Simple Guide to Downgrading your 3DS

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

  1. Santaros

    Santaros GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    2
    Oct 5, 2013
    Yes you would use sdvt: https://gbatemp.net/threads/svdt-save-data-explorer-manager.396562/

    to backup and reinsert the saves.
     
    naddel81 likes this.
  2. WaffleWafer

    WaffleWafer GBATemp Novice Lurker

    Member
    2
    Aug 1, 2015
    Mexico
    will there be a safer method for downgrading in the following weeks except KTM? (I dunno but seems like the whole pingo thing is pure bs to me so.)
     
  3. D1M13R

    D1M13R Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jan 6, 2016
    Brazil
    Hi, i have tryied 3 times to downgrade O3dsXL to 9.2 but its soft bricks all the times after the downgrade (after wait 10 seconds)
    What can i do? Im using the last sysupdating, menuxax and the right CIA. Someone got this problem?
     
  4. WaffleWafer

    WaffleWafer GBATemp Novice Lurker

    Member
    2
    Aug 1, 2015
    Mexico
    the screen turned dark while installing and I am now softbricked. Is it safe to go on and will menuhax still work? I'm currently recovering
     
  5. Fabbbrrr

    Fabbbrrr Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    2
    Jan 18, 2015
    Argentina
    Melbourne, Australia
    I have the same error, please let me know if you find that out...
     
  6. Aternel

    Aternel GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    2
    Aug 14, 2015
    No.
     
  7. Kafke

    Kafke GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    3
    Jan 2, 2009
    United States
    Yay more people to join the 'constantly soft-bricking' club.

    So far I've ruled out: FW files, SD formatting, Empty SD besides downgrade, entry points, removing Four Swords Adventures, Home layouts, starting/exiting FTP-3DS/FTBrony/any other app, using a higher capacity card, using a faster card, and plugging in the console.

    I've soft-bricked maybe 8 or 9 times now, maybe more. I literally just soft-bricked like 3 times in the past hour or two. I'm on N3DSXL US though, not O3DS.

    Edit: The answer is probably to format the console itself. But I'm trying to avoid doing that.
     
  8. regigiygas

    regigiygas ??? bees maybe

    Member
    1
    Mar 17, 2015
    United States
    i stopped for a bit, i got too frustrated
     
  9. WaffleWafer

    WaffleWafer GBATemp Novice Lurker

    Member
    2
    Aug 1, 2015
    Mexico
    did the screen go dark while installing?
     
  10. Kafke

    Kafke GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    3
    Jan 2, 2009
    United States
    Nope. It's on the whole way through. It looks like it should work (all the CIAs say installed, all the way to Native firm, and then the reboot part). But when it reboots after it's finished, it's always a soft-brick.
     
  11. D1M13R

    D1M13R Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Jan 6, 2016
    Brazil
    Same here. I dont want to format the sysnand too =/
     
  12. Aternel

    Aternel GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    2
    Aug 14, 2015
    Also, how do I avoid getting banned, when playing online ?
     
  13. Phil5004

    Phil5004 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    4
    Jul 6, 2015
    Germany
    You Cant getting Banned with playing CIA's Online
     
  14. Aternel

    Aternel GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    2
    Aug 14, 2015
    Really ? wasn't there users getting banned when playing cia's ? I think it was
    002-0102 error code
     
  15. Phil5004

    Phil5004 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    4
    Jul 6, 2015
    Germany
    Nope, That was the Sky3DS User without an Private header
     
  16. WaffleWafer

    WaffleWafer GBATemp Novice Lurker

    Member
    2
    Aug 1, 2015
    Mexico
    correct me if im wrong guys but i think CIAs are safe online. :O
     
  17. Aternel

    Aternel GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    2
    Aug 14, 2015
    Ok ! So I don't have to dump a private header from a cartridge, I can just go online without getting banned ?
     
  18. Phil5004

    Phil5004 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    4
    Jul 6, 2015
    Germany
    If you use an CIA ... Yes
     
  19. Aternel

    Aternel GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    2
    Aug 14, 2015
    Thanks ! :)
     
  20. TBreaker

    TBreaker Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Dec 4, 2012
    Gambia, The

    The steps 1-8 that are displayed at the top of the screen in this video are they also visible in Julian20's latest build?
    When I downgraded I didn't see them anywhere. I'm on O3DS.

    EDIT: nvm, it really doesn't display the steps.
     
    Last edited by TBreaker, Jan 6, 2016
Loading...