Older 3DS XL , what to do ?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Deuces, May 26, 2017.

  1. Deuces
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    My daughter decided to take out her old 3DS XL for some playing.

    I wanted to inform here what the possibilities are nowadays.
    I know about flashcards , she had it on her DS but now i read about CFW (wich i had on an old PSP).

    What would be the best option for this 3DS XL , Flashcard or CFW and please give some pros/cons on it , haven't been following anything for a few years now. So concider me noob allthought i will understand most ;)

    3DS is on FW 4.4.0-10E
     
  2. SomeGamer

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    3ds.guide
    That's all you need. (Unless you want to play DS backups, in that case, you can use a DS flashcart.)
     
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    3ds.guide , this means ?
     
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    If you want to play ROMs, stick with the flashcart.
    If you want stuff such as custom themes, mods, and the like, definitely install Custom Firmware. You can use 3ds.guide to install Custom Firmware. It's safe if you follow ALL the steps. DON'T. SKIP. ONE.
     
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    Ok , thx. Did find the 3ds.guide by googling it ;)

    So , she just wants to play some games , don't think she needs the other stuff ...

    What flashcard is the way to go nowadays ?


    And what are pros/cons in CFW vs flashcard ?
     
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    I hear people favor the R4i.
    You'd have to ask someone else for the pros and cons.
     
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    If she want to play DS games you need an r4i, acecard or similar. If 3ds games a flashcard like sky3ds+ (really expensive) or cfw (3ds.guide).
     
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    TBH, CFW is a better choice. It's free, and allows you to play 3DS ROMs (by converting them to installable format) and more, such as Custom Themes, unlimited play coins, etc., all from the HOME Menu!
     
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