FAQ: What CFW is best for me?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Lilith Valentine, May 27, 2016.

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I haven't been able to run corbenik anyway, not that i don't want to, just hasn't worked. :unsure:
     


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    I used to know, but how do I check the title of the Firmware so I can download it?
     
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    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Kneel before the Queen

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    I moved CakesFW to stable and I am going to keep it there until proven otherwise. It's safe to say when needed, CakesFW is updated. Thus it fits the "Stable" category.
    I will also not be touching on 11.3 because CFWs are updating to support it and it's not worth adding
     
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    Thank you to all CFW teams for all the hard work!!!!

    I chose Luma because it's the most popular and simply gets the job done without being complicated. I haven't tried any other CFW because I have already become accustomed to using Luma although I'm sure others might be just as good if not better. The first time I used a hack was to basically get to the Homebrew Launcher using Browserhax about a year ago. I installed Menuhax and could not do much else since the latest firmware blocked downgrading. I wound up selling to someone on eBay who kept asking if they would be able to cheat to get an item in an Animal Crossing game. I have no idea if she was able to get the item but she left a positive feedback. Now everytime I come across a 3DS I am addicted to installing CFW just for the challenge and to show off. It's also an insurance policy in case the system somehow bricks to avoid paying Nintendo or needing a hardmod.
     
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    You might want to add 11.3 info for RXTools and Yet Another RXTools, mentioning that they will not work.
     
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    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Kneel before the Queen

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    I'll it to the RXTools section, but YARXT is actually being worked on. They are currently working an 11.3 update in fact.
     
  8. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Seem like you are good friends with this RXtools stuff now. :)

    So is not done yet huh? Well that is good. Wonder why people kept saying it was dead... I don't know much about that one. But i don't hear people saying good things about it either.
     
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    Because the other project is a complete rework of RXTools. RXTools itself is dead, but the YARXT is not.
     
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    So is not RXTools is Another RXtools? (That won't be confusing :wtf: )

    Anyway is this allowed? Won't the original creator be upset or something for this? I dunno how the rules work here but if is not the official one it would still be okay?

    On another note, i didn't realize how popular this one is until more people started talking about it but then lots of others started discouraging people from using it. :ninja:
     
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    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Kneel before the Queen

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    RXTools is open source. If the dev didn't want people to work on it, they won't have released the source. It's basically RXTools, but completely reworked with new code.
     
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    I think you forgot a word in the first sentence.

    Also,

    Those 2 sentences contradict eachother. :)
     
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    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ Kneel before the Queen

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    RXTools still can be used, just not on 11.3
     
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    Ahhh... Didn't overlook that. Thanks.
     
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    Is it safe if i use luma to play online?
     
  16. Sonic Angel Knight

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    Yes, it is safe. Just make sure you don't use a flash cart for it, or you don't cheat period please don't cheat, and don't play game leaks before release date.
     
  17. Lilith Valentine
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    Yes, it's safe with all CFWs.
    It's only an issue if you go online with:
    A public header (only effects Flashcarts)
    Cheat online
    Play a popular game before release. Pokemon S/M resulted in bans, Monster Hunter Gen didn't ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    But the game can't be played there's an error while connecting to the internet it said that i must update my sysnand, is it ok if update my sysnand?
     
  19. Distrance

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    A9LH+Luma? If so, then yes it's safe. Do not use Gateway on 11.3 though if you have it. Launching Brickway on sysnand will wipe A9LH on 11.3
     
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    Update whatever CFW you are running first, then update your system. All current (stable/active) CFWs have builds that work on 11.3. Do not update with RXTools or Gateway, gateway will not protect your sysNAND as it lacks FIRM0/1 protection. As well does not support 11.3 emuNAND, since Gateway is using an older NATIVE_FIRM. RXTools will not work either due to the older NATIVE_FIRM as well.
     
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