Is it really worth it for me to downgrade my 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by tubbyman2000, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. tubbyman2000
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    Hey all, a while back I hacked my 3DS with a datel powersaves and oot3dhax. I was really interested in getting gambatte on it and that's pretty much the only homebrew app I use. Now I'm contemplating downgrading with sysupdater, but I don't really see what else I'd possibly want that kernel access has to offer. I'm not interested in playing backups or romhacks. Is emulation any better on an O3DS on 9.2? Is doom any good on 3DS? What do you guys think?

    EDIT: Thanks for all the responses, just thought I'd update to let you know I've started the downgrade process and sysupdater just successfully installed 9.2.0-20U

    EDIT: So far so good, I ended up going the emunand route to a9lh. Just cloned SysNAND to EmuNAND

    EDIT: Downgraded to 2.1.0 and got the OTPs!

    EDIT: Finished modding my 3DS with this guide: https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki Now my 3DS can do basically anything :yay3ds:
     
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  2. GBAFail

    GBAFail Smell my finger.

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    Yes. But only if you don't mind the risk of bricking.
     
  3. Manuel9181

    Manuel9181 GBAtemp Prosecutor

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    Two words: YES.
     
  4. chaosrunner

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    totally not worth it cuz you can get free games,themes,dlc (BEING SARCASTIC)
     
  5. thealgorithm

    thealgorithm GBAtemp Regular

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    There are some emulators that use dynamic recompilation for speedups on 3ds (with kernel access).
     
  6. guisadop

    guisadop GBAtemp Regular

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    some emulators are WAY better in .cia format, while they're near unplayable in .3dsx (gPSP comes to mind). So I'd say that it's worth it for this alone.
     
  7. thealgorithm

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    And if you want perfect full speed sega-megadrive, nes, Gameboy advance emulation, (on a old 3ds) you can use the inject to Virtual console option to inject your own roms (Way faster than most of the homebrew emulators)
     
  8. cooroxd

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    For the last time: YES!!

    I'll give you a good reason: It's future proof since you don't have to worry about nintendo patching more entry points in the future and rendering your homebrew channel useless. And you can use emunand for homebrew and update it to latest firmware.

    Hate seeing these types of threads.
     
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  9. sweis12

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    Its 100% worth it.
    The methods have been tested by 1000s of people, and have a 99.9% success rate if you get the right firmware files.
    Free games, DLC, themes, better homebrew, save editing, ect....
    Theres no reason not to because emunand will allow you to be on the latest version without touching your actual system too.
     
  10. thealgorithm

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    And if you are brave enough, go for the ultimate a9lh method (which gives you recovery option before 3ds main OS boots, and boot directly on updated latest version sysnand with free loading and playback of backups
     
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  11. xtheman

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    It is worth it. you can get pretty much for speed gba emulation.
     
  12. Ericjwg

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    200% yes....
    if you only play legit eshop games or cartridges. then no
     
  13. tubbyman2000
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    Lol okay you guys definitely have me convinced. I was thinking about downgrading to 9.2 but I was wondering, have people generally had success with a9lh?
     
  14. Just Passing By

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    Yes. Do it correctly and you won't brick.
     
  15. sweis12

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    As long as you follow the tutorial 100%, almost no one messes up.
     
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  17. thealgorithm

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    That's the one. No need to worry about emunand anymore.
     
  18. Pikm

    Pikm Thy Lord and Savior

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    Yes
     
  19. tubbyman2000
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    In the process of downgrading now, does anyone happen to know why sysupdater is so inconsistent? I'm not being critical, I'm just genuinely curious why it takes so many tries to get it working successfully.
     
  20. Ericjwg

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    it's hacking, man...... it's unstable