Hacking Strange interaction with CIAs, download play and firmware required

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I've been playing the mario kart 7 (rev01) rom off my gateway on my 3ds xl and then on my (9.0 firmware) n3ds xl using download play to join a gane session, works fine. Something weird happened when I converted the rom to a CIA and installed it on my 9.4 emunand - when the n3ds xl joined a prompt came up to say a firmware update to 9.4 was required to join. This unit has never, ever been given a wifi password so it has not found this update online. For some reason the download play CIA is advertising the host's firmware version.
 

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I've been playing the mario kart 7 (rev01) rom off my gateway on my 3ds xl and then on my (9.0 firmware) n3ds xl using download play to join a gane session, works fine. Something weird happened when I converted the rom to a CIA and installed it on my 9.4 emunand - when the n3ds xl joined a prompt came up to say a firmware update to 9.4 was required to join. This unit has never, ever been given a wifi password so it has not found this update online. For some reason the download play CIA is advertising the host's firmware version.

http://3dbrew.org/wiki/Download_Play#Remote_Distribution_of_System-Updates
It's known and well-documented behavior.
 
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Oh wow. so is that not unique to CIA format? Also does this mean my other unit would start getting update nags? I've not seen one yet...
 
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