FAQ: What CFW is best for me?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Crystal the Glaceon, May 27, 2016.

May 27, 2016
  1. gnmmarechal

    Member gnmmarechal Priest of Serielism

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    There's only NTR. Get BootNTR (from Astronautlevel's fork) and ntr.bin. there's tutorials about it here somewhere.
     


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    I would like to make an announcement! After I made a blog about my feelings on the CFW scene, I've decided to make it my goal in helping revive this community and help burned devs! So I want to announce that I will test and support any CFW project! I don't care how big or how small! I don't care if it's ReiNAND with a NATIVE_FIRM update, I will test and I will endorse your project because I want this community to come back to life again! So if you want a tester who will love and support your project, I will be that tester! I have both and old3DS and new3DS! Shoot me a PM!
     
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    Totally agree, lots of devs have been treated poorly and definitely needs a revival of sorts! Thank you Crystal

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    Not trying to be a dick or anything, but do you have any sort of experience with programming? Especially low-level programming, both ARM assembly and C.

    If not, I'd suggest you to first look at how things work and try to write a few small programs before you try to fix entire projects - you'll become overwhelmed by what looks like an impossible task and abandon it pretty freaking soon.

    If you do, good luck. You're gonna need it.
     
  5. kapapt

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    I've two O3DS with rxtools and menuhax and i'll like to try A9LH with Luma, but dont want to lose my emunand (games, saves, etc) i've read the guido to install a9lh (https://3ds.guide/) but here only talk in stock 3ds to a9lh.

    So whats steps i've to made to have a9lh with luma without lose emunand?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    You can either keep the EmuNAND and boot to it from Luma or just inject the EmuNAND to SysNAND.
     
  7. kapapt

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    @gnmmarechal i want to use emunand insted of sysnand, so can you help me since we are of the same country ;)

    My setup right now is:

    O3DS
    Sysnand at 9.2
    Menuhax booting directly emunand

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    Another question, how to create Xorpad files to encrypt the games to my 3ds? or with a9lh and lumia that is not necessary?
     
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    As for Xorpads, I'm not sure, but Decrypt9WIP can probably do it?. As for the other thing.... Don't use EmuNAND with A9LH if you don't need to. There's no point. So, do this:
    - Just in case, backup your EmuNAND & SD card files.
    - Complete this guide --> https://3ds.guide
    - Use Hourglass9 to restore the NAND backup from EmuNAND to SysNAND.

    There's no real reason to keep using EmuNAND if you don't have a specific need.
     
  9. kapapt

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    @gnmmarechal so how do you encrypt the games for the 3ds without the xorpads?

    I cant just put my emunand to sysnand, because i have multiple games on 16 and 32gb sd cards... right?

    I've read that guide, but its confusing since i already have rxtools and menuhax...
     
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    Oh god, please drop RXTools even if you don't go for A9LH right away. Either way, if you want to keep using EmuNAND, nothing really stops you from doing so. Just follow the guide, but then, in Luma settings, don't pick the SysNAND autoboot option.

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    Why do you want to encrypt games for your 3DS, by the way?
     
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    Ok, i want to do it, but i dont know here to start in the guide... that my issue.. lol

    Ok, so in the lumia option on the first boot i just pick that option and my sysnand boots up, is that?

    i encrypt the games to install them on my 3ds, that step is not needed?
     
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    https://3ds.guide/
    Just press get started. It will tell you exactly what you need to do no matter what setup you have.

    Unless you have a9lh already you shouldn't be booting sysnand for cfw.
    You don't need to encrypt games to install.
     
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    Yes, I was telling him to use SysNAND or EmuNAND after A9LH.
     
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    Ok, but i have to use a new sd card to make a clean a9lh install or i can use my sd cards where i have emunand and all the other files? thats my doubt
     
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    You can use your current sd card. You should just backup all the files first.
     
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    And after i do that how i restore all my games and saves?
     
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    You keep all your saves and games after install a9lh. You don't lose anything.
     
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    You won't lose them, you'll inject your EmuNAND to SysNAND for that.
     
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    Make a NAND backup of your emunand and save all your files.
     
  20. kapapt

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    Just dont select autoboot on sysnand, correct?

    I dont want to use sysnand, only emunand
    Nand backup will backup all the games and saves? But that will be the size of the card?
     

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