Nintendo 3DS has received a new system update, the first since November 2020. According to Nintendo’s patch notes, version 11.15.0-47 is now available and brings little more than “improvements to the game system’s stability and usability, ” a phrase that Nintendo often uses during minor system updates.
Data miner OatmealDome has investigated further and says the patch appears to have updated how the device is recovered. It has also reportedly updated the internet browser, which OatmealDome suggests may attempt to fix an exploit.
This system update is the first since update 11.14.0-46, released on November 16, 2020, about nine months ago. It too simply claimed to offer better system stability. Previously, version 11.13.0-45, released in December 2019, fixed an issue where StreetPass did not work in some cases.
It should go back six years to March 23, 2015, for the latest major system update. The update allowed users to save Home menu layouts, improved the theme store, and added an Amiibo Settings option for some 3DS models.
Nintendo officially suspended production of all 3DS models in September last year, confirming that production had ended earlier this year as all attention was being placed on the Switch.