Simple Guide to Downgrading your 3DS

TheStoneBanana Jan 3, 2016.

  1. Santaros

    Santaros GBAtemp Regular

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    Not that I have heard of, I would really recommend not trying though unless you have a hardmod it may cause bricks etc [i.e. on a 2ds you can't go below FW 6.0 [I think], no 3D slider].

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    If you don't see anything else on screen after 30 seconds you are safe to restart and try again, it's when it locks after it starts reading the cia's that you have problems.
     
  2. SLAiNTRAX

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    Should start showing output in less than 30 seconds. After that its most likely frozen. Try pressing "B", if nothing happens, you need to try again.
     
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  3. Checkmarc

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    I see, thanks for your quick response.

    Then if say i use the older method using the gateway launcher, would that be better? Is it okay to assume that my system is now a 9.2-20u and the previous downgrade would not interfere?
     
  4. Santaros

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    On that question I really wouldn't have a clue, not something I've looked into at all as I don't need the 3ds for GBA etc. Anyone?
     
  5. Osga21

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    Ironhax wouldn't start, who knows why, last time I booted the 3ds it worked
    Browserhax started sysupdate, but after I pressed y it just froze, I let it sit for 20mins and then rebooted, which is what happened to you
    Menuhax started sysupdate, I pressed y and then a bunch of filenames ending with .cia were showed as being installed, try using that
     
  6. MysticEspeon

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    Thanks for the reply! I use badges on another 3DS (another NNID), so that's not a problem :D I feel a little bit more secure now.
    About CFW: If I need to backup, format, do the CFW things and finally restore my backup, after the whole process will I have all my 3DS stuff back?
     
  7. Santaros

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    Sorry but I really don't know, never attempted to backup badges or the activity log or any of that stuff, I really only cared about the saves. Basically your SD card only stores games and the like, saves and data pertaining to programs [streetpass etc] are all stored on your NAND and so I would assume anything you can't backup is gone. I could however be wrong, anyone else who did check?

    You don't absolutely need to unlink your NAND's, but if you don't you can't update emunand for example, as it will update sysnand too.
     
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  8. Av448

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    i think i'll wait for a more stable version

    i've already tried 3 times getting softbricks, and i read formatting 3DS and SD card makes success rate 100% but i don't want to have a hardbrick just because sysUpdater randomly crashed

    i'll just sit here for the moment being:)

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    anyone?
     
  9. bkifft

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  10. Ridge

    Ridge The Queen Anemone

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    I keep getting this error, anyone know what's causing it? I'm using the latest sysUpdater app linked in OP, getting the same error with 9.0 and 9.2. I checked the md5 of the zip and it's correct.
     

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  11. Hyura

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  12. RingGenie

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    If I use svdt to backup my save games, factory reset my 3DS, and then downgrade to 9.2, will I be able to recover all of my eShop purchases along with their save data after the downgrade is finished? (Can I re-download straight from the eShop? Or do I need to back up the games somehow as well?)

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  13. Santaros

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    You can re-link your NNID [via emunand if you went for CFW] and re-download them if worst comes to worst yes.
     
  14. Av448

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    man is someone else having the same problem??? ever since yesterday i'm trying to update but the update just gets really slow and cancells itself

    i've been having this issue like for almost 17 hours ( which is when i started to try to update )
     
  15. Hyura

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    For the recovery mode?

    Just talked to someone that did it without problems.
     
  16. Av448

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    yeah recovery mode

    goddamn this internet

    i'm afraid a new version will come out before i ever get to update to 10.3 again
     
  17. bkifft

    bkifft avowed Cuthwaldian

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    true, but it's the codebase used to build the one that does.

    i tend to answer questions as asked, not as meant.
     
  18. Hyura

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    That's not something you should be doing in this thread. People are risking their 3DSes :P
     
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  19. RichHomieSupreme

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    Just gonna say that, once I formatted system memory and my sd card, I was able to downgrade first try.
    You can back up your sd card if you have an sd card slot on your computer(or laptop).
     
  20. Santaros

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    Have you tried resetting your modem/router etc? I know my connection wigs out occasionally for no apparent reason. Other than restarting hardware I don't really have any ideas, I haven't heard of anyone else with the same issue so far so I would assume it's your connection.
     
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