1. Gus122000

    OP Gus122000 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Anyone have any ideas where to locate or tips on how to find a 3DS XL that has the appropriate firmware for the gateway 3ds ? Maybe some key information I can look at on the box before purchase such as in the case of buying a new one ? I wanted to make this it's own thread because I know I can't be the only person in search of one.

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    You can check the FAQ to get information about 3DS Serial Number to get a chance to find a System version 4.5.0 or below.
    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/3DS_ha...the_System_version_before_buying_a_new_3DS.3F
     
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  2. how_do_i_do_that

    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.
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    Special edition sets that were released before the 5.0.X firmware date, or find a local retailer that would be known to have 3DSes in stock but you know that nobody ever shops there.
     
  3. logon

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    Are the standard (Silver Blue and Red 3ds') still 4.5 and below
     
  4. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing
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    Try little known game retailers. In my area there are Hastings stores that fit the bill perfectly. Went to get a 3.55 PS3 8 months after is was patched and got a 3.41, lol.

    Also try Gamestops for used systems and return them if they are too high. Even walmart can work, that's where Devin got a brand-new 4.4 3DSXL just a day ago.

    Oh yea, look for copyright 2012 also, that is a guarantee of a v4 or less.
     
  5. Spzjulien

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    just order white xl from amazon.fr hope it will not be a 5.1 firmware
     
  6. naved.islam14

    naved.islam14 Gbatemp's Official Dark Knight™
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    I bought a Blue 3DS XL recently, it came with 4.3, so you shouldn't be worried, unless you a special edition one.
     
  7. Spzjulien

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    i hope since the white version in europe is the most recent color ....
    i ear only animal crossing edition only is 5.1
    where are you ?


    ps : i got one jap silver 3ds ll from japan 1 month ago and is on 5.1 .... maybe they update faster jap version
     
  8. naved.islam14

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    I'm in Sri Lanka (Tiny Island In Asia), but my friend bought my 3DS XL from the US.
     
  9. jacobas92

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    Picked up a 4.4.0 Blue XL brand new from my local gamestop. They do get a fair amount of business.
     
  10. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything
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    place place i say is Ebay
    just ask the seller, there normally more than happy to say
     
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    Check the back of the box; if it says ``© 2012'' then it must have 4.5 or below, but if it says ``© 2013'', then it may or may not have 4.5.
     
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    I just picked up a refurb directly from the Nintendo shop of a regular 3ds. it came in last week with 4.2 fw
     
  13. Spzjulien

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    GOT my brand new White 3ds xl for amazon france ... and i got 4.4 firmware .... heeeepeyyy :)
    time to dump flash !!
     
  14. Cyberdrive

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    I bought my silver 3DS XL on Saturday in a local video game shop in Moscow, it has 4.2.0 or 4.3.0 (I don't remember exactly). Now that I look at the box closely, it indeed has "© 2012 Nintendo." line on the front (looking at your belly) side.
    I had no problems testing it before buying, which involved turning it on, clicking through the initial setup and going to system options to check the firmware.
    It's now laying still, waiting for the charger, R4i, plastic case and screen protectors to arrive, while I'm waiting for Gateway 3DS review and planning the flash dump.
    I was ready to keep it offline forever, but now it looks like I'll be able to dual-boot 4.5.0+current FW and give Nintendo some more of my money (for Fire Emblem DLC for example).
     
  15. sonic2756

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    Called GameStop and they were kind enough to check the box for the copyright info. All 2012's at my store :yaysp:, so I would call and ask.
     
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  16. Gus122000

    OP Gus122000 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Anyone know what firmware the new black 3ds XL carries ?
     
  17. Ryukouki

    Ryukouki See you later, guys.
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    Firmware is 5.1.
     
  18. TyBlood13

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    Another thread confirmed 5.1
     
  19. RenegadeKid

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    Yeah, so you can just buy a regular 3DS.
     
  20. Gus122000

    OP Gus122000 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    You've already received it ? How is it ?
     
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