Reinand or CakesFW for N3DS on 9.2 sysnand?

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  1. xxbilxx
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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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    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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    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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    Luckkill4u 4 guys in a car ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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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.
     
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    I think I'm gonna try reinand, since some tuts mention it's faster and easier to set-up.
     
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    Luckkill4u 4 guys in a car ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    Then I'd try out ReiNand Mod [O3DS/N3DS/SysNAND]
     
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Oh? Well I don't like installing anything to my sysNAND. Retroarch is great though :P

    Why not temporarily use Gateway launcher?
     
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    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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    okay... whatever you say. So is there any issue using Reinand 3.1 Official to play games like SSB?
     
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    Nope, they run fine. Also check PM, what I sent you will help to make sure you know for a fact your in EmuNAND
     
  19. brkun

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    No.