Is it safe to downgrade?

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  1. Krakatau
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    Is downgrading from 10.3 to 9.2 safe?
     
  2. natalic

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    So, take this as you will:

    Downgrade successrate (All using CN):
    2 O3DSs on various firmware (10.2 and 9.3) 100% the first time
    1 N3DS on 9.9 - Downgrade failed in the middle but was able to boot to homemenu and boot CN and finish the downgrade(had to redo my CN exploit)
    1 N3DS on 10.3 - 100%, first time.

    Take that as you will, but it's always a risk.
     
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  3. CarefulCrysis

    CarefulCrysis GBAtemp Fan

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    I downgraded my N3DS XL 10.3 to 9.2 with success :D good luck
     
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    xxbilxx GBAtemp Regular

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    I feel your pain.
     
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  6. Vampirex

    Vampirex Dhampir

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    Downgrading is never 100% safe... Proceed at your own risks.

    Same goes for Official Firmware Updates, if something happens mid-update.. you can soft/hard brick the system.
     
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  7. GoodCookie88

    GoodCookie88 rekt em skrubs

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    I recommend formatting before the downgrade so you dont get a soft brick. But yeah its 100% safe if your files are ok
     
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    I don't get why he's not banned. Such an annoying guy.

    Well, now he's on the ignore list.
     
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    ddurdle GBAtemp Regular

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    I did and helped out on 5 downgrades. Each time the system was upgraded to 10.3 prior. The downgrade worked in each case, without any soft-bricks or failed mid-downgrades, etc. The key seems to be to eliminate issues from downgrading from any version < 10.3. Seems the best and most tested case is downgrade from 10.3. Because the most current version is 10.5, you really don't have the option of "trying" the downgrade from < 10.3, incase it fails. If it fails and you soft brick, you upgrade to 10.5 and game-over.

    Your best bet is to sysupdate to 10.3 then downgrade to 9.2.
     
  10. TecXero

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    A friend and I, all together, successfully downgraded 3 o3DSs through IronHax. Take it as you will but we haven't had any issues whatsoever.
     
  11. emuashui

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    Now is Feb, sysupdater or safesysupdater which one better? Wonder if there is newer development in them and i missed any. thx
     
  12. diego-rbb-93

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    It was supposed Cpasjuste was working on SafeSysUpdater rewriting its code to make it better but no news from him beyond a comment on the official post.

    I wish he continues his work but all ive seen in his github is updates for CtrBootManager... Dont know if he finally passed on it...

    Beyond that, i send a few hours ago a email to Gateway support and they told me to be patient on 10.3 support as it seems they are going bring 10.3 native support for what i understood on his text... And not a Downgrade method... Which i thought it would be their next step.
     
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  13. Shadowfied

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    Personally I deem it safe, even if there is a risk of bricking. I've downgraded 6 systems without even a softbrick. Now with SafeSysUpdater that verifies the files for you, you have to be extremely unlucky, or stupid enough to power down the system during the process to brick.
     
  14. BasedIndex

    BasedIndex Hey, that's pretty good!

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    I always suggested that people use julian20's sysupdater. Even general recommends that you use it.
    Just make sure that you have the right CIA pack, check it 10 times. And format before doing this.
    Cheers.
     
  15. SterneSchreien

    SterneSchreien Naughty One

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    It will never be 100% safe if that's what you wanna know.
    But it is safe enough.
     
  16. Krakatau
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  17. Kazesama

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    What I find weird, is this guy never thanks anyone who replies to his questions... but replies with remarks like this.... def a troll
     
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  18. ScarletDreamz

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    Its never 100% safe, its a high rate process, however there's always a chance that the universe conspire vs you, and screw things up.

    Just read everything before starting, carefully and slowly.
     
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