Hacking 3DS flash card, what to pick?

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So I have this 3DS XL with firmware 4.5.0-10E that I would like buy a flash card for, and I found the Orange 3DS at a well-knowned retailer, but I´m really not sure what to expect. First of all it seems the official website has ceased to exist, which isn´t the most promising start. As far as I know the company behind the Orange flash card is also behind R4i gold 3DS and 3DS links (r4ids), but only the r4ids.cn website seems to work at the time. Are the other two defunct?
Is the R4i gold 3DS firmware interchangeable with the Orange/3DS Links firmware?

Next I´m not sure what limits the Orange 3DS impose compared to for instance the Gateway card. It seems that the Gateway card supports newer firmware, but as my XL is still on 4.5.0-10E I guess that´s not really an issue here. But what about the emunand, will the Orange 3DS be able to play every recent games with the current firmware?
In the GBATEMP wiki it says: "User can't create new NAND dump because of disabled Flashcart's menu, but can use existing dump created using another flashcart's Launcher.dat version".
What is the consequence implied here?

Finally would I just be better off by spending the double amount of money on the Gateway card?
 
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So I have this 3DS XL with firmware 4.5.0-10E that I would like buy a flash card for, and I found the Orange 3DS at a well-knowned retailer, but I´m really not sure what to expect. First of all it seems the official website has ceased to exist, which isn´t the most promising start. As far as I know the company behind the Orange flash card is also behind R4i gold 3DS and 3DS links (r4ids), but only the r4ids.cn website seems to work at the time. Are the other two defunct?
Is the R4i gold 3DS firmware interchangeable with the Orange/3DS Links firmware?

Next I´m not sure what limits the Orange 3DS impose compared to for instance the Gateway card. It seems that the Gateway card supports newer firmware, but as my XL is still on 4.5.0-10E I guess that´s not really an issue here. But what about the emunand, will the Orange 3DS be able to play every recent games with the current firmware?
In the GBATEMP wiki it says: "User can't create new NAND dump because of disabled Flashcart's menu, but can use existing dump created using another flashcart's Launcher.dat version".
What is the consequence implied here?

Finally would I just be better off by spending the double amount of money on the Gateway card?


Orange is a dead Gateway clone.

For 4.5 you really only have two choices.

Gateway
CFW

Only major difference between Gateway and the CFW now is gateway can play.3ds, cfw you have to install roms as .cia and they'll show up on your home menu.

There is a guide for seting up rxtools (cfw) here

https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-installing-rxtools-custom-firmware-3ds-and-2ds.390867/

At this point, you are probably best going cfw on an original 3ds, unless you really can't deal with the long install times for .cia.
 
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yes OP is lucky on his 4.5 firmware allowing him to use cfw. its free whereas sky3ds costs money
 

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He asked what flash card to pick though not which cfw to pick, so as far as that goes since he is on 4.5 and sounds like he doesn't mind spending actual money then gateway 3ds.
 

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He asked what flash card to pick though not which cfw to pick, so as far as that goes since he is on 4.5 and sounds like he doesn't mind spending actual money then gateway 3ds.

CFW is superior, why not notify him of the better option? Get a Gateway if you dont mind spending a little time installing and learning it. But if you want quick and plug-and-play, then Sky3DS is your card to get.
 
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yes , i think it is a good choice , but if sky3ds , why not the sky3ds+ , it is more powerful than sky3ds blue button .right ..
Yes I meant to say SKY3DS+, it just released and its updateable, unlike the blue button.
 

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Its worth the time to install cfw, at first it was very difficult for me to install but once you understand nothing gonna stop you. Otherwise go for gateway if you have money.
 
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