Masking Activity

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Ooka, May 30, 2017.

  1. Ooka
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    Is anyone aware of any other CFW that may be working on masking your online activity for things such as the activity feed?

    I'm also curious what other active CFW options there are so I can move from Luma. I know of Cakes and Corbenik, but any others?

    EDIT: Found this, so ignore the second question: https://gbatemp.net/threads/faq-what-cfw-is-best-for-me.428509/
     
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    Well a long time ago I made some spoofed homebrew apps disguised as legit games with matching titleID etc, seeing as its unknown exactly what causes the bans if you want to try play it safe I would say repacking any homebrew you use to appear as a legit game, or at least use the TitleID of a legit game so any beedback to Nintendo wouldn't be showing up with invalid titleID's

    But who knows at this point for all we know nintendo might checking "installed" titles against their server side "purchased" list but not having invalid titleID's being broadcast would be a start to trying to hide your activities
     
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    Exactly my thinking, masking the games might not prevent detection but it certainly couldn't hurt, and the Luma devs have expressed their disinterest in such a feature. So looking at my other options.
     
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    An alternative would be to use a game exploit like Oothax instead of CIAs. That way it should show up in the activity log as whatever game you used, instead of an illegitimate title id.
     
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    It's not too hard to repack games now using an alternate titleID especially if it's open source, normally it's just a matter of changing the rsf picking a valid titleID for a game you would probably never ever choose to legitimately install and compile the app

    Again no guarantee this would do anything at all to prevent bans, but I personally see no harm in doing it, it's at least one possible flag avoided

    Yeah that could work in some cases, but not every app/homebrew is available in .3dsx format
     
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