Boot9strap updated to 1.4

After 5 years a new update for Boot9strap is available. This is what allows Boot9/Boot11 code execution on your 3DS so we are able to run unsigned code. You are able to update it with SafeB9SInstaller, with instructions below. Maybe in the eyes of Nintendo the 3DS is dead, it shows that its still alive in the homebrew community's eyes.

https://github.com/SciresM/boot9strap/releases

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what got updated:-
Boot9/Boot11 code execution.

  • Boots around 0.25s to 0.4s faster
  • Size halved, now under 16KB
  • If the ntrboot combo (X+Start+Select) is held, or if either FIRM file is corrupt, the notification LEDwill display the following:
    • SD FIRM successfully loaded: green
    • SD FIRM missing, CTRNAND FIRM successfully loaded: yellow
    • SD FIRM corrupt, CTRNAND FIRM successfully loaded: orange
    • SD FIRM missing, CTRNAND FIRM also missing: white
    • SD FIRM missing, CTRNAND FIRM corrupt: magenta
    • SD FIRM corrupt, CTRNAND FIRM also corrupt: red
    • in addition to the above, the LED will blink if it is actually a ntrboot boot
  • Ability to dump boot9/boot11/otp removed (recent Luma commits auto-backup otp.bin anyway). It's also how such improvments could be made in the first place
  • (∩ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)⊃━☆゚

Use SafeB9SInstaller to update it.

https://github.com/d0k3/SafeB9SInstaller/releases

  1. Download boot9strap-1.4.zip and unpack it's content into a folder called boot9strap at the root of your SD card.
  2. Then, put SafeB9SInstaller for your 3DS sd card and unpack SafeB9SInstaller.firm to /luma/payloads/ on your SD card.
  3. When everything's done, boot your console with start, select SafeB9SInstaller.firm and follow the instructions on screen.
 

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I didn't know the LED could even display half those colors.

What exactly is the point to booting b9s via ntrboot? If you do ntrboot->b9s->Luma, does that mean you can get all the benefits of CFW without having to irreversibly mod the console? If you do ntrboot->b9s->Godmode9, can you dump boot9.bin? (I know ntrboot->Godmode9 is missing that functionality.)

Is OTP necessary for anything anymore?
CTGP - 7 has a feature when upon entering the 3rd lap on any rainbow road the notification led will blink rainbow for a few seconds.
 

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I didn't know the LED could even display half those colors.

What exactly is the point to booting b9s via ntrboot? If you do ntrboot->b9s->Luma, does that mean you can get all the benefits of CFW without having to irreversibly mod the console? If you do ntrboot->b9s->Godmode9, can you dump boot9.bin? (I know ntrboot->Godmode9 is missing that functionality.)

Is OTP necessary for anything anymore?
CTGP - 7 has a feature where upon starting the third lap on any rainbow road track, the notification LED will blink rainbow.
 
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I never tried fastboot, is it just a modified version of B9S with faster booting? Lol
I just reverted back to fastboot. not really faster booting, but you have more control over how to boot different .firm. I only have 3, with open_agb_firm being my third with the obvious godmode and luma. you can map these to any button you want (using L myself for open_agb_firm and default for the other two).
 

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I just reverted back to fastboot. not really faster booting, but you have more control over how to boot different .firm. I only have 3, with open_agb_firm being my third with the obvious godmode and luma. you can map these to any button you want (using L myself for open_agb_firm and default for the other two).
As a normal end user, what benefits are there in being more flexible about which .firm you're booting?
 

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Somehow I completely missed everything about Fastboot when that dropped. Considering I haven't been using it and haven't felt like I've been missing out on anything, it probably just makes sense to upgrade my B9S here to get that ever so slightly faster load time.

Edit: just upgraded, man it couldn't be easier or more painless to make such an upgrade now. Anyone remember how stressful and complex first installing Arm9LoaderHax was? We've come a long way lol. Also, the improved load times are definitely noticeable, I mean it's not like anything took too long to begin with, but they still boot up faster all the same, this is a great update!
 
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Any real reason to run this over Fastboot 3ds or vice versa? The GM9 GitHub has Fastboot as the recommended loader, but I know the guide still has B9S so just wondering if there was something I missed as to why this is getting support over FB
I'm an A9LH day 1 loyalist who migrated over to Boot9Strap. What the hell is Fastboot?
 

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I just upgraded my boot9strap to 1.4, and now all I get is a black screen, with the 3ds turned on. This is a gen. 1 3ds, from release, or in other words, an o3ds. What do I need to do to fix this? Thanks.
 

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I just upgraded my boot9strap to 1.4, and now all I get is a black screen, with the 3ds turned on. This is a gen. 1 3ds, from release, or in other words, an o3ds. What do I need to do to fix this? Thanks.
Can you boot into godmode or Luma config?
 
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