Installing game from another region on sysNAND?

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  1. Monado_III
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    I have a few question that I can't seem to find reliable answers to, first, what would happen if I installed a legit EUR cia on my US 3ds? And secondly, is the the emuNAND generated by the Gateway launcher region free?
     
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    you can install anything you want, but whether you will be able to load it without hacks is another thing.
    and in this case, no, you will not be able to load it without hacks... :)

    is the emunand region free? -- no... the emunand is still your technically your region, but gw lets you play out of region games and carts (classic mode) etc
     
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    Installing a title from a different region (with the exception of certain titles with the same ID across regions, such as Pokemon games) will do nothing of note, aside from maybe flagging your console if you go online. It won't show up on your home menu at all; to access it, you'd need to convert your sysNAND to the same region as the game. To convert it you'd need a SecureInfo_A file for the region you're switching to, and that contains console-specific information - in other words, it's also possible that it could flag your console for a ban.

    As for emuNAND, for all intents and purposes it's a copy of your sysNAND running from the SD card. While launching it in Gateway mode or CFW will patch some region/signature checks, it's still as region-locked as your sysNAND. Launching it in Classic mode or through rxTools is essentially the same as sysNAND - no checks are patched out, meaning you can't launch games from other regions. Some of this might be wrong in regards to region-free carts, though, since I don't pay much attention on that front.
     
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    ok, thanks for clearing that up.
     
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    classic mode is region free. (for retail carts)
     
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    Does rxTools make it region free?
     
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    rxtools does not give any region free, i'm pretty sure :)
     
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