Simple Guide to Downgrading your 3DS

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  1. Justin20020

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    Made my day hahahaha :D
     
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    source?
     
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  4. OneUp

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    I was able to get nnid working with 2 o3DS units by:

    Downgrade sysnand.
    Create rxtools emunand.
    Update emunand from system settings.
    Unlink nands by formatting sysnand with SD ejected.
    Update sysnand to 10.3, link existing nnid, login to eshop to verify.
    Downgrade sysnand to 9.2 again.
    Apply tubehax DNS on sysnand.
    Install menuhax and launch rxtools.
    Verify that you can access eshop on emunand.

    This may not be the only or the best way to do it, but it worked for me.
    It may work on n3DS, but I haven't tried it.
     
  5. Santaros

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    You sure that order is correct? Part of the point of unlinking the NAND's is to stop it from updating sysnand when you update emunand.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    No you don't, this just seems to help some people get it working if it's failing. That would be last resort. Neither does it make it safer as far as I know, it just may get it to work,
     
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  6. Fabbbrrr

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    Hey guys what is the latest version/more stable so far? I'm trying to use the one from the OP but I'm getting an error like this:

    titleException:
    main/cpp:148: Result: 0xD8#08067
    Failed to get CIA file info!

    Any idea? :)
     
  7. Santaros

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    As far as I know there are 3 main reasons for this occuring. First are you sure you have the correct FW [i.e. not trying to install o3ds on a n3ds or vice versa], if you are sure they're correct, next question is are you using a Mac to transfer the files to your 3ds?, it will install system files to the folder that will cause it to fail [i.e. .ds_store]. Other than that it appears to be that the 3ds couldn't access the services it needed to start the downgrade, so you will need to restart and try again. Ir's basically pot luck as to whether it will work, some get it 1st try, some like me had to attempt 20 times or more before it worked. I have heard of over 100 attempts before it did.
     
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  8. Fabbbrrr

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    I have the right files.
    I'm on windows right now and checked for hidden files.
    I should keep trying then...
     
  9. scorpiotaisho

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    Just downgraded using this thread tutorial and followed this one to create emuNAND/install RXTools, but I can't manage to boot emuNAND.

    I can get to the RxTools menu where I can decide the RXMode (to apply patches and boot either emuNAND or sysNAND), but whatever I decide, I only get a little dot in the lower left corner of the 3D screen. Sometimes, no dot at all.

    What could it be and what can I do?

    System: O3DS 10.3 downgraded to 9.2, so... O3DS 9.2-U
     
  10. studywes

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    Hi,

    It worked well for two 2DS and two O3DSXL.but It doesn't work with another O3DSXL with 10.3.0.28E Firmware, i can boot HL with menuHax but syssupdater 0.4.2b don't work: always black screen or freeze. i am desappointed because it work well for some device and not for other...
     
  11. TBreaker

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    Quick question:
    Behind every CIA it says "Installed" if it was successfull, but not behind NATIVE_FIRM!
    Is this for everyone else or went something wrong during downgrading NATIVE_FIRM?
    I'm on 9.2.0-20E now as I should, but that doesn't mean everything was fine.....
     
  12. regigiygas

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    i feel like an idiot for asking this, but do i have to run each .cia through the md5h hash converter to see if its the right one, then put THAT .cia file into the "updates" folder on my sd card?

    cause i downloaded the file on the ISO site for n3ds 9.2.0U and just copied the contents and put them in my updates folder

    but it says it cant find the cia file when i try to downgrade?

    it says:
    "titleException:
    main.cpp:148: Result: 0xD900182F
    Failed to get CIA file info!"


    im sorry im really new to this

    i do know i downloaded the folder for n3ds 9.2.0U so i'm not trying to install n3ds FW on an o3ds
     
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  13. Santaros

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    They install that last now don't they? I would assume it worked fine. Im not sure of a way to check whether it worked, if you can install CFW assuming that's where you're going with this and it didn't fail, then everything went fine.
     
  14. akanesaki31

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    i successed XD
     

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  15. Santaros

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    What does the error say exactly, Failed to get CIA file info or it can't find them at all? The cia should be stored in a folder at the root of your sd card called 'updates' [i.e. sd:\updates]
     
  16. regigiygas

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    i just edited the post to say what error it gives me but i'll put it here

    it says:
    "titleException:
    main.cpp:148: Result: 0xD900182F
    Failed to get CIA file info!"


    i do know i downloaded the folder for n3ds 9.2.0U so i'm not trying to install n3ds FW on an o3ds, and that the "updates" folder IS at the root of my sd card
     
  17. Santaros

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    Then see my post 1/2 page up.
     
  18. regigiygas

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    ohhh ok, i gotcha.

    thank you!
     
  19. TBreaker

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    Yes NATIVE_FIRM is the last one to be installed but also the only one where it doesn't say "Installed" behind.
    My problem is I already dowgraded once and tried installing rxTools which didn't work. So I just updated and dowgraded again now.

    I didn't watch the process last time, that's why I want to now if it doesn't say "Installed" after NATIVE_FIRM for everyone or if it's just me.
    Well, I'll just try to install CFW now, hope it works this time. :D
     
  20. Santaros

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    Here is a link to JAWS_XS video from the last page:




    I wasn't trying to embed, 1m30s in odd.

    So it looks like it does. They were on a n3ds however, not sure if that makes any difference although I would think not.
     
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