Hacking Cakes vs ReiNand vs rxtools3, which one?

nl255

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2004
Messages
2,965
Trophies
0
XP
2,239
Country
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?
 

moopas

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2010
Messages
111
Trophies
0
XP
243
Country
United States
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: _Dusty_

_Dusty_

Member
Newcomer
Joined
Jan 10, 2015
Messages
6
Trophies
0
Age
28
XP
48
Country
Netherlands
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.
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?
 
  • Like
Reactions: AlbertoSONIC
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Lol AHS is getting funny two dudes and two girls get pregnant
    Gift
  • Toastee_ @ Toastee_:
    Whats AHS?
    Gift
  • gudenau @ gudenau:
    What are you supposed to do when you have a thousand dollar piece of hardware that won't work because the API the manufacturer provided doesn't want to work?
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Ebay
    Gift
  • gudenau @ gudenau:
    Oh great.
    Gift
  • gudenau @ gudenau:
    It's a Linux bug.
    Gift
  • gudenau @ gudenau:
    Well a bug with their Linux drivers or something.
    Gift
  • gudenau @ gudenau:
    It captures 2x the amount of packets on Windows 10 in a freaking VM where USB access is slower/more latent.
    Gift
  • The Real Jdbye @ The Real Jdbye:
    what is this piece of hardware @gudenau
    Gift
  • gudenau @ gudenau:
    Beagle 480
    Gift
  • T-hug @ T-hug:
    Dune 2021 1080p HDRip X264 AC3-EVO
    Gift
  • kenenthk @ kenenthk:
    Dune? Reminds me of seeing my ex naked
    Gift
  • mr_switch @ mr_switch:
    Oh yeah Dune movie is out, watching it later
    Gift
  • mr_switch @ mr_switch:
    Here is hoping 2022 is a good year for DC cinematic universe
    Gift
  • gudenau @ gudenau:
    Honestly don't really know what Dune is.
    Gift
  • gudenau @ gudenau:
    Anyone here know much about Jetbrains InteliJ Idea?
    Gift
  • Sonic Angel Knight @ Sonic Angel Knight:
    Oh, T-hug was here :blink:
    Gift
  • Sonic Angel Knight @ Sonic Angel Knight:
    Hey, where the admins at? Come in the chat. I got a idea. How bout a Sound notification or something when someone tags you in chat? :ninja:
    Gift
  • DinohScene @ DinohScene:
    Post it in the v8 feedback thread
    Gift
  • Gift
  • OzKenny1983 @ OzKenny1983:
    Post what sorry? I'm guessing we were talking about this ages ago, but I haven't been on GBATemp in almost a year so my memory is failing me :-/
    Gift
  • DinohScene @ DinohScene:
    feedback and or bugs that may have popped up since the migration to XenForo 2!
    Gift
  • OzKenny1983 @ OzKenny1983:
    Umm...I think you might have the wrong person, since that may as well have been written in Chinese. I have nothing to do with the management of this site, nor have I ever been involved. I'm just a member, and hardly even qualify as that...like I said my last post was almost a year ago lol
    Gift
  • DinohScene @ DinohScene:
    Lol no, Sonic Angel Knight had an idea, best would be to post it in that thread haha
    Gift
  • OzKenny1983 @ OzKenny1983:
    Sorry, don't know Sonic Angel Knight either...
    Gift
    OzKenny1983 @ OzKenny1983: Sorry, don't know Sonic Angel Knight either...