Is it safe to purchase a pre-hardmodded console

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by [lol], Dec 26, 2016.

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    hello I want to buy a new 3ds xl and want to ask several question, hope you guys could help me..

    so in my country many sellers sell new 3ds in hardmodded condition, is it safe to buy it that way? I am afraid of internal hardware failure because of reckless soldering, what should I look/check when buying pre modded console?
     
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    One thing you should be wary of, is the fact it may be banned for playing leaked copies of Pokemon online before its launch. Some people are selling their banned modded systems and not saying they're banned.
     
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    well they sells brand new console and give like 2 weeks warranty, I would return the console if they sold me those

    from the hardware perspective is it pretty safe? what things I should look for so I don't get bad soldered one?
     
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    It would actually be safer to just send out your system to be hardmodded. We have plenty of trusted users who don't charge too much and confirmed safe
     
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    there's no listed user here in
    I have browsed through the modder list thread and couldn't find one in my country, perhaps I should search it locally, thanks btw
     
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    omg, where do you live?? hardmodded system means they're in 9.2 right??
     
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    Hardmodded as in soldered wires that can be connected to your pc to flash nand backups if you brick
     
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