[CFW War] What CFW do you use, and why?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by ScarletDreamz, Apr 13, 2016.

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What Custom Firmware Do You Use?

Poll closed Apr 15, 2016.
  1. ReiNand

    42 vote(s)
    11.7%
  2. AuReinand

    222 vote(s)
    61.7%
  3. Cakes

    41 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. Pasta

    3 vote(s)
    0.8%
  5. RxTools

    52 vote(s)
    14.4%
  6. NTR

    39 vote(s)
    10.8%
  7. Palantine

    8 vote(s)
    2.2%
  8. Flashcard [Sky3ds Gateway ETC]

    55 vote(s)
    15.3%
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  1. ScarletDreamz
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    Hi guys;
    So yeah, basically, i want to know, what custom firmware you use, and mostly WHY!?
    If you select a custom firmware, please explain why you do prefer that one, as in, what differs from others, or what is it's advantage.


    Also, please specify your setup as example:
    MenuHax -> CtrBootManager -> AuReinand
    BrowserHax -> RxTools
    Mset -> Cakes
    MenuHax -> Reinand

    Ill start saying that i use AuReinand, Simple install, does its job, unofficial cia support, auto-boot, compatible with every 3DS model.
    Used to use RxTools, then i got somehow confusing, and also, at the points i stopped, i wasn't able to make it boot with a 3dsx file.

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  2. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    you should also specify: CFW + menuhax, CFW + a9lh, CFW + MSET, CFW + Browser
     
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  3. ihaveamac

    ihaveamac GBAtemp Guru

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    why is NTR CFW a separate option? it's something you use under another CFW.
     
  4. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    unless you have cubic ninja :)
     
  5. ihaveamac

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    but who uses the cubic ninja method? it only supports <=9.2 sysnand if i recall. it doesn't provide any advantages.
     
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  6. daxtsu

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    NTR and Palantine aren't even relevant options. NTR is more of a CFW add-on than a CFW itself, and Palantine isn't even updated past 4.x.
     
  7. evandixon

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    I don't see Gateway listed. It's actually a CFW too.

    My second choice is rxTools, for when I want to quickly start up without my red card inserted. I might look into others later, but I've really only been using Gateway lately.

    [Edit] Since we're doing this now:
    Menuhax -> CtrBootManager -> Gateway.

    In the semi-rare event I start rxTools:
    Menuhax -> CtrBootManager -> RxTools' code.bin. (The 3dsx launcher is extremely unstable in my experience)
     
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  8. _Pro_Man_

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    Also used to use rxTools with themehax, switched over to a9lh with AuReiNand couple of days ago. It's a lot more updated/current than rxTools
     
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  9. Melon__Bread

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    ....why is there anyone still using RxTools when there is AuReiNand that allows for SO MUCH MORE.... this boggles my mind.
     
  11. Voxel

    Voxel Clumsy Coder

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    Could we get a multiple-choice option on that poll please? I use RxTools on my O3DS XL and 2DS, and I use ReiNAND on my N3DS XL, by the way... :)
     
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  12. Melon__Bread

    Melon__Bread ~It's A Magik~

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    Sky3DS != Gateway
    Should be different options since they do 2 different things
     
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  13. ScarletDreamz
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    Added to OP. Thanks!

    Exactly.

    You will be surprised.. trust me.

    Still, palentine its a CFW.

    Its KINDA a CFW, its mostly a Card, but there, listed.
     
  14. CheatFreak47

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    I use AuReiNAND because...

    • It doubles as a Arm9LoaderHax boot manager which cuts out the fat of one payload another payload at normal 3DS startup, meaning less time between me and my home menu when I press power, it also means getting into TWL and AGB firm is faster for those DS and GBA titles.
    • It's the least intrusive CFW, with no noticeable differences to stock to the untrained eye
    • It's got a good baseline feature set to work with. (Region Free, Patched TWL, Patched AGB, Updated SysNAND mode)
    • It's not falled victim to feature creep, like RxTools for example which had a lot of features, but became a bit slow and bloaty as a result.
     
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  15. SirBeethoven

    SirBeethoven 3.145.... something. E=mc2

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    A9LH -> AuReiNand
    And NTR as an addon
     
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  16. ScarletDreamz
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    Added.

    TO EVERYONE ELSE!
    ADD YOUR SET UP ON YOUR COMMENT PLEASE!
     
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  17. ihaveamac

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    daxtsu still has a point, NTR is more of an add-on CFW rather than a standalone one, so I don't think it counts.
     
  18. daxtsu

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    Then by that logic, you also need PBT, and pasta/minipasta. :P
     
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  19. ScarletDreamz
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    was about to, but then i decided to remove NTR and i cant ;-;
     
  20. Wolfvak

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    NTR isn't even a CFW per-se, because it doesn't perform a firmlaunch. It's just a payload that hooks into Home Menu.
     
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