1. vb_encryption_vb

    OP vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....
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    Its quite simple really. Dont attempt to downgrade unless you have a back up of your nand.

    If over 9.2, than obviously you need to do the hardmod for the back up.

    The amount of bricks currently is outrageous.


    Get off the downgrade wagon....
     
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  2. Damon_girl

    Damon_girl GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    The best thing to do is wait for KTM. Worst case scenario you end up with a soft brick, at least that's what JustPingo said on his Twitter.
     
  3. Minnow

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    I've downgraded 2 DS's with the first build released. No bricks. Helped 3 other people downgrade. No bricks.

    I don't think the bricking chance is high
     
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  4. cap100

    cap100 Newbie
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    I wait too. I dont want a brick :wink:
     
  5. vb_encryption_vb

    OP vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....
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    Start reading through threads...the brick rate is astronomical.
     
  6. shaneod

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    I feel like I've read this thread worded differently ten times in the last 2 days...
     
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  7. DKB

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    It'll pretty much only brick if you're being foolish and don't fully prepare for everything that can go wrong. (Low battery, wrong CIA) crap like that. Since, I have not heard of a brick from people that know what they are actually doing. So, actually, if you were to use the "updated" KTM (Which is NOT safer than doing the other methods, just easier to do with more checks); Downgrading shouldn't even be considered to be done by you.

    tl;dr If you're stupid, don't downgrade, even with methods that will be released later.
     
  8. AtlasFontaine

    AtlasFontaine GBAtemp Maniac
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    The majority of those bricks are either "soft bricks" or people who didn't wait until the downgrade is over.

    IMO people shouldn't be blind trustworthy in a tool that isn't even released and is coming from someone who haven't done literally anything, only accept a dozen of pull request and make a dozen of typos (and thus saying "D-D-DO NOT USE ANY DOWNGRADE TOOL THAT ISN'T MINE OR U WILL GET BRICKED WITH A 95% OF CHANCE B-BAKA!"). (those are my 50 cents, don't take it personal)
     
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  9. TheZoroark007

    TheZoroark007 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    I will wait for Gateway. Don't want to loose my legit TBOI + it's save with the downgrade
     
  10. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    This thread was needed? With the other "Don't brick" threads, what use is this?
     
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  11. linkinworm

    linkinworm GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    I followed the guide on wololo.net, everything went fine, double checked everything.
     
  12. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Official Imp: Am imp
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    I have downgrade my 2DS twice and my 3DS 3 times, no bricks.
    Thus far, the most of the bricks (which there really aren't that many) I've seen recorded were from people doing something wrong on their end, not on the downgrade's end.
     
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  13. retrofan_k

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    Really? Okayyyyy
     
  14. Greymane

    Greymane Lurking gbatemp pony
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    Downgraded my n3ds without problem, and set up emunand working. Followed the guides to the last letter, still a chance to brick though. So if you cant afford a brick justdon't do it
     
  15. vb_encryption_vb

    OP vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....
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    I haven't checked the "how to downgrade " thread in a few days, last i checked not one of the mentions to cover your ass with a hardmod. Its a very good possibility that everyone that has bricked dont even know what a hardmod is.
     
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  16. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro
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    I played around with the first release and managed to downgrade twice without bricking, but not for a second did I feel like what I was doing was safe. In fact, I fully expected it to brick with how glitchy everything was.

    If it was my only 3DS there's no way I would recommend it.
     
  17. Buttsnake

    Buttsnake "Mods please close this thread"
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    Instead of hearing from everyone who knows what they are doing and having a successful downgrade, we should find a guy who bricked. We can get more info from that guy than from successful people
     
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  18. Jacklack3

    Jacklack3 ( ゚ヮ゚) buddie was here
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    I don't really see the point of downgrading.

    You will be able to install CIAS....yaaaaaay.
     
  19. Seriel

    Seriel Doing her best
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    My advice would be - Do downgrade! If 10.4 comes out, even with a softbrick you're stuffed. The brick rate is astronomically low. I downgraded and updgraded way over 10 times to try and fix an issue, which I succeeded in doing, now on 9.2.
    KTM just makes the process a little more noob-friendly. If you don't be an idiot you're fine.
     
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  20. Viri

    Viri GBAtemp Psycho!
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    I'm kinda surprised it's Tuesday already, and 10.4 isn't out yet.
     
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