FreeShop is dead. Nintendo has closed the CDN download loophole abused by FreeShop.
3ds piracy tool Open source eShop alternative Freeshop has a long saga of legal troubles. First, it was DMCA’d for distribution of copyrighted material (the 3DS bootup logo). And then, its creator, Thomas Edvalson aka TheCruel, was arrested on charges of possession of child porn. And convicted. Again - this time getting 20 years of jailtime.
Shortly before his arrest, the original developer handed control and responsibility - for developing the
piracy tool useful homebrew for modded 3DS users - to BTucker.
Sentencing terms were particularly heavy this time, as part of the condition on his original sentence stipulated that he must not have internet access - or devices capable of internet access - for five years, which he clearly violated in developing Freeshop. Fortunately for
pirates everywhere the homebrew community, Freeshop’s legal troubles are at an end and its source code freely available.
A new fork has emerged, with custom theme support. Check it out here.