Super Smash Bros Update w/o System Update

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by ChrisCerne, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. ChrisCerne
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    Hello,

    I've recently bought myself Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 3DS. It's a great game, and I've played it quite often. Just today, I wanted to battle someone in the local multiplayer mode, but the game informed me that I required a software update from the eShop. Connecting to the eShop requires me to get a system update. This is bad for one main reason: the latest system update patches ninjhax. I am currently using the ninjhax update to develop my own 3DS games.

    What are my options for receiving the Super Smash Bros update, while retaining my current system patch?

    Thank you!
     
  2. shinyquagsire23

    shinyquagsire23 SALT/Sm4sh Leak Guy

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    Unfortunately, the only way for now seems to be to get a Gateway and use emuNAND, which sucks. I'm personally getting a Gateway myself so that I can keep developing CitrAGB while still enjoying Smash (me and my friends have a lunchtime ritual of playing Smash and there's no way I'd risk not playing it). There's also the possibility of a non-Gateway emuNAND or another CFW being developed, but I wouldn't hold my breath for that. The other option is to get your 3DS NAND modded and then dumping your 9.2 NAND and then flip flipping between a 9.4+ NAND and a 9.2 NAND.
     
  3. ChrisCerne
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    Hell, I guess it's about time to break out the soldering gun.

    I was afraid that would be one of the only options. If anyone knows of any other option, I'd love to hear it out.
     
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    shinyquagsire23 SALT/Sm4sh Leak Guy

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    Don't use a soldering gun, you'll ruin your board. Those things get too hot and aren't nearly accurate enough to solder to the traces you'll need. You'll need a good, temperature-controlled soldering iron to get anything soldered well. Also, be careful while opening the chassis, the L button's ribbon cable is kinda thin on the original 3DS; I actually broke mine when I opened it because I didn't even notice it there. Luckily though the part is easily replaceable, but I'd avoid breaking it. If you have an XL, modding is super easy and definitely worthwhile. If you have an original, the clock pin is extremely difficult to get with a normal soldering iron tip and you'll need a tip suitable for SMD work. A good pair of SMD tweezers is also good, because some of the ribbon cables are extremely tricky to get out and back in. Don't put too much force on taking anything out, most of it comes out super easily. Also, get the right screwdriver for the job, I beleive a #000 is the size you'll need to get.
     
  5. ChrisCerne
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    I've opened up the 3DS to do some modifications before. I've actually accidentally broke the ribbon cable latch on the motherboard when I wasn't being too careful. Thanks for the heads up, though!

    Yeah, I have an original 3DS. I don't have too much expertise in soldering, so I think I'll just play single-player smash for a while now. Thanks anyway!
     
  6. piratesephiroth

    piratesephiroth I wish I could read

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    There's really no point in going back and forth between NAND backups.
    If you update to 9.4 and get the update, then go back to 9.2 you'll still be unable to use it because the tickets are are stored in the NAND.
    It would only work if you had downloaded one of the previous updates before and had the ticket already present in your 9.2 NAND.