What is the chance to get a <10.3 firmware on N3dsXL?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by NeoSlyde, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. NeoSlyde
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    I live in morocco and i want to get a N3dsXL what is the chance to get a <10.3 firmware version?
     
  2. gunner007

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    Pretty high (or at least in the states)

    Every console I've picked up in the last 2 weeks has been 9.6-9.9.

    Even the Fire Emblem 3DS came with 10.3 so I guess you're going to see a cut-off there most likely.
     
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    Just about 100% if it's new. A few months and maybe newer firmwares will ship.
     
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    Hardware method downgrade can be patched?
     
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    Doubt it.
     
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    While technically the vuln used can't be patched you can only do minor FIRM downgrades. Meaning you can only downgrade 1-2 FIRM versions (actual firmware revisions not system software versions). So eventually you'll no longer be able to downgrade to 10.2 FIRM. It might be possible to chain FIRM downgrades together(?) , but I don't think it would be as I believe it's dependent on the other system titles.