N3DS XL 9.8 Advice!

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  1. DaFixer
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    DaFixer Dare to be stupid

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    Hi, for some time I use a N3DS XL 9.8 to play some homedrew and play NDS games.
    I want to downgrade it to 9.2,for those 3DS games. But I need some advice becase I don't want to brick it. Can I better install a hardmod before downgrading to 9.2?
    Or is GW still busy with they "10.3" fix for they flashcards?

    Sky3DS is not really a option for me, becase I want to install 3DS CIA's and play rom hacks of 3DS games.
     
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  2. CeeDee

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    No need to hardmod, no need for Sky3DS or Gateway.

    NDS games need a flashcard, like an R4i Gold.
     
  3. DaFixer
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    O sorry I mean to downgrade it to play 3DS games ;)
    (I will change it)
     
  4. milerwan

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    Yes you need a hardmod before try downgrading because brick issues are legion on New 3DS and with hardmod you make a backup of your current NAND version (9.8) and can retore it if necessary until your downgrade works.

    You could find a list of hardmod installers by country/region here : https://gbatemp.net/threads/list-of-hardmod-installers-by-region.414224/

    The nearest is located in... France.
    Ouch it's me. :)

    If you think to have abilities to do the installation yourself, you could find diagrams from my signature.

    NB: Many members destroy their console because they do not know how to proceed and/or they don't have got the appropriate material. Beware of that specially on New 3DS/3DS XL models !
     
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