Looking to install a Custom Firmware. In need for guidance and doubt solving

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  1. Osakasan
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    Osakasan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    So, managed to downgrade succesfully from 10.3E to 9.2 on my o3DS, i'm now looking to install a CFW but i'm full of doubts, and each and every search only confuse me further.

    Ok, basic doubts related to the 3DS itself.

    1.- Does the CFW overwrites the official system menu or is it launched from a HBL?

    2.- What will happen to my NNID and linked games? If possible, i'd like to keep them (i'm using mi NNID on my Wii U already)

    3.- Do i need to completely format my SD Card?

    Doubts related to CFW

    4.- Is a 16 GB SD Card enough to have a CFW running parallel with the OFW?

    5.- Can i link my NNID to CFW? Since i intend to use it as my de facto FW

    6.- Does a CFW load homebrew without need of extra entrypoints?

    7.- Is EmuNAND the base to install a CFW?

    8.- Recommended CFW?
     
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    1- doesn't overwrite (rxTools is launched with a .3dsx for example)
    2- they'll either be available on your emuNAND at least or on both your sysNAND and emuNAND if you don't unlink them (but I'd advise unlinking)
    3- I forgot about that. At worst, backup your SD card, then do your thing and if at some point you lost content, put it back on
    4- I'd say yes but on the other hand, I don't know why you would want them in parallel
    5- yes, that's what most people do, they just forget about their sysNAND and live their lives on the emuNAND
    6- yes thanks to yellows8's cia
    7- I didn't understand that question
    8- I'd vote rxTools for the stupidest reason ever : it has tutorials
     
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    7. You don't need to setup a emunand to build a CFW, but do it anyway.
    8. Rxtools or if you have the cash; Gateway
     
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    I wouldn't advise Gateway for someone who spent years using a 3DS the "normal" way. Gateway is really for people who plan on using the red cart and no retail carts. Otherwise, it means swapping cartrs and that's annoying.
     
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    That's no problem, just dump your games and use them as a .3ds or CIA format.
     
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    Lol yeah, I guess that's a solution but I don't really see how it's more convenient. It means paying money then wasting time and effort converting every cart (including future ones) to .3ds instead of just installing a free CFW... which could also use your "dump all and convert to cia (but not 3ds) format" method by the way.
     
  7. Osakasan
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    So i finally got it working. EmuNAND with rxtools, NNID registered and everything. My mind got clear finally. Thank you ^_^
     
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