Where to get a firmware 4.5 or below 3DS XL?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Gus122000, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Minh

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    Okay, so I got a 6.2.0-12u XL. I know there is no flashcart that can I can run 3ds games with. What is the best flashcart to get if I want to play NDS games? Thanks and sorry I went off topic.
     
  2. kyomagi

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    Best one is the supercard dstwo

    It can run on current firmware and it can emulate GBA and SNES
     
  3. andremario81

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    I got a regular 3ds. It's midnight purple with serial number CW723xxx and the firmware is 4.4.0-10U . I live in the U.S.
    I got mine from toys'rus. It's hard as hell to find the regular 3ds' with the proper firmware in the United States. The guy at in the electronics section said that nintendo is discontinuing the sales of those models in stores besides online. That only leaves 2ds and 3dsxl systems. Hope I was some help.THe back of the box said copyright 2012 as well.
     
  4. misterb98

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    I heard the same thing from a employee in target 3 months ago. It seems like Nintendo has found that either people want budget (2ds) or Large Screens (XL)

    They can't drop support for the regular 3DS though, they don't want angry customers on their hands.
     
  5. alepman89

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    Yes og 3DS discontinued in US,even removed from Nintendo website.it's PS3 3.55 FW all over again
     
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  6. andremario81

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    It's not strange at all. I just bought a midnight purple 3ds(not XL) with serial number CW7235 from toys'rus and it came with firmware 4.4.0-10! YAAY!

    If they do drop support then it would be an outrage. I can't see how there isn't a demand for regular 3ds' when obviously there is. Maybe they are trying to force sales of the 2ds on people.
     
  7. gamesquest1

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    Ok well I was just going off the wiki for finding 4.x consoles, the advice there states the cut off was around cw12xxxx

    But I suppose the standard 3ds was out a lot longer than the XL so it stands to reason there would be a lot more standards produced with 4.x or below than with the XL's
     
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  8. andremario81

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    yes since it had come out in 2011 and that's at least close to 3 years give or take worth of 3ds(not xl) that they have still left in the wild of some stores. Try toys'rus if you are looking for one i definitely can confirm that serial number and color model has at least 4.4 on it.
     
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    well i have a few 4.x consoles so i'm ok, but i just edited the wiki to show the higher serial limit.....hopefully it will put someone elses mind at rest when looking for a 4.x console
     
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  10. andremario81

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    Cool. That will definitely help. I wasn't all that sure before buying either when i saw there wasn't much information on the serial i had but once i got home and tested it out it said 4.4.0-10U so there you go. Hopefully this well help any who are looking. They are hard to find so to anyone else reading this try to get at least a midnight purple one. Other posts on this site stated that would be one of the eligible models.
     
  11. Botroo2

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    can some one please help me which one of these is the safest to buy
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  12. gamesquest1

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    All of them look to be 4.x assuming they are brand new but lowest would be most safest I.e suh101045xxxxx
    ....but really they should all be ok the lowest reported 4.x is SUx1035xxxxxxx so it should be safe to pick whatever colour you want from them
     
  13. MrGizMo

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    Still need to get on the hunt for a 3ds xl with 4.5 or lower. Anyone have tips in The Netherlands?
     
  14. elmoemo

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    If you want second hand then email sellers on eBay some are 4.5 and below but not listed as they don't know what that means for users
     
  15. groit

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    So I wasnt nuts when I bought another 4.x console
     
  16. gamesquest1

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    well to be fair i only picked them up as they where dirt cheap.....just 2 standard 3DS's one was £20 and one was £30 and i got mario land 3ds included with one of them........don't get me wrong i had planned to pick up a spare anyway, but i was waiting to get it super cheap, still hoping to pick up another XL at some point, and thanks to teensy i have 2 extra gateway cards to go with them :P so i have a console for my GF and a "loaner" which i have lent my sister
     
  17. Carrie

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    I was lucky as there is a fairly large number of 3DS consoles available in a small retail store in my town :) I got a new 1.0 Aqua Blue 3DS and 4.4 Blue/Black 3DS XL.
     
  18. Blu Tiger

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    I finally found a 4.4 firmware at a Wal-Mart on 5/30/14! My Gateway card is on it's way from dsflashcart (I got my dstwo card from them so I know that they are reliable). It should show up on Monday. :)
     
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  19. Blu Tiger

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    Serial Number on the 3ds with 4.4 was SW 12548xxxx
     
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  20. elmoemo

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    Where'd u get them at that price
     
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