Incredibly new to 3DS hacking..

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by kbf, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. kbf
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    kbf GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I heard a few days ago that you no longer need a flashcard in order to have CFW. But i'm a little scared to do it because iv'e heard people have been bricking.

    Iv'e looked around the internet but i'm not really sure what to do. What's the best place to start? i'm considering buying a 3DS/3DS XL today just to go along side my "legit" one.


    Is it easy? is bricking easy? :(
     
  2. SomeGamer

    SomeGamer Within Hyrule Castle

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    With the latest tools, if you make 100% sure you get the correct files, verify their checksum etc. it's much safer.
     
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  4. Tomato Hentai

    Tomato Hentai snart

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    actually north korea. please send help
    The current tools we have are kinda unstable, and if you have the wrong files, you can brick your system.
     
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    I see. It did look relatively easy. I'm just looking to do this for my backups. I remember having a DS flashcard back in the day and it was pretty easy.
     
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  6. muskieratboi

    muskieratboi Rydian's got some competition!

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    Hacking the 3DS (in the realms of Backup/CIA Loading) requires a 9.2 or lower 3DS for the time being.

    If you have higher than that, stay where you are.

    There's currently a way to downgrade your 3DS firmware to 9.2, but i's technically complex, and has a non-zero chance of bricking your system.

    Just wait a little longer. there's a reasonably foolproof piece of software being developed called KernelTimeMachine (or KTM) that will allow you to downgrade to the hackable Firmware soon.
     
  7. DKB

    DKB FUCK OFF

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    Issue with it is that if something goes wrong, and forces you to upgrade again, you're gonna be screwed (10.4). So, I wouldn't really wait until KTM comes out, since the other method is just as safe. (KTM will NOT be safer.)