Is one month enough time for Nintendo to add FW 11.2 to newer units?

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    So for Black Friday, Nintendo is bringing out $100 n3DS budget units (non-XL), and I'm tempted to get one. I currently have an o3DS XL because my o3DS before was just too small for my big hands. The n3DS is a little bit bigger than the o3DS, so I may be ok there regarding size. With the info that the Switch is unlikely to be backwards compatible, it just give me more incentive to have one of these units.

    The thing though that holds me back is the ability to do homebrew and install stuff. I have A9HL on my o3DS XL, and I love it. FW 11.2 came out in late October, and can prevent such tinkering with the system. If I understand correctly, if a system has 11.0 or 11.1, then they can possibly be hacked, but I'm unsure of the method or if it's stable enough.

    Was thinking of just getting one and not doing anything until a person can confirm it's FW version, so that if it is hackable, then I'll do what's needed. But, if it's not hackable (right now), then I'd either return it, or wait until it can be hacked.

    Would one month be enough time for these systems to have 11.2?
     
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    11.2 is hackable as well, especially if you have an o3DS running cfw. Grab Fieldrunners off the eshop, throw on the modified save file, and do a system transfer to the n3DS. Transfer the cards between the two and the modified Fieldrunners will be able to do the downgrade/remove the limitation of the anti-downgrade stuff.

    Get into HBL with whatever entry point you have (I never used Steelhax, I like using my actual physical games), and downgrade with the 9.2 files.

    Finish with the otp-less a9lh install, and you'd be fine.

    I just helped out a client locally by downgrading his 11.2 machine.
     
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    Really? Well, I guess I just haven't been up-to-date regarding these methods for a bit. And since I have my o3DS XL already set up with A9HL and Luma, I guess I have that option. Just need some detailed instructions on how to do it. Is doing an otp-less A9HL install safe?

    Other than that, I guess the question I have now is, for someone who has been using an o3DS XL for a long time, would shifting to the smaller n3DS be a problem (even if this n3DS is a little bigger than a regular o3DS)?
     
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    If you have second hacked 3DS, hacking new one will be piece of cake. Just make sure to follow guide closely and using right autofirmware. Otherwise you could brick your new console.