3ds cartridge Dump and Replace

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  1. xMusicax
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    so i was wondering i recently bought metroid samus returns and my brother has been wanting to play it
    is it possible for me to delete some old 3ds game off the cartridge and put metroid samus returns in its place so he can play it
    for example we have scribblenauts unlimited and he doesn't use it anymore, could i dump that game off the cartridge and put metroid in its place
    i have B9s and the latest luma update
    my brother has no firmware exploits
     
  2. KunoichiZ

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    3DS cartridges are read-only memory cartridges, meaning you cannot replace anything on the cartridge. Sorry.
     
  3. YTElias

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    what are you trying to do
    you want a other game on a other cartridge or what?
     
  4. KunoichiZ

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    He wants to replace the Scribblenauts game cartridge contents with the contents with Samus Returns, which is not possible.
     
  5. YTElias

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    yeah like a other game to other cartridge
    theres no way to do it and why would he do it :thinking:
     
  6. xMusicax
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    ok thank you

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    i just wanted it for my brother nothing malicious if thats what your thinking
     
  7. Dionicio3

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    I like how people forget that ROM stands for Read Only Memory
    READ ONLY
     
  8. xMusicax
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    i didnt know at all thats why i made this forum it should be very self explanatory
    edit: learn something new everyday
     
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  9. ssjdeepanshu

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    hey was just wondering if 3ds cartridge is ROM, then where is the game save data is saved ?
     
  10. Dionicio3

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    There is a separate chip, and sometimed it's saved on the SD card
     
  11. ssjdeepanshu

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    OK!! didn't knew there was a separate chip inside....
     
  12. lone_wolf323

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    Thats what the battery file would be for most retro carts. Once those go from age, your save data goes with it.
     
  13. migles

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    the cartridges have 2 memories
    one read only, which holds the game
    and other smaller that you can write to it.
    this has been like that even since the game boy and NES

    in some special rare cases, it's only 1 chip for both things, but the game image has protection, usually hardware, so you won't be able to write to that part. preventing damage or corruption to the "rom"
     
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  14. Dionicio3

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    3DS carts don't use batteries lol
     
  15. ssjdeepanshu

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    Uum i'm quite sure there is no battery in 3ds CART....

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    Thanks u made it quite clear.....
     
  16. migles

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    he did say retro carts and that's what he means...
    cartridges with SRAM, very common in the game boy and nes era, got the coin battery to keep the data in the SRAM
    as technology improve and things got cheaper now we have flash and eeprom which don't require batteries to keep the data
    in the GBA era, there were several types. some with the battery, others without it.. in the DS the SRAM was pratically abandoned
     
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  17. Nate7

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    If its read only how did they get in there to begin with because there is always a way
     
  18. Ammako

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    If a CD-ROM is read-only then how do you burn stuff onto it

    Think of it like Switch e-fuses, they can be burned to change their state, but you can't un-burn them to make them into a different configuration, you can only burn more.
     
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