Official SaltFW - "Slim Alternative Firmware"

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  1. Shadowhand
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    Slim Alternative Firmware

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    I hardbricked my N3DS yesterday to a freak accident (don't even know what went wrong), and I don't have the resources to get it fixed. With the addition of very busy real life, I think it's time for me to say good bye to the scene as a developer. If anybody wants to continue SaltFW, PM me and we can work something out.

    Thank you for all the support.

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    Slim Alternative Firmware (SaltFW) is a minimalist and easy to use fork of Luma3DS.
    Perfect for minimalists, children, and that friend who doesn't know technological stuff!
    SUPPORTS ShadowNAND WITH v3.0!

    Features:
    • Arm9loaderhax only.
    • No EmuNAND Support.
    • No payload chainloading.
    • No config, perfect for minimalists and children.
    • Automatic firmware protection patching for all FIRMs.
    • Automatic signature check patching.
    • Automatic TWL/AGB patching.
    • Automatic region-free patching.
    • Automatic reboot patching.
    • Optional splash screen.
    • Optional region/language patching.
    • Optional firmware.bin loading for NTR.
    • Install and forget.

    Information how to install/use/compile it: https://github.com/RShadowhand/SaltFW
    Latest version: https://github.com/RShadowhand/SaltFW/releases/latest
     
    Last edited by Shadowhand, Apr 4, 2017
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  3. Lilith Valentine

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    This does protect the FIRM0/FIRM1 from accidental updates?
    As well as has reboot patches in place and activated by default for DSi/high resource games/GBA on O3DS?
     
  5. Aurora Wright

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    This is ARN with the loader code removed and emunand code removed too
     
  6. Lilith Valentine

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    Under the feature section
     
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    Well then that defeats it's minimalist purpose. I find it perfectly minmal as it is right now.
     
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    Sweet, I meself will stick with ARN tho, might install this on the 3DS of a mate of mine.

    Aye, but didn't state if it was toggled by default.
     
  9. richardparker

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    How do I install this?
    I already have a9lh aureinand...
     
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    It's all here: https://github.com/RShadowhand/ShadowFW

    Either purge/rename the arm9loaderhax.bin of your current CFW or add it to your bootmanager.
     
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    I'm not understanding the obsession with "minimalism" here.
     
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    Bootmanager? What's that? How do I install that?
     
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    If you need to ask, you probably don't need this CFW to begin with. Just stick with ARN.
     
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    can anyone pls tell me the disadvantages of this over aureinanf? And advantages?

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    This cfw is noob friendly and that's why I wanna install it. I installed a9lh myself,if that matters. Is a boot manager like that CTR bootmanager which u can use for multiple cfws?
    What's the best bootmanager which I can use for this?
     
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    Just less features. I would suggest just sticking with AuReiNAND unless you have a particular need for things to be as minimalistic as possible. It's probably not for you if you need to ask.
    AuReiNAND is very noob friendly already.
     
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    ARN itself is noob friendly already, SFW just strips some of ARN's features out. Also, a lot of people installed A9LH themselves so that in itself isn't a real accomplishment. The fact that you're asking in this thread what it does for you and how to install it already shows you don't need this CFW.
     
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    Trust me, I have one feature in my mind that will not break the purpose of minimalism.

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    I revised the reboot patch and removed the eshop patch (because it broke more than it fixed, and didn't really fit the vision of "updated sysnand")
     
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    Seriously, why is this a thing? It isn't a "new" CFW. It doesn't add anything special requiring a release. Having the code is fine. Renaming the project is meh. But release like this? Kind of ridiculous. There's no point. Had it been a new CFW? Great. Had it been a major modification, like adding O3DS support to a N3DS only CFW, great. Otherwise, don't make a release thread. There is literally no point.
     
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    The disadvantage? You loss several features like the configuration menu. The advantage? Being minimalist often comes with the advantage of being installed once and rarely needing updates.
    I use Ctrbootmanager9 myself and find it works the best for me.

    Most minimalist CFW's rarely update, meaning it's just install once and forget about it.

    AuReiNAND started out a nothing special CFW that only ported ReiNAND to the old3DS.
    People want options, don't damper them because you don't want options.
     
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    Well, honestly I wouldn't call renaming the payload name a "revision". You removed one patch too many though, the silent updates patch didn't do anything:)
     
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    The more the merrier as far as I am concerned, I love minimalist and look forward to testing this out, thanks for sharing your release
     
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