Why the 3DS can't be downgraded on 11.4 "For Dummies" (A simple explanation for the rest of us)

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  1. CrispyCola

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    You need to run a K11 exploit such as usdploit before you run safehax for it to work.


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  2. Zaphod77

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    Time to update the first post with how 11.3 was hacked. My attempt at a writeup follows.

    After 11.4 showed up, and patched it, UDSploit was released. This is an arm11 kernel exploit that functions on 11.3. The developer held it back because it enabled piracy on current firmware, and he wanted to support homebrew only. Additionally, safehax (the arm9 exploit from 11.2) was updated to function properly on 11.3 (nintendo didn't quite fix it properly, as there was a way to bypass the new check). So we use Soundhax to get arm11 userland, so we can run UDSploit to gain arm11 kernel, so we can run updated Safehax to get arm9 kernel. With arm9 exploited, we can once again run a CTRTransfer utility to downgrade to 2.1 so we can fetch the OTP and install a9lh.

    With 11.4, Soundhax and UDSploit are both patched. People believe Safehax to be patched as well, properly this time. Doodlebomb works to break into arm11 userland, but without a working arm11 exploit, we are once again stuck there, as we were on 11.3.
     
  3. CupcakesForDinne

    CupcakesForDinne Newbie

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    Where do you even get Usdploit? I haven't been keeping up with anything 3DS hack related until now. Google isn't helping much.
    I Googled k11 exploit and found something called veryslowpidhax. I don't know what it's doing but it sure as hell is slow, mostly it just seems to repeatedly say "ProcessId: 0000002E"
     
  4. Zaphod77

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    try udsploit instead of usdploit. :)
     
  5. brenoppr

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    It takes from 2 weeks to a month to complete, don't do it.
    Here udsploit https://github.com/smealum/udsploit/releases
     
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  6. alemarco11

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    Am I in time if I want to get one new 3DS in these days? I don't think that there are 3DSs with 11.4 on the market already and I don't want to buy a used console.
     
  7. Zaphod77

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    it will most likely be 11.2 if you get iit new or nintendo refurbished.

    if you get it from gamestop refurb it will probably be 11.3,
     
  8. alemarco11

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    So can I go safely?
     
  9. brenoppr

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    Why did we have to use an arm9 exploit on 9.2? Didn't downgrades just mean an arm11 exploit? (Post edited because my last question was dumb).
     
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    Arm9 exploit means access to CFW. Downgrades were only to gain access to an arm9 exploit that was available on a lower firmware.
     
  11. brenoppr

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    But i still don't understand. On 9.2, we had to use firmlaunchhax and memchunkhax to downgrade to 2.1. But why not only memchunkhax?
     
  12. ih8ih8sn0w

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    Back in the days of old, it was safer to downgrade emunand (which requires both k9 and k11 because cfw), make sure it is completely downgraded, then flash to sysnand.
     
  13. Chazer5

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    If only I has discovered this whole homebrewing thing earlier. Now I'm stuck with a regular 3ds on 11.4 and I can't play roms on the go. :(
     
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  15. DavidinCT

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    Picked up a used one and it came on V11.4.0-37 Crap, Unless it can be downgraded (and this looks like not possable), I am stuck ona Sky3DS+ (something that I didn't want to do).

    Maybe I should just return it....

    Should I ?
     
  16. SomecallmeBerto

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    Not all heroes wear capes; thank you OP.
     
  17. Quantumcat

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    Yes, return it and check the firmware on the next one before you buy it.
     
  18. alemarco11

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    I just bought one new and it came with 11.0 if you're interested
     
  19. DavidinCT

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    I'm sure it will be more than I want to spend... I started the return process, the guy was a bunch of BS anyway as it's in fair shape (unit works fine but, really scratched up and look like the hing is about to crack).

    After looking over the differences between the OLD 3DS XL and the *NEW* 3DS XL, no question I want a *NEW* one.

    Edit: I was going to return it... but, I did get a NEW 3DS XL for a epic deal but, it was updated...the seller gave me $45 back... OMG it's a unheard of deal

    Sigh... it would be nice to hack 11.4...I guess it's just a matter of time. I guess I will stick with my Sky3DS+ for a little while longer...sigh (hate have to hit the button 20 times to get to each game, the reason why I waned to do a CFW).

    Now deciding to sell or just live with it for while..
     
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  20. DavidinCT

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    ( DELETED, Noted not relevent to this thread, thanks !)
     
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