Palantine vs. Pasta

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  1. pseudov
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    Aside from the obvious ds profile exploit, what can Palantine CFW do that Pasta CFW can't? For me, it's easier to boot into Pasta since I have Cubic Ninja and it boots 100% of the time, unlike the 30% or so for Palantine. I'm thinking of ditching Palantine and upgrading to 9.2

    Palantine
    Can boot from ds profile exploit, although very unreliable to boot

    Pasta
    Needs Cubic Ninja/Sky3DS, but boots reliably
    Can run newer games that require new firmware/save encryption (?)

    Any more advantages/disadvantages?
     
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    emunand for palantine's

    Not everybody have CN :cry:
     
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    PastaCFW can run 7.x games, PalantineCFW can't
     
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    if you have CN then ditching palatine is pretty much an obvious choice, its like saying "i have a moldy loaf of bread, but someone offered me a steak, should i swap over?"
     
  5. reaper527

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    glad to see this thread. i'm on a 4.x fw with a physical copy of cubic ninja, and was wondering the same exact thing.

    so the main takeaway i am seeing is that i should install pasta, update my system to 9.2 (the latest supported fw), and it will be able to handle backups and homebrew as well as a much more recent games than i can play now?

    should i have any concerns over the fact pasta doesn't support emunand? ultimately that just means that i have to be vigilant about telling the system never to update or i risk losing the hack, correct?
     
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    yeah, just be more vigilant with where you get your cia files, and be sure not to run any updates
     
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    Yes, that is your best bet. Just be smart about the .cias you install to your 3DS and you won't have any issues. Even if you accidentally try and load a non region free patched game from a different region or a game not playable on cfw like Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, your 3DS will be fine, the game will just error out in loading in one way or another and you'll either have to hit home or restart the 3DS
     
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    Agreed. Now, with Pasta, it's not a problem restarting the 3DS. On Palantine, I would always be hesitant to reboot since it's such a pain to get it back to the CFW.

    Goodbye, moldy bread.
     
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    There is no comparison.
     
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    Thank you ''Palantine CFW'' I had so much fun!

    But Pasta >
     
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    updates of the firmware you mean? updates to games are fine though right?
     
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    yeah i just mean make sure you dont accidentally update sysnand as pasta does everything in sysnand so if you install a system update it will update your sysnand
     
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    Kafke Makes one hell of an explanation about how Pasta CFW works and what advantages it has. You can literally find everything you need to know about Pasta CFW here from his explanations. Check it out
     
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    Albategnius, Moon
    In future pasta will have firmlauchax (you will be able to play latest game like xenoblade)+ region free + eshop spoof do it is way better
     
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    it is already possible!
     
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    I recommend making a backup of your sysnand ASAP. Then if you do update or brick you can do or pay for a hardmod and restore back. :yay:
     
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    Yep I know but they will implement it directly in the laucher so we don't need to lauch any CIA
    and firmlauchhax is the one I'm the most waiting for scince it will allow to play latest game <9.2fw
     
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    FirmlauchSpoof! :lol:
     
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  19. Kafke

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    The TL;DR:

    Palantine's: Runs off a modified emunand, pretty much brickproof and super safe. Has problems booting, and can't run games that have 7.X encryption.
    PastaCFW: Runs on a patched sysnand, dangerous if you mess with non-game CIAs. Has almost no problems booting, and can run any game that 9.2 FW can.

    Palantine's can be ran without CN, while Pasta requires CN (and maybe won't in the future). It's a pretty obvious choice to switch to 9.2 Pasta if you have cubic Ninja. Provided you know how to be careful with installing stuff and don't be an idiot by installing something that could lead to a brick. Pasta has a lot more capabilities than Palantine's, and is under active development (while Palantine's was just a modification of a leaked CFW that's probably never going to be leaked again nor worked on).
     
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  20. dubbz82

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    Right now, my one sticking point with Pasta is that it can't be ran in emunand and must be ran in sysnand. I can't speak for everyone else here, but quite frankly running ANYTHING in sysnand without something like boot2 for the wii, quite frankly scares the living crap out of me. Until this is either modified to load on emunand, or until someone else hammers away a solution for emunand, I'm not touching it.