What is the chance we are going to get CFW for more recent versions of 3DS?

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  1. _ENTER
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    I have always wondered if I should stop updating my 3DS for the chance some genius comes up with a software version of CFW for 3DS.
    Is there any reliable source of information on this?

    Comments and inquiries are much appreciated.
     


  2. Owenge

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    well there no way to be certain :unsure:
     
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    Do you perhaps know if there is a way to downgrade the firmware of a 3DS? I really want to get Luma 3ds and FBI on there so I can play the new Pokémon SUMO rom hacks.
     
  5. zezzo

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    What version do you have?
     
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    If you are on 11.3, you're SOL. If you are on 11.2 or below, follow http://3ds.guide.
     
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    No.
     
  8. _ENTER
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    I take it SOL means 'Shit Out of Luck?
     
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    yep
     
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    I'm going to steal that. Thanks in advance.
     
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    A question like this is frankly useless. If I said "60%", would it help anyone?
     
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    The only known way to hack a 11.3 3DS to run CFW is by using sighax, though it's possible that other undiscovered methods exist. But for that to be a possibility, someone would have to develop a tool to dump the bootrom, then use the findings from the bootrom dump to develop an implementation of sighax, which could then be used to install CFW on any version console. But realistically you are going to need a hardmod to install sighax, and they cost around $/€70 unless you are or you know someone who is proficient enough in soldering to do it.

    But we have actually known about the bootrom dumping method and sighax for a while and there seems to have been no progress on actually developing something that makes use of them. It's either extremely complicated, or there's just not that much interest in 3DS development anymore. Either way, it seems like it could take a long time and might never happen.

    This is why everyone says to sell the 3DS and buy another on a lower firmware in threads such as this, it really is the cheapest and quickest solution, and the only guaranteed "fix".
    And that's my suggestion to you as well. You can back up your saves with JKSM before selling your console, and put the money towards a new console, or if you don't want to spend any extra money you can buy one used with <=11.2. Once you have received the new console and hacked it, you can contact Nintendo to get your NNID transferred either over the phone or by using this form: http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/ask/ht/520/cp/593/mq/515 (Note, not sure they will help you through that form seeing as it's on the American site), you'll just need both your old and new serial number.
    That way you don't lose any data in the process.
     
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    Wow, thank you for this comment. This proves the community cares about stupid people and their questions. I greatly appreciate this. Thanks for the advice. I actually have a friend who has a 3ds that has not been updated for a while. I will look into it.
    Regards.
     
  15. I_AM_L_FORCE

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    If you're on 11.3 and just wanna play romhacks, use the HBL and HANS
     
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    How big of a SD card do you need for that?
     
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    depends on the size of the romhack
     
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    Not very big.
     
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    To put into perspective, a new arm11 exploit was released recently without implementation. I'd say a new arm11 exploit is released every 2-3 months. The issue is that you would also need an arm9 exploit to do that, and there have only been 2 of those so far, and i think the discoveries of them were atleast 2 years apart. The good news is though that there's a higher chance that something new could be made from the recently patched arm9 exploit, more so than the other one.
     
  20. I_AM_L_FORCE

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    There have been three arm9 exploits have there not?