Hello ! Excuse me if my topic shouldn't be there or isn't appropriate, but I hesitated for a long time before posting it since I'm actually quite a bit desperate. and I truly hope that someone could explain things to me in a "noob-friendly" manner. I have a 3DS XL Pikachu on firmware 4.5 I already tried in the past to hack it, but it was unsuccessful. More than a year and a half later, I wondered if things advanced and if it was easier, but everytime that I search, I can't find where to start exactly.. Should I leave my 3DS on firmware 4.5 or upgrade it ? What's the benefit of staying/upgrading my firmware in my case ? If I should upgrade it, to what firmware ? I want to be able to play region free locked games, CIA's & homebrews from my 3DS. How do I do so exactly ? With a CFW ? How to install one from step 1 ? I have an r4 clone for playing ds games on my 3DS : It is useful or useful ? I would be REALLY glad and thankful if someone could EXPLAIN things to me, rather than redirecting me to other topics where I wouldn't understand a thing.. Thanks a lot in advance.