Should I install CFW?

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  1. BigEyesLuigi
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    Hey there. I've a very naive and stupid question:
    Should I install AL9H in my old 3DS (11.2)?

    I know I can get a lot of benefits from having CFW but when I watch some video guides, the comment section is FULL of people saying they have black screens and other problems...

    I'm really scared that my 3DS will be bricked during the hacking process. Is my concern too stupid?
     
  2. SomeGamer

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    Just follow 3ds.guide
     
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    Between insane and insecure
    Your big mistake is watching youtube guides. Most of the guides are grossly out of date and or lacking proper information.
    If you really want to install a CFW follow a proper guide like this one
    3ds.guide
    It's well tested and well used. It also has an extremely low fail rate if you follow it properly and don't skip any steps.
    Seriously, CFWs are worth having, they seriously add so many benefits to your 3DS. My personal favorite has been region-free and allowing me to play fan-translated/hacked games.
     
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    It will guarantee enternal happiness to all
     
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    All bricks come from:
    1. Follow an outdated youtube tutorial
    2. User error
    3. Corrupted SD

    If you read and follow carefully, there's literally no chance of bricking. And the comment section is full of failures because the ones who succeeded don't bother posting.
     
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    Thanks for all your responses :)
    I'll do it soon
     
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    1) they're always throwned upon
    2) User error is essentially 99.9%
    3) Corrupted SD cards the guide provides software to download to check for safety measures
     
  8. LinkFan16

    LinkFan16 I link them all

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    I think most user errors happen because people either try rushing through the guide without reading the instructions carefully and forgetting something important or them being anxious and / or scared of breaking something and then things go wrong because of that. So if you take your time, read the guide at 3ds.guide and then carefully follow along every single step without skipping anything, you and your 3ds will be perfectly fine. The guide comes with a trouble shooting section and has you covered at all times. If something does not go exactly as the guide says, just read ahead a little bit and you will find the solution to your problem or an alternate set of steps to follow instead right inside the guide.
     
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  9. MarioMasta64

    MarioMasta64 hi. i make batch stuff and portable shiz

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    problem is people always link midway into the guide
     
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    Back to 2) user error
     
  11. MarioMasta64

    MarioMasta64 hi. i make batch stuff and portable shiz

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    ah, indeed.