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[RELEASE]Corbenik CFW Updater: RE

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[RELEASE]Corbenik CFW Updater: RE

Post by gnmmarechal » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:01 am


Complete REwrite of the original Corbenik and Skeith CFW Updaters. The original projects can be found here:
This project aims to replace both of them by writing it from scratch, as opposed to doing patchwork jobs like I was doing before to try and merge a tool that wasn't designed to be merged.

As such, the code of this app is much cleaner than before. Though a lot of the code (like the updater function) is the exact same or very similar to the original, this is slightly better organised.

What is it?

Corbenik CFW Updater: RE is a tool designed to update Corbenik CFW ( and its nightly release Skeith CFW ( It is written in Lua and runs on Lua Player Plus 3DS by Rinnegatamante ( and Its official website is GS2012 Homebrew (, more specifically its own page (


Corbenik CFW Updater: RE is capable of updating both Corbenik CFW and Skeith CFW. It is detects for the existence of a proper installation of Corbenik CFW or Skeith. If neither is found, it'll error and prevent you from continuing. If only one of them is found, it'll hide the option to update the other CFW. You can set a custom payload path for both Corbenik and Skeith ARM9LoaderHax payloads by writing said path to the config files.

Ex. for the path


you can do:

For Corbenik: Create/Edit the file


For Skeith: Create/Edit the file


Enter the path to the payload in the file like this:


Corbenik CFW Updater: RE directly supports the /arm9loaderhax_si.bin path as standard if you use that as well, so you won't need to set it yourself with a config file. Corbenik CFW Updater: RE will always fetch the latest updater script from my server, so you can expect few user-side updates. As for updates that require a new CIA file to be installed (like an update to the Lua Player Plus binary), they'll be automatically installed if needed. You'll need to exit and restart the app for this to take effect though.

This app can do two kinds of updates (for either Skeith of Corbenik). Dirty and Clean updates. Clean updates will erase your configuration and cache (you'll have to reconfigure Corbenik/Skeith upon boot). Dirty updates will keep your configuration and cache. Regardless of you choosing dirty or clean updates, any splash screen/wallpaper you set (top.bin and bottom.bin) will be kept.

This app requires you to have a Corbenik/Skeith installation compatible with the new Unix-like directory structure. The old updater supported directly migrating data from an older installation. As that tool is now deprecated, and most Corbenik/Skeith users are on a recent-enough version, I didn't include the migration function in this updater. I will release an auto-migration tool separate of this, though, to save you the work while keeping this tool free from unnecessary code.

This app supports BGMs. One of the releases includes a BGM (and you can set a custom BGM by placing it at /corbenik-updater-re/resources/bgm.wav on both releases), to listen to it you need a DSP dump (you can use the DSP dumper by Rinnegatamante found at You also need to change the setting for the BGM to play. You can do this by either creating a new file at /corbenik-updater-re/settings/usebgm or by hitting SELECT on the main menu and exiting/entering the app to apply the settings.



1 - Launch the updater. 2 - Select whether you want Dirty or Clean update mode by hitting R. 3 - Press A to update Corbenik or X to update Skeith. 4 - Press A to reboot or B to exit. 5 - ????? 6 - Profit

[USER=356821]@Rinnegatamante[/USER] - for Lua Player Plus 3DS and help with Lua programming.
[USER=387087]@chaoskagami[/USER] - for Corbenik/Skeith CFW and for telling me before releasing updates that would break my updater.
[USER=202697]@Crystal the Glaceon[/USER] - for the help with testing the updaters, especially the original ones.


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