Hacking Reinand or CakesFW for N3DS on 9.2 sysnand?

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Hi! I was comparing both the different CFWs before I installed them. I am currently using the latest Rxtools, but I was wanting to switch to something that I could update my games on. Which do you guys prefer?

Notes to help decide:
-I play no out of region games
-I use emunand merely to play my installed .cia files
-I don't use any of the features that are in Rxtools
-I already have crypto-fixed and firmware spoofed .cias installed on my system

Which CFW should I switch to, and will I lose any of my crypto-fixed .cias? I want to use the newest firm, so I don't have to use any crypto-fixed games. Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi! I was comparing both the different CFWs before I installed them. I am currently using the latest Rxtools, but I was wanting to switch to something that I could update my games on. Which do you guys prefer?

Notes to help decide:
-I play no out of region games
-I use emunand merely to play my installed .cia files
-I don't use any of the features that are in Rxtools
-I already have crypto-fixed and firmware spoofed .cias installed on my system

Which CFW should I switch to, and will I lose any of my crypto-fixed .cias? I want to use the newest firm, so I don't have to use any crypto-fixed games. Thanks in advance!
ReiNAND or CakesFW either will work. If you want you could do what I did and have Gate-Way, reiNAND, CakesFW, pastaCFW and homebrew launcher under CTRbootmanager.
 

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ReiNAND or CakesFW either will work. If you want you could do what I did and have Gate-Way, reiNAND, CakesFW, pastaCFW and homebrew launcher under CTRbootmanager.
I just want one that is stable and doesn't fill up my SD card with nonsense. I know cakes puts like 10 things on your SD.
 

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I just want one that is stable and doesn't fill up my SD card with nonsense. I know cakes puts like 10 things on your SD.
It's really not that much on your sdcard. Just payloads, firmware files, keys, patches and cfw files. I'm pretty sure they all boot pretty good and CTRbootmanager boots really fast imo.
 

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It's really not that much on your sdcard. Just payloads, firmware files, keys, patches and cfw files. I'm pretty sure they all boot pretty good and CTRbootmanager boots really fast imo.
I think I'm gonna try reinand, since some tuts mention it's faster and easier to set-up.
 

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What does this have over the normal 3.1? I was also interested in installing GBA games directly to my emunand. With this, do I have to patch any files on my NAND? I noticed the post you linked to mentioned something about it but I wasn't sure.

And how is that able to boot sysnand in 10.4 if my sysnand is only 9.2?
 

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What does this have over the normal 3.1? I was also interested in installing GBA games directly to my emunand. With this, do I have to patch any files on my NAND? I noticed the post you linked to mentioned something about it but I wasn't sure.

And how is that able to boot sysnand in 10.4 if my sysnand is only 9.2?
It doesn't, it boots ReiNAND under SysNAND rather than EmuNAND.

Use regular ReiNAND to boot into EmuNAND then upgrade EmuNAND to 10.4 via system settings. To play GBA, Install the modded AGB_Firm to both SysNAND and EmuNAND with FBI set to NAND install location. after, install games to both EmuNAND and SysNAND with FBI set to SD install location.

Crypto-fixed games you already installed will continue to play fine on EmuNAND, no need to install non Crypto-fixed ones to run on EmuNAND.
 
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It doesn't, it boots ReiNAND under SysNAND rather than EmuNAND.

Use regular ReiNAND to boot into EmuNAND then upgrade EmuNAND to 10.4 via system settings. To play GBA, Install the modded AGB_Firm to both SysNAND and EmuNAND with FBI set to NAND install location. after, install games to both EmuNAND and SysNAND with FBI set to SD install location.
Thanks for the info! One final question. When I go to update it, is there any way I can tell that I am in emunand? I noticed that the newer versions of Reinand didn't show the string in system settings. Is this fixed with this mod? Furthermore, can this mod play games like SSB? I noticed some CFW were unable to play games that had higher RAM requirements.
 

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Thanks for the info! One final question. When I go to update it, is there any way I can tell that I am in emunand? I noticed that the newer versions of Reinand didn't show the string in system settings. Is this fixed with this mod? Furthermore, can this mod play games like SSB? I noticed some CFW were unable to play games that had higher RAM requirements.

If you boot regular ReiNAND (Not the mod posted above) then check to see if the banners (icons are always visible, do not use those to verify) for homebrew and/or installed games are visible. If so, you are in EmuNAND, no doubt about it as ReiNAND does not boot into SysNAND ever.
 

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What does this have over the normal 3.1? I was also interested in installing GBA games directly to my emunand. With this, do I have to patch any files on my NAND? I noticed the post you linked to mentioned something about it but I wasn't sure.

And how is that able to boot sysnand in 10.4 if my sysnand is only 9.2?
lol a lot of your questions are answered already in that thread. If you want to use GBA cia games on emunand you need to have emu and sysnand linked. I don't like mine linked but I can still play GBA games via retroarch. You can't boot sysnand 10.4 that's silly. If you actually read the thread you would know how to boot into rei sysnand 9.2.
 

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lol a lot of your questions are answered already in that thread. If you want to use GBA cia games on emunand you need to have emu and sysnand linked. I don't like mine linked but I can still play GBA games via retroarch. You can't boot sysnand 10.4 that's silly. If you actually read the thread you would know how to boot into rei sysnand 9.2.

GBA games work unlinked if both EmuNAND and SysNAND have the patched AGB_Firm installed to NAND and the GBA games installed to SD Card. (I think I read somewhere GBA games can be run by only installing them to EmuNAND now as long as the patched AGB_Firm is on both (worth a try to save space and at worst still does not work)
 
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If you boot regular ReiNAND (Not the mod posted above) then check to see if the banners (icons are always visible, do not use those to verify) for homebrew and/or installed games are visible. If so, you are in EmuNAND, no doubt about it as ReiNAND does not boot into SysNAND ever.
What would be the purpose of installing the mod then? I mainly care about getting to 10.4 to update my games and making sure SSB and MH4 will still work within emunand. I know that CakesFW has an issue with launching SSB without a patch selected.

Also, I am nervous to update my emunand without the string in the settings application. Is that string present in the 3.1 version of ReiNAND on 10.4? I worry because sometimes emunand has booted me into my sysnand's settings application when launching from emunand.
 

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GBA games work unlinked if both EmuNAND and SysNAND have the patched AGB_Firm installed to NAND and the GBA games installed to SD Card.
Oh? Well I don't like installing anything to my sysNAND. Retroarch is great though :P

What would be the purpose of installing the mod then? I mainly care about getting to 10.4 to update my games and making sure SSB and MH4 will still work within emunand. I know that CakesFW has an issue with launching SSB without a patch selected.

Also, I am nervous to update my emunand without the string in the settings application. Is that string present in the 3.1 version of ReiNAND on 10.4? I worry because sometimes emunand has booted me into my sysnand's settings application when launching from emunand.
Why not temporarily use Gateway launcher?
 
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What would be the purpose of installing the mod then? I mainly care about getting to 10.4 to update my games and making sure SSB and MH4 will still work within emunand. I know that CakesFW has an issue with launching SSB without a patch selected.

Also, I am nervous to update my emunand without the string in the settings application. Is that string present in the 3.1 version of ReiNAND on 10.4? I worry because sometimes emunand has booted me into my sysnand's settings application when launching from emunand.

it is impossible to boot the SysNAND system settings app in EmuNAND as the NAND that is loaded is EmuNAND, not SysNAND.

EDIT: Check PM for additional help
 
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Why not both? I am running RXMode (RXtools 3.0 Beta,) Cakes, and ReiNAND. Thus far they all basically do the same thing, just slightly different features.
I personally like RXtools the most.
You can run them all using
https://gbatemp.net/threads/ctrbootmanager-3ds-boot-manager-loader-homemenuhax.398383/
Edit: I just noticed you were asking about sysNAND. I rarely install to sysNAND due to the higher risk of bricking, but when I do, I use miniPASTA
 
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