[Question] What firmware will Fire Emblem: Fates edition N3DS XL be on?

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

  1. Wilsonec
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    Wilsonec Advanced Member

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    I know it's not been confirmed, but based on past experience what firmware is the new 3DS XL model likely to come with?

    Will they have had time to flash 10.4 onto the systems?
     
  2. Bubsy Bobcat

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    My guess is 10.3, who knows.
     
  3. driverdis

    driverdis I am Justice

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    if it is above 10.3, hardmod it and downgrade using the new hybrid firmware method. With this method, all 10.4 and 10.5 3DSs can be downgraded now.
     
  4. Devastus

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    Saw a couple of these threads, general opinion was
    FE:fates 3ds firmware < 10.3
    Some of the more active members of community even bet 9.5~9.9 range. The assumptions were based on the fact that the FE consoles were already in production before 10.4 and 10.5 even dropped.

    If that still doesn't convince you to buy one, you could always buy it then wait until someone online confirms the firmware. If it's not on the firmware you wanted you can just return it and get your money back. No harm done. Hope that answers your question.
     
  5. Lilith Valentine

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    Between insane and insecure
    Most likely greater than 10.3, but really, we don't know until it's released
    If it is 10.4+, then you need to hardmod it to downgrade or wait it out until another method is found
     
  6. ihaveamac

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    consoles need to be manufactured months in advance to meet demand, so there's pretty much no way in hell it will be 10.4+ (at least if you buy it now) ;)
     
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    I just pre-ordered it from best buy today. I'm still surprised it's still in stock and now let's all hope it's 10.3 or lower; fingers crossed.
     
  8. Devastus

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    I did the same yesterday lol, I'm right there with you. If it isnt lower than 10.3 I'm just going to return it, not gonna bother hard modding.
     
  9. Razhad

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    same question, what fw it would be? i want to Pre order it but betting on fw like that is a no no since i want to make it a cfw one
     
  10. Devastus

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    Impossible to know till someone gets there hands on it. Guessing/betting is all we have.
     
  11. Razhad

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    i would like to do the same like yours.
    unfortunately i live in indonesia where nintendo support is out of question and there's no place like gamestop here. so i can't just return it on a whim.
     
  12. JunpeiIroi

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    Maybe, maybe not. It depends on when these systems were produced.

    If amiibo are anything to go by, the March releases began production in December and January. It's a 75/25 IMO.
     
  13. Skeet1983

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    Somewhere, out there...
    Side Question: Anyone know or have an idea of what FW the game (Fire Emblem Birthright/Conquest) will require?
     
  14. JunpeiIroi

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    9.9? Don't quote me on it
     
  15. froggestspirit

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    considering that the ACHHD new3DS was 9.8, id say it's most likely past that
     
  16. Potato hoarder

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    I'm probably going to buy the console and brick it within one hour of having it...
     
  17. Wilsonec
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    If that were to happen you should be able to get in to system recovery to fix it, though it will be on 10.5 so you'll want to return it and get another ;) you can't lose
     
  18. Potato hoarder

    Potato hoarder Hoarder of Potatoes

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    What's the equivalence of deleting system32 on the 3ds?
     
  19. froggestspirit

    froggestspirit D/P/Pt Demix Guy

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    Using the 3DS in any way nintendo would not approve of
     
  20. jefffisher

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    since it doesn't have a game installed they're likely just putting new cases on whatever stock they have so almost for sure will be whatever the current firmware at the stores is 9.8ish