Questions about downgrading

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  1. Samwix
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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 :)
     
  2. leerpsp

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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.
     
  3. leerpsp

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    Also a game cartridge.
    [​IMG]

    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
     
  6. Livin in a box

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    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?
     
  8. Samwix
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    Thank you for the information :)

    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)?
     
  9. Livin in a box

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    Yes that's right, I don't know if it leaves any traces that Nintendo can identify but from our point of view it is completely a 4.5 system.
     
  10. Samwix
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    Ok, thank you!