Advantages of CFW for a Gateway user

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Bl00, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. Bl00
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    Hey GBATemp,

    I've been out of the loop for the past months and since then, quite a lot of things popped up.
    Mainly the ninjhax exploit, Gateway 9.2 support and Custom Firmwares.

    Now in the past few days I took the time to read up on this and unlinked my sysNAND and emuNAND, upgraded my emuNAND on my o3DS to 9.8 and converted my backups to CIA format and installed them on the console, I also transferred my saves.

    Still, CFW appears to be the buzz right now and having previously only used the Gateway, I'm kind of confused why.
    The way I understand it, CFW allows people without a flashcard to play their backups as well, but limited to games that ran on 4.5.

    My sysNAND is still on 4.5.0-9E and I'm using the MSET exploit to access emuNAND, as I consider it more comfortable than the Spyder exploit.
    So what exactly am I missing? Would I, as an o3DS Gateway user, benefit from CFW as well?
     
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  2. usernametaken

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    This is probably what you want to look at:

    rxTools


     
  3. DarkFlare69

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    If you already have a Gateway, CFW won't benefit you too much. But using rxTools (not rxMode) can help with decryption, NAND stuff, and more. rxTools isn't a CFW, rxMode is.
     
  4. nccom

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    DSIware and limited GBA games support, basically thats it. All other features are available on gateway and most of them were actually copied from it.
     
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    try rxtools. its much better than CFW and gateway.. there is version 2.4 with signature checks which will allow you to play and install unassigned .cia (3ds games), you can play almost all games on your 3ds on your region, and the only missing feature of rxtools is region free. but the original dev already updated rx tools 2.5.2 and made it region free! but removed the signature checks.. what we are waiting right now is for someone who can patch the 2.5.2 version so that we can have signature checks + region free + emunand+ updated emunand 9.8 + eshop access = perfect cfw, dont buy expensive gateway or sky3ds as its a matter of time the 3ds will be fully cracked without a flashcart
     
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    I am using the "MSET" version of PastaCFW, installed on a 2nd SD card. That's what I use for GBA and DSiWare. All I have to do is swap out the SD cards (32GB for GW / EmuNAND, 4 GB for PastaCFW) and don't have to touch my 'DS profile' that's installed. RxTools uses its own installer so if you want to switch back to GW, you have to install the GW exploit first, then when you want to use rxTools, install their DS Profile installer. Too much of a hassle given that GBA and DSiWare need to be installed on SysNAND anyway.
     
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    Mainly dsiware and native gba playback. Also, savdatafiler access to carts.
    Not having to have a drm cart plugged in all the time.

    There's also quite a few other non-piracy features that cfw's like rxtools have, like injection, decryption, etc.
     
  8. kamesenin888

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    he already said that he has the gateway, rxtool is nice if you dont have a new 3ds, besides that, if you have a gateway still is a far better option as cfw atm
     
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    Gba games :)
     
  10. Ericss

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    So no N3DS support and less features (besides GBA/DSiware) = better?
     
  11. guitarheroknight

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    Less features? As far as I can tell rxtools does more than GW at least for the O3DS. As for the N3DS it's just a matter of time since the project is open source.
     
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    Okay, rx has more dumping and ripping features, but it pales by comparison in terms of game loading. AFAIK it doesn't support .3ds files, region free, fw spoofing, NTR CFW, or NVRAM downgrading.
     
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    It does support region free and it doesnt need spoofing since it has the latest emunand ;)
     
  14. froggestspirit

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    Let's put it this way, the only feature you really lose is playing .3ds files (but that's worth it to not need the gateway cart in the slot)
     
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    It does? Huh. I stand corrected, then. Anyway, you might want to add that to the feature list in the rxTools thread, Roxas75.
    What if you want to keep your emuNAND on <=9.2 for Ninjhax support? :P
     
  16. Smiths

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    if you o3DS and have a Gateway already don't break what ain't broken.

    keeping a "DRM Dongle" in a slot isn't a deal breaker for me since I don't have anything else to put in that slot. So it just stays in there with ah microSD card loaded with 3DS games that i just hit "Select" and choose and play. blah blah injection blah blah decryption blah blah some gba support.... i just play the 3ds games on 3ds with gateway and it works better than anything else for that.
     
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    Nah, signature checks are patched on official rxTools 2.5.2. He means disabled in that signature checks are ignored, thus allowing unsigned cias to be installed and played.
    The main advantage would be not needing your DRM cartridge in the back of your 3DS, which will improve your battery usage.
     
  18. Blueie

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    From my experience, region free in RxTools seems to be limited. I believe it supports region free games, but not DLC. And I don't mean DLC from a different region than the game; I installed a game from a different region than that of my system and emunand, and DLC that matches the game's region; the game ran fine, but I couldn't get it to detect the DLC installed. When I ran the same emunand with GW, the DLC worked without issues.

    Roxas75: Please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    I think you're right. Regionfree as of now is not too well implemented, but Roxas will surely work on it.
     
  20. guitarheroknight

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    Why would you need Ninjhax when you have a CFW? :wacko: