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Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Robert McCoy, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Robert McCoy
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    What exactly are the pro's and con's of updating your system via a cart instead of using the sysupdater?

    For ex: Has a 3ds on something lower than 9.0-9.2 using the Super Smash Bro's Cart rev02 to update to 9.2.0-17


    Would you be missing any important system titles? If I did this myself I would just be autobooting into reinand cfw anyways.

    Also would using this method fix anything wrong with your system if you used sysupdater and got a frankenware 3ds? Like if you had downgraded to 9.0 then used this to update to 9.2, would it fix the missing titles? on a side note I feel this method would help avoid frankenware.
     
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    No but finding a game with 9.0 is not easy
     
  3. Robert McCoy
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    Well I have a sky3ds blue button. (planning to get rid of it soon anyways.) I am getting a 3ds on 10.3 soon. I want to downgrade it and avoid frankenware at all costs. In my case I could easily get a cart with 9.2 which I searched and found one of super smash bro's carts has 9.2 on it. So if I needed I could quickly use the rom and update to 9.2 using sky3ds.
     
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    Well then sell the sky and hit up @hundshamer for a nand mod install, problem solved.
     
  5. Robert McCoy
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    Honestly after getting the 3ds that's on 10.3 at the moment, I won't have much funds to get his nand mod. I asked him about a hardmod and after finding out how much it'll be I don't think I'll have enough for that. So with quick thinking this was the best method I could come up with:

    Buy the 10.3 n3ds
    Use safesysupdater to downgrade from 10.3 to 9.0
    Use super smash bros 9.2 cart rom via sky3ds
    Update to 9.2.0-17
    Install reinand cfw.
    Get rid of sky3ds
    Get rid of my extra gateway 3ds as well.
     
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    then sell both the sky and gateway here is in the WTS section then get the Nand mod.
     
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    You can also downgrade directly to 9.2 instead of going to 9.0 and then updating to 9.2
     
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    the sky3ds has cubic ninja on it which is my only entry point atm. I could sell the gateway though and still be able to have a homebrew entry point.

    Also: my post count isn't high enough yet for the trade section on here. which I realize it would be annoying of me to post a hundred times in one day just to get to it. lol

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    True but the last time I tried that it resulted in frankenware and that was a month ago and it BRICKED my 3ds and at the time I found no online solution to fixing the frankenware. Now I'm left with getting a new n3ds.
     
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    I hear this hundshamer guy does trades too.
     
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    I had no idea you accepted trades. If I had known that I would have been like,"okay so I don't have that much money, would you accept my gateway card?"
     
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    Is the bricked one still bricked, and do you still have it? Does it boot at all? Remind me the backstory of the brick.
     
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    So that 3ds still turns on it's just a black screen now. I still have a 9.2 bin file backup because I backup everything I just can't solder anything myself. I already ordered a n3ds and it'll be on it's way here but I would still like to get my bricked one fixed and have that one working too. I just didn't have the funds to get a hardmod. A permanent hardmod would be better incase I ever did anything stupid again. Knowing me, that could happen. Knowing me I make backups in case I lose anything. But yes I still have the bricked 3ds. Decided to keep in case I could ever get it fixed.
     
  13. _Pro_Man_

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    I'm pretty sure that @hundshamer can also do the downgrade for you if you get a nand mod on either of your systems. This way, you know your 3ds will be safe!
     
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    That is also true. In the end result I wanted to get two 3ds's. One for me and one for my lady. She plays on mine a LOT and I would like to have it to myself for the new Fire Emblem Fates game. So if he can fix the bricked one I'd be SET MATE lol. and with a hardmod I wouldn't be scared of downgrading anymore haha



    edit: thanks for all the info guys!
     
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    No problem even though I didn't help that much :P. I hope you are able to get something sorted out. Good luck! :)
     
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