miniCIA Beta

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by zoogie, Feb 26, 2016.

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  1. zoogie
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    This program aims to be an easier & less intrusive way to install your 1st CIA for CFW (an alternative to FBI injection). The CIA in question is the latest FBI.cia release as of Feb 25, 2016. Greets to steveice10 for that and the app_install function.

    Requirements:
    -a 9.0-9.2 old/new 3ds or 2ds
    -menuhax 2.x pre-installed
    -clean 9.2 sysnand. no emunand or a9loaderhax.


    Beta
    Instructions (windows):
    1. With your PC, drop the miniCIA folder to the ROOT of your 3ds's sd card. *NOT* the 3DS folder.
    2. Click inside the miniCIA folder and run batch script 1, 2, then 3. Not all at once of course, lol.

    Instructions (linux/mac):
    1. Backup your existing boot.3dsx and menuhax_padcfg.bin files somewhere.
    2. From the miniCIA folder, drop the boot.3dsx, boot.cia, and menuhax_padcfg.bin on your 3ds sd card root.
    3. Run the 3ds, it should reboot then install boot.cia (FBI). Don't press any buttons unless it tells you too.
    4. Now the FBI is installed, take your backup files and return them to your 3ds sd card (yes to overwrite).

    Beta2
    Instructions:
    1. Copy miniCIA folder to the 3ds directory on your sd, then run it.The app should reboot then install boot.cia (FBI). Don't press any buttons unless it tells you too.

    Beta (unofficial)
    This is this same is the regular beta above except it installs FBI to NAND which means FBI stays around after SD problems, accidental deletions, or reformatting. Thanks to @Elveman for this : ) Link

    NOTE: DOES NOT WORK WITH ARM9LOADERHAX !!
     

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  2. Luglige

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    Interesting...
     
  3. 4gionz

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    This is great
     
  4. Just Passing By

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    This is awesome! I swear one of the most annoying, time wasting things is installing FBI to a newly formated home menu. It's not hard, but I'm pretty sure anyone who's formated their system to downgrade or to bypass the eshop error knows what a pain in the *** it can be to inject FBI.
     
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  5. zoogie
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    Thanks. :)
    I'm thinking about just getting rid of the PC stuff so it's just one step, running the app. That would be nice.

    I need to ask this question though, do you guys think it would be better if this installed (not injected) to NAND instead of SD by default? I say this because people often unlink their NANDs and this would preserve FBI if they did so.
     
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  6. Apache Thunder

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    I compiled FBI to install to NAND, so on my 3DS it's on nand and will still be there after a system transfer/format. :D
     
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    Yeah I'd be down with that. I can do it right now, but for the newbies, it'd be a great thing to have.
     
  8. Minnow

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    Nice! I can definitely see myself using this when I get my US o3DS.
     
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    awesome! this is really useful
     
  10. zoogie
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    Ok, the second beta has been released. This one does all the file shuffling on the 3ds itself so you only have to boot the app.
    Consider it even more beta than the first one. :P
     
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  11. wurstpistole

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    What. If you install it to NAND, it won't work at all.
     
  12. Noelemahc

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    Installing into H&S is an example of installing to NAND. It all depends on how you're doing it. As I understand, the plan isn't to install it INTO H&S though, but as a new system app.
     
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  13. wurstpistole

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    Oh well, good luck. Would make some things more convenient though
     
  14. Billy Acuña

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    Nice option, just as suggetion, Do you mind about a .dat payload release to use it as "launcher.dat" via spiderhax?
     
  15. Mrrraou

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    So, if I read the source properly, it boots into signpatched sysNAND and installs FBI ? That would explain why it needs autoboot menuhax.
    I guess it could have been done like this, too, so you don't have to touch menuhax:
    1. Loading FIRM from NAND
    2. signpatching the FIRM in memory
    3. [Optional] Applying emuNAND patches
    4. Injecting a custom process in the ARM11 FIRM (kinda like NTR CFW does) that would use am:u and install FBI
    5. Then, exit properly
    6. Done
     
  16. zoogie
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    Yeah, it's messy, but I see it as a less-messy improvement over FBI -> H&S injection.

    Maybe this will inspire someone to build a better mousetrap and implement what you suggested.
     
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    Changed, like, 3 lines of code and recompiled MiniCIA to work with @Apache Thunder 's FBI that is installed into NAND. This combination is JUST. PERFECT. Will upload it ASAP. THANK YOU BASED ZOOGIE
     
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  18. tivu100

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    Question: Does the FBI.cia installed to SYSNAND or EMUNAND or both?

    Edit: NVM. @Mrrraou, does that still require menuhax pre-installed?
     
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  19. Elveman

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    There we go. This MiniCIA installs FBI to NAND. Should be pretty cool since it stays after formatting and appears in EmuNAND after EmuNAND9 setup
     

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  20. tivu100

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    Still need preinstalled menuhax 2.x? If so, do you plan to implement @Mrrraou idea to bypass menuhax?