[Need Help] Downgrading old Nintendo 3DS XL?

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by Cloverlord, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Cloverlord

    Cloverlord Newbie

    Jul 17, 2017
    United States
    Hi all,

    So I've recently got into hacking my Nintendo 3DS so I can fool around with my Animal Crossing:New Leaf world.

    However, when looking on Homebrew it seems they don't have the payload for my 3DS version.

    I have heard it's possible to downgrade your 3DS, and I would like to do that so I can hack it.

    However, I am a complete noob at this and have no clue what or how to do this... can someone help?

    Giving a step-by step tutorial would be appreciated, and maybe a link to the cia files I need to download?

    By the way, my firmware version is 11.5.


    EDIT- I think I posted this in the wrong section... whoops...
    Last edited by Cloverlord, Jul 17, 2017
  2. Hyoretsu

    Hyoretsu Itosugi Masahiro's Loyal Reader

    Jan 17, 2016
    You can't hack a 3DS that's on 11.4/11.5 without an already hacked 3DS. And even if you could, there are no homebrew payloads for 11.4/11.5 O3DS. Also, you can't downgrade if you don't have kernel access.
    Last edited by Hyoretsu, Jul 17, 2017
  3. Tumoche

    Tumoche Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    You need another 3ds o new 3ds that already has cfw. Go to 3ds.guide for more info