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Required Reading

Before starting, you may want to check your SD card for errors using H2testw (Windows), F3 (Linux), or F3X (Mac)!

There have been reports of a wave of bans being handed out to CFW users by Nintendo. To protect yourself, please do the following steps before starting this guide:

  1. Go to System Settings, then “Internet Settings”, then “SpotPass”, then “Sending of System Information”
  2. Disable the “Sending of System Information” option
  3. Exit the System Settings
  4. Go to your Friend List (the orange Face Icon in the top row of your Home Menu)
    • If you receive an error and are kicked out of the menu, the Friend List setting is either already disabled or your console cannot connect to Nintendo’s servers (due to a ban or connection issues)
  5. Go to the Friend List settings, then “Friend Notification Settings”, then “Show friends what you’re playing”
  6. Disable the “Show friends what you’re playing” option
  7. Exit your Friend List

Methods


0.23.5 Install

This method involves downgrading to an older firmware version to utilize a browser-based exploit. It is not compatible with JAN (New 2DS XL) units because they cannot downgrade below 0.25.5.

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ntrboot

This method flashes a commercial flashcart with the ntrboot exploit then boots it on your PANDA. It is compatible with all models and versions (including JAN).

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