1. EddieEddie90

    OP EddieEddie90 GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2016
    Messages:
    220
    Country:
    Mexico
    I want to keep my 3ds's nand as outdated as possible so I can hack it in the distant future, just in case something happens with the cfw sysnand. Can the downgrade be done? also, there is no info on this matter on plailect's site, I didn't find anything.
     
  2. Uumas

    Uumas GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2016
    Messages:
    2,004
    Country:
    Finland
    There's no reason to downgrade. There's no way to accidentally uninstall boot9strap.
     
  3. EddieEddie90

    OP EddieEddie90 GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2016
    Messages:
    220
    Country:
    Mexico
    I want to take measures, just in case...

    I once bricked by accident (deleted a system file while using FBI, yeah, was kinda stupid) but fortunately found a way to get the console up and running. Can't remember what I did, though.
     
  4. Uumas

    Uumas GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2016
    Messages:
    2,004
    Country:
    Finland
    There's NO WAY to accidentally remove boot9strap. As long as you have a nand backup you can recover from basically anything and there's definitely NO SITUATION where it would be good to be on lower firmware if something went wrong.
     
  5. hectortillo

    hectortillo Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2017
    Messages:
    97
    Country:
    Mexico
    with the magnethax you can reflash any firmware you want, and also is copatible with every 3ds, old and new, so the only thing you could need would be the firmware if you "accidentally" delete a system archive, there is a block level to not let to erase them, but in any case if you want the system firmware there is in the download section in the "Way of the Gate" page of a flashcard if you know what i want to say, if not so sorry there isnt good to send links to illegal files, sorry
     
  6. Garro

    Garro Pendulum of souls!
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Messages:
    704
    Country:
    Chile
    I feel like you're under the misconception that being in a lower firmware is better hack-wise, which in the 3DS scene it doesn't, and considering you already had an accident that bricked your system, downgrading your console would be putting yourself in a risky situation with no benefit whatsoever. But if you still want to proceed, you should look on old guides that still have instructions for downgrading.
     
    NFates and Quantumcat like this.
  7. nWo

    nWo The Game Master
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2016
    Messages:
    591
    Country:
    Mexico
    Do not downgrade, on 3DS there`s no need to do that. You can use homebrew and cfw on the latest without issue, at least I can confirm this until today. So, no need to do that.
     
  8. SCOTT0852

    SCOTT0852 GBAtemp Maniac
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2018
    Messages:
    1,140
    Country:
    United States
    All firmwares are hackable now. Even a bricked 3DS can be fixed and a 3DS without a NAND chip can boot into emunands.
    Nothing could happen to B9S to cause it to uninstall itself.
    Yes, but all that does is make it so your 3DS can't play as many games.
    That's because you can't downgrade before installing CFW, and once you have CFW there's no reason to downgrade.
    Sounds like you used a CTRtransfer. Those can be used even if your sysnand is bricked, as that won't remove B9S and you can still boot into boot.firms.
     
    NFates, EddieEddie90 and Quantumcat like this.
  9. Caofre

    Caofre Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2018
    Messages:
    52
    Country:
    Brazil
    I want to know if its possible to downgrade,i haven't done a jailbreak on my 3DS yet,thats what i want to do,but i heard you cant jailbreak without a second jailbroken device,unless its an older version.
     
  10. Hunter

    Hunter i'ma stuffup the board
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2003
    Messages:
    2,616
    Country:
    Australia
    if you are on version 11.4 or higher, you need either a ntrboot flashcard, or seedminer ($2 https://gbatemp.net/threads/seedminer-fc-and-mining-help.496114/ )

    note for everyone else:

    you cannot downgrade your system without having cfw on it. and if you are on 11.4 or higher, there is no free cfw
     
  11. lone_wolf323

    lone_wolf323 GBAtemp Psycho!
    Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    4,034
    Country:
    Canada
    No you cannot downgrade your console without CFW installed. And once it is. it basically renders the point of downgrading useless.
     
    Last edited by lone_wolf323, Jul 29, 2018
  12. Caofre

    Caofre Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2018
    Messages:
    52
    Country:
    Brazil
    Welp,i want to install CFW so i want to downgrade to install it easily but guess it aint gonna happen
     
  13. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Official Cubi™ Genderfluid Gang!
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    23,581
    Country:
    Antarctica
    If you want to be safe, downgrading is the least safe method. Buy an NTRBoot compatible cart and you are safe from everything. NTRBoot is a bootrom exploit and the only thing it can't fix is an MCU brick (which will never happen to you.) There is no reason to keep your system as out of date as possible, it won't protect you, and it isn't future proofing your system.
     
  14. Caofre

    Caofre Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2018
    Messages:
    52
    Country:
    Brazil
    I was just planning on downgrading,installing CFW and upgrading again,i think it should be safe
     
  15. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Official Cubi™ Genderfluid Gang!
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    23,581
    Country:
    Antarctica
    There is no reason to do that either. If you are below 11.4, then you just need to use a free method through soundhax. If you are 11.4+, then you need to use a method like seedminer, dsiware exploit, hardmod, or NTRBoot (I personally suggest NTRBoot)
    Downgrading is completely unnecessary in this day and age.
     
  16. Caofre

    Caofre Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2018
    Messages:
    52
    Country:
    Brazil
    Well,ok thanks for the help,im gonna try doing seedminer.
     
  17. zaku

    zaku GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2018
    Messages:
    150
    Country:
    Uganda
    Still no reason to downgrade huh?

    Anyone knows if it's possible to downgrade from 11.8?
     
    Last edited by zaku, Aug 1, 2018
  18. sapfel93

    sapfel93 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    May 27, 2017
    Messages:
    25
    Country:
    United States
    If this is about piracy, you should be fine as long as you don't use freeshop or any freeshop clones.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - downgrade, possible, [N3DS]