Homebrew [Release] fastboot3DS - open source bootloader / chainloader

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fastboot3DS is a bootloader for the 3DS console, intended to be installed to the FIRM0 partition. It allows you to assign homebrew in .firm format to bootslots, and to chainload bootslots via either a bootmenu or a button combo of your choosing. fastboot3DS also contains basic tools for NAND backups and restores.

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Instructions for installation are included in the readme. Hint: If you are afraid of a brick (won't happen) and / or just want to try fastboot3DS without a proper installation, you can also chainload it via your existing bootloader. If you have boot9strap installed, you'd just rename fastboot3DS.firm to boot.firm and copy it to the SD card root.


Release: https://github.com/derrekr/fastboot3DS/releases
Source / Readme: https://github.com/derrekr/fastboot3DS
 
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@d0k3 where would the scene be without you. thank you very much.

also very professional looking photo.

Thank you! The photo... N3DS not in mint condition, lightning far from perfect and also reflections on the screen. I guess it's okay for one done without any professional equipment :).

With all we already have, what is more with it ?
Actually, you won't get any functionality that wasn't available before in some way or another, but stuff may be more comfortable to use. As you may know, there is already boot9strap, which is a simple bootloader that will chainload boot.firm from either the SD card or the CTRNAND, and you can also install GodMode9 as bootloader.

Compared to GodMode9, you get more customizability (boot slots, assigning button combos to boot slots, selecting any .firm as your default), and also screen-off boots, which make your 3DS look unhacked. Compared to boot9strap, you get more customizability and integrated tools for NAND backups and restores. fastboot3DS can't dump the bootroms, though, which boot9strap can. fastboot3DS can be especially helpful if you're loading a CFW that has no integrated chainloader (bascially all but Luma 3DS), or if you want a multiboot setup.
 

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Thank you! The photo... N3DS not in mint condition, lightning far from perfect and also reflections on the screen. I guess it's okay for one done without any professional equipment :).


Actually, you won't get any functionality that wasn't available before in some way or another, but stuff may be more comfortable to use. As you may know, there is already boot9strap, which is a simple bootloader that will chainload boot.firm from either the SD card or the CTRNAND, and you can also install GodMode9 as bootloader.

Compared to GodMode9, you get more customizability (boot slots, assigning button combos to boot slots, selecting any .firm as your default), and also screen-off boots, which make your 3DS look unhacked. Compared to boot9strap, you get more customizability and integrated tools for NAND backups and restores. fastboot3DS can't dump the bootroms, though, which boot9strap can. fastboot3DS can be especially helpful if you're loading a CFW that has no integrated chainloader (bascially all but Luma 3DS), or if you want a multiboot setup.
Okay ^^
And I have a question, anybody can do a video which show certains features ?
It could be great for peoples like me ^^'
 

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Uuugh..... I can't decide if I should use this or stay on GM9 Bootloader! Also, I can safely install this to firm1 as well, right?
 
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Pretty neat.Once you install it on the firm0 would there be a way you could hide the menu on boot but hold something to get back into the menu? It seems to only auto boot on reboot since I have it setup as a firm right now.

Edit-Nvm I had to go into change boot mode and select quiet mode.Could you also include a payload option into it aswell?
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Uuugh..... I can't decide if I should use this or stay on GM9 Bootloader! Also, I can safely install this to firm1 as well, right?
I have that same setup right now aswell
 
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With this i can both use rei 6 and luma ?
Correct
This is pretty much a (much better looking) Luma chainloader that is separate from Luma itself, allowing you to boot ReiNAND, Luma3DS, GodMode9, and more right from boot.
 
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Uuugh..... I can't decide if I should use this or stay on GM9 Bootloader! Also, I can safely install this to firm1 as well, right?
Yes, you can. Wouldn't make much sense, though. Maybe try both and see what fits your needs more?

With this i can both use rei 6 and luma ?
Being honest here, there are some known issues left. Were hoping to get behind them, but we still wanted to do a release now, so everyone can have a look. For Rei-Six, there is some trouble in rebooting to GBA VC / DSiWare, and for GM9 you need to use the nightly (for now, a release is coming up during the next few days

Pretty neat.Once you install it on the firm0 would there be a way you could hide the menu on boot but hold something to get back into the menu? It seems to only auto boot on reboot since I have it setup as a firm right now.
Set the bootmode to quiet, hold HOME on boot to return to the menu. It's even in the Quick setup guide :).

Is there any plans to allow FIRM1 to be configured as a boot slot?
Dev Mode access is required :creep:
How to enable dev mode? *cough* K*n*m* code *cough*, entered *somewhere*. I'll let you guys figure that out, don't really want it on the first page of this thread. It will be known eventually, but we don't want everyone using it.
 

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