Gateway or Sky3DS+

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  1. GeckoPutt
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    Hi All,

    First time poster, but long time stalker here!

    I've decided to jump into the 3DS hacking scene as I did during the DS era (mainly so I can play randomisers and ROM Hacks - but that's by the by). I've been looking at both the Gateway 3DS and Sky3DS+ flashcards and both seem to have their own pros and cons, but I was hoping you lovely people could advise me with your personal experiences as to which one I should spend my money on. :)

    (Also, would a 64GB SDXC MicroSD card work with both of these flashcards? I know that some prefer SDHC rather than SDXC)

    Also, my 3DS's details are:

    New Nintendo 3DS
    Firmware: 10.3.-28E.

    Thanks!
     
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    both.
     
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    Eh , you didnt mention the most important thing. What is your firmware?
     
  4. Adeka

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    cfw
     
  5. GeckoPutt
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    Woops! Apologies - edited my first post with details :)

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    Interesting. XD Any riveting reason as to why I should spend my money on both flashcards? I mean, seems excessive. Haha.
     
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  6. Xenon Hacks

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    Gateway 3DS it will support 10.3.0-28 soon™ or wait for Memchunkhax2 to downgrade and use rxTools.
     
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    Okay. Thank you. I'll bear that in mind :) So regardless of Firmware, which card would you say is 'better' in general? :)

    Any reason as to why? Have you got another suggestion of flashcard that I haven't come across quite yet? :)
     
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    Normally I would say Sky3ds+ but its about to become extremely irrelevent very soon so sit tight on that firmware and see what happens in the scene.
     
  10. Adeka

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    dont use a flashcart, just use custom firmware. It's free after all. Just wait for them to finish the exploit and release it.

    cfw=gateway>sky
     
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    lol. I think you meant you're a long time lurker, not stalker :P

    Anyway, you might wait for 10.3 support to come out. Given how limited Sky's functionality is, you're better off with GW or CFW. Though you may need a Sky to install the exploit, unless you can track down a Cubic Ninja cart or get someone to lend you a Sky or CN.
     
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    Wont be needed Memchunkhax2 will allow downgrading from the current firmware until it gets patched.
     
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    Thank you for all of the replies guys. I've seen a bit about CFW here now and I'm just wondering if anyone has any information about what you can do with custom firmware etc.? I assume I'd have to use Memchunkhax2's downgrade (when it becomes available to me), but how does CFW beat the flashcards in regards to playing ROMs etc.?
     
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    Everything a Gateway card can do and then some besides native .3DS loading and everything a sky card wishes it could do.
     
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    Ah okay. Sounds like that's my best bet. I'm not exactly a newbie when it comes to ROMs, Hacks and Homebrew, but I have been out of the scene for a little while (since the DS hacking days). Is there anything in particular that I need to know or look out for? Has anyone got a link to Memchunkhax2's updates so I know when I'm able to downgrade and install CFW on my 10.3.-28E OFW N3DS :)
     
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    If you can keep up with the spam from guests making accounts here you go http://gbatemp.net/threads/clarification-thread-what-is-going-on.407074/
     
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    i like to hoard stuff.
     
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    Whatever card you get make sure it supports the current games and it is upgradable!
     
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    We are waiting for GW to release new update for 10.3 support, it will be worth~