Install CFW the easy way

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  1. vinhdt
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    Is this the correct or easy way to install CFW? I know it's not legal to post the link to DevMenu_2x.cia so I did a Google search and was able to find it. I placed the DevMenu_2x.cia or BigBlueMenu.cia on the big SD card. I then placed the DevMenu_2x..3ds or BigBlueMenu.3ds on the micro sd card or the red Gateway card. I went into Gateway mode and launch BigBlueMenu.3ds and drilled down to the BigBlueMenu.cia on the big SD card and install it. I did see it installed successfully. My question is that the correct way to install CFW?
     
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    Additional info: I already did the format Emunand before the process. Also, I've format the sysnand settings too.
     
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    If you have a Gateway already, there's literally zero benefit to using the 4.x CFW. Or am I misunderstanding your first post?

    To answer the question though, once you have the devmenu installed, you're good to go. Having a Gateway makes it easier, yes, but it's still pointless to use the leaked CFW after that.
     
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    I think you are confused, a cfw is totally different than devmenu. But just put bbb menu on your gw micro sd, no need for installing.
     
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    I installed it on my 2DS 9.2.0.20U firmware.
     
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    I guess I just like it to be there in case someone created a homebrew app that can play 3ds or iso file in the future just like how the USB Loader GX can load iso file on the Wii. If that happen, we no longer need MT-Card or Gateway card.
     
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    The closest solution to that right now is the leaked CFW, but even that has issues (stuck on 4.x firmware, can't play games above around 6.x firmware, unstable when booting it, can't play retail carts above whatever your current firmware is, due to no spoofing, etc.). Flash carts are the only really viable solution right now, until someone releases a newer CFW (or improves the old one). I wouldn't get your hopes up though. The 3DS scene is more or less the same as the old infant PS3 scene; infested with DRM devices and shadow groups who keep things to themselves for one reason or another. The Wii and PSP were the last great homebrew scenes, in my opinion. I just hope the future proves me wrong.

    P.S.: By shadow groups, I'm not referring to the nice devs like StapleButter and Drenn, Rinnegatamante, etc. Those who do share homebrew and their findings.
     
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