Alright, so I am an idiot and upgraded my O3DS to 11.0.0-33U. Yay me. I have reviewed all of the tools available for homebrew/firmware, but I don't presently own everything(anything) necessary. My options are as follows: 1) Purchase FreakyForms for $60 on Amazon and be happy with HomeBrew 2) Purchase Sky3DS/Gateway for X amount (80-90?) and have everything(?) without any work 3) Purchase FreakyForms and keep looking for someone in my area who has a hacked/sub 11.0 O3DS to use to downgrade/hack mine using Fieldrunner 4) Purchase FreakyForms and "Rent" (purchase and return) a used O3DS/2DS from GameStop with a usable/old firmware to hack which can then be used to hack my O3DS 5) Hardmod I can't solder I believe those are my only options at this point being on 11.0 with no other systems/tools available, please correct me if I am missing something. The reason I chose FreakyForms is simply because it seems to work on all firmware with little effort and doesn't require any external items/systems. That all being said, what would you all recommend? Is it worth the extra $20-30 for a flashcart to just "work", or should I drop the $60 on FreakyForms and invest in something that I can use to homebrew/hack all of my friend's systems as well? (They are idiots like me, so we are all in the same boat). If option 3 doesn't work (trust me I am asking EVERYONE), is Option 4 even feasible? Will I be able to revert all the hacking I do on a "rented" system so that I can return it? And would I be able to complete the Fieldrunner hack/transfer/downgrade/restore process within 7 days to return it in time? Only issue I read about was someone having to wait a week to transfer their NNID from the hacked O3DS to the 11.0 O3DS because they wanted to keep all their saves. I am assuming if I don't care about my saves, I should be able to do it without the week lockout? Thank you all for your time, sorry if a lot of this has been asked before but I am looking for specific help for my situation and any knowledge on gamestop returns if option 4 is my only route. I decided to go with Option 8, buy a N3DS with the oldest Serial Number from Best Buy Now I have a N3DS with 9.6.0-24U, time to figure out how all this homebrew stuff works!