Tutorial Simple Guide to Downgrading your 3DS

Have you been able to successfully downgrade your 3DS/2DS?


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amayne95

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Umm I'm not sure. I think you're fine, but it'd be preferred.

ok so i did the downgrade and at the end it said that an error occurred but in settings it says that its on 9.2.0
does that mean that everything's ok? how can i know for sure

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ok so i did the downgrade and at the end it said that an error occurred but in settings it says that its on 9.2.0
does that mean that everything's ok? how can i know for sure

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i used downgrade checker and this is what i got
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is this anything i should be worried about??

i understand that the extra file is related to the amiibo settings and that's expected but i'm not to sure what to do about the rest
 

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i used downgrade checker and this is what i got
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is this anything i should be worried about??

i understand that the extra file is related to the amiibo settings and that's expected but i'm not to sure what to do about the rest

I downgraded from 10.6 and had the exact same titles missing, with the extra amiibo title. I asked about this on gbatemp but never got a clear answer. I setup emuNand with CakesFW (ReiNand always black screened) and haven't had any issues.

Edit: My bad, you have more titles missing than I did.
 
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Hello fellow downgraders, I just ran into a similar problem.
I am trying to set up arm9 on my N3DS (EU), which originally was running on 9.9 firmware. I followed Plailect's guide and used browserhax to set up menuhax, I started to run into black screen issues while trying to boot up sysupdater.
I found then gameking66's version of SafesysUpdater, which booted up smoothly on the first try. I double-checked the update files on my microSD with the tool and started the downgrade. It looked like it was going well, but while restarting I received the same error message as amayne95 did. The next boot attempt ended up with two black screens, so I removed the microSD card and I could get to the home screen. I switched the themes to deactivate menuhax and set it up again via browserhax. Right now the 3DS Browser is version 1.0.9934, within the settings the 3DS firmware is described as Ver. 9.2.0-20E. Since I felt quite uncertain if everything went well I put svanheulen's downgrade_check.3dsx and .smdh file onto my "3ds" folder + the n3ds_9.2.0-20E.bin file. The check output was unfortunately not very enticing, confronting me with many red/yellow lines.
Unfortunately I am not owning a copy of either Cubic Ninja or OoT, so updating onto 10.7 does not sound like a proper solution to me right now. Any suggestion what to do next? Help would be much appreciated.mismatched1.jpg
 

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So I have a Firmware version 10.3 or 10.5 i dont remember. Can i downgrade my N3ds to 9.2?? and buy me a gateway 3ds? *-*
 

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Hello fellow downgraders, I just ran into a similar problem.
I am trying to set up arm9 on my N3DS (EU), which originally was running on 9.9 firmware. I followed Plailect's guide and used browserhax to set up menuhax, I started to run into black screen issues while trying to boot up sysupdater.
I found then gameking66's version of SafesysUpdater, which booted up smoothly on the first try. I double-checked the update files on my microSD with the tool and started the downgrade. It looked like it was going well, but while restarting I received the same error message as amayne95 did. The next boot attempt ended up with two black screens, so I removed the microSD card and I could get to the home screen. I switched the themes to deactivate menuhax and set it up again via browserhax. Right now the 3DS Browser is version 1.0.9934, within the settings the 3DS firmware is described as Ver. 9.2.0-20E. Since I felt quite uncertain if everything went well I put svanheulen's downgrade_check.3dsx and .smdh file onto my "3ds" folder + the n3ds_9.2.0-20E.bin file. The check output was unfortunately not very enticing, confronting me with many red/yellow lines.
Unfortunately I am not owning a copy of either Cubic Ninja or OoT, so updating onto 10.7 does not sound like a proper solution to me right now. Any suggestion what to do next? Help would be much appreciated.View attachment 42828

From what I've researched, the extra amiibo title, system region title, GPIO and DSP modules are harmless. But NATIVE_FIRM is critical.
 

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You can run sysupdater again and hope that you downgrade fully this time.

i used the sysupdater again and it fixed part of it

0004013820000002 - Fixed

The rest remained unchanged

0004009B00010402 - Unchained
000400300000B902 - Extra File
0004013000001B02 - Unchained (GPIO System Module)
0004013000001A02 - Unchained (DSP System Module)

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i used the sysupdater again and it fixed part of it

0004013820000002 - Fixed

The rest remained unchanged

0004009B00010402 - Unchained
000400300000B902 - Extra File
0004013000001B02 - Unchained (GPIO System Module)
0004013000001A02 - Unchained (DSP System Module)

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Did it error out in any way or did it finish?
There will be a few that will be left unchanged and will show up as wrong. I'm not sure which, but if it downgraded properly, then you're good.
 

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SysUpdater doesn't work on ironhax or browserhacks, it just hangs at the menu with it not responding or doesn't get past the black screen

Edit: If it keeps freezing try opening ftp brony then quickly closing it. Weird but It worked for me
 
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Anyone found a solution to downgrading without a format? because I really can't get this to work on my friend's and don't want to lose activity log/streetpass data

I've attempted this on 3 different N3DSXLs and they all soft bricked, whats the issue here?
 
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