Yesterday I bought a New 3DS XL and attempted to downgrade and install CFW...as you can see by the title, it didn't go too well. I got halfway through the downgrade process and got hit with the "error, reset device" screen. I did that and it would no longer boot with the SD card in. I took it out and it booted, but System Settings and the browser hang, so I have frakenfirmware After several hours of searching I found that this is a common problem with the way I attempted it. Just for reference, I followed this guide to the T: https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-easy-complete-comprehensive-cfw-guide-for-everyone.408685/ My device came with 9.9, and I used safesysupdater, which crashed halfway through and left me in the predicament I'm in. There appears to be a way to fix it, fortunately. Fire Emblem Fates comes with the 10.3 firmware on the cartridge, so popping that in and running it (or so I can tell, please correct me if this is wrong) will install 10.3 firmware, and I can reattempt downgrading and everything. I have a few questions: 1) Assuming what I said about FE Fates is correct, does it matter if I use Birthright or Conquest? I wouldn't think so, but better safe than sorry 2) In all the threads where people had the same problem I do, people recommended against using safesysupdater and to use julian's sys updater instead to downgrade. Is this advised for my situation? i.e. Get to 10.3 firmware and then use julian's sysupdater to downgrade on a New 3DSXL (US version)? Or should I stick with safesysupdater after getting to 10.3 Thanks in advance for the help! Edit: I downloaded the Ropbin payload for 184.108.40.206U and put it on the root of my SD card, still no luck. I tried just pasting it there directly (N3DS_U_12288_8203.bin), and I tried replacing the "ropbinpayload_menuhax_USA20480_new3ds.bin" file with the 220.127.116.11U version by renaming the 9.2 version, and neither worked. Am I doing something wrong?