[RELEASE] Kecleon Patch for Luma3DS

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  1. sixtails
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    This is a patch for Luma3DS intended to help hide that you're running CFW. It's primarily designed for Pokemon VGC players who may want to hide their CFW from overextending judges, or other players. It can also be used to help child-proof your 3DS, or be used if lending out your CFW 3DS.

    This patch changes the following from stock Luma3DS:
    • Option to save config.bin to CTRNAND. (You can also put arm9loaderhax.bin onto CTRNAND for a 100% clean SD card)
    • Option to disable region-free/flashcart patches. (This stops someone from putting an out-of-region cart, or banned flashcart in to test for CFW)
    • Option to ignore all key presses on boot. (Stops someone from detecting CFW via holding start/select on boot)
    • Option to set hidden Key-Combo to remove the lock above.
    Testing, ideas and comments are appreciated!

    The "perfectly hidden" configuration is to have 2 SD cards:
    • a main SD card with an EmuNAND and all of your good stuff.
    • a clean SD card and Vanilla SysNAND for tournaments.
    The guide below can help you set this up:
    SysNAND+EmuNAND Guide

    To install, simple put the attached arm9loaderhax.bin on your SD card, or onto CTRNAND with GodMode9.

    If you feel like using the latest unstable builds, here are the autobuilds by @GBHAKC75, and here's the GitHub repo.
     

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    Last edited by sixtails, Jan 31, 2017
  2. proflayton123

    proflayton123 Undeclared Shitposter 2.1

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    I love this!
     
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  3. Kyousak

    Kyousak Aye Sir!

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    Thats neat thanks
     
  4. scionae

    scionae *clicking circles*

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    Awesome!
     
  5. angelus kun

    angelus kun GBAtemp Fan

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    in my dreams
    abut what about update while im using this patch?
     
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    If you're using this for Pokemon tournaments I'm not sure that updating this would be necessary, unless theres some critically necessary Luma3DS update. You can continue to use an updated Luma3DS for your main usage, and have this tucked away on your CTRNAND/Separate SD card for when you need it. If you're using this for child-proofing, you probably also do not need to update this that often.

    That being said I'll try to keep this reasonably updated (and may make small changes to keep everything tidily hidden), so you can come back here for a newer version.
     
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  7. angelus kun

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    thanks :) i will try
     
  8. Sketchy1

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    Imagine Judges see this then Decide to start checking sd's before tournaments :rofl2:
     
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    Lol.:lol: They really shouldn't be checking SD cards in the first place, and I've only head of a single case of a judge wanting to do that; some really don't have a clue.

    This patch actually addresses that possibility though; it's possible to have a clean SysNAND, launch this payload from CTRNAND and save all configuration in CTRNAND to have a 100% clean SD card (only files existing are files created by stock firmware).:ninja:
     
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  10. Majickhat55

    Majickhat55 The Red Woman

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    Verlisify is going to hate this.:rofl2:
     
  11. laramie

    laramie GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    how would you hide the luma folder?
     
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  12. Majickhat55

    Majickhat55 The Red Woman

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    Back it up to your PC? Or delete it, the config file is placed in CTRNAND with arm9 so your settings are saved. You don't need the Luma folder. Not like you're going to be using locales or payloads when you're feigning a vanilla system.
     
  13. SirBeethoven

    SirBeethoven Happy holidays!

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    Cool! Could you in the future create an app that hides any selected TitleID? And then hide that app using a computer and configuring bin?
     
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  14. Ryccardo

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    It's already possible to hide any app from Home by romhacking (extract the exefs, edit the icon to disable the visibility bit, recompress and install, open when needed with DevMenu/FBI)
     
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  15. SirBeethoven

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    Quite an extensive job of you want to have 20 hidden icons though :P
     
  16. xtheman

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    I think it would be easier for when the ctrnand cfw is loaded (which would be this patch) it would hide certain title ids (fbi, luma updater, hbl.cia, ect)

    So then when the sd card cfw (normal luma) is loaded those apps appear on sysnand.
     
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  17. Quantumcat

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    Brilliant!

    But, instead of this :
    It might be simpler for it to check for arm9loaderhax.bin on the SD card, and if present then use it rather than the one on CTR NAND.

    Someone checking for a9lh could use this, but if they know enough to use this then they could also just look up the key combo and try that, so not really losing anything.
     
  18. OrGoN3

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    Do they simply not look at SD or CTRNAND content during tournaments?
     
  19. xtheman

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    They are not allowed to look at sd card and how would they check ctrnand?
     
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    You can also use FBI to copy to CTRNAND.