So is downgrading safe yet?

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  1. Jackson O'Sullivan
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    I've heard conflicting reports on whether or not downgrading is safe yet.
    Can anyone clear this up?
     
  2. SomeGamer

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    On O3DS it's mostly safe.
     
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  3. Orkna

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    Never gonna be "safe".
    It's safe enough?
     
  4. Ruby Gloom

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    That's great to hear. 2DS as well...?
     
  5. SomeGamer

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    They are the same!
     
  6. Ekaitz

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    Worked on my n3DS.

    There is always a small risk but I think that if you take every measures to prevent a brick, it should be ok.
     
  7. Ruby Gloom

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    Didn't know they classify as the same. I'll go give it a whirl.
     
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    80% success rate according to the poll in one of the threads here.
     
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    Just be sure you don't go below 6!
     
  10. Ruby Gloom

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    Already informed and personally aware. I had made this mistake once before. Thanks! :D
     
  11. Juiss

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    Define safe
     
  12. SomeGamer

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    Now I think you only brick fully if you download the incorrect region or console packs. With safe mode downgrading first, native firm last and one by one uninstall system, bringing ARM9 kernel to your 3DS has never been safer!

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    Has a chance of not bricking your system.

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    Use this downgrader:
     
  13. Ruby Gloom

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    sysUpdater doesn't give option to install certain parts first.
     
  14. SomeGamer

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    The sysupdater I linked above has all these nifty features.

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    Also, if you're downgrading a JAP N3DS, you need to take extra precautions.
     
  15. Juiss

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    That's not something I'd like to hear if I were to downgrade :P

    To the OP, downgrading will never be "safe" unless you hardmod your console and backup your NAND. Right now, it is "safe" in the sense that you won't turn your 3DS into an expensive doorstop if you know what you're doing.
     
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  16. Ruby Gloom

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    I'll keep it in mind for if it's successful or bricked. I'll keep a good note... :huh: Hopefully safe.
     
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