ReiNand CFW vs CakesFW (for N3DS)

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  1. d0k3
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    Hey everyone, I haven't found a sufficiently good answer to the above question, so I'm asking you (and yup, despite being an active member I have not yet set up an EmuNAND or a CFW on my N3DS :)). So, this is what I want:
    • Stability (this is prefered over an abundance of features when in doubt)
    • EmuNAND support
    • Firmlaunch (so that I can play newer titles)
    • Region Free & eShop spoof would be nice (I know there's an additional tool to do that, though).
    • A convenient entry point that would at best not use any additional cartridges (although Ninjhax is completely okay).
    • Active development (nice to have)
    Maybe you'd even say PastaCFW is the best choice (although development for that seems to have stopped). Let me know what you think!
     
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    Point one, they're both probably on par with each other in terms of stability i believe.
    Both have emunand support (obviously only up to 9.5 on n3ds)
    Both have firmlaunch (this is a given with emunand. Both also have the option to boot into sysnand, i believe Reinand boots into sysnand with firmlaunch off though (if i remember correctly), whereas CakesFW has the option to have it on or off and boot into sysnand.
    Neither have region free or eshop spoof built in, proper(ish? i guess) region free can easily be handled by NTR 3.0 and eshop spoof can be handled by Free-Multi Patcher (both in cia format).
    Both have multiple entry points, MSET, Ninjhax (and probably others now with the new browserhax/themehax).
    Active development, i think CakesFW has it here as i believe the goal of Reinand is to keep it simple so not much going on in development side of things with that. Whereas CakesFW is a little more customisable with more options in the works (i think) but not bloated to hell and back (and broken) like RxTools...

    That being said, i mostly used a modified version of Reinand myself everyday, (disabled start button press needed at splash screen, changed location of where things are stored/loaded from) in tandem with NTR 3.0 and Free-Multi Patcher cia's.
     
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  3. daxtsu

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    @Shadowtrance has pretty much covered everything, but I personally stick with Reinand, due to its simplicity and minimalism. If I need the extra fancy features, I layer NTR 3.0 on top of it, but I don't find myself taking too many screenshots or pumping up clock speeds on N3DS. :P

    If you decide to go with Reinand, I suggest using the autoboot 3dsx files I created and use it with themehax (and use ctrbootmanager b02 for best boot speed) for easy cold booting.
     
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  4. Magic Lubricant

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    How did you modify reinand to get rid of the start button push?
     
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    He modified the source code. If you'd like auto-booting builds of Reinand, check the last page of its thread. I divided them up into builds that boot emuNAND only, and sysNAND only (was too lazy to code a unified build).
     
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    Awesome, thanks! How would I apply when I coldboot a cfw using home menu hax?
     
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    You could try using the 3dsx file as boot.3dsx directly, but I didn't have much luck. Grab the ctrbootmanager b02 here and get set up with that. It has a nice menu that you can set to automatically go right to ReiNand, or customise it so it gives you a menu which can boot whatever 3dsx file you want (in my case, I have a timeout set for 3 seconds, defaulting to emuNAND, but I also have options to boot into sysNAND with sig checks patched (i.e. Reinand sysNAND, just make sure to hold down a button after picking it if you're using an auto-boot themehax, so you don't trigger themehax by accident) and the Homebrew Launcher).

    Off-topic note: I also have AlbertoSONIC's Quick Reboot on my emuNAND so I can quickly boot into sysNAND or the Homebrew Launcher whenever I want.
     

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    That sounds a lot as if ReiNAND is the true favorite here. If ReiNAND doesn't get updated for new stuff, it should also be easy to quickly switch to CakesFW. Guess I will try ReiNAND first. Also, thanks @daxtsu for the boot manager - that will make trying more stuff a lot easier, and if I understood correctly, I can put any .3DSX in there (f.e. my Decrypt9 WIP), correct?
     
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    Sure, just edit its boot.cfg to include an entry for Decrypt9 and it should work (but I've not actually tried it myself).
     
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    Feeling a bit stupid now, but where can I find the Ninjhax 2.x enabled versions of CakesFW & ReiNAND CFW? For CakesFW, I'm pretty sure I have read about that somewhere. For ReiNAND, I'm not sure (is there even a newer version than 2.1?).
     
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    You'll have to look in their respective threads... Steveice10 made the one for Cakes, not sure on reiNAND
     
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  13. Arithmatics

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    Just wondering if you could chime into my situation. I've got a 9.2 N3DS with cakes for emunand and Pasta for sysnand. (Just so I can have sigs patched to run sdf/ntr and not raise any eyebrows with the multitude of installed emunand .cia when I'm at 3ds gatherings :ninja:)

    I coldboot into pasta and run themehax to boot into cakes whenever necessary.

    With that in mind, do you think it's better that i just forgo pasta and use reinand sysnand/cakes sysnand instead since they are more actively developed? I don't really have any concerns since my current setup is fine but i'm just wondering if there's something easier/better out there.
     
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    I got another question, would it be possible to automatically patch the 3ds on boot with free multi patcher?
     
  15. daxtsu

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    If it's working fine for you, then I don't really see a reason to switch, but just be careful with using sysNAND.


    That would require source code modifications to whatever CFW you're using.
     
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    Dangit, thanks anyway
     
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    I use a reiNand mod that I made my self aswell, just skips the button press. Later it will have more though.
     
  18. Reisyukaku

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    The funny part is, at one point, reinand and cakes were pretty much the same thing, since i used their code to test n3ds emunand, then just rewrote everything to try and be minimalistic, as well as for my own learning experiences.
    Anyways, i dont really plan on updating it till 9.6+ emu comes to n3ds anyways.
     
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    wow! thanks you anyway, rein!