Frankenfirmware ?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Xyphoseos, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Xyphoseos
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    Xyphoseos Hack or no games

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    Hello ! I want know exactly, what is a Frankenfirmware ? Thank ^^
     
  2. Queno138

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    It's what happens when there's a mix of files from different firmwares, like how Frankenstein is a mix of different body parts.

    Most common example is unintentional partial downgrades,
    resulting in System firmware appearing to be 9.2, but unable to use any homebrew or entry hax.

    I think a lesser known example might refer to people who purposely downgrade certain parts of their firmware,
    such as reverting flashcart whitelist FW1.
     
  3. koffieleut

    koffieleut GBAtemp Fan

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    A firmware with some missing features like browser.
    I don't hope that you have that problem? You can recognize this with the firmware number where the last nr is strangely low like 11.0.0.4
     
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  4. Xyphoseos
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    Xyphoseos Hack or no games

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    I thought that :P

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    that is a frankenfirmware too ?
     
  5. tbb043

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    Frankenstein is a doctor. Frankenstein's monster is a mix of body parts.</pedantic>
     
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  6. proflayton123

    proflayton123 Sakura思い

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    Example; updating from a cart beyond >9.9 as you'll have a dummy/not functional browser and have yours system settings end in 00
     
  7. Quantumcat

    Quantumcat Dead and alive

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    This isn't a frankenfirmware, as it arises naturally. Frankenfirmware is what @Queno138 described.
     
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  8. nl255

    nl255 GBAtemp Addict

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    A frankenfirmware can also be made deliberately by updating the browser and possibly other modules (nver, cver, friends module, etc) without doing a system update. Not as common nowadays since ctr-httpwn was released but it could come in handy for Gateway users to have a frankenfirmware emunand assuming there is a way to change the minimum nfirm required for the NS and friends modules (and I have a feeling there is).
     
    Last edited by nl255, Apr 6, 2017
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