Custom firmware

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Custom firmware, also known as CFW, is a replacement for Cafe OS and IOSU to allow homebrew applications to do more. CFW typically removes signature checks to allow custom titles to be installed, and allows emulated NANDs, known as emuNAND or redNAND. There are also sometimes custom patches.

Comparison

Mocha

  • EmuNAND support
  • No signature checks
  • Configurable patches
  • Booted from a normal homebrew loader.

IOSUHAX

  • EmuNAND support
  • No signature checks
  • NAND dumping support
  • Can easily be bundled into other homebrew

Haxchi

  • Bootable from a channel without browserhax
  • No signature checks
  • Can boot Mocha
  • Requires a DS Virtual Console game

CBHC

  • Automatically boots when the system boots
  • No signature checks
  • Can boot Mocha
  • Requires a DS Virtual Console game
  • Several bricking risks