Looking into getting back to handheld

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  1. ThatUnknownGuy
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    So I'm looking into getting a new 2DS XL when it launches next week.
    I only have a 1st gen Nintendo DS (the very first) and have not played since I finished Pokemon Diamond.

    I really miss playing Pokemon and Mario and I'm set on getting the 2DS XL.

    The thing is, I've read a lot about FreeShop and I wanted to install it (this is, if the 2SD XL supports it), but I've read about the recent banwave.
    So... if I install Freeshop or any modded firmware I'm going to get auto-banned?

    I'd like to play online multiplayer, so this seems impossible if I do end up installing modded software on my 2DS XL.
    Am I correct?
     


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    The N2DSXL will come with 11.4, so you won't be able to install CFW right away. You'll need a second, hacked console (the original 2DS are cheap and are guaranteed to come with a hackable firmware), or be willing to do a hardmod (you'll need to be good at soldering). See https://3ds.guide

    You are unlikely to be banned if you turn off information sharing (System Settings->Internet Connections->Spotpass->Sending of System Information). You'll be able to play online.
     
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    I'm good at soldering but I don't feel comfortable at all opening up my new 2DS and hardmodding it.
    Any other solution?
     
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    Buy a old 2DS, hack it, and follow the dsiwarehax method

    Or wait for ntrboothax(may have spelled it wrong, idk sorry if I did ;-; )
     
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    I saw a video regarding the dsiwarehax, it seems simple yet lengthy. But buying 2 consoles at the moment is out of the questions.
    A new nintendo 3ds XL would be cheaper and it's CFW ready out of the box correct? Unless it's running 11.4.0?
     
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    Any brand new system (that isn't the N2DSXL) should be CFW-able out of the box.
     
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    I'm looking at getting a New 3DS XL used for a relatively low price and going with that. That way I can be sure what firmware it is running.
    I'm afraid fo buying it in store and having 11.4
     
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    If you're buying it at a store, ask if there are any particularly old 3ds consoles, during they're for a while. That worked for me.
     
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    Thanks, I'll see if I can get a good price on an used unit before trying physical stores
     
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    I took another look at hard modding it, and do you have any pictures of the internals? I might consider hardmodding it to be honest, I rewatched 2-3 videos and it didn't look that bad, the solder spots are bigger than I thought.
    I have some very fine tips on my soldering station which'll do the job nicely
     
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    Lots of pictures of the internals on this thread. What you probably want are under the PCB Image spoilers.
     
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    That thread doesn't have the new 2DS XL afaik
     
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    if you live nearby one of the more trusted tempers who own one of the games, they might be willing to help out.
     
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    It should look similar enough. Also if you don't want to hardmod or do dsiwarehax, with a little bit of patience, you can wait for ntrcardboothax. It would require a compatible DS flashcard and a fridge magnet. :P
     
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    I googled ntrboothax but there's no talks about release date sadly
     
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    Yeah sadly. But it's been in the works for a long time and the exploit has been nailed. It's really just making as many flashcards compatible as possible.
     
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    So it's either get a 2DS XL and wait for ntrboothax, or hardmod it.
    Or get a 3DS XL because there's no need for any of that.

    Right?
     
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    You are correct in saying this.
     
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    I'd like to mention even with NTRBootHax you still need a way to install the exploit payload either with CFW/DSi 1.4.4/DSLite/Powersaves. As well as a compatible flashcard. You have to either have hacks, another console or a powersave dongle to make use of the exploit when it comes out.
     
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    Oh? I didn't know that but it totally makes sense lol.