O3ds 2.1 Downgrade

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    I have found a few guides on how to get arm9loader hax which im going to attempt on my 9.2 o3ds the only thing is it doesnt mention how to downgrade would i just do the same thing as in get the updates and use sysupdater?
     


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    alright thanks alot and what did you mean if i needed my .3dsx compiled?
     
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    When you retrieve your OTP.bin, if the o3ds guide is the same, you will need to compile it as a arm9loaderhax.3dsx file to run in the homebrew launcher.
     
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    alright im pretty sure ill be able to do that myslef but will pm you indeed if needed thanks alot
     
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    Just saying I can help if needed :D
     
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    lol just one more question i keep seeing those links in the guide what are they for
    and just to clarify again i go to iso site and download updates then use sysupdater?

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    also whats that about your thread on a "ticket" and i think those are all the questions needed thanks so much lol probs one of the nicest people ive seen on the site asking if i want it to be compiled for me :)

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    lol could you reply im hoping to do this now? thanks
     
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    thank you so much and yep i have an emunand
     
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    Then I wish you much luck on you're journey for your otp.bin. I was scared to get mine on my N3DS XL xD But its simpler on the O3DS. N3DS didn't exist at the time of 2.1 xD
     
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    yeah ive heard of that and just something about the guide what does "
    1. Remove any TWL modifications done to the device or sysUpdater will throw an error (most users will not have to worry about this)" mean
     
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    As long as the guide is followed the risk is very low
     
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    I believe thats a modded firmware for ds mode. If youve never heard of it or installed one you should be good :D
     
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    :glare:Old 3ds users are lucky that there Downgrading for otp bricking is slim to none
     
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    Well thats the same for N3DS, but you cant mess up at all and have to follow the guide 100% or it bricks.
     
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    O3DS/2DS just skip one step and that step is automated now
     
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    i read through the guide and feel confident and if it bricks you legit cant do ANYTHING at all anymore right
     
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    Yea but bricks can still happen since it's not meant for n3ds, old 3ds just gets the 2.1 cias and install them without risk
     
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    Make sure you have a sysnand and a emunand backup. That way if it somehow bricks, you still have hardmod as a choice of reviving it.
     
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    Yes if for some reason it bricks, time for a hard mod to restore the NAND backup you made.

    The place most lightly to brick is the swapping emuNAND 2.1 to sysNAND.

    When running the downgrade keep watching the screen to be sure it was fully completed not error out and crashed