Help me understand the scene?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Azevedoxx, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. Azevedoxx
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    Hey guys.

    Background:
    So, some years ago, i was a very regular lurker and up to date with the cfw new etc. But since rxtools 2.6, i stopped playing and following the 3ds scene because of work and school. Now, i wanna know what's been going on since then now that i'm back to play it a little because of pokemon S&M.

    Request:
    If some of you got the time and patience, a brief history on what the scene achieved since then and which cfw the average user is using would be really appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    proflayton123 Undeclared Shitposter 2.1

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    RxTools died off, became inferior to the know known Luma3DS previously called AuReiNAND, A9LH is the master race of hax, GW has an inferior cheat menu to NTR (jk) wha else do you wan to know?
     
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    proflayton123 Undeclared Shitposter 2.1

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    MenuHax is now a lot inferior with having the MenuHax + EmuNAND set up, with A9LH you can use SysNAND without needing a EmuNAND on the sd partition. Saves space, quicker boot time, 100% boot rate, 99.9% able to unbrick yourself (from soft brick, not BSOD)


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    Here's the scene's entire history
     
  5. Azevedoxx
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    thanks guys, so i should be looking to move to luma3ds then
     
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    Also AL9H also if you want instant boot rate, making it easy to recover a brick and no need for emunand. I actually don't know if I can link the guide so just google "3ds al9h guide" it'll probably be the first link.
     
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    Don't forget about being able to play DS homebrew and DS download play demos without a flashcart.
     
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    RXTools is dead more or less because Cakes and ReiNAND were better, and they traded a lot of stuff between whatever they made together, into two different CFW's.
    Then AuroraWright took ReiNand and forked it into her own project - until it was just so beyond original ReiNand it is it's own CFW respectively so, and I think Rei is not working so hard on ReiNand anymore anyway, be it because AuroraWright's originally AuReiNand, Now "Luma3DS" efforts.

    So tons of CFW improvements happend, with N3DS support too, we got some KEEEYSSS, N3DS support became REALLY good, better GBA support, better support for games like Smash and Monster Hunter 4 which are weird for Original 3DS as they reboot into extended memory layout mode disabling browser and Miiverse etc.

    Then came Arm9LoaderHax - this is to put it simply, installing a purposefully corrupted and payloaded FIRM into your system so you end up loading your own code - with Arm9 privileges, right on the boot - and 100% of the time. A9LH not being a CFW, but being a loader for a CFW killed off menuhax setups, and even EmuNAND, since you can do all the CFW goodness on your SysNAND now. You are booting to CFW first and foremost after all, if you install A9LH.

    Plailect guide is best one to follow. The hard part is to figure out what things you do not need, and what not. This is actually the aspect dislike most about the guide; It is written for the perspective of doing it all for the first time, and it has someone's personal best picks for everything. Meanwhile I been doing old things for friends and so on, and to myself. The guide is still best place for up-to-date info but it is somewhat of challenge to get what I need and what I can just discard. I do not need to inject FBI or anything for one example, on a setup where emunand already has had it all and still will keep it after I transition the emunand into sysnand. Which is another thing I just need to know how to do since the guide is not written with that in mind anymore.

    That said, it still is the best source, just have to figure out the parts that you want to do and parts you already have solutions done for, and then the few other things you may need a separate guide for, or to ask someone straight about, maybe even in this thread.

    But yeah:
    First different CFW's made different kinds of advancements all around.
    Then Arm9LoaderHax was released, making it into holy grail of 3DS hacking, we now have permanently installed a loader in boot time for 3DS that will give CFW on boot.
    Also some revelations on... Naughty stuff came about as people realized we can make a database for tickets and... Basically download eShop content with them. There now exists a QR generator on a 3DS ticket database site where you can choose a title, any title or DLC, generate QR code and download it through scanning the QR code with FBI. FBI now is MUCH nicer software with expanded functionality than it was back in RXtools days. The QR installations are also great tools for homebrew developers and there overall is less and less need to take out the SD card from your console or accessing SDcard management in 3DS. Luma 3DS has had unofficial updater apps you can install right on your home screen so even updating the currently most accepted CFW can be done right within the console, over any Wifi connection, again no need for pulling out the SD and doing it manually with your PC and all that.
    There also is a app called FreeShop that more or less is alternative eShop that through the power of said ticket collection, can get you loads of game downloads, updates or straight-from-eshop DLC downloads without screwing your existing... Less than stellar DLC installations in official eShop's eyes.

    so ultimate TL;DR:
    Shit's insane yo. I came in with the gold rush of downgrades and that ushered a lot of the CFW development forward too. I had to keep up updating all of this a lot and I been a user of all, RXtools(for VERY short while), ReiNand, Cakes (MidKid is still my GBAwaifu do not ever violate him), and now Luma3DS. It is CRAZY to think what we are doing with our 3DS's on halloween 2016, vs. christmas 2015. Heck, the downgrade craze came about in march of this year, not even close a full year ago.