3DS region lock

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Dolei, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Dolei
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    So um I'm kind of new at the whole 3DS hacking thing but basically I was wondering if anyone has found a way to ignore the 3DS' region lock? Or if not, is it even possible?
    (And not only on a flash cart, even with genuine games... because all the American ones are so much cheaper on eBay for some reason =_=)
     
  2. jimmyemunoz

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    It hasn't been done yet but there is still hope as exploits do happen. Cross your fingers
     
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    Fingers are crossed, thank you ^_^
     
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    I have hope that there will be an exploit soon. Makes you wonder why nintendo would even bother putting region lock on the 3DS when the DS didn't have it since they release firmware updates to "prevent" flashcards anyway seems all un-needed and its like they want us to play horrible dubbed games and get less games than Japan.
     
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    UGH! I KNOW! It pisses me off so much >:[ I mean, WTF difference does it make?? Maybe they just want everyone to buy 2 3DS' lol a US/UK one and Japanese one -.-
     
  6. Pong20302000

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    lol i believe the lock is simply a value in the header

    how funny if we can exploit a save thing to change that :P
     
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    Seems like a desperate move from nintendo if they expect you to buy 3 3DS just to play all the games ever released but didn't it take a while for the newer PSPs to get hacked?

    If only...
     
  8. manuel1984

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    this are different markets with different prises, thats why.
    you can get an 3ds in the us with shipping for..lets say 120€...but Nintendo wants here in Europe around 150€..its all about money.
     
  9. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    save files are region specific also but just a hex edit will sort it LOL
     
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    I think it's more than that, I think the executables are signed with different key for each region.
     
  11. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    keys for things under 2.2.0-4 are available you know :P
     
  12. Dolei
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    orly? where? i'm like really noob at hacking :(, i know what hexes are (kinda) but like i'd love to be able to use them to play games :P
     
  13. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    lol you gotta be in the know

    but since they changed the 2.2.0-4 encrpytion we cant get access to them ones yet

    heres some pics of data

    Street fighter 4
    first EU save second J save
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    this is my Zelda OOT 3d save
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    my new mario games tho i cannot get to view like this as lacking the new key
     
  14. Dolei
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    wow.. confusing XD
    Does that mean like you can patch the .sav file and later when it's hacked (hopefully) the .3ds file itself to make them region free? i feel so noob haha