when i had my 3ds updated to 10.5 i was frantically looking for ways to downgrade and get CFW(etc.) i looked everywhere and finally found 1 way, hard mod. i asked (along with 50 other people) is there a way to SOFT downgrade 10.5? when will there be? everyone and their brother told me and everyone else "No, there is no way and there wont be a way for a long time, the only option you have is to hardmod which is not recommended for people who arent master solderers." "no there wont be for a long time, maybe forever" "nope, probly not for a long time" 2 weeks later, i hard mod my o3ds XL with MINIMAL SOLDERING SKILLS, and find out that there is a new sysupdater to downgrade 10.7!! needless to say i was pissed that i opened my 3ds up and risked breaking it because of naysayers. it didnt take long at all for the new downgrade to come out and many people voided their warranty and bricked their console. moral of the story is...there will ***ALMOST*** always be a new hack, just be patient and wait. dont trust the naysayers.