Parental Control: Stop system update

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  1. Cavioe
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    So we got a pink 3ds for the young one and this one we are putting parental controls on as she may press the wrong thing.

    I recall parental controls blocking system update in settings or through the game cartridges. But when I activate parental controls I tested it by going to system update and it will allow me to go straight to it without prompting for the pin. But when I go to format memory it asks for the pin. That is how I would like the system update selection to function as well.

    Anyone know what might need to be done?
     
  2. Nollog

    Nollog GBAtemp Addict

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    Nintendo made updates bypass parental controls after 4.5-ish.
     
  3. Amadren

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    This can't be done using parent control anymore. If we want to prevent updating, you should absolutely follow this guide.

    :)
     
  4. Cavioe
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    Well I guess I will try the 4.x downgraded Mset then instead of 6.x to see if it works. But does anyone recall on a 4.5 and below 3ds if parental controls blocked these situations:

    1) Cartridge with a update higher than sysnand
    2) Update Nag asking to update
    3) System settings update - this is what I think you are referring to in 4.5 and below so wanted to ask of the above 2.

    If no one knows I will test this this weekend to change out the 6.x for 4.x and report back.

    Thanks
     
  5. gamesquest1

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    yeah parental controls only blocks updates on 3.x or lower, once you update to 4.x+ system updates are not blocked by parental controls
     
  6. Cavioe
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    Thanks for confirming. Too bad it was prior to 4.x.
     
  7. Quantumcat

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    I don't think this can be correct, otherwise there wouldn't have been all that advice floating around to turn on parental controls before 9.2 support came. It would have been useless given Gateway didn't work on 3.x or lower.
     
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    yep and the advice was useless
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/997614-nintendo-3ds/62655737

    people just read "parental controls block system updates", which was outdated info and just went with it, setting parental controls never stopped system updates on 4.x

    i think the only thing i can "kinda" help to block updates with would be blocking someone setting up a wifi connection in sysnand, but if the system connects to a nintendo zone it will still get a update and it wont stop that or on cart updates
     
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