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Hello

First, I have a 3DS XL Animal Crossing edition (Animal Crossing is preinstalled) which is on 5.1 and I dont even have GW (so no EmuNand)
I am going to downgrade it to 4.5.

-Will I loose my game, my save and my Mii?


I saw that game cartridges won't be compatible if we played with them on 6.x+ or EmuNAND based on 6.x+ SysNAND...

-What is game cartridge? Will I be affected by this problem?

Thanks :)
 

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No you will not I did not but any games you have downloaded that use a higher FW will not work with out a update tho.
 

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Also a game cartridge.
3ds+cartridge.jpg


You don't know what a cartridge is............ what cave did you come out of?
 
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I didn't buy the game, it has been preinstalled!
I only played this game on a lower version than 6.x) and it's not a cartridge, so it should be right?

And for cartridge I thought that it was called retail game
 

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A cartridge is a retail game you buy at a retail store but you can also buy downloaded games at a retail store making downloaded games retail games
 

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I didn't buy the game, it has been preinstalled!
I only played this game on a lower version than 6.x) and it's not a cartridge, so it should be right?

And for cartridge I thought that it was called retail game

Yes, you will be fine, just make sure you backup everything on your SD card to be safe.
 

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I have a 3DS XL currently at 9.2. No downloaded retail games, but I have downloaded eshop games (nes, snes, etc...), and the ambassador games. No gateway purchased yet. Am I still OK to downgrade my 3DS to 4.2 without issues?
 

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A cartridge is a retail game you buy at a retail store but you can also buy downloaded games at a retail store making downloaded games retail games
Thank you for the information :)

Yes, you will be fine, just make sure you backup everything on your SD card to be safe.
Thanks, so if I downgrade my 3DS on 4.5, it will work like a normal 4.5 3DS (as if I have not downgraded it)?
 

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