Question on SKY3DS vs CFW

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by nippyn, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. nippyn
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    hi guys

    First post here just to clarify something that confuses me. I understand the benefits of Gateway over SKY3DS but I was on 10.3 so Gateway wasn't an option.

    What confuses is me is whether I will still need to use the SKY3DS card if I downgrade to 9.2 and use a CFW.

    From what I have read I think that I can just put games directly onto the N3DS SD card and run them without either a Gateway or SKY3DS.

    Is this correct or did I misinterpret?

    Thanks!
     
  2. evandixon

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    If you convert them to cia, you can install them, and it'll be like you got the eshop version.
     
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    Thanks for the fast response! Does that also mean they are "safe" to play online too?
     
  4. Intronaut

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    they are safier than .3ds
     
  5. Tony_93

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    Yes, %100.
     
  6. nippyn
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    Thanks guys! I really appreciate responses!

    Now to see if I can downgrade the firmware on 3 different 3DS's that we own without bricking them!! A UK N3DS 10.3, UK O3DS 9.9 and a J N3DS 10.3!!

    Wish me luck ;)
     
  7. Tony_93

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    You should keep playing with your Sky3ds for a week and then come back looking for downgrade later.

    You shouldn't rush to try to downgrade and brick your systems...
     
  8. nippyn
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    Sounds like good advice