Help Updating CFW and NATIVE_FIRM

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  1. Kyouken
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    It's been a while since I've really delved into the 3DS hacking scene, and while I try to keep up-to-date on what's what, I haven't been able to find a concrete answer about this.

    Where do I go about getting any NATIVE_FIRM for use with custom firmware? Is that something I need to get from Ninty's servers with 3DNUS, or do I need to search around for the exact file?

    My plan is to get that to use with the CFW I have now, CakesFW. Swapdoodle decided not to work and I assume that's because I don't have the latest NATIVE_FIRM with CakesFW loaded despite that my N3DS is on 11.2.
     
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    Bumping this since it's been about a day and no responses yet...
     
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    Thank you for your response; though since my understanding of the whole NATIVE_FIRM thing was wrong and that CFW uses the installed one, what's up with Swapdoodle? It doesn't get past the Nintendo 3DS logo. Isn't that because it needs a newer NATIVE_FIRM to run? Or is my understanding wrong there as well?

    I'm using CakesFW, by the way, and since it's still active, I'd like not to move to Luma3DS.
     
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    http://gbatemp.net/threads/faq-what-cfw-is-best-for-me.428509/#dormant Cakes is not active like it use too.
    Swapdoodle likely needs an updated firm. I told you about a9lh + luma because you stated you want to get up to date. Luma + a9lh is a great setup for most and if you want more the a9lh + Corbenik is best.
     
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    Ah, I was afraid of that... I suppose I'll make the switch to Corbenik, at least. I won't have to worry about updating my NATIVE_FIRM file with that I guess. Thank you again. That will do it.
     
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    You can use the 11.0 NATIVE_FIRM on CakesFW. I was able to find mine on that iso site.
     
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    I didn't realize that. That will give me some time before I make the switch, then. Thank you.
     
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    I do suggest if you are using A9LH to switch to Corbenik instead of Luma3DS. Corbenik is a CakesFW inspired CFW that runs very much like CakesFW.
     
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    I remember reading so in the thread you had made, and after xtheman166 mentioned that it (and Luma if I understood correctly) uses the sysNAND version's NATIVE_FIRM, that seems like the best idea for me. Is there a thread for all the different bytecode patches that exist/have been made for it?
     
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    Luma3DS does use the NATIVE_FIRM of the sysNAND, meaning it's basically always up to date with the NATIVE_FIRM.
    All of the bytecode for Corbenik are included with the main download.
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/corbenik-another-cfw-for-advanced-users-with-bytecode-patches.429612/
    But there is a nightly build with more up to date patches
    https://github.com/chaoskagami/skeith
     
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    Grah, keelhaul it all; looks like Swapdoodle requires the latest NATIVE_FIRM. Thanks the for the links - I will check them out. I appreciate all of your help!
     
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    I'm using Cakes CFW too and if i update to this new CFW this means losing all of my games and saves right?

    and for installation do i need to remove the Cakes CFW or can i install Luma and A9LH over it?
     
  14. xtheman

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    You never lose anything when updating CFW. You install a9lh over it.
     
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    great!
    i just need to follow the guide you posted then?
     
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    Yes you would just follow the first thing I linked and you will get A9LH + Luma3ds setup