what can i do with an N3DS on FW < 9.2?

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  1. reiyu
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    bunch of questions, sorry if they're too much:

    - can i install CFW like on o3DS?
    - can emunand go to 9.9?
    - if emunand can't go to 9.9, is there any way to spoof firmware and access the eshop?
    - i'm more familiar using RXTools and FBI on o3DS, is there a similar one for n3DS?

    thanks!
     


  2. Xenon Hacks

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    Yes you can use CFW like rxTools/Pasta CFW/CakeFW/ReiNand
    Emunand goes up to 9.5.0-23
    You can use freemultipatcher.cia to get on the eShop
    its the same either way though you should be using BigBlueMenu for CIA installations
     
  3. reiyu
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    any risks of ban when using .cias?

    also isn't RXTools only for o3DS? is there one for n3DS now?
     
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    Why isn't it possible to go beyond emuNAND 9.5 on N3DS?
     
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    The keys were changed starting from 9.6+ on the New 3DS and there is no way to get them.
     
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    Why can't they patch it to use the old keys like they did with the ps3 CFW's?
     
  8. Xenon Hacks

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    If I remember the PS3 had a very deep exploit pre 3.55 that allowed people to grab the keys from the console itself but the New 3DS does not actually have the keys on it. Also the keys for an Old 3ds and New 3DS are different.
     
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    So there aren't any possibilities to see 9.6+ emuNAND support (unless a kernel exploit is found)?
     
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    Either that or someone breaks into Nintendo HQ.
     
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  11. reiyu
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    correct me if i'm wrong, but pasta installs .cias to sysnand, yes? also if yes, is there any danger to it?
     
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    It puts you into a signature patched Sysnand so yes you CAN install CIA's to sysnand using FBI/BigBlueMenu which is what I do since to me Emunand is semi useless since I have a hard mod.
     
  13. reiyu
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    so without a hardmod, would the emunand still be useless? as i can see for myself with my limited knowledge, it is. also any danger installing directly to sysnand?

    also another thing, bigbluemenu vs FBI, i've used FBI before and am familiar with it, is bigbluemenu any better?
     
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    BigBlueMenu (titlemanager) is a million times better also unless you mess with system titles like downgrading or modifying system titles LIKE agb_firm there is little to no chance of bricking but if you're not sure or are new just stick with Emunand.
     
  15. reiyu
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    does the beta RXTools include pasta code as well just like the o3DS counterpart? if so, is there a reason to use pasta cfw still?

    sorry for all the questions. i just want to make sure i don't get a brick and/or ban.
     
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    Everything from Pasta has already been ported to rxtools. I would stay away until it is complete just use Pasta CFW and not mess with system files you won't brick any CIA that does not get installed into your actual Nand can be installed.

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    Make a Nand backup using gateway if you can.
     
  17. reiyu
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    for your personal preference, what would you use between pasta, cake, and reinand? and why?
     
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    Pasta its simple to use Cake is being implemented into rxTools and Reinand is a little buggy.
     
  19. reiyu
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    i guess i'll take pasta! thanks for all your help! :)

    one more thing, if i do get an 8.1, do i need to update to 9.2 first or can i just keep it at 8.1?
     
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    8.1 has issues since you wont have a way to update to 9.2 avoid it all costs (this only applies to New 3DS's).