Is there any potential progress of exploiting 10.5 for downgrading?

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  1. SSMatt123
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    I've unfortunately got a 3DS that semi-bricked and had no choice but to restore it to 10.5. Not a huge deal as it was to replace an o3ds I was going to sell, but still have.

    To my understanding I have basically 3 options. Sell it and hope to make back a chunk of my losses (I don't really want to do that), Hardmod it so I can downgrade it from 10.5 or basically put it away in a cupboard and hope one day I'll be able to do something in the future.

    I'll probably wind up hardmodding it if it's not too expensive to get someone to do it, but is there any current progress with 10.5, as I would assume people are trying to hack it.
     


  2. pre10c

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    they need a new kernel exploit, wich i wouldnt put my hopes up for a while. the easiest way currently is getting a hardmod and do the downgrade
     
  3. Supster131

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    The first two options would be your be your best bet.
     
  4. Blue_Mew

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    You can get a hardmod done for about 25 dollars. It is also not that hard to do it your self.
     
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    Hm, that doesn't seem too bad. I'd rather someone do it as the thoughts of soldering brings back nightmares of when I tried to mod a wii once lol.

    There's someone UK based on here isn't there? Does he have some site or do I just PM him?
     
  6. pre10c

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    gamesquest1 is a UK based hardmodder
     
  7. yacepi15

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    Sorry but we need a kernel exploit. When will anyone launch one? If you want to have one little idea...

    4.5 MSET ARM9 Kernel exploit: Mid-2013,2 years after console launch.
    9.2 GO ARM9 Exploit: 09-1-15, 1.5 years later than 4.5 exploit.
    10.3 ARM11 Exploit: 27-12-15,started to work the first days of 2016.

    If you dont want to wait a long time,go,run,and do the hardmod.
     
  8. Joshwraith

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    Another option if you do not want to take the risk with the hardmod is buy a sky3ds+.
     
  9. Adeka

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    a used 3ds is cheaper then a sky3ds...can easily find one that is cfw compatible
     
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    Got in tough with gamesquest1. Really prompt helpful guy, and says he can get it downgraded to 9.2. Looks like I'm going with that.
     
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    I hope not, lol.

    You have homebrew.

    Why do you need CFW?
     
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    I like the wedding photos app that's only 9.2 compatible >.>
     
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    dpad_5678 GBAtemp's Memelord

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    Ok, no.

    Why do you want CFW?

    You have homebrew capabilities on 10.5.
     
  14. kamesenin888

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    for that app and possibly piracy lol
     
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    @gamesquest1 is the man to speak to, he's based in the UK.
     
  16. dpad_5678

    dpad_5678 GBAtemp's Memelord

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    But he doesn't NEED piracy.

    Just buy games. Easy.
     
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  17. kamesenin888

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    aww you are so cute :) to think that everyone does that :P
     
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  18. dpad_5678

    dpad_5678 GBAtemp's Memelord

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    Most people do. That's why Nintendo is so successful.
     
  19. Zidapi

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    He didn't say that. He said, he doesn't need to pirate.

    Which is absolutely true, it's a choice, a conscious decision.

    Nobody is forced to pirate.
     
  20. tom2199

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    Dude, stop trolling, reading through your posts i've seen you own a r4. I wouldn't believe you if you would tell me it is just for homebrew. -_-