Best 3DS flash cart for me

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by urbanriot, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. urbanriot
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    Hey guys, I know you get a million of these threads and I've tried to do my due diligence and read up on as much as I can on 3DS flash carts, I looked at the NTRboot chart, I looked at the 3DS Flashcart Comparison chart, I read reviews, forum points, etc., but I'm still unclear as to which unit I should purchase. It seems like there's more positive commentary towards the R4i Gold 3DS Plus, Sky3DS+, and Gateway 3DS seems to generate a lot of comments both good and bad. It

    • I have a Super NES Edition New 3DS XL
    • I don't care about the price of the cart
    • I'm very tech-savvy and have modded PSP and NDS with CycloDS
    • I want the most compatible cart, one that has the least issues
    • I want the unit that will have good support for the lifetime of DS releases
    • I'd like my save games to be safe
    • I don't want to mod my 3DS XL (soldering, etc.)
    Basically I want the most reliable cart and I don't care if it's the most expensive.

    Also, does anyone know if I would be able to safely use my CycloDS in the unit?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    It seems that for DS it's better to get a dedicated DS flashcart from what I understand, from what I am reading the Acekard2i should be one of the best ones out there.

    Dunno for 3DS, I am trying to find out the same thing.
     
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  4. Ryccardo

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    You are confusing 3DS flash cards (Gateway, Stargate, and Sky series) with DS flash cards that work on 3DS
    (to add to the confusion, some DS flash cards, "reflashed with a certain rom" (ntrboot), are the best way to mod and/or repair a 3DS)

    Unless you don't want to mod your console, or really need to move often between different consoles, it's recommended to NOT buy a 3DS flashcard, but rather to install CFW (with ntrboot, hardmod, or version-specific exploits - see the site recommended by @x65943) and install games to the console's SD card; not only it's the most supported option (with plenty of freedom of doing things the way you want) but it's also usually the most convenient in day to day use!
     
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  5. urbanriot
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    Thanks for sorting me out, at least advising me that I don't know anywhere near as much as I thought I did.

    I'm fine with softmods that don't require a fair bit of attention but I no longer have an interest in hardware modding. I've spent years taking apart and soldering Playstations, Xboxes, Xbox 360s, etc., etc., that I just want to put in a cart and go... ! I updated my post above to say so.
     
  6. Hayato213

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    It is software mod, no need to hard mod anything if you don't want to, there are other available options to get CFW, Dsiware and NTRBoothax.
     
  7. Tac 21

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    you know its a shame... Cyclo DS was the king of the flashcarts way back then.

    now? your better off with acekard 2i or R4i Gold
     
  8. DimensionD

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    Why what happened? What would change if you still play on a DS or DS Lite it?

    And which CycloDS are you referring to? CycloDS Evolution? CycloDS iEvolution??
     
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