Tool to check for Fraken Firmware?

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by Dracari, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Dracari
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    Dracari GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    some time ago i helped a friend hack his 3DS (A9LH) well before the advent of B9S, yesterday he wound up updating (caught by the nag screen and pressing A on it instead of launching the game)

    theres some things as he's told me over Discord that dont seem Right,
    he HAD Luma 8.5 (he'd hadto of done the B9S Upgrade at one point when i linked it to him as it came out, )
    w/ an older Luma version he should of been getting the "Failed to Apply (1) Firm Patches!" but he didnt. (either he's lying or this is whats hinting he's got a fraken-Firmware)
    NTR despite being updated, crashes on loading 3.6 (another thing that doesnt "Smell" right here.
    everything had been working before Despite updating (im getting teh feeling again he's got a fraken firmware ontop of a bad SD Card.)

    i thought i had seen at one point a homebrew tool to detect if you have a mismatched(Fraken) Firmware, buta quick search shows up Jack :/

    his only options as far s i understand is restore an old backup (which he has none) and a proper 11.8 CTRTransfeer,

    is there a guide out there ment for noobs i could throw his way if he hasto fix by ctr transfeer including how to backup tickets and reinstall after?
     
  2. TyDye

    TyDye Nintendo 3DS Geek

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    Milky Way Galaxy
    https://3ds.hacks.guide/ctrtransfer
     
  3. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Psycho!

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  4. Itzumi

    Itzumi Needs More Aesthetics

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    hecks frankenfirmware
     
  5. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose The Fallen Angel

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    When you basically mix certain bits from different firmwares
     
  6. Itzumi

    Itzumi Needs More Aesthetics

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    and why would anyone want that
     
  7. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Not that someone wants it, just that if someone update the 3DS via cart, the last part of the firmware doesn't get updated, so you might end up with like something like 11.8.0-4U instead of 11.8.0-41U
     
  8. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose The Fallen Angel

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    So as to say be on latest firmware but to keep features from lower firmware that may have been blocked in the latest version like an exploitable Internet browser ect
     
  9. Itzumi

    Itzumi Needs More Aesthetics

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    so its a glitch then

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    ive been ninjad
     
  10. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Glitched firmware, incomplete firmware.
     
  11. Mark McDonut

    Mark McDonut GBATemp's Resident Ghostbuster

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    it happened unintentionally when some users downgraded, and would happen if you updated and downgraded specific system titles using cias rather than through official firmware, safesysupdater and other methods prior to the availability of ctrtransfer to do it cleanly.
     
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