New (old) 2ds firmware still under 11.4?

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  1. TomatoPaste
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    looking to get a 2ds for my son (don't trust him having a hinge)

    Can't find a recent thread on this, still CFW ready out of the box?
    Anything I need to know?
     


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    yeah, all old 2dses are under 11.4
     
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    But you trust him not to shatter the screen of the 2DS? :P
    I think a 3DS is far more sturdy. They don't have fragile hinges like the DS Lite did, and the clamshell design protects the screen.
    I would just get a 3DS/New 3DS/New 2DS for him.
     
  4. fenderjaguar

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    They have wobbly loose hinges instead, even the newest one. Was looking forward to getting N2DSXL, but now won't bother. The original O3DS was good, but still wasn't as nice as the DS lite hinge
     
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    The new 2DS XL hinge is not wobbly.
     
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    The screen (covers) are plastic. He has been using the Wii U for a couple months and is doing really well, he just tends to be forceful.
    I have very little concern for the screen he's been using my iPhone for years and has an iPad mini.
    He just turned 4 and is a giant 99% height off the charts head size and has ridden every ride at Disney world including the tower of terror and Everest. He doesn't realize his strength and muscles stuff open... it's the hinge that concerns me.
     
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    Some people said that about the N3DS/XL too though. I've used 3 different systems, and they are all wobbly. Maybe you just don't notice it as much, or maybe you got lucky?

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/5/15549048/new-nintendo-2ds-xl-video-photos-preivew-vs-3ds-xl

    Also this video 4 minutes in:



     
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    Take it from someone who owns one, it's not wobbly (I'm assuming you mean the side to side wobbliness of the N3DSXL where some of the hinge is exposed).
     
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    Its not? I'm so confused now after seeing another video. x.x
     
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    Maybe some are good, some are bad?
     
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    Just an FYI
    New blue 2ds (old non hinged) bought at Target 1 hr ago 11.3.0.xxu
    Modded and getting ready to hand off to my big little guy.
    Wow has the process gotten dead simple and quick (done 5 previous 3ds' years ago with the last being when the Mario Black Friday new 3ds was released)
     
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    I think he meant the forward/backward wobble.
     
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    I recently purchased a refub 2DS from Nintendo for $60. It was on 8.1 I believe. Good deal, you can get cheap protective cases and skins on eBay too.
     
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    It wobbles with about a half inch of travel when it's in a locked position - like all hinged 3ds's. It doesn't flop all the way down or up unless you suddenly jerk it hard.

    This all-too-common complaint some people make drives me crazy. Do you all have Parkinson's Disease or something? Or are you guys making love to a light socket while gaming? :P
     
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    lol I'm not sure if this compliant happens to be on the same wavelength (or much lesser) than complaining about TN screens.

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    I wish the n3ds XL had a top screen that looked like a Great Value iphone. fjfkjfjkkjfkjf
     
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    Isn't that normal? Otherwise the hinge would break really easily.
     
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    It's normal for the 3DS, but the DS wasn't like that.
    Some people hate it, I personally don't mind.
     
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    All I know is the DS lite and the original O3DS didn't have 'normal' wobbly hinges, and I never broke one on them. And yeah, I did mean forward back movement. So now you're saying it does wobble?

    Also, I think of it as an issue, because it really means you can only use the console in one position, looking down at it. You can't really hold it level with your face, or kids can't lie down on the floor with their elbows on the floor, because you'd constantly be aware of the wobble, it's pretty annoying. I picked up a DS lite the other day, and it was heaven compared to my N3DS
     
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    But why complain about it now, when 3DS consoles are all like this? Also, you see loads of DS consoles with broken hinges for sale, but I've never seen a 3DS console with a broken hinge. And it doesn't wobble when you're just holding it - you have to actually shake it to see it move. You'd have to have Parkinson's to have a problem with playing it.
     
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    I've bought two refurb 2DSs from Nintendo's online store in the last two weeks. They definitely don't update them before they send them out. One arrived with 11.2 and one came with 8.1.

    If you're ok with refurbs, this is a more likely way for you to get one with an older firmware than buying new.