iQue 3DS XL Question

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  1. drfsupercenter
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    Hey guys,

    A friend of a friend is in China on vacation and said they'd be able to buy me one of the Chinese 3DSes. I've wanted one of these for a while, partially as a neat souvenir since most people in the West never get to see them, partially for hacking purposes.

    I know 4.5 was the current firmware when the system was first released in China, and I assume the Gateway used to work with it, hence why the newer version of their DS launcher has an option for Chinese region consoles. But what I'm wondering about is if they've been updated since then - he would be buying a new one, so it would probably not have 4.5.

    And on that note, does the iQue have a browser like the rest - and if so, does the browser exploit work, so that I could run rxTools or Gateway's launcher?

    It's relatively expensive (almost $300 MSRP after conversion) so I don't want to have him buy one unless I'm 100% sure it will be exploitable like other regions.
     
  2. zoogie

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    If it's an old 3ds I don't see why gateway wouldn't work with it (pretty sure it does). And if it's 9.2 or under you could downgrade it, guaranteeing mset hackability.

    The logic here is that if gateway offers the downgrade option for CHN, then obviously the browser hax works cause there would be no other way to launch the Launcher.dat to access the feature.
     
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    Yeah, there's no N3DS in China.

    But since it's a bit different firmware-wise from all the other regions (hence why it's called an iQue 3DS XL, not just a 3DS XL) I wasn't sure if it even had the same web browser.

    Though, you have a point about downgrading. There's a Chinese .dg pack on Gateway's site, which leads me to believe the web browser exploit works, otherwise why would they waste their time?
     
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    Edit: stupid forum made me post the same thing twice
     
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    Nintendo says the newest version is 9.8.0-3C
    http://ique.com/3ds/support/update/3dsxlupdate.html

    The web browser looks intact from the online manual.
    But unfortunately, there's no eShop or physical releases. Its ENTIRE official library is pre-installed Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land.
     
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    Wow, only -3C? That's a bit absurd. I wonder what all the firmware updates are for if there's no eShop...

    As for physical releases, I've heard that Taiwanese games work on it. Those have a bit... strange region settings or something like that.

    Given that we haven't seen any old 3DS XLs with >9.2 NIB in the US, I'll hope that in China it's the same way.