Hello everybody. I am going to buy a "New Nintendo 3DS XL". This is my choice because it is the "new" one as XL edition. If you have good reason why I should not buy a "new" or "XL" one please tell me - maybe I'll change my choice. I have read a lot of topics on different websites for many hours. But there are too much information to fully understand what I should to next. I want to do "everything" possible: Playing offline/online, homebrew stuff, custom firmwares, etc. My main question: What will I loose if I will update to 11.0 ? Or should I stay on 10.7 (or less)? I thought about buying a Sky3DS+ and/or Gateway flash card. But then I understood that the Sky3DS+ has no feature for EmuNAND and the Gateway is not working on the newer firmwares. Then I found out that there are custom firmwares (CFW), Arm9Loaderhax and MenuHax. But I don't understand what is not possible with CFW. Why do I need a flashcard if I have a CFW? Does it fully work with 11.0? All in all I want to know: - Should I buy a Sky3DS+ ? - Should I buy a Gateway ? - Should I update my SysNAND to 11.0 or what should I do before? - What can I not do if I have no flashcard? - Is there anything I can not do if I only use Gateway with EmuNAND? Is it possible to do a backup of SysNAND, then update to 11.0 and then recover my backup of an older firmware?