Is there any completely Free CFW?

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    Was wondering if there is any way to install A CFW completely for free on the 3DS.

    Just watching a lot of info but everything I see is just requirements and the requirements are just like:

    Buy Cubic Ninja
    Buy Save replay (Something like that)
    Buy Flascard
    Have to buy the game from eshop.

    Is there a free way?
     


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    At this time, no (unless you already have the means and skills to hardmod). You need an entrypoint.
     
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    Hard mod really don't want to mess up the hardware lol, but ok I think there is no free way at this time Thanks!
     
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    Soundhax.

    You just need hardmod if you're on 11.4 and above.
     
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    Used to have soundhax but I updated to latest version.
     
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    You can buy a used 2DS on 11.3 or less, install CFW on it, use it to install CFW on your console, then sell it. You may make a profit. This is the easiest way, unless you're already good at soldering and own the equipment needed for a hardmod.
     
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    What do I need for hard mod again?
     
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    Not too much I think. Probably I will get a new used console to make a try.
     
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    If you get a used system, a DSiWare transfer would make more sense. The games needs are extremely cheap compared to accidentally frying your board.
     
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    DsiWare is there another way then?
    Actually I have wario ware touched.The my Nintendo version. Or I need a specific game?
     
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    Until a kernel exploit is found/released for 11.4+, there's really no other way just yet. Here's a quick guide for the method
    https://3ds.guide/installing-boot9strap-(dsiware)
    https://3ds.guide/installing-boot9strap-(dsiware-game-injection-list)
    There is a yet to be released method known as "NTRBootHAX," which will be using an exploited flashcart and a magnet in order to hack the system. But it's still in testing and no one quite knows how long it will be before it hits the public scene.
     
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    Thank you very much NTRBootHAx looks promising for me, do you think R4 (first Model) will be supported?

    Will take a look to install bootstrap
     
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    I've been doing a lot of research independently on this and I am going to say that most likely the original R4 won't be able to do this. My my own research shows that the older NDS flashcarts without a header actually have a very small ROM instead of a NAND. So basically they were made to be flashed once and that's it. DSi carts on the other hand actually have a read/write NAND on board that will allow them to to have something NTRBootHAX to be installed onto the cart.
    Depending on the method you use to install B9S, will effect how long it takes to complete the process.
     
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    So probably r4 will not work. Damn hhahaha i was looking the boot9strap but I need two consoles.
     
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    If your flag is right, you are in the US. Currently the old 2DS is going for like 80$ in most stores and the chances are extremely high that they will be on 11.3 (since this about the time when 11.3 builds should be hitting the shelves.)
    In some cases if you are lucky, you can find a video game store selling used systems that will let you check the version number. I know the local store here will actually let people play around with the used systems for a bit.
     
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    Yeah will look for a used device and try hard mod or maybe installing boot9strap. Thanks for the advice :yaynds:
     
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    Good luck and if you need any help in the future, just throw a rock in my direction. Chances are you will be seeing me everywhere, so it's not hard to find me.
     
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    Yes already follow you, thank You very much. Will wait for NTRBootHAx maybe I can Buy any flash card and do that one too. :yaynds::yay:
     
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    Hey me again, just a question,
    Hey is me again, lol got a question, I was reading of Zelda Ocarina of time hax.

    Do I need another game apart from Zelda to inject the raw save game? Or just Zelda and put the files on the sd card?