So after the recent release of the Switch romfs parser SciresM is back at it again with an update to Boot9Strap. This update fixes some critical bugs from the rushed v1.0 release, some new additions and of course the obligatory “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience”.
But if you take a closer look at the release notes there is something you’ll notice.
- Fixes some critical bugs due to rushed 1.0 release.
- When requested, framebuffers are now passed via argv rather than using legacy cakebrah buffers.
- The loader now runs from a stub in itcm — this lifts restrictions on boot.firms’ ability to load.
- By setting a bit in the firm header, execution can be handed over pre bootrom-lockout.
- Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
- ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Hmm… I wonder what it could be? Maybe the completely out of context ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Smiley?
So this is what @SciresM has to say about this release:
— Michael (@SciresM) June 4, 2017
So you should probably stay just a bit longer on the old Boot9Strap version, or if you want to, you can just update and say fuck it. You can find the new release here.
I have no idea what the ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) will be but I’m quite curious since the last 3DS Security wall is already dead and the 3DS fully cracked open. But we’ll see 😉
Source: @SciresM (Twitter)