I currently own a new 3ds xl on firmware 11.0.0-33E. I know that I cannot downgrade it to a lower firmware right now, unless I use a hardmod or a rather complicated method that requires 3ds. I read about Slowhax, but to be honest I do not know what it is or what it does. All I know is that it is supposed to be released before Christmas (27th to be precise). Is this confirmed? Does that mean that as a 11.0, I will be able to downgrade and install a CFW with ease once Slowhax is released? Until the release of Slowhax, may I use any of the flashcards out there? I have a friend who has both R4 and sky3ds+. Would using these flashcards prevent me from downgrading once the Slowhax is released? And finally and most importantly: Is there an automatic update system? Do I need to turn anything off once I boot my 3ds for the first time? Or are the connection settings are off from the very beginning? I would be glad if you could answer these questions. Thank you for your time.