1. Boesy

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    Hi.

    I recently bought a 3DS XL which has the FW 11.13.0-45E installed and as far as I can tell, Gateway 3DS isn't compatible, but Sky 3DS / Stargate 3DS is?

    On trees.org it says that it supports the system version 11.13.0 U/E/J so I can order the Stargate 3DS cart, follow the instructions, drop the games I want and start playing? Admittedly, it is a bit expensive, almost as much as I paid for the 3DS, but I digress.

    Thank you.
     
  2. E1ite007

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    Install CFW with the guide, and don't bother with flashcards designed to play 3DS games. They don't work correctly with some games, most of them doesn't have support for the latest firmware, and they're pretty expensive. CFW is free, and is safer than using flashcards, and gives you more tools like cheats, trainers, homebrew, etc.
    Also, if you're interested in a NDS flashcard, buy this one.

    And well, if you're not interested in an easier way to play games, and you still want to use a 3DS flashcard, is better to buy a STARGATE.

    EDIT: Also, about Stargate and Sky3DS+ being compatible with the latest firmware, the official Sky3DS site states that the last firmware they tested it with was 11.10.0-43x, and the official Stargate site has been shut down. I doubt any of those has any kind of support on the latest firmware.
     
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  3. D34DL1N3R

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    What E1ite007 said. Follow that guide to a perfect T and you'll be all set for playing 3DS games.

    The only thing you would need a flash cart for is to play the old NDS games, in which you'd want one of these: http://r4ids.cn
     
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    While I can see why you would recommend CFW to someone I would like to add that a flashcard is a valid option as long as you understand the limitations of it.
    SKY3DS+ (Firmware 1.40) works fine on the latest 3DS firmware as long as the ROM you use is the same region as your console AND unmodified.
    In fact I just tested it for the sake of this thread. :P
    If you want to keep your console unmodified and only care for 3DS games (not eShop/Out of Region games) then a flashcard is a perfectly valid option.

    Just keep in mind that if you want to play online with a flashcard you will need a valid private header from a legit cartridge.
     
  5. E1ite007

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    The mayor problem with flashcards is that they're not as cheap as CFW (which is free), and it's settin' them up sometimes requires the same effort as CFW requires for a beginner.
    Anyway, OP hasn't replied yet, so we don't know which decision he made.
     
  6. Boesy

    OP Boesy GBAtemp Regular
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    I've made my decision. I'm going to CFW it thanks to your post.
     
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