New to flashcards & 3DS hacking, have a few beginner questions.

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  1. budmonster
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    I tried posting this in the noob questions thread but no luck so I apologize if this has been repeated over and over. I have the Zelda MM LE New Nintendo 3DSXL & also have a OG 3DS.

    My NN3DSXL is on Ver. 10.3.0-28U & my 3DS is on Ver. 9.5.0-23U. I haven't updated anything. I'm new to all this hacking stuff, carts, etc. All I know is that flashcards allow you to download paid 3DS games to play. I don't know if it's true but I read somewhere that you don't need a card to play games just a homebrew installed?

    What do I need to do to be able to download and play paid games? And what is a legit online store? I'm in the States.

    I appreciate the help...
     
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    Either buy a sky3ds+ and use it on any firmware or buy a gateway and wait for them to release their software which will let you downgrade your consoles to 9.2 and then use their gateway flash card.
     
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    Well, you have a few choices depending on what you want to do/feel comfortable doing;

    If you wanna pirate games you can get a Gateway or Sky3ds. I don't have either but I think there is lists of retailers in the Shoptemp section above.

    If you wanna pirate games but don't want to spend the money on a card, your gonna need to set up some hax on your 3ds, downgrade it to 9.2 and set up CFW and such. That's the cheapest way to go, but requires a lot of work and the ability to follow instructions to a T. Also, I'm not too sure but I think compatibility is a little more touch and go. At least when I had it.


    I'd say just get the card. From the post above me, Sky3ds+ sounds like the way to go.

    EDIT: Also, I should say that downgrading with what we have right now is a little risky, so tread carefully if you do that.
     
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    So a sky3ds+ will allow me to play pirated games on my 3DS & NN3DSXL no matter what firmware I'm on? Do you personally know of any respected retailers that sell them? I had no idea that some places sell them for over $100, that's crazy.

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    What does the sky3ds+ usually retail for? I've seen $100+ which seems high to me. I see so many stores Im just trying to find a store that won't rip me off or charge me some crazy price. What retailers are most popular and reputable on these forums?

    Edit: I'm curious to see what the instructions are for downgrading, installing a CFW, etc. Is their an all in one tutorial for doing everything you described? I'd rather just buy the sky3ds+ but if I can manage to pull off the hacking method instead and save $100 maybe I'll try it on my OG 3DS.
     
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    I would highly recommend the O3DS. From what I've gathered, its less risky for bricking and emunand support goes up to 10.3

    For downgrading

    For CFW
     
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    I'll still need a sky3ds+ after doing these steps, correct?

    I checked out the http://www.sky3ds.com/reseller.html website of resellers, do you see any that are legit? So many I've clicked on are dead or out of stock. Also, is the sky3ds+ retailing for $90 everywhere? Is that the normal price? Thanks for the help.
     
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    once you're on a CFW you won't need a flashcard to run games. Just download a cia from a site (just google 3ds chaos and you should find a site that has them)
     
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    What they said. :D

    But yeah, that seems to be the going price for a sky3ds+
     
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    Ok I'm going to attempt to downgrade my O3DS and then put the CFW on it, hopefully I don't brick it lol. Anyways, thanks again for the tutorials, going to try it now.
     
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    I was watching the tutorial video from the downgrading link you posted. I downloaded sysUpdater.zip but it says I need an hack(can't really understand him) or exploit installed or something before I can downgrade? I'm confused on these steps.
     
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    Some sort of hax installed, i.e. homemenuhax and browserhax. If you don't have any hax installed, you can use browserhax to set up homemenuhax.

    Click this to get set up.
     
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    I appreciate the assistance but this is way to confusing for me. I was looking at the OoT time method but it's like gibberish to me. And I also have no clue in which order I do all these steps. Having never done with before and not being tech savvy I mine as well be trying to learn Chinese.
     
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