should I get the sky 3ds with my new 3dsxl?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by CJL18, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. CJL18

    CJL18 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 4, 2007
    United States
    I already have a 3ds xl with gateway are there any advantages having a new 3ds with gateway than a old 3ds?
  2. dkabot

    dkabot Better With Others' Systems Than Their Own

    Sep 9, 2014
    United States
    If you get a Sky and the N3DS FW is <= 9.2, said Sky can act as the Cubic Ninja to launch GW for EmuNAND (or other homebrew).
    You could also get a normal copy of CN.

    Of course, CN exploits and Gateway won't work above 9.2 while Sky's normal ROM prowess will. Depends on what you want to do.

    Edit: Advantages... aside from N3DS games which either Sky or GW can launch, none in particular thus far. The O3DS currently wins in that it can run 4.5 and EmuNAND up to 9.6 without a GW (though I believe a 9.6 EmuNAND can't run CIAs currently)
  3. xile6

    xile6 GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 15, 2006
    United States
    simple break down.

    N3ds for n3ds only games and better play for some games like zelda mm. (because of the c-stick)
    The bad is you have to get a first wave one in order to get a low firmware like 9.0 or 9.2

    Gateway is more for homebrew and it supports alot of games off the bad (cia eshop, drag and drop adding)

    Sky3ds is mainly for playing retail games. The great thing about it is it works on all firmwares.
  4. Osmosis

    Osmosis Accidents Happen. Don't be one of them.

    Dec 20, 2014
    United States
    Mostly to play N3DS games without having to worry about updates or firmware. Check the forums for the infamous UPC code list if you want a 9.2 or less firmware.

    Although the DSTwoPlus seems right around the corner... Not even sure if I want a Gateway or Sky3DS at this point when I could just use the DSTwoPlus. We'll have to wait and see.

    Stick to the Sky3DS.