Whats frankenfirmware?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by adrifcastr, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. adrifcastr
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    adrifcastr GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    i´m in this Scene since years, (N3DS A9LH + Luma3ds SysNand 11.1) But I have no clue what the heck "frankenfirmware" is, I´ve read that in multiple threads, well I´m German and I live in Oberfranken but that doesn´t helps me understandng what the heck frankenfirmware is
     
  2. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    have you present that frankenstain is a mix up of things? well a frankenfirmware is a mixup from system cias from different version. for example a 9.2 everything except 4.5 system setting
     
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    adrifcastr GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    okay so I think I have understood, but it seems unlogical that this happens
     
  4. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    not when you downgrade from 9.3+ or higher or if you are on o3ds and want to downgrade the browser to use them with fort42 AR3DS
     
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    Depends on context. "Franken" as a prefix is a reference to Frankenstein's monster.

    As an example, if you DSiWare downgrade 11.2 so it has 10.4 FIRM, you could call the result a frankenfirmware.
    Or if your console crashes while downgrading to 9.2, that might also be a frankenfirmware.
     
  6. Ominous66521

    Ominous66521 GBAtemp Maniac

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    I think it's when you stick to a firmware like 10.3 that can downgrade but you basically dont and take advantage of the other exploits on it like being able to install legit cia's and trick the firmware to go into the eshop but remain on 10.3 without a emunand or a9lh.Think of it like a 3.55 ps3 for example where you remain on that firmware but you can spoof higher ones without updating.
     
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    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    that's not it
     
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    Ominous66521 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Well damn,I thought I was atleast close.
     
  9. Filo97

    Filo97 Zelda's totally my sister! Not lying!

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    it's basically if you have system titles from different system versions. for example if you have some titles from 10.7 on 9.2 after downgrading
     
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    it's an unintended mix-up of titles that don't belong to the same firmware version, usually happens when the downgrade process is interrupted and incomplete. This may render the original entry point un-usable if the related title has been downgraded (but not other titles), hopefully the title has an alternate entry point on the lower version.
     
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    Here's the perfect example of a frankenfirmware.

    As mentioned already it's usually the result a system update failing to install completely.
     
  12. SketchyPixel

    SketchyPixel Ignore what I say

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    Idk, a Black Hole maybe?
    Thanks for using my misfortune to help others.:rofl2: