As of this moment, which customer firmware is the "best?"

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  1. RemixDeluxe
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    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I've been using rxTools as my first and only CW so far on my 3DS and it works just fine with no issues but I'm curious to know what my other options are.

    Out of all the ones currently available which one has the most features and support going for it? Support being one reason I want to look elsewhere because of the original creator of rxTools retiring his program and as a result no more support for it.
     


  2. Froster

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    that MIDI sequencer
    Even if there IS actually support for RxTools (although they are nightly builds),the "best" right now are those who supports a9lh (AuReiNAND and Cakes).
     
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    I prefer (Au)ReiNand it's clean, and easy to setup.
     
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    AuReiNand or CakesFW with A9LH is the best. https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki
    With A9LH you won't need an emunand so you won't need to install GBA, etc cias twice, you will have 100% boot rate, instant boot times, and you will save space on your SD card.
    You can also open Decrypt9 on boot so you can unbrick your 3DS without a hardmod.

    ^
    #A9LHMasterRace

    ew gross
     
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    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I'll work on installing arm9loader when I have the free time (heard it takes 3 hours to install on average)

    What is the difference between ReiNand and AuReiNand? Either one sounds like the best option so far.
     
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    The easiest to use and also probably the best is AuReiNAND. It has some additional features over other CFW, especially when using a9lh.

    I'm installing a9lh on my o3DS right now. It's downgrading emuNAND right now, and so far I've spent 2 hours on it, so it definitely takes a long time. Part of the reason for that is the multiple NAND backups you have to make.
     
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    AuReiNAND, especially if you're on the o3DS.
    Due to the reboot patch being better on ARN.
     
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    Depends what you want.

    AuReiNand is the most active right now with regular new releases and test builds, which is why so many people are switching to it. Development is also really transparent with AuroraWright being very active in the thread. Cakes has more features with its 'cake' system whereas AuReiNand is simple by design.

    rxTools has fallen behind recently due to inactivity and failure to fully support A9LH, and nobody really knows what's going on with the development due to complete lack of communication. Here's hoping it recovers.
     
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    I'm mainly using rxtools because I'm too lazy to switch off it. :s
     
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    Cakes sucks though.
     
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  11. Froster

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    that MIDI sequencer
    Meh,it is kinda similar to AuReiNAND (I'm talking about features)
     
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    No they're not, Cakes is shit while AuReiNAND is not.
     
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    Give them a reason..
    Reboot patches on the o3DS for Cakes are trash.
    You cannot play games such as Smash Bros/Monster Hunter and GBA/DSiware at the same time. You have to choose one or the other.

    On AuReiNAND, you can do both.
     
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    that MIDI sequencer
    Oh my god please stop.
    I was just listing the ones that work with a9lh bro
     
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    Just because it works with A9LH doesn't mean it's good.
     
  18. Froster

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    that MIDI sequencer
    Okay I was wrong sorry.
     
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    I'm still using RxTools and running 9.5 emunand on my N3DS. I don't see the point in upgrading to another CFW when this currently plays everything I need it to, and online still works.

    Plus, other CFWs still don't have region free working, and running freemultipatcher every time I want to play out of region games is annoying.
     
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    There are multiple ways to get region free now without needing RxTools or waiting for other CFW authors to add region-free:

    1. Yifan Lu's Loader replacement (will work with any CFW that supports decrypted firmware.bin, so that means AuReiNand and regular ReiNand for now, but regular Rei needs an extra step)
    2. Hard-patched Home Menu & NS CIAs (prefer option 1 when possible, this is dirty).
    3. FMP/RFP/NTR-CFW (you mentioned this, yes, but that doesn't make it any less valid, even if it's annoying).
     
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    [QUOTE="daxtsu, post: 6208563, member: 83446]
    • Yifan Lu's Loader replacement (will work with any CFW that supports decrypted firmware.bin, so that means AuReiNand and regular ReiNand for now, but regular Rei needs an extra step)[/QUOTE]How?
     
  22. mariogamer

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    AuReiNAND had a good reboot patch

    Cake is good,but .... not reboot patch like AuReiNAND,maybe next new format release...