Hacking Improving CFW Loading via DS Profile Exploit

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Hi,

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:
http://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial...r-firmware-to-cfw-4-5-without-gateway.378371/ for the CFW, and standard downgrade tuts from GW.

  • This CFW is pretty unstable and booting only rarely because of multithread and ARM11 injection bullshits if I'm not wrong.
  • This CFW is patching basic signature checks, redirecting NAND, and injecting an am:net server code if L button is pressed. That's why it is called a CFW.

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? :)

Thanks
 

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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.
 

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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 it....it is what it is
 

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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: https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-truth-behind-the-leaked-cfw-cia-installer.373472/page-2

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

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