Acronym buster?

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  1. markmcrobie
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    Is there anywhere that tells me what all the acronyms involved with 3DS hacking mean?

    OTP?
    CIA?
    CTRNAND?
    NAND?
    ARM?

    etc etc

    Thanks!
     
  2. Aletron9000

    Aletron9000 3DS Master

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    3DS ARM9 CPU
    One Time Programmable (or Password, not sure which)

    CTR Importable Archive

    CTRNAND is just the 3ds main nand

    NAND is just something people store os on.

    ARM is Advanced RISC Machines
     
  3. markmcrobie
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    Thanks, so what is CTR? And TWLNAND?
     
  4. Aletron9000

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    that is still a mystery. It is kind of like how NX = Nintendo switch, but for the 3ds.

    So, CTR = 3ds

    TWL = Twilight. It was the code for DSi. So TWLNAND contains the dsiware stuff that is used when launching ds games
     
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    CTR stands for Citra, the codename for the 3DS (but I don't know what's the codename for the DSi...)
    And the codename for the N3DS is Kontrolle (that's why the serial on N3DS exclusive games like Xenoblade 3D start with KTR)
    And the codename for the DS (lite) is Nitro (NTR, not the same as the CFW)

    EDIT: The codename for the DSi is Twilight (and that's why is TWL)

    EDIT 2: I did some research and I got some names wrong, which are now fixed :)
     
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    3DS ARM9 CPU
    DSI is TWL = Twilight
     
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    CTR is an abbreviation of the 3DS's codename. When you see CTR, think 3DS. CTRNAND is the NAND partition for the main 3DS software.

    Same with TWL, except TWL refers to the DSi. So TWLNAND is the partition of NAND used by DS/DSi mode.

    NAND by the way refers to a type of flash memory. When used in the context of the 3DS, it refers to the internal memory chip.
     
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    I edited my post at the same moment you quoted me the answer xD
     
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