Any cfw for ds?

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    I currently use a firecard on my dslite LOL. Is there any cfw for any of the 3ds models?
     
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    The Black Pearl
    It depends on what firmware your on. Go check your OFW and report back :)
     
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    Just checked that out. I have a Firecard for my ds and I don't even know where to find info on it. I was kinda hoping for something like the 3ds cfw
     
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    Your better off just using a current DS flashcart.
     
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    Here's a real answer.
    Some time ago, there was a custom DS firmware, which cleaned things up and, I believe, removed the pictochat and DS Download Play function from the menu.
    It's been long since gone to the bitbucket.
    I've been looking into making a DS CFW, which includes the WiFi Configuration binary with a custom theme, and possibly a jumping point to a Nintendo DS Browser or other applications on a flashcart through a tag in RAM and a custom bootloader, like the Linux Kernel's cmdline memory block.

    Anyway, personal aspirations aside, I recently stumbled upon this. If you're skilled in developing or reverse engineering, these tools will help greatly.
    https://github.com/CTurt/CFW-Suite
    Note that, despite the name of a renowned 3DS dev on the project, this is for DS AND DS LITE - not 3DS.
    If you brick your DS, it's fair game. Don't toss it out - buy a new one, or pull it apart, google ppflash, and do it.
     
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    you should ask him what features he was expecting to be able to do before making it sound like a CWF on a ds/l is the second coming of jesus or something.
     
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    Hehe, DS CFWs are fun!

     
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    Technically flashcards kind of are CFW, in that they they use their own firmware to run DS roms on your DS.
    Flashme is the best one you can go with since you loss nothing other than the Health and Safety screen and gain the ability to boot into Slot-2 card DS-Mode without a PassME.
    But there's also a few other CFW's for the DS, but they aren't very useful.
    http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/other-files/download-creebome-beta-2-f29609.html
    http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/other-files/download-fwnitro-1-6c-f29596.html
    http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/other-files/download-hbfirmware-090807-f29610.html
     
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    I'm answering the question, not just for the OP, but for anyone who may come across this thread from a search or something.

    Whoa, nice. Custom firmware in general, is fun. :D

    Games which load from the card replace the firmware's GUI program in memory, but the SDK builtins, hardware drivers and system management code are still resident in firmware, and called upon by the running cart.

    Finally, it may not be necessary to overwrite the firmware at all. The classic R4DS chip bypasses the firmware and automatically launches its menu program, which can be swapped out with a custom application which is larger, much safer, and a lot more flexible, than a program injected into the DS's firmware.

    I'm interested, because I want to make a custom GUI and boot animation based off of the original firmware, with a few added features. It'll take a bit of hex and assembler work, but I'm bored enough. :)
     
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    Be careful thinking along those lines as a lot of that was handled instead by the entirely separate read only/unalterable BIOSes. The firmware is more limited to some wifi settings, some calibration (touch, temperature) and user date (name, birthday, colour, whether you use the GBA on the top or bottom screen, alarm time...) and technically the wifi can be handled externally -- the DSOrganize homebrew had extra wifi settings stored on the flash cart. http://problemkaputt.de/gbatek.htm#dsfirmwarewificalibrationdata has more on firmware, for the BIOS then http://problemkaputt.de/gbatek.htm#biosfunctions
    I don't know what the minimums will be for commercial games, though when I was playing with some of the language forcing cheats for various games then it not encountering something it expected could send it through a loop (literally) so I imagine you probably do want to bounce some fake settings for it in there, even if your end user can not change them. Various GBA flash carts actually had things like this -- at times the old EZ4 DS mode would use windirt (the head of the company) as the name regardless of user settings.

    Anyway Crystal the Glaceon linked the other non flashme DS custom firmwares. https://web.archive.org/web/20150812074913/http://fwnitro.caitsith2.net/ has a tiny bit more on fwnitro.
     
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    I used FlashMe on my old DS lite all those years ago so i didn't have to use PassMe every time i wanted homebrew.

    But DS custom firmware is made redundant my flashcards now. Theres no point in modifying firmware these days