Cakes vs ReiNand vs rxtools3, which one?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by nl255, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. nl255
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    nl255 GBAtemp Addict

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    I am looking to install CFW on my 3DS and I am trying to figure out which one to use. Unfortunately I have been unable to find anything that has been updated recently on how they compare with each other, it is all mid 2015 or earlier which means they still include obsolete CFWs and have no information on any of the newer stuff. So can anyone point me to anything recent with that information short of reading through hundreds of different posts?
     
  2. _Dusty_

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    Looking for this as well... You have a n3ds or?
     
  3. moopas

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    Reinand is a minimalist code. It is a CFW exclusively for n3ds and has emuNAND and sig patching support. Just recently added support on n3ds for 10.3 emuNAND

    CakesFW is fairly similar to Reinand in it's simplistic coding, but supports both n3ds and o3ds, so naturally it is very slightly more bulky than Reinand. Main features is that it also supports enuNAND and sig patching, as well as 10.3 on n3ds. It has a few more features relating to FIRM patching and so on, but if you are a basic user, you wont delve into that as much.

    rxTools is the bulkiest of the three, but comes with many useful tools. It supports emuNAND as well, has firmware spoofing built in, sig patching, emuNAND support, xorpad generating, native regionfree, as well as multiple other features. Just go to the main thread for it to see the other utilities. As or this moment, it only supports 9.5 on n3ds, but will soon be supporting 10.3 just as the other two.

    Most new users prefer rxTools for it's tools, seeing as how once it is set up, the firmware spoofing means despite the 9.5 limitation, you don't have to get special cia files. Same with regions. All three are just about as easy to setup, so choose the one that you want based on your needs and wants.
     
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    Thanks for this !!

    Going for rxtools then on my o3ds @4.5

    I guess I can use my existing emuNAND that I created with a gateway 3ds?
     
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  5. MsMidnight

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    Yes.
     
  6. Octoling

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    Same place as [INSERT NAME HERE]
    I would go with ReiNand, rxtools and cakes is cancer