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Monday, 28 February 2011 10:43

Hackers have success with 3DS

Written by David Stellmack
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R4 and other cards apparently working
While Nintendo talked about more stringent anti-piracy measures that have been deployed on the 3DS, it would seem that hackers in Japan have already figured out how to get the R4 and other DS piracy carts working on the system.

While all of the specifics are not clear as to how they are making these flash carts work, videos on You Tube apparently show people testing out these flash carts that are used for piracy of multiple titles onto one flash cartridge.

While the videos show DS games running from these flash carts, so far there is no evidence to support that 3DS titles have been modified to work using these flash carts. Still, the news has to be a blow for Nintendo who wanted to hold hackers off with the release of the 3DS.

It is expected that Nintendo will respond with new firmware to attempt to block use of the device, according to the whispers that we have been hearing, but we have no clue as to when Nintendo plans to deploy the new firmware.


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-2 #1 Nerdmaster 2011-02-28 11:40
If 3ds plays ds titles (it does) then it has to behave as ds hardware. If it behaves as ordinary ds hardware then a simple old ds hack will be enough to unlock its ds capabillities.

Those cards are detected like a game and they trick ds to boot. When it does they take the full control.

Does 3ds support homebrew applications? If not then those guys at nintedo are idiots. Why prevent people from buying 3ds to program it?
 
 
+11 #2 yasin 2011-02-28 11:41
I thought this was meant to be hard to hack? o.O
 
 
+3 #3 TechHog 2011-02-28 13:38
Quoting Nerdmaster:
If 3ds plays ds titles (it does) then it has to behave as ds hardware. If it behaves as ordinary ds hardware then a simple old ds hack will be enough to unlock its ds capabillities.

Those cards are detected like a game and they trick ds to boot. When it does they take the full control.

Does 3ds support homebrew applications? If not then those guys at nintedo are idiots. Why prevent people from buying 3ds to program it?

No consoles officially support homebrew...
 
 
+1 #4 123s 2011-02-28 15:15
Dat was fast, hope they can hack psp 2 with the same speed, so i can get one at launch. The possibilities for homebrew are endless with the new handhelds, Nintendo and Sony should start supporting the scene already and not fighting a fight that they cant win and motivate the people to piracy.
 
 
+1 #5 TechHog 2011-02-28 22:36
I love how I got two thumbs down, yet neither person bothered correcting me. lol

Anyway, this article was misleading. It wasn't hacked; it was just found that the backwards compatibility allows DS R4 carts to work. So you can make DS homebrew, but not 3DS homebrew. In other words, it's useless.
 
 
+2 #6 123s 2011-02-28 23:13
Quoting TechHog:
I love how I got two thumbs down, yet neither person bothered correcting me. lol

Anyway, this article was misleading. It wasn't hacked; it was just found that the backwards compatibility allows DS R4 carts to work. So you can make DS homebrew, but not 3DS homebrew. In other words, it's useless.
Its a start. The speed is pretty amazing and DS homebrew is already a +
 
 
-3 #7 Nerdmaster 2011-03-01 00:37
Quoting TechHog:
Anyway, this article was misleading. It wasn't hacked; it was just found that the backwards compatibility allows DS R4 carts to work. So you can make DS homebrew, but not 3DS homebrew. In other words, it's useless.


Exactly the "hackers" just insrted R4 to the 3ds and it booted.
 
 
-3 #8 TechHog 2011-03-01 00:40
Quoting 123s:
Its a start. The speed is pretty amazing and DS homebrew is already a +

See Nerdmaster's comment. They didn't do anything; they just found out that the R4 still works. Besides, why would someone buy a 3DS for almost twice the price of a DS for DS homebrew?
 

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