What Cool things can you do with CFW?

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by Chizurd, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Chizurd
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    I updated to Luma 8.0, and boot9strap, and have custom themes, and Freeshop, and that's about it. What all can I do with my CFW? I know the new Luma 8.0 has tons of new features, but I'm not 100% sure how to fully utilize all of them, and what to do next.. What are some ideas and CIAs I can install and use to get the very most out of my CFW?

    Thanks Bunches.
     
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  2. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    Download every single thing you can find. Okay, maybe not, but download every single thing you think can be useful to you. Don't do like me. I have a folder and a half full of only homebrews. That i almost never use.
     
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    NTR cfw
     
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    You can now back up your saves without having to copy your entire SD card. You can also back up saves from Cartridges.....it's a beautiful thing.
     
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    A better question would be what not could you do with CFW :D
     
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  6. Chizurd
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    and how exactly do you do that?
     
  7. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    Install and enjoy a save manager (recommended: JKSV)

    As for "cool" things:
    Edit the text of almost any app (relatively popular is changing the pre-shutdown screen "while in sleep mode, your console will be able to...")
    Edit the keyboard for custom keys (this is halfway between cool and practical :D)
    Pack custom and less custom themes into your own DLC title, so that you can change them with the official selector
    Make the notification led glow of all colors, or if that's not your cup of tea, turn all of them off :)
    Custom fonts

    Technically, none of these are CFW features, although you need signature patches (provided by a CFW) to do them
     
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  8. Chizurd
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    the custom turn on screen is those splash themes right? How do you install those?
     
  9. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    How?
     
  10. Lacius

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    Game save backups, game save editing, and game piracy.
     
  11. AquaX101

    AquaX101 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Can ntr streaming be used on o3ds yet?
     
  12. KunoichiZ

    KunoichiZ GBAtemp Guru

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    Nope. n3DS only. Technically, there's HorizonM but it runs very slowly.
     
  13. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    Download and extract system font cia
    Use ctr_fontconverter (from sdk) to convert ttf>bcfnt (https://github.com/JayFoxRox/3ds-font is a complementary tool, converts glyph pictures to/from bcfnt)
    Create cia with custom font, encrypt, and install (maybe Luma layeredfs supports fonts too, on paper it should)

    Or grab premade font cias from reddit, "3dsfonts" or something like that

    Note that 99,9% of fonts on this planet don't have the Nintendo proprietary symbols so you won't see button icons, etc

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    Create image of appropriate resolution
    Convert image to "proprietary" format (rotated raw, you can use Imagemagick on PC or a webapp - see Luma wiki)
    Put in appropriate path according to your CFW
    Enable splash screen in CFW settings, if your CFW requires you to manually enable them
     
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    How do? Specifically the shutdown screen. I need to know how to do this :P
     
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    Over there ;)
    Nothing, they are trash, you should get a gateway flashcard.


    Almost anything you want
     
  16. ebflover777

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    Download ROM hacks
    o3DS is a bit tricky, as to my knowledge, Smash3DS, Pokemon SuMo, and large games like this cannot be hacked.
    Which sucks because I have 2 2DSes
    Wanted to get a N3DS,, but was $15 short, so I just got another 2DS.
     
  17. Ryccardo

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    Extract the home menu cia down to the romfs
    Find the "messages" file for your favorite language
    Decompress (lz11) and edit with a MSBT text editor
    Recompress, repack, encrypt, make a nand backup since your will probably have screwed up your first attempt, install

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    Wrong (unless you use outdated methods like Hans)
    Rebuilding a cia, and probably Luma layeredfs if you use that cfw, should work on any title
     
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