I'm looking for solid opinions/facts etc here from some peers, no "tl;dr" posts or the like, please. I've been reading and researching the forums for the past week to figure out if now is the time to get into the 3ds scene. I traded to get 2nd DS to play with, it's a 3dsxl with 7.2.0-17U fw. My goal is to check out roms in .cia format on this one. I have no GW and no CN. No plans for emulators, gba, or DSiWare. I'm putting together the info I've found and it would appear that everything is a go, but I'm still not clear whether or not I should downgrade to a 4.2-4.5 fw. I see that tubehax has now been patched, I'm hoping this doesn't ruin things. My plan I have worked out is as follows: Use samiam's tutorial to use FBI Injection. It appears that you only need GW files in this tut, no physical device. Is this correct? In the third step it mentions the MSET exploit, I plan to utilize after I get things set up, mostly to follow the tut as carefully as possible. In the end, can anyone confirm that I'll be set with sysNAND 7.2.x and emuNAND should be fully updated to 10.x for strictly playing .cia roms? If I've missed anything or misunderstood something, please point me to those oversights. Thanks in advance for your patience and assistance.