Uninstalling CFW and Re-Installing

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by warren_briones, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. warren_briones
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    My CFW N3DSXL is now at Sys 11.6. If i uninstall the CFW by following the instructions on the 3DS.Guide, will it go back to its original OFW version on the day that i soundhax-ed it (Ver 11.2)? Or it will also be on Ver 11.6?

    I want to know coz if I decide to make it CFW again, I want to know which route, SOUNDHAX or the NTRBOOTHAX way.
     
  2. Uumas

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    It will be 11.6 ofw, but you really shouldn't uninstall cfw. There's no reason to do that.
     
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    It will go back to whichever version you had when you made the NAND backup before installing CFW, so 11.2.

    EDIT: Assuming you want a total revert and restore the NAND.
     
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    He was talking about the guide in 3ds.guide and that'll not restore a nand backup
     
  5. aos10

    aos10 how i fotochop?

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    i also want to uninstall my CFW just to try NTRboot, all my 3DSs already hacked

    maybe this is the only other reason to uninstall CFW beside selling it.
     
  6. zoogie

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    You don't need to uninstall cfw to see if it works.
    It will boot ntrboot.firm if it was successful, boot.firm if it wasn't successful.

    So just rename something other than luma3ds to ntrboot.firm and check to see if it boots.
     
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    or flash something that isn't b9s, like godmode9. if your card's flash is big enough for it.
     
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  9. Uumas

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    Neither of those are valid reasons. Ntrboot works even if you already have cfw and you can get more of a hacked console than a official one.
     
  10. aos10

    aos10 how i fotochop?

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    you can't sell modded console on ebay.
     
  11. warren_briones
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    That or either you are just too bored and got nothing to do and doing it just satisfies your need to hack something :)
     
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    It's not really hacking, or hardly, it's just copy pasting a file or two and booting the device for the most part. But I agree, if you already have CFW and want to uninstall it just to reinstall it you really should find something more constructive to do.:P
     
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  13. aos10

    aos10 how i fotochop?

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    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm kidding man, I really just wanted to know if it goes back to the OFW version on the day that i "copy pasted a file or two and booted the device"
     
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    You can if you're a little creative with the wording.
     
  16. Kazuma77

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    Well, I don't go to that site much anymore. Last I checked, it was still using uncompiled scripts for the install process instead of SSRs, and the only firm it installed was B9S (no GM9 option). Does it have you restore a NAND backup? If yes, you will be on whatever version that backup was on. If no, and it only has you run d0k3's script for returning to retail, then it will be on what it is on. Roughly 99% of your system is on retail 11.6 right now. All that script is going to do is make it 100% by overwriting your firm partitions that currently contain B9S with whatever version of NATIVE_FIRM is on your CTRNAND partition. If you're running 11.6, that would be 11.6. There is no 11.2 on your NAND for it to restore if it wanted to (as of you updating, it's gone). Only restoring a NAND backup or manually downgrading using something like SysUpdater with update files grabbed via something like 3DNUS will lower your system version. Hope that explanation helps.

    I wouldn't recommend doing this for no reason. I've done it quite a bit recently, but I was working on install scripts for an AIO that encompasses installation and customization. I needed to make sure they work correctly on various firmware versions and won't brick a device. It would be irresponsible to release something like that untested, after all. Especially with me having both a hard mod and NTRBootHax. I've got no excuses, being setup like that. I've not bricked my system once while doing all of these tests, but however small the risk, it is there. I would not advise taking it needlessly.
     
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    Or CTRTransfer
     
  18. Lilith Valentine

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    I would like to mention that if there are any modified files on the NAND, it will result in a brick if you remove the CFW. Which will require either a hardmod or a flashcart with NTRBoot installed in order to fix.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that's legal. It's putting pirated content on the system that's not.

    edit accidentally posted before I finished typing
     
  20. mrjoshuaco

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    Their intent seemed pretty clear, they don't need a "valid" reason to do it. They've been warned already - answer the question or don't. I know I recently virginized my spare testing O3DS and re-ran the guide again so I was up to date on existing methods.

    Legal? Arguably, yes. However, legality isn't the issue, Terms of Service are, and this a very clear violation of them. Specifically, the "encouraging infringement policy". Now, from a pragmatic sense, are they likely to remove it? It's hit or miss, and rarely enforced for many products - just look at the PSP listings for example. That said, I've seen a higher rate of enforcement on Nintendo's products - you can probably guess why.