[Noob Question] Is it nesscessary to format everything before downgrade?

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  1. Hiteru
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    I have done some research about downgrading my O3DS and some poeple say that I should format my system and then format the SD card before downgrading my O3DS. The thing is I have like 5 digital games on my system and I really want to keep them. So the question is "Is it nesscessary to format everything before downgrade?"

    P/s: Any free space on the SD card needed for downgrade or it just need enough space for all the files I need to copy?
     
  2. Xenosaiga

    Xenosaiga That one guy that doesn't give a shit anymore

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    Literally the exact same thing I just asked in my thread.
     
  3. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

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    Don't format anything!

    Make a backup of your SD files and folders to PC, then downgrade
     
  4. caytung07

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    wanna keep digital games? make backup of Nintendo 3DS content on SD card before DG
     
  5. Xenosaiga

    Xenosaiga That one guy that doesn't give a shit anymore

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    Would that also keep game saves?
     
  6. caytung07

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    yes, saves, updates, user files...