DS/DSi/3DS "hacking" F.A.Q.

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Feb 7, 2011

DS/DSi/3DS "hacking" F.A.Q. by Rydian at 12:09 AM (126,096 Views / 3 Likes) 77 replies

  1. leeday100196

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    congratulations on the promotion Rydian! i like this guide, though it's not very useful to me since i'm way ahead in my modding, but it's still awesome!
     
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    You can not hack the DSi.
    Hacking =/= Piracy, please do not spread this misbelief wider than it is already!
     
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    really? so there is no such thing as sudokuhax? or the cooking exploit... and that wifi ad-on?
    oh, my bad then.
     
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    Bypassing previously-compulsory signature verification and gaining rights higher than you'd normally have in order to run unsigned code. That is one of the most well-known definitions of "hacking", and it is most certainly what is going on here.

    And as another person mentioned...
    http://hackmii.com/2009/07/dsi-mode-homebrew-anyone/ (original exploit)
    http://davejmurphy.com/dsi-mode-homebrew-anyone/ (furthering original exploit)
    http://hackmii.com/2011/01/sudokuhax-release/ (second exploit that lets you load homebrew)
    I really think you should check your facts and definitions before trying to call somebody out next time.

    Yes it's most often used for piracy, but that does not change what it is.
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    If you're trying to argue semantics, please pay some attention. This is a guide for beginners, who would often not have the terms correct. I used the term they would be looking for (and I put the word "hacking" in quotations in the title because I know some people would complain).

    Again, if you all are disappointed that this is not something new and I haven't decrypted the firmware or anything, why would that be in an F.A.Q. for beginners?. If this was some method on decrypting the firmware and inserting a jump past the signature checks in the bootloader's ROM to make it boot decrypted (and thus modifiable) firmware... it would not be a guide for beginners.
     
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    Very nice guide [​IMG]

    It is illegal in some countries too.

    You could mention FlashMe for historical reason as a hacked firmware for DS/DSL that allows to start code in DS mode from a flash card in the GBA slot. Even if it is not needed anymore with modern slot1 linkers it effectively removes the health screen of the device, making it less annoying to boot.
     
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    i didnt know rydian was in the magazine staff now, congratulations!
     
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    Heh, thanks.
     
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    Congrats on the promo.

    I was curious- if the Sudokuhax filesize cap was removed, how large of a file could be loaded? And- you should mention that GBA emulation can only be done on the two special cards. It'll prevent "HOW CAN I PLAY GBA ON DSI??"
     
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    I don't know about sudokuhax, I'm pretty sure the filesize limit is due to RAM limits, and some sort of swap isn't going to happen in the limits of it, especially with like nobody developing for it.

    GBA emulation is in there.
     
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    This is just like the PSP's HBL Savedata exploit. /noshit
     
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    ( http://www.neoseeker.com/news/14460-ds-fla...for-sale-in-uk/ )

    I believe a general warning is better for beginners.
     
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    Note that this also refers to SOFTWARE (such as that which comes on DVD/CD's) only, which may (or may not) include the software stored on a DS game cartridge... since to backup such software you need to bypass the existing 'security measures' of the game card - which is considered 'hacking' - & that is apparently Illegal in the UK
     
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    I realize that it wouldn't be an all too good idea to start recommending flashcarts in a newbie FAQ, considering that the flashcart market is constantly changing. What's best today isn't necessary the best tomorrow, you'd have to update it all the time. And then we have that personal taste and needs factor too.

    But perhaps it's an idea to give some hints about where in the forums you can read up on what's hot in the flashcart business at the moment? Not the actual information, just some help finding the info needed to make the choice.
     
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    We have other stickies about it, but I'm waiting until one can be renamed to link to it.
     
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    (Hopes this isn't considered adveratising)
    You should add:
    Q - I was using flashcart X, and I've moved to flashcart Y, but the save files don't seem to be compatible. I've tried making sure the file has the correct name (*.sav instead of *.nds.sav) and the correct directory, but it still doesn't work. What do I do?
    A - Try converting the save file at http://saves.uniquegeeks.net/
     
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    Little correction: ROM's start at 4MB, not 8MB. Examples include Lode Runner (J).
     
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    Added the save file conversion (it is something we get asked a lot), and corrected the ROM size range.
     
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    there is also shuny's save converter. Just in case some save doesn't work on UniqueGeek's.
     
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