No offense, but Im starting to get tired of people complaining about something having to do with 3.3 or 3.4. What you are supposed to do, to AVOID A BRICK is use TH, get HBC, use IOS downgrader, then CIOS downgrader, then install starfall, then have a gay ol time.
If you want you can get CIOSCORP and preloader or gamma, but don't think about anyother firmwares but 3.2. You can still goto the shop channel if you use the shop channel isntaller, you can update the Mii channel with the Mii updater, so there are no problem. Whereas if you are in the other firmwares, you can get a low level brick by installing the wrong app. Not to mention without starfall you can accidently upgrade to a bricking firmware.
Also no games require an update to enable gameplay. None.
if you follow the riiskimod guide, you should be set until the end of time.