Simple Guide to Downgrading your 3DS

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

  1. Father Crilly

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    Do you have the .cia files in the correct place?
     
  2. andremario81

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    I placed the updates folder in the root of the sd card. The cias are in that folder.Where am I supposed to put them?
     
  3. Father Crilly

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    That's correct. Are you sure you're using .cia files for the NEW 3DS and not ones for the OLD 3DS? They use different .cias.

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    What are you using to access the homebrew launcher? Ninjhax or Menuhax or what?
     
  4. andremario81

    andremario81 GBAtemp Regular

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    I went to the new 3ds section and selected the download.
     
  5. Father Crilly

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    I don't have a New 3DS so I'm not sure. How are you accessing the Homebrew Launcher? Ninjhax or what?
     
  6. andremario81

    andremario81 GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm using iron hax I'm on 10.3 n3ds
     
  7. Father Crilly

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    Try using Ninjhax or Menuhax instead of Iron. Menuhax worked for me on my Old 3DS.

    Also, other people have been experiencing the same problem as you. Some people say that if you keep trying it it will eventually work. I can't be sure.
     
  8. I_AM_L_FORCE

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    Menuhax
     
  9. Father Crilly

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    Try Ninjhax.
     
  10. juiceciuj

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    new n3ds (happy home designer bundle) on the way to me after bricking the last one. any updated files for n3ds yet? still waiting?
     
  11. andremario81

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    well it almost worked. It found one cia and then It gave me an error message stating an error has occurred please hold down power button and try again. I guess I'm part of the fuckin 20% brick community huh?
     
  12. Father Crilly

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    Formatting your 3DS then downgrading could fix that. You should try downgrading a few times, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. The updater is unstable.
     
  13. WaffleWafer

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    Have you tried updating again via recovery?
     
  14. I_AM_L_FORCE

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    Alright cheers
     
  15. Father Crilly

    Father Crilly GBAtemp's Phoney Priest

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    If you're using a New 3DS there's a risk of it bricking. Even if you do everything right. If I were you I'd wait for a more stable updater.
     
  16. andremario81

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    not yet but how do I do that? The system won't stay on when I cut it on.
     
  17. Hammyface

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    I thought Ninjahax doesn't work on n3ds past 9.2? At least that's what the Ninjahax website says.
     
  18. WaffleWafer

    WaffleWafer GBATemp Novice Lurker

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    Hold L R UP A then press power button. Youll be taken to the update screen and start fresh from there. Its possible that you only just got a softbrick.
     
  19. Father Crilly

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    Ninjhax 2.5 works on New 3DSes.
     
  20. Hammyface

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    Thank you! When I google Ninjahax it brings me to the old site for some reason.

    I have one more question. Should I just wait for KTM which is supposed to release tomorrow?
     
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