Improving CFW Loading via DS Profile Exploit

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by leerz, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. leerz

    leerz GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 11, 2015

    This discussion is devoted for the CFW boot success rate,

    I have a weird occurrence where the ds profile exploit often doesn't work (like 1 in 5)
    I'm not sure if this is normal, but the tuts seem to claim that it is,

    --edit-edit-- The From much reading, there seem to be no issue with the DS Profile exploit, instead the actual loading of the CFW

    what are your thoughts to improve the hitrate?

    my fw is a downgraded 4.3u from 9.2u, I've used this guide: for the CFW, and standard downgrade tuts from GW.

    the need to reload often is inevitable esp. if you are converting a lot of your dumps to .cia and testing if they work with tricks such as (fw spoof etc and region free).

    Improving the hit rate of the CFW load will surely be awesome.

    What are your thoughts? :)

  2. viral777

    viral777 mecha connoisseur

    Oct 19, 2009
    United States
    yeah, I had this happen last night. I was like whoa and got a little worried, but all was good.
  3. Vappy

    Vappy GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    May 23, 2012
    It's well known that the CFW is unreliable for booting. It's an unfortunate side effect of one of the exploits they use. It was fixed, but only for the still-private version.
  4. satanicangel

    satanicangel GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 15, 2010
    Well "free" solution often comes with a price.
  5. gamesquest1

    gamesquest1 Nabnut

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    Sep 23, 2013
    yep its one of those "you get what you pay for" situations........basically the cfw was a very early build from some scene hackers for their own private work........someone got hold of a copy of their old work and leaked it, it was never meant to be publicly released, so it was never really designed to be public friendly

    afaik nobody is working on it and the original dev was not happy it was leaked, so i doubt there will be any real improvement for is what it is
  6. leerz

    leerz GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 11, 2015
    Thanks for all your replies

    it definitely cleared most things up, and I understand it now.

    sadly I've only done RE for windows programs. (remove naggies :P ), and a few ps3 automation scripts (cfw related also) but that's a different story.

    from here on 3ds stuff, I'm still clueless, I'm currently re-reading the thread:

    btw, I thought Palatine removed the network calls, does the boot.bin still need to load the assets from govanify xml page?
  7. aos10

    aos10 Fairy Princess

    Apr 10, 2012
    Saudi Arabia
    i am on 4.2 U downgraded from 9.2
    and emynand GW 9.4

    what should i do ?
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