how to switch from gateway to cfw?

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  1. Dan-the-Rebirth
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    Hey, i have a 9.2 n3ds with a gateway emunand on 10.6 i install most of my games as cia. Is there a way to switch to a cfw without loosing my safes? Witch cfw is the best? Is there a comparison chart that shows what cfw has what features?
     
  2. MattKimura

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    You can use rxTools (What I prefer soley for it's built in region free), or you can go with the bandwagon-like CFW known as ReiNand. Both will do you good either way, so you won't miss out on anything if you decided to use one over the other.
    You can actually have both on your SD card and boot into either of them anytime.

    Emunand is shared between all CFW, the CFW just allows you to enter it with specific patches. So you can still use Gateway, but then also use rxTools by simply booting into it.

    rxTools: https://github.com/roxas75/rxTools/releases (Requires specific files, PM me if you like)

    I believe you can use AuReiNand as opposed to regular ReiNand: https://github.com/AuroraWright/AuReiNand/releases


    What I used to do before I got into A9LH: Gateway + rxTools

    Basically whenever I wanted to us my Gateway card, I'd use gateway. But if I wanted to just play Cia's and not deal with Gateway's crappy boot rate, I used rxTools.
     
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    Or use AuReiNAND. It's ReiNAND but better.
     
  4. Sliter

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    I just make a friend's 3DS to boot both in GW or RX as he wishes...
    all you have to do is follow the step 3 here
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-installing-rxtools-custom-firmware-3ds-and-2ds.390867/

    deppening how are your stuff , I mean , menuhax to boot in HBL , them RXtools there or the GW homebrew launcher that you can get on GW site


    final result is your console booting on HBL, you choose if want to boot in GW or RX o3o
    If you don't have the menuhax, just follow the tuto until step, or finish it if want it more complete
     
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  5. Dan-the-Rebirth
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    Ok how stabel are the free cfw these days i renember back when it all started they where buggy?
    Aureinand sounds good. Can i use my gateway emunand to get my opt keys on 2.1? I know gw patches some stuff a normal cfw doesnt(thats why vc gba games dont work)
     
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    There is nothing buggy at all about Aureinad. With the combo of A9LH and Aureinand you have 100% boot rate, an ability to have a cfw sysnand, the system acts just like a regular N3DS only without signature checks.
     
  7. GBAFail

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    Even with Menuhax/Lesshax it's got a better boot rate. I'm using Lesshax and I have a 98% boot rate on AuReiNAND. It hardly ever fails to start the CFW.
     
  8. Dan-the-Rebirth
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    i want to install a9lh can i do the otp dumping with the gateway emunand(i neeed to downgrade it to 2.1 and flash it to nand right?)
     
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    If it were me, I would configure a new emuNAND off your existing sysNAND for your SD card. The OTP file you retrieve this way will be the same, as you are using the same system. You can follow this guide for step by step details on the whole process: https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/OTP-Info

    After you downgrade your new emuNAND to 2.1 - make sure you check the steps carefully in the guide, as there are different steps for O3DS and N3DS - you can flash it over to sysNAND. After you successfully retrieve your OTP files, you can then restore your sysNAND to the original and restore your GW emuNAND to your existing SD partition over the new emuNAND you set up. If there are no problems with your GW emuNAND image (test it out by loading up Aureinand, rxTools, or any Cakes) you can then continue the guide and copy your CTRNAND Partition from your emuNAND to your sysNAND and proceed with installing a9lh