What is "firmlaunch"?

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  1. cultopi
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    What exactly does it do ?
     


  2. Earth97

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    I'd like to know it, too.
     
  3. DrCrygor07

    DrCrygor07 Italian Wario Ware bootleg©

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    You boot a newer firmware with a homebrew-able console(with kernel access) in order to play newer games
     
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  4. soulskeeper

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    how do you do it?

    is it possible with 9.5 sysNAND?
     
  5. DrCrygor07

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    No, you can't for now
     
  6. VerseHell

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    No.
     
  7. soulskeeper

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    how do you do it then?
     
  8. DrCrygor07

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    Update your console, it's like the firmlaunch, but it's homebrew-less
     
  9. Earth97

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    So, firmlaunch is the "spoofer" for 9.6+ games that N3DS uses in emuNAND?
    If it is (and works as you stated), why can't we just update the emuNAND, instead of launching a newer version?
     
  10. DrCrygor07

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    It's only useful for cfw without emunand, or to play 9.6+ games on new 3ds as 9.5.0-23> emunand doesn't work on new 3ds
     
  11. soulskeeper

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    So let me get this straight, you make your sysNAND think its a higher version to play games which require that firmware and when you're done you can go back to your own old firmware?
     
  12. DrCrygor07

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    It doesn't make the console think it's a newer version, it launches a newer version, but when you shutdown you are in the older version
     
  13. soulskeeper

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    this is awesome, you really cant use it on a N3dsXL 9.5.0 sysNAND?
     
  14. DrCrygor07

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    You are homebrew-able, but not with kernel access, we need a new exploit
     
  15. gudenau

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    Firmlaunch is the process of launching a firmware on a 3DS, weather it be custom or stock.
     
  16. Earth97

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    So, this means 9.6+ games must be installed in sysNAND and launched via Pasta/rxMode in sysNAND? Can't you install them in emuNAND and load them there? Why doesn't emuNAND support new firmwares/firmlaunch?
     
  17. VerseHell

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    No, firmlaunch is only up to 9.5 on n3ds, regardless the nand.
     
  18. soulskeeper

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    sorry for my ignorance but I hear the word: "kernel access". a lot what is it, what does it mean?

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    so it's not really that useful ah?
     
  19. Earth97

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    Then, what's the tool that enables 9.6+ games on 9.5 emuNAND? How does it work?

    It's a "hole" in the Nintendo firmware that allows execution of certain code chains.
     
  20. Arcanuskun

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    By FW spoofing the CIAs, I guess