Questions about Sky3ds+

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  1. Chromez
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    So we have a New nintendo 3ds and a 2ds, they both are running on firmware: 10.7.0-32E.

    - Is Sky3ds+ the right choice here with these systems running on this latest firmware?
    - Can i easily switch the Sky3ds+ between the 2ds and New 3ds consoles and play right away using the same flashcard?
    - Can i play all 3ds games as well as DS games and even gameboy roms?
    - Is there anything i should know before buying? Cons?

    I hope someone can answer these 4 specific questions. Thanks in advance!
     
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    Well, I guess a more general response would be you don't have to pay money to pirate games and can simply downgrade.

    That being said, here's answers to your questions:
    1. You can downgrade and set up CFW on the latest firmware, but Sky3ds+ does work on latest firmware.
    2. Yes
    3. You can only play 3ds games with sky3ds. Online games will require you to acquire a private header.
    4. See private header point. It's a pain to get (you need either powersaves or CFW). Also, given that you can get piracy for free, that's a con of buying a sky3ds.
     
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    Thank you for your response!

    I won't be playing online so the private header points won't be a problem for me. Both systems will be disconnected from WiFi.

    So now my only question that remains which is also very important, i would like to play Gameboy roms such as Alleyway and Super Mario Land. I've read that this is possible with Ninjhax. Is this true? Will i be able to play Gameboy roms on my firmware with the Sky3ds+ in that way?
     
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    It's possible with ninjahx, but it's very slow. A way better solution is to downgrade and set up CFW, which allows you to play gameboy games at full speed.
     
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    I see! And if i would downgrade and set up CFW as you suggested, which flashcard would you personally recommend?
     
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    Once you set up CFW, you can pirate games without needing a flashcart.
     
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    Gotcha! Now this would be the last thing i would ask of you lol, could you be so kind to point me in the right direction to a friendly tutorial on how to downgrade from 10.7 and set up CFW.

    Thank you.
     
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    https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki
    One note about it: parts 4 through 5 install arm9loaderhax, which will make it boot at normal boot speeds and have a 100% boot rate. However, it takes a while to do. You can stop after part 3 then message me and I'll send you instructions on autobooting without arm9loaderhax (though it won't have a 100% boot rate and will be slower). Or, you can continue and install arm9loaderhax. It's your choice :)
     
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    Once you're downgraded you won't need any flashcart. Unfortunately the free methods of accessing homebrew (needed to downgrade) were blocked in 10.6 and 10.7. You will need a game, either Cubic Ninja or Ocarina of Time plus a PowerSaves dongle. Luckily, A Sky3DS can pretend to be a copy of Cubic Ninja so if you end up getting a Sky3DS you'll be sorted on that front. If you have plenty of money to throw around you may as well continue with your plan of getting a Sky3DS. The cheapest option (OoT and PowerSaves) costs about $40 or $50 US altogether whereas Sky costs about $90. However you'll be able to use your Sky for other things in the future.
     
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    You could also get a normal Sky3ds instead of a sky3ds+ if all you're going to do is use cubic ninja :D
     
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    Thank you for all the help. Now i have enough information to get started and make decisions on what i want to do. Awesome community :)
     
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    Hi!

    Does this means, that normal (blue?) Sky3ds supports firmware: 10.7.0-32E? I've tought only Sky3ds+ supports it.
    I'm asking this because I'm about to get an old 3ds with 10.7.0-32E firmware version and don't know which flashcart is usable for that firmware.
     
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    Sky3ds original supports 10.7. However, it doesn't support games that were released after 9.5.

    I'd recommend a sky3ds to use a cubic ninja rom then downgrade.