Simple Guide to Downgrading your 3DS

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

  1. gallymimu

    gallymimu EE Expert

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    doing a hardmod and a backup will be safer. You should be able to restore a backed up NAND from a hardmod if you do brick the 3ds.
     
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  2. CyberBuzzKill

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    Guys can anyone pm me the link of U version of old 3ds 9.2.0-20U
    I downloaded but the md5 does not match
     
  3. The Iron Rose

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    Hi, quick question. How did you confirm NATIVE_FIRM didn't downgrade properly? On the system settings I was on 9.2 but I can't launch RXMode.

    Just says "Failed to load NATIVE_FIRM: 4 Reboot RXTools and try again"
     
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  4. OHAiTHARU

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    After all CIAs installed successfully, the last file to be installed by sysupdater would be native_firm.

    What error are you getting when trying to launch rxmode? Are all your files there? (The firm folder)
     
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  5. TDotFlame

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    does anyone have a video I can watch on how to get cfw after the downgrade?
     
  6. gallymimu

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    If this is an rxtools related question please move it to an new thread or an rxtools thread. This thread is already WAY overcrowded with non-downgrade related crap.

    You likely don't have the proper firmware files in the sdcard rxtools directory required to launch rxtools.
     
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  7. The Iron Rose

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    The abovementioned Failed to load NATIVE_FIRM: 4 Reboot RXTools and try again error.

    In any event I'm reinstalling now. Not the end of the world, though I'll redo my NAND backup. I was following the instructions from this thread... and just realized I forgot to put firmware.bin in rxTools/sys. The windows batch script never worked for me but it was simple enough to use the tool.

    Ah, I'm an idiot. No matter. Downgrading again and will report back. It actually rebooted on its own this time!!! I know, I'm stunned too. To clarify though, is there any error in the guide I linked above?

    Also I just realized this isn't the tutorial thread. Whoops! My bad, sorry for the derail.
     
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  8. RichHomieSupreme

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    Oh my god, my 3ds in in the process of downgrading now

    #prayformy3ds
     
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  9. pickleman77

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    Bumping my issue- same as Valkart's. On a mac, but I went through the SD and deleted the hidden files. Still no luck. Any ideas?
     
  10. Corey12901

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    Same but on a Pc. My checksum is what it should be and I have been at it since yesterday. Have updated all files to latest sysupdater . I upgraded to 10.3 redid everything and still same thing.
     
  11. lermy

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    Failed to get CIA file info! just means the exploit failed to load, all you can do is keep on trying. It took me ~20 tries, for some people it even took ~100 tries.
     
  12. RichHomieSupreme

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    Successfully downgraded from 10.3 to 9.2! Though in retrospect, i should've waited for this to have all the bugs ironed out.
    Thanks so much to Steveice, smealum, and everyone else who worked on making this possible.

    Gonna try to install pastacfw now.
     
  13. Phanox

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    which sysupdater did you use?
     
  14. WeedZ

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    I don't use a mac, but I remember someone posting this morning to download and use blueharvest to clean those files.
     
  15. Phanox

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    You are right! It finally worked for me after countless tries. :D

    N3DS XL USA 10.3:

    - Formatted SD with SD formatter and I put HBL, updates from the zip file and sysupdater of @julian20
    - Went into Browserhax and installed Menuhax 2.1
    - After resetting and trying to use the sysupdater for like, 3 hours, it finally downgraded to 9.2.0-20U
     
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  16. RichHomieSupreme

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    I used this sys updater.
     

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  17. metalzero285

    metalzero285 Newbie

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    For the N3DS users who formatted their sd card, how many tries did it take for the downgrade to work. I don't want to do it but if it's almost instant it's an option I'll take.
     
  18. Greymane

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    In your closet, watching you clop
    For me it did it the first try. But for so far i have read it can easily take 5 or more try's
     
  19. pdapanda

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    finally downgraded to 9.1, I believe what is important is you must format your 3ds even sd card before you perform this process.
     
  20. CyberBuzzKill

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    guys my sha1 of firmware files is not matching should I downgrade
     
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