Which is more desirable: ambassador model or 4.5 firmware?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by splinters, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. splinters
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    splinters Advanced Member

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    Reason I ask is because i received what appears to be a 2011 3ds and its running 4.5.0 firmware. There is a good chance the last owner went online in time to qualify for the ambassador status but in order to check I have to update the firmware.
    I already have a 3DS XL so will be selling this on, i would not change the asking price regardless but which is harder to find or better to have as once updated (ambassador titles or not) it cant be rolled back.
    I dont run any homebrew or backups so this firmware is of no interest to me and I have an ambassador XL but wondered which would be of greater interest to potential buyers.
     
  2. ScarletCrystals

    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

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    If you're not interesting in backups then there's no point in keeping it at 4.5
    But (speaking for myself) 4.5>ambassador since I can emulate all the ambassador titles already.
    So I'd say keep it at 4.5 if you're going to resell it.
     
  3. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    Considering the average joe doesn't care about 4.5, homebrew, piracy or whatever I'd say having the ambassador games makes more people potentially interested in it. As this is a hacking forum you may get a skewed view of just how many people would be interested in a 4.5 3DS.
     
  4. splinters
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    Cheers guys, there is no guarantee that it was ever online to be eligible but its certainly old enough. Sadly nintendo took down the serial checking tool so i will never know unless I update at which point...well, you get the idea.
     
  5. ScarletCrystals

    ScarletCrystals Useless Bunny of Paradise

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    A bird in hand is worth two in bush.
    I still say keep it at 4.5 lawl.
     
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    Good advice, anyone getting it wants to update in the future 'might' get a bonus in the form of 20 free games..but may not. It is however, guaranteed to be running 4.5.0. :-)
     
  7. Enigma Hall

    Enigma Hall GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    choose both options. Install gateway and make a backup of your nand. Then update and enjoy your embassador status. If you want you can pay to someone flash your 4.5 backup nand when you want to sell it.