Is it necessary to update your system?

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  1. Rayqu
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    So I'm about to hack my 3ds following 3ds.guide and I saw a part there where it tells to update your system to the latest version. Is that necessary? I've heard alot of things were patched with 11.4.
     


  2. TheMachinumps

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    You don't have to worry about it. Most of those things have already been updated
     
  3. Rayqu
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    Is it necessary though? Can I stay in 11.3? And is it safe to play hacked games online?
     
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    u can. there r no guarantees with playing online. we're not sure what Nintendo looks at when it comes to bannings.
     
  5. Rayqu
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    Okay. Also, can I play the games I have bought before online with a hacked 3ds?
     
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    I don't know at what point of the guide you are. To answer your question, I would need more information about what kind of installation you are doing and at which point you are (installing on firmware lower than 11.4 / updating from A9LH / DSiWare game injection?).

    Supposing you are on a lower firmware than 11.4, you click on "get started" on the start page of 3ds.guide. If you follow everything as the guide tells you, there should be no problem. Make sure you download the correct files and choose the right guide for your specific console.

    If you successfully installed Boot9Strap, updating your system should not be a problem but I do not want to be responsible for any installed update making you unable to get CFW.

    Edit: Well, I need too long to respond! :-D
     
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    Yes. Any legit games you have installed will work just normally.
     
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    It's not really necessary, but it also doesn't hurt anything by doing so. All features broken in 11.4, have since been fixed.
     
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    I am on 11.3. I haven't started hacking the 3ds yet. I can just skip the system updating part, right?
     
  10. hurrz

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    If you have not hacked your console yet, updating will make you unable to get CFW to your console (without neither a second hacked console nor the release of NTRboothax)!

    Don't update before you have CFW!
     
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    I am going to follow the guide all the way through and I wanna know if I can skip that updating part.
     
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    In which section does the guide tell you to update?
     
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    Follow the guide in order! If you think you need to update before you start, you're skipping pretty much the whole guide. As above, updating before installing b9s will make your console unhackable (at least without hardmod or a second CFW console).

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    You can, but why would you? Just making your life harder. You'll have to use CTR-httpwn to get on the eShop or play online.
     
  14. Rayqu
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    https://3ds.guide/finalizing-setup
    Section II.
    I am not thinking of updating before the process, but during the process. I'm just gonna do as you all say now cause now I know everything is fixed and soundhax now work on 11.4
     
  15. hurrz

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    Soundhax has been patched on 11.4 but you can still access Homebrew Launcher by installing it as a .cia via FBI after you completed the guide.
     
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    Soundhax doesn't work on 11.4
     
  17. Rayqu
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    So it's better off if I don't update? In the guide it tells you to update before installing FBI.
     
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    I see. As the guide is telling you to do so and the order is right, you will be able to install FBI after updating your system.

    After having FBI installed, you can install HBL via FBI.

    In general, just be sure to always follow the guide step by step. I appreciate that you read the whole guide before proceeding!

    Sorry if I might have confused you a bit. Enjoy hacking your device! Good luck and have fun!
     
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    Alright, thank you. Also, where can I get the HBL.cia?
     
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    Yes, it is better off if you do not update before hacking. On 11.3, you can downgrade and install B9S WITHOUT another console or hardmodding. In case you're not aware, hardmodding requires soldering (and most likely partial or complete disassembly of the 3DS console). Neither of which I assume you know how to do.
     
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