Upgrading to New Nintendo 3ds xl just a few questions.

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  1. KingxHyruler
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    Ok so I have the O3DS XL and its got Rxtools on it, I want to upgrade to a New N3DSXL so I have a few questions before taking the plunge.

    1)Can the N3ds be downgraded?

    2)Can I install CFW and Run CIA's? (Which CFW should I use?)

    3) Can I install emuNand and update it to the latest firmware?

    and lastly
    4)is the upgrade really worth it?

    Any feedback would be appreciated thank you.
     
  2. tony_2018

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    1. Yes
    2. Plenty, pick your poison
    3.Yes.
     
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    well this is awesome to hear! is there a guide you could link me to?
     
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    guide to do what?
     
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    Check reddit.com/r/3dshacks
    plenty of stuff there.
     
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    1,2,3 were already answered but not 4.

    4) Depends. Basically, the only good thing I like on my New 3DS XL compared to my Old 3DS XL is the extra stable 3D. It's also more powerful if you want to use emulators and stuff (but I don't so I'm not really interested in that part). Apart from these points, I don't see any upside : no interesting exclusive, unusable "stick" on the right, no compatibility with the Circle Pad Pro for MH, annoying placement for the micro SD, no possibility to enable/disable wireless without going in a menu.
     
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    Uh, what? The N3DS has way more memory and processing power for games, allowing them to be played much better than the O3DS. Xenoblade is interesting and there's a new exclusive coming (forgot what it was). The C-Pad Pro totally works in Monster Hunter. Maybe not in 3U, but who even plays that anymore? And SD management is a breeze with an FTP daemon or a custom back plate.
     
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    Because 4 was added later. NO SHIT the hardware is better and I'd rather the n3ds than the o3ds, but I have both so I don't have to choose.
     
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    ^ this, +1.
    ....and Binding of Isaac is New 3ds only. Plus, increased performance for all games if run using the NTR cpu speed boost or the equivalent selection in Hans.
     
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    I never said the contrary about memory and power.
    I tried Xenoblade and didn't like it at all.
    The C-Pad Pro works in MH, yes, that's why I use it on my Old 3DS instead of the New 3DS C-Stick, which also works but is annoying.
    And custom backplates don't apply to XL, which is what the OP will buy.

    Well, indeed "NO SHIT", that's why I added counter arguments so that people don't start thinking "it's obviously more powerful so obviously better".
     
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    Why wouldn't they?
    I have a n3dsxl, and I have to unscrew the backplate to access the sd card.
     
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    Oh sorry, disregard that. I thought this was about custom faceplates (like a Yoshi themed faceplate), not a backplate modded to access the SD better.
     
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    4) I replaced my O3DS with a N3DS just for the extra power in emulators. That was many months before downgrading became possible, emulators really were the only thing I was interested in. To me, it was 100% worth the purchase. It's such a cool portable emulator machine, I love it.
     
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    alright so I just got back from buying the N3dsXL freaking love it, question though, I have a 32gb Micro SD card (with SD card adapter) on my O3dsXL is there anyway I can copy my emunand to a 16gb sd card so I can format and use the 32gb micro for my N3DSXL?
     
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    Yes, use emuNAND tool to make backups of both emuNANDs, then you can inject each into the other SD card to swap them (also copy the files).
     
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    There is a tutorial in the sticky threads right on top of this forum. These are there for a reason.
     
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    thank you! I'm trying to figure out if reiNand works on emunand 10.5
     
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    It does, make sure you're using the newest 3.2 release, even the firmware.bin is included now, so no need to search for that
     
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    good to hear and will do! =)