sky3ds vs gateway/O3DS vs N3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by blinkzane, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. blinkzane
    OP

    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

    Member
    730
    223
    Jul 24, 2012
    United States
    Florida
    I have a gateway for my old 3ds xl so I know how gateway works, but would it be better to go ahead and get a sky3ds cart and buy a new N3ds because I dont want to get rid of my old xl but I dont want to risk buying a N3DS and it being above 9.2. responses? scenarios?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Xenon Hacks

    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    7,051
    3,368
    Nov 13, 2014
    United States
    Sell the XL get a gateway and new 3ds while you can. Use this thread as reference https://gbatemp.net/threads/n3ds-xl-firmware-by-version-number.381479/ to find a New 3ds on 9.0-9.2 at stores like walmart and target.
    Worst case scenario you have bad luck 3 times and get your money back in store. if they ask why you want too see the boxes just tell them some 3ds's are being sold with better screens in them and you want the best model but the only way to know is by checking first hand.
     
    blinkzane likes this.
  3. alantgw

    alantgw Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    83
    23
    Dec 1, 2014
    Hong Kong
    AFAIK you can check the serial number of the package box to see if it is >9.2
    Why spending more for another flashcart while you have already had one
     
    Xenon Hacks likes this.
  4. usernametaken

    usernametaken GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,249
    345
    May 13, 2015
    United States
    Best bet would be to search for a N3ds on 9.2 or 9.0 using the Serial / Firmware guide. Only get a Sky3ds as a last resort imo; avoid at all cost. :P
     
  5. cocoPika

    cocoPika GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    205
    19
    Dec 2, 2014
    Canada
    sky can support the 9.8, also region free, and work on cias, homebrew, Eshop on 4.0-9.2
     
    Last edited by cocoPika, Jun 10, 2015
  6. usernametaken

    usernametaken GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,249
    345
    May 13, 2015
    United States
    What?
     
  7. guitarheroknight

    guitarheroknight 1.6180339887

    Member
    2,452
    2,153
    Nov 9, 2014
    Croatia
    Grand Line
    It does not "work on cias". For it to be able to work with .cia files you would need a firmware of 9.2 and bellow which is GW/CFW compatible btw soo no one in their right minds would choose Sky over those two.
     
  8. kurodax

    kurodax GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    132
    34
    May 29, 2015
    I choose sky3ds over those two.
    I buy my own e shop game, themes, ... I want my N3ds as legit as possible so i just bought sky3ds to test the game is worth buying or not.
     
  9. Ericzander

    Ericzander I used hax to get yellow name

    pip Reporter
    1,500
    1,445
    Feb 28, 2014
    United States
    Grand Line
    *snort*
    What? See, this is the stuff that confuses the crap out of people here. That is not true about Sky.
     
  10. guitarheroknight

    guitarheroknight 1.6180339887

    Member
    2,452
    2,153
    Nov 9, 2014
    Croatia
    Grand Line
    Sure ;)
     
    Joe88 likes this.
  11. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,537
    21,496
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    You can run a CFW alongside a Sky3DS very easily, there's nothing confusing about it.
     
  12. guitarheroknight

    guitarheroknight 1.6180339887

    Member
    2,452
    2,153
    Nov 9, 2014
    Croatia
    Grand Line
    The point was the guy above said that Sky supports 9.8 and is able to run .cia files.
     
    mech likes this.
  13. usernametaken

    usernametaken GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,249
    345
    May 13, 2015
    United States
    Doesn't cfw only work on systems running 9.2 or lower FW? Which would make buying a Sky3ds in the first place pointless.

    But yeah, saying Sky3ds can use .cias, homebrew & even region free (to an extent) is pretty misleading. I include region free only because it's not apart of Sky3ds, but rather something sky3ds can make use of from another persons work.
     
  14. gamesquest1

    gamesquest1 Nabnut

    Member
    14,119
    9,455
    Sep 23, 2013
    *for someone who reads stuff properly, which is pretty rare on the internet, even i mostly just skim stuff sometimes......how many times did we see "so gateway update supports 6.x so i bought it and its not working HALP!".....if someone was on 9.2 or lower it would be better to go with pasta or gateway.....i suppose if they have a second 3DS on 9.3+ then sky3DS might be a good investment, but really saying stuff like "sky3ds supports cia installs and 9.8" in the same sentence will probably confuse a lot of the usual victims who rush to buy and first ask questions later.

    but for the OP i would suggest he just looks for a 9.2 or lower system and gets hold of a copy of CN/ocarina of time fore a few mins to downgrade MSET and use his gateway on the n3DS and his o3DS, if he is familiar with the setup and is used to it, really GW is still the best option for the n3DS, cartless bootup via MSET, emunand, xenoblade (which is probably one of the only real draws to the n3DS atm)
     
  15. Ericzander

    Ericzander I used hax to get yellow name

    pip Reporter
    1,500
    1,445
    Feb 28, 2014
    United States
    Grand Line
    Yes there is. You can run CFW provided you're firmware 9.2 or below. Which, honestly, kind of defeats the purpose of getting a Sky. Also, can Sky run .cia files alone? No, no it can't. His post was very misleading.
     
  16. blinkzane
    OP

    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

    Member
    730
    223
    Jul 24, 2012
    United States
    Florida
    I could care less what money I spend lol, but thanks for all the responses guys!
     
  17. Ericzander

    Ericzander I used hax to get yellow name

    pip Reporter
    1,500
    1,445
    Feb 28, 2014
    United States
    Grand Line
    In that case, would you mind buying me a PS4?
     
  18. usernametaken

    usernametaken GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,249
    345
    May 13, 2015
    United States
    If that's the case, you can easily get a confirmed 9.2 or 9.0 N3ds off ebay ranging from ~$280-350 on average, then just stick with the superior Gateway. :P
     
  19. blinkzane
    OP

    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

    Member
    730
    223
    Jul 24, 2012
    United States
    Florida
    Yeah I was actually thinking about doing that but how reliable are those sellers?

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Yeah! just send me your first and last name, home address, and credit card info for proof of identification ;] hahaha.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Nice, I like the new automerge posts thingy
     
  20. usernametaken

    usernametaken GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,249
    345
    May 13, 2015
    United States
    Of course it varies from seller to seller, but so long as you read the full description and the seller has a good feedback record it's pretty safe. Ebays return policy tends to favor the buyer anyways.

    Bought my N3ds off ebay w/o a problem. :)
     
    blinkzane likes this.