Simple Guide to Downgrading your 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Tutorials' started by TheStoneBanana, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. kyumin2lee

    kyumin2lee Newbie

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    Every time I press Y to downgrade I get 'Failed to get CIA file info!'. Any ideas?
     
  2. PF2M

    PF2M Ex-Miiverse Hacker

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    3 or 4 CIAs into installation, I was interrupted by a black error screen in the regular 3DS font saying something like:

    "An error has occurred. Please hold the POWER button and try again later. If the problem continues, please contact help.nintendo.net for more information."

    After that, I got a black screen that I don't think Recovery Mode works on. What should I do?

    I tried:
    Going into Recovery Mode (didn't seem to work)
    Removing the SD and trying again (didn't seem to work)
    Adding a blank SD (didn't work)

    I'm on O3DS 10.3 with Menuhax.
     
  3. Ldaz

    Ldaz Advanced Member

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    Can only boot with sd card unplugged.
    What do I do to have it boot with sd card plugged in.
     
  4. Genm1

    Genm1 Advanced Member

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    My sysupdater show the message for the 3ds users to not use it but i cant downgrade because it freezes HELP :(
     
  5. wally92

    wally92 Member

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    was yours a N3DS?
     
  6. Hypnotizing

    Hypnotizing Advanced Member

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  7. Genm1

    Genm1 Advanced Member

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    I have your same problem :(
     
  8. RedHat

    RedHat GBAtemp Regular

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    No, sorry. It was an o3ds XL ^_^
     
  9. cvskid

    cvskid GBAtemp Addict

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    In my case i was going to use this to upgrade from a gateway 3ds downgraded 4.2u sysnand to 9.2u sysnand. I am using a retail cart of cubic ninja to load homebrew launcher and from there load sysupdater. Once i load up sysupdater before i press either the upgrade or downgrade buttons there is a error message,

    #3 : Map SlabHeap in userland...
    ERROR : Can't create allocating thread.
    Failure! :(
     
  10. JustAKirby

    JustAKirby GBAtemp Fan

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    Wouldn't you like to know?
    Could you pm them to me too please?
     
  11. demonotaku

    demonotaku GBAtemp Regular

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    YES Works on my Persona Q 3ds
     
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  12. wally92

    wally92 Member

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    can you pm me the link to the cia please.. I cant find them anywhere I just have pingos..
     
  13. Harvest God

    Harvest God Er a pixel artist?

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    Should we shut off our 3ds if the screen is still stuck on the Arm11 Kernel Exploit screen?
     
  14. Hypnotizing

    Hypnotizing Advanced Member

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    I had that problem , turning the wifi on fixed it for me.
     
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  15. Mitsuoki

    Mitsuoki Newbie

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    Can confirm works on 2DS running latest firmware, downgraded to 9.2.0-20U
     
  16. Alex Spady

    Alex Spady GBAtemp Regular

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    On GBAtemp
    What I did was:
    Wait for black screen boot
    Take out SD card and get error message
    Press power button to get the power off screen to show up
    Press HOME to exit
    Put SD card back in
    Do "Browserhax"
    Profit?
     
  17. Ldaz

    Ldaz Advanced Member

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    Can't boot with sd card but can without it do i need to format it?
     
  18. MiniBonsai

    MiniBonsai Newbie

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    I need the CIA files too, version 10.3.0-23 E pm me please
     
  19. Zenith

    Zenith Newbie

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    Works great with menuhax. I could not however use it with ironhax. Worked for me good luck (3ds xl now on 9.2.0-20u
     
  20. VanFinale

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    Alright so I screwed up and never deleted 000400102002CA00 on my Japanese o3DS downgrade seemed to go fine. However now I boot to a black screen regardless of SD card and can't use recovery mode. Is my 3DS just done for?
     
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