[Question] Can I still downgrade?

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  1. C02
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    I am on 10.3 and can I still downgrade using safesysupdater. And if I get a soft brick can I still downgrade and install CFW. (I have a N3DS don't have cubic ninja or ocarina of time). Sorry for the scrub post
     
  2. kennyhi123

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    yes
     
  3. bbcali89

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    If you softbrick using sysupdater. You will be screwed without hardmod.
    Because recovery will automatically install latest update from nintendo's server (10.4)

    if your question is: if I am already bricked can I downgrade- no.

    If your question is: Can I still downgrade on 10.3 with a CHANCE of bricking. - yes.

    if you do everything correctly, you won't brick though.
     
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    Ok thanks also how do I hardmod
     
  5. bbcali89

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    4 wires on nand flash chip. need to know how to solder.
    look around the tutorial section
     
  6. Captain Skank

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    I did nothing incorrectly and always got a soft brick because I didn't want to do a system format. Not everyone has had to, but I'm one of the unlucky ones.
     
  7. bbcali89

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    yeah you need to system format. so no, you didn't do it correctly lol
     
  8. Captain Skank

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    Not everyone does, and a lot of guides say to do the format afterwards with the sole purpose of unlinking your sysNAND from your NNID.
     
  9. duwen

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    I just successfully performed a downgrade to 9.2 on my n3ds (was on 10.3). I used SafeSysUpdater, verified the 'update' package, got the update 'hax' to run after many attempts, all cia's in the pack installed successfully, system froze at the 'rebooting in 10 seconds' message, rebooted manually - everything is working fine. :D
    btw, I didn't do a system format, but I did use a freshly formatted sd - I kept my 'legit' one safe during the downgrade.

    So, yes, you can still downgrade... but be careful, and make sure you verify your downgrade package.

    I'll be leaving my emunand creation and cfw installation until tomorrow - my first experience with installing a cfw on my o3ds several months ago taught me to allow plenty of time for the procedure; double/triple-check everything and make back-ups of everything (multiple times) at regular intervals throughout the process.
    As this will be my first time using ReiNAND rather than RXTools, as well as my first time with cfw on n3ds, I want to go into it prepared and alert... whereas, right now, I need some rest :sleep:
     
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  10. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Just because verification was good, don't mean the downgrade will complete. As advised, hardmod is the safest bet.
     
  11. apoptygma

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    So what's the 'safest' way to downgrade a new3ds to 9.2? SafeSysUpdater? is there a guide on the process and how to do it with the least chance of messing up the process?
     
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    https://gbatemp.net/threads/simple-guide-to-downgrading-your-3ds.407888/

    That one works, and yeah, I would recommend safeSysUpdater from this thread: https://gbatemp.net/threads/wip-safesysupdater.409392/

    Just keep in mind: you may end up with a soft brick if you do not do a system format before the process, and then you'd have to update to the latest update in recovery mode. A lot of people never had to (such as duwen in this very thread), but for a lot of others, that was the only solution.
     
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  13. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Safest way is to do a hardmod, make back up nand, than follow any of the downgrade guides.
     
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    I see no rush....why not wait until someone has a better guide with a better success rate.
     
  15. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Its the nature of the exploit. Nothing can really be done about it. SafeSysUpdater just implemented checks so you dont fuck up.
     
  16. Captain Skank

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    The only thing that can really be done about it is circumventing the possible need to system format.
     
  17. Roboman

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    My downgrade story is practically identical to this.

    Didn't format system.
    Formatted sd card.
    Froze on "rebooting in 10 seconds"
    Rebooted and it booted up fine showing 9.2
    Called it a day to set up CFW later.

    Pretty much same story so far.
    Then I set up CFW. Emunand9 runs fine and clones Sysnand (somehow) to newly made emunand partition.
    I have not been able to make ANY CFW to boot. After multiple days of trying.
    I think it may be an incomplete downgrade :( (Why does emunand9 work)
     
  18. Ronhero

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    If you used a new SD card and didn't recreate the database it will give you that problem
     
  19. Roboman

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    I did the database thing with the blank file and data management to repair it.
     
  20. duwen

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    Have you unlinked your nands?