What 3DS is the best for homebrew?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by josh87402, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. josh87402
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    I just lost my 3DS, yes the original one, with a considerably low version, perfect for homebrew, so now that I have no choice but to buy another 3DS, could anyone tell me what model is best suitable for homebrew? New 3DS?, XL? Bundle? I'd be grateful if someone took the time to go here and clarify me what model is best suitable for any kinda homebrew or CFW even
     
  2. Yangarang

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    Best for cfw: firmware 9.2 or below, since N3DS is getting 9.6+ emunand support, it doesn't matter anymore if you get a New or Old 3DS
    Best for homebrew in general: any 3ds at the moment
    Best for emulators: New 3DS, doesn't matter if it's XL/LL or standard
    Best for hardmodding: Old 3DS XL/LL
    If you get bundles that came out before a certain time I'm sure they come with a lower firmware, which would be good for cfw
    That's all I can think of off the top of my head, hope it helps!
     
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    I purchased a N3DS just for the better homebrew performance. Especially in emulators it's really noticable.
     
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    N3DS has gotten 9.6+ emunand support! :D
     
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    I stand corrected! Thanks for letting me know
     
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    Thanks a lot ppl! I guess the best choice here is getting the NN3DS right? Can I still access some Homebrew and stuff with it?
     
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    You can do everything with it, just make sure it comes with 9.2 or lower.
     
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    Does this one work? [​IMG]
     
  9. Pacheko17

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    Probably. I don't really know much about the N3DS but that looks like one of the older ones. So, if it's not used, there is a high chance it's 9.2.
     
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    The chance of getting a 9.2< new3DS are low.
    Anyways, you can just downgrade now so it does not matter. The easiest way: <9.2.
    The not-so-easy-but-possible way: <10.3... Every 3DS at the moment because 10.4 is not even released. ;)
     
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    N3DS is your best choice since it's very strong and have better in amloast everything. Amloast everything with 3DS stuff supports N3DS and often runs better there. You don't have to make sure it's <9.2 since it's possible to downgrade, and even if an patch soon would come then it would take a while before the N3DSes in store have 10.4 :)
     
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    You probably already have your answer, but I'll put my opinion in.

    I sold my o3DS a while ago and a friend let me use his o3DS until recently when I bought myself a n3DSXL on 9.5.

    From there, I downgraded using Sysupdater to 9.2 and from there I installed what I wanted.

    If you're big into getting the best performance out of your 3DS, the n3DS is great. Using a NTR plugin for increased performance in laggy games that don't utilize the n3DS hardware and other goodies (Like .CIA Emulators) you're able to use a n3DS in ways an o3DS just wouldn't cut it.

    Edit: Also, the browser is pretty nice.
     
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