N3DS XL 9.0 - Pasta alternative

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Saiyann, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. Saiyann
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    I have been using Pasta CFW since I bought the console, but I think its a little outdated now and it time to upgrade it.
    I was keeping my WIFI off and never tried to go online while using Pasta. Is there a CFW that will allow me to play online safely? I know pasta runs on sysnand, so I didn't want to take any chances with that.
    Please explain how exactly playing online on CfW works and also point out the safest way to make sure the 3ds doesn't update somehow to a later firmware.
    Thanks
     
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  2. squee666

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    Have you tried using EMUnand.

    I have only had a n3ds(or any 3ds) for 3 days and its the best solution for your firmware version as im on the same.

    Emunand as the name states is a virtual formware store on a partition on your SD card. When you unlink it from ths SYSnand your default firmware is protected.
    So if you accidentally update etc on the EMUnand your ds is still safe.

    You install all your games and apps like you would normally except they dont install on the Sysnand.
    Playing online on CFW is fine for you and isnt really bannable from what i hear because CFW use cias it creates a unque id for you.
    While using a card like SKY3DS requires you to have perosnal headers to avoid being banned. So you are safe playing online right now on pasta without emunand.

    The safest bet is to EmuNand RXtools it has pasta inbuilt on latest nightlies its also safest bet to avoid updating as you can leave it online and default sysnand offline if you autobooot it.
    Also making a Emunand will copy over everyone from yuo main system the first time round.

    See here for an easy way to do it.
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-how-to-install-a-cfw-on-a-9-0-9-2-n3ds-without-cn-oot.398394/
     
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    Thank that was helpful. I will go for emunand, but I heard Reinand is easier to set up so might just use that
     
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    EmuNAND is a feature of CFW, not a CFW itself. ReiNand supports emuNAND, so does Cakes and rxTools.
     
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  5. royant1

    royant1 GBAtemp Regular

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    Go with cakes or rxtools. I have both and use cakes as my primary one. I believe reinand is not updated anymore.
     
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  6. Saiyann
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    Yeah I know, I meant I'll ditch Pasta and go for a CFW that has emunand, and use the emunand.


    In the wiki it says that rxtools isnt for new 3ds, so I guess its between reinand and cakes.
    I just want to play 3ds\maybe some gba games so if both of them allow that, I'll just go with the one that is easier to set up.

    Also, another question - for playing ds games on my n3ds, what are my options?
     
  7. Psi-hate

    Psi-hate GBATemp's Official Psi-Hater

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    The only way is to get a $10 flashcart for DS games. I recommend the R4iSDHC Snoopy card (it's what I have) http://www.nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=567
     
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  8. royant1

    royant1 GBAtemp Regular

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    I have a n3dsxl, rxtools 3 beta supports n3ds.