long time gateway user-question regarding moving to basic CFW

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    so ive used gateway since its launch and im quite fine to use it, but i would like to tinker with CFW and see how it all works (especially since it supports gba via agb patching)

    first question-for pasta cfw, do i need any retail game cart? ive googled, but most threads are from quite some time ago

    secondly, is pasta the best cfw? if not, whats the best cfw that has the best featureset?

    tia :)
     
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    The reason most pasta threads are from so long ago is that Pasta is outdated and no longer developed.

    The 'best' CFW as of right now is probably either rxTools (which the Pasta team is now developing) or AuReiNAND. I'd advise you go with rxTools
     
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    IMOP setup A9hl with aureinand. Install agb on sysnand and setup menuhax on sys to boot when holding a trigger (I prefer L+ up).

    Use aurei emu for emu like gw
    Use menuhax to load gw emu
    Use R boot to load gba
     
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    thanks a lot guys. so pasta is a no go. whats the argument for rxtools over aureinand?

    Also, where do i begin with this? GW was very VERY easy to startp with.
     
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    For someone who has been away from the scene for long enough to think Pasta was the best CFW, telling them to set up a9lh is potentially dangerous.

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    rxTools patches AGB_FIRM so you can play GBA games. AuReiNAND doesn't.

    It's harder than gateway to start up with, but not too hard. Download the rxTools build from their github and read the quick start guide.
     
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    @astronaut, thanks! ill start doing research into it tonight. i basically just want what gateway provides, but with the addition of being able to play GBA.
     
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    Pretty sure op wanted the best setup so I gave my two cents

    I thought 100% auto boot rate into emunand or system nand for gba/dsi while maintaining the option to use gateway was the best setup.

    Yes it comes with risks but I think it can accomplish everything and more
     
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    Sometimes ease of use needs to be incorporated into what is best.
     
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    in lamens terms, what is a9hl?
     
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    The newest arm9 loader that provides fastest boot times and 100% boot rate.

    Once installed you can tri-boot between gateway, dsi/gba or emunand.

    I could even set it up so it autoboots to gw and you hold R trigger to access gba
     
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    arm9loaderhax is an exploit that grants us kernel execution before the system begins booting.

    Compared to non-a9lh setups, it has 100% bootrate, 3x faster (on average) boot speeds, and it makes it very difficult to brick (by granting us the ability to restore/backup NAND without a hardmod). However, you need to downgrade to 2.1 to get the files needed, and it can be a risky process (I bricked a 3ds setting it up in its early stages). It's safer now, but it can still take a long time to do and isn't recommended for beginners.
     
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    right. thanks guys. this forum is super friendly to nubs. much much much appreciated!
     
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    If op has a gateway I have gotten it down to 40 min stock 9.2 to 9.2/10.7 a9hl. I'll gladly walk you through.

    Alternatively you can always load menuhax to crt to choose between mini pasta and gw
     
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    No problem :)

    If you do decide to try out the a9lh route, use this guide if you're on 9.2 plus: https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Part-1-(Homebrew)

    If you're below 9.2, start here: https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/9.2.0-Update

    If you're already on 9.2, start here: https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki/Part-3-(EmuNAND)

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    I don't actually have a gateway, but I imagine it would greatly speed up the process.
     
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