... make dilemma-nade. Or something like that. Okay, here's my problem. The New 3DS is great for emulation, but there's a lot of official things I like to do with it that are strictly off-limits until I update the firmware. I draw a lot on Miiverse, for instance, and prefer to do that on the 3DS rather than my Wii U. So right now I'm stuck in an uncomfortable position. If I pick one, I have to sacrifice the other... and I want both. So I've got some questions for those kind enough to offer their assistance. I presume that Menuhax is gone and probably won't be coming back. With this in mind, could I update to 10.6 now, buy a vulnerable game cart (ie Ocarina of Time), and restore homebrew access later? Or will I need to stay at 10.5 just to install the latest version of OOThax? Second question: would a hardmod grant me access to homebrew regardless of what firmware my system is currently on? I'm considering that route, although I'd want an expert to handle it. I've soldered before, but I would hate to crack open my New 3DS and find out I couldn't reassemble it later. How much does such a service cost, and who can I trust to do it? Finally, I have an Old 3DS XL I could slum with for homebrew if need be. I think it's on firmware 8.x or 9.x; I'm not sure. Is it useful at all for emulation? Can it run Neo-Geo and CPS2 games at or near full speed? Or is it foolish to expect that kind of performance from it? Thanks for any help you can provide.