Pasta CFW for Old and New 3DS (allows unsigned .cia installing)
Developer capito27 released “Pasta CFW” which relies on Ninjhax and works on both Old and New 3DS. Big news is, it allows unsigned .cia installing/loading.
We have Custom Firmwares on 3DS scene for sometime. The anti-piracy NTR CFW (both old and new 3DS), rxTools (old 3ds) and Govanify leaked CFW (old 3ds, 4.x firmwares). There are also flashcarts like Gateway and Sky3DS. Pasta CFW is the first time you can install and boot unsigned .cia files without a flashcart for New 3DS. For old 3ds, the leaked CFW works but it is limited to 4.x firmwares and old games as new games require new keys. It also has a high unsuccessful boot rate.
I know the question in your mind and yes, you guessed it right. Pasta CFW lets pirating as long as you have a Cubic Ninja cartridge and you are on the required firmware. Piracy is possible on 3DS for a long time, but this release will make it much easier and cheaper as it doesn’t depend on a flashcart. Also this CFW can boot DSiWare and GBA games which Gateway cannot.
Pasta CFW needs a retail Cubic Ninja cartridge on the same region as your 3DS, it works on N3DS 9.0-9.2 and O3DS 4.1-4.5 / 8.0-8.1 / 9.0-9.2. As Pasta CFW doesn’t use emuNAND, it installs stuff to your sysNAND so be careful about what you install. It would be wise to especially stay away from installing system .cia files.
Here are the two video instructions by author capito27:
Expect another price increase in Cubic Ninja cartridges and let’s see how flashcart companies (especially Gateway) will answer to this piracy solution.
Download Pasta CFW Loader
You can download Pasta CFW Loader here