy a sky3ds (whatever version)
    Put cubic ninja rom on it
    Dump otp with cubic ninja
    Update to 9.2 with a rom containing the 9.2 on your sky.
    Launch the homebrew launcher with cubic ninja or any other game via your sky.
    Install A9LH with your previously dumped OTP.
    Update to latest version (11.1 atm) with Luma.
    Resell sky3ds.
    ???
    Profit!

    I think it's the best route for you since you need to buy a cart anyway and even a DS linker if you wanna use MSET
     
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    Well, it actually can ;). But that's not really the point, follow this guide. You'll end up on 11.1 w/ K9LH.
     
  16. Suicuark

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    K9LH? Karma9loaderhax?? So good. But officialy it is impossible.
     
  17. LongTimeLurker

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    I don't know what a DS linker is, but with a DS flashcart he'd be able to play NDS games as well as 3DS games.

    Also the Sky3DS costs significantly more than the other options.

    It actually can't. Not without modding.
     
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    Linker is flashcart. And if he buy a 45$ game to update it gotta be same costs.
     
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    Kernel9LoaderHax, it's the same thing as a9lh. Just the correct term for O3DS(XL).
     
  20. Suicuark

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    Oh nice to know a new hacking term. Ty.