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    Default Downgrading 3DS

    I've been following reddit posts and gbatemp and am going to try to downgrade my 3DSXL. Got all the bits I need except TuxSH's sysUpdater which he has removed from his Github. Does anyone have a copy of it they can attach here for me please?
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    Never mind - managed to find it and get my 3DS downgraded to 9.2
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    I need to have a read up on all this 3ds stuff got 3 of them all xl which have never been online and last game they played was the 3d Mario land so will all have the old firmware on them

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    what does this allow? I've had a quick glance over at gbatemp but it seems to be 9.3 to 9.2...not really sure how much of a big deal that is but I aint looked at the scene in depth for ages since i'm still rocking a 4.5fw
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    Default Re: Downgrading 3DS

    Quote Originally Posted by {{909}} View Post
    what does this allow? I've had a quick glance over at gbatemp but it seems to be 9.3 to 9.2...not really sure how much of a big deal that is but I aint looked at the scene in depth for ages since i'm still rocking a 4.5fw
    I was on 10.3 but the exploits are limited (userland only). Downgrade to 9.2 and install rxtools so you can use emunand and you can run whatever you want... if you get my drift...
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    thats pretty good, an option for many at last.
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    Well spent the best part of yesterday reading and getting my head round all this.

    got rxtools running and a few other bits just need to get a bigger sd card now

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanni View Post
    Well spent the best part of yesterday reading and getting my head round all this.

    got rxtools running and a few other bits just need to get a bigger sd card now
    Haven't installed rxtools yet. The tutorials I've come across are quite confusing for what I think should be a straightforward process. What guide did you use?
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    Default Re: Downgrading 3DS

    Wanting to do this, a link to an easy to follow guide would be helpful

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    theres a few guides on gbatemp but I cant personally vouch for em.
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    This is the guide i followed it's lengthy but you get there in the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanni View Post
    This is the guide i followed it's lengthy but you get there in the end

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    Nice one. gbatemp is blocked from my office but hopefully I'll get to give this a go tonight when I get home.
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    one little tip that i have worked out is when you get to the point of using the 3ds to go to[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on the 3ds it ca be a bit flakey after lots of reading everyone is saying to clear history and data

    The easiest way i have found is to
    1. Turn off the wifi
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    3. it will give you an error about turning the wifi on .
    4. save that page as a bookmark.
    5. turn the wifi switch on the press reload

    you will get a much better chance of booting into emunand

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    Looks like this has lit up on my feeds. Downgrading to 2.1 is now possible with relative ease (Takes time though) so you can get the OTP and flash sysNAND permanently. I've gotten as far as extracting OTP - now I just need to get some time to do the rest.

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    mmm do i really need to mess around with my 3ds now that it's running fine just to get it to boot a bit quicker??????

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    Probably not. I think it's all down to preference. I was running Cakes on 9.2 and thought I would give it a go. If it's working ok I wouldn't bother doing anything as long as you are happy with it. What version are you running on? I only use mine to play Pokemon so I'm not too bothered about modding but I do love to fiddle and I don't mind the odd SNES game like SMW
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    i'm running rxtools set to auto boot on 9.2 and emunand on highest firmware well it was a few months ago

    take about 40 ish seconds to boot but does occasionally (very) crash on booting

    If i get a spare few hours one day i might do it though as love to tinker

    trouble is there are 4 3ds's in my house and if i end up doing one ill want to do all of them

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    All rxtools'ed up and emunanded thanks to Fanni for his moral support ;-)

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    No worries mate glad you got there in the end

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