Help for a newbie

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Xalyy, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Xalyy
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    Hello! I am about to buy a New Nintendo 3DS XL, never had a nintendo handheld before and planning to buy a microsd card for it I think 64GB would be okay plus a flashcard. There are plenty of flashcard out there mainly I would choose Sky3DS but still can't really decide which to buy, can you guys help which one to choose? Which is the safest to also play online? Also I live in Romania so can anyone suggest which reseller to use to buy a flashcard and get shipped here fast? Any other suggestions for a newbie? Thanks all! :)
     


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    If your N3DS has a firmware of 9.2 or below you can use Gateway or install a free SEE.

    If the N3DS has a firmware of 9.3 or above your ONLY option is Sky3ds.

    Both are safe to play online if you don't screw yourself over.
     
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    What do you mean by this? :P I read that private header is the safest to use but how much safe it is? Or what do you suggest? Thanks.
     
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    Private header is the only way to be safe with a Sky3ds or a Gateway rom.

    Public headers will get you banned.

    That's what I meant.
     
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    Ohh okay. So the Sky3DS would be the best possible option for me? But still not sure of a fast reseller. If someone could link one would be great :)
     
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    The Black Pearl
    Well it depends what firmware youre on...
     
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    I usually buy from modchipsdirect, they ship from New York. Peachds ship from California.

    Be warned tho, Nintendo has rolled a new anti-piracy check that blocks new games from playing in the Sky3ds. All games released before work as normal.

    The most significant game affected so far is the legend of Zelda Tri Force Heroes and the incoming Pokemon Super Mistery Dungeon.
     
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    Im still not even bought one yet :D I assume it will be higher than 9.2 but who knows.

    Uhm. So this means new games will not be able to play on Sky3DS? :(
     
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    The Black Pearl
    If ou buy the Majoras Mask Special Edition it will be 9.2
     
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    I think I will stick to the normal versions its like 100$ more.
    But what is the benefit of having 9.2 console though?
     
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    CFW,Homebrew,Nand dumping,Gateway Usage,ROM patching,etc...

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    These are the current games that do not run on Sky3DS
    Animal crossing happy home designer
    Legend of zelda triforce heroes
    Thomas and friends steaming around sodor
    Pokemon super mystery dungeon
    Shovel Knight
    Fire emblem
    Hello KittAn The Apron Of Magic Rhythm Cooking
    Barbie and her sisters puppy rescue
     
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    You can use gateway Launcher without purchasing one if you use CFW
     
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    Not true
     
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    Aww darn! Was looking forward to playing that! The tension was really building up in the last game!

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    Your right i'm sorry I edited my post ^
     
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    .... lol
     
  16. Xalyy
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    But will it give more safety for online? Looking some ebay offers but still you are really sure that 100$ maybe a little more increase worth it? :P
     
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    I'm pretty sure there was a re-release due to fans asking for it and that one came with 9.5 so you can't be sure it's going to be a 9.2 version.
     
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    Both are equally safe online provided you acquire a private header and patch all your roms correctly that being said CFW is 100% safe since it uses CIA's instead of the .3DS format.
     
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    @Xalyy If you can get your hands in a 9.0 - 9.2 version is a lot better.

    You can install a free custom firmware, it will give you the access to play every single game that has come out for free ;)

    No need for crappy flashcarts, worrying about headers, antiparacy checks, free easy homebrew access, the list goes on...
     
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    :O Wow so using a CFW is a 100% safe method.

    Hmm but then not even the majoras mask edition is 9.2 for sure then how :(