3DS Update coming...

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Twilight Loz, Feb 28, 2011.

Feb 28, 2011

3DS Update coming... by Twilight Loz at 7:08 PM (5,667 Views / 0 Likes) 70 replies

  1. Twilight Loz
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    Apparently, the 3DS will be getting an update on May. The major update is that the browser will be 'Netfront' instead of using 'Opera'.
    I also suspect alongside the firmware update, nintendo coming up with something to block all the flashcarts running on the 3DS.

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    This is old news.
     
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    The flashcart "blocking" will be just as easily circumvented it was already - there's no protection over that which exists in the DSi.

    As for the browser, that is much more interesting, as Nintendo are marketing the 3DS as a competitor to Apple's iOS devices - and with a proper mobile internet browser, user experience of the internet will be comparable to that of almost any smartphone.
     
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    apart from xperia play [​IMG] or xperia arc
     
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    Like it is said, old news. Please lock.
     
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    What's to prevent Nintendo from making a new blocker of sorts? Just sayin.
     
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    The fact that they need to maintain backwards compatibility with DS games.
     
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    Then whats to prevent an update to the cards after that?
    If you look at the dsi you'll notice that this will go on for a bit.
     
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    Nice i sure hope Netfront gives us 3DS owners flash support, for sites like youtube.
    unlike sorry retard Opera, [​IMG] i think we DSi owners only got 1 DSi opera browser update from them & is wasnt flash [​IMG]
     
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    This is really old news. Not only will the update include the Internet Browser, but also the 3DS Shop, 3DS Virtual Console, and DSi transfer.
     
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    No, the DSi only used 1 method to keep carts blocked. It was basically just a blacklist. Nintendo needs a way to actually determine if a cart is/wants to load something besides what the original cart does.
    How this would be done, I couldn't say, considering I've little knowledge of how the DSi hacks work beyond changing the header data to read differently if read in the opposite order. (I can't phrase this properly at all. You know what I mean if you've read the HackMii article though.)

    Back to the 3DS:
    I think the 3DS could use CRC32 (or some other data verification protocol) checks to ensure the gamedata hasn't been tampered with. This would work on a database principle. Each 3DS cartridge's header (which would be the info used to locate a game in the DB) and CRC32 data don't match what's in the database, the game doesn't boot. This basically prevents flashcart companies from flashing their carts(redundant) into older games.

    But if a game's header isn't in the database, it still loads the game because the 3DS couldn't possibly update it's database daily for every game that comes out.

    Of course, this would be just one counter-measure.
     
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    I really hope this update locks out the flashcards [​IMG]
     
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    The NEWS is that it'll use NetFront.
    You guys suck at reading.

    Also, it's a rumour. And most likely untrue.
    No source was indicated.
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    I like being able to play all my DS games from a flashcart.
    No 3DS flashcart is out yet, and I hope it stays that way. Maybe that's what you mean?
     
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    I hope it does too....and I'm sure it will

    Nintendo's smart....In A little bit of time...all the found exploits will be just a google search away.....If the 3DS does auto-update like its believed to...then why can't they just block the exploits as they come...
     
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    I don't support flashcards on the 3DS (well this early that is), even DS-Mode since no one is just going to stop there.
    So I don't want to see flashcards on the 3DS, not this early. I want to see the 3DS have chance and see flashcards much later in it's life when it's worth hacking.
     
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    If DS mode is unprofitable though, third parties are more likely to start on 3DS development.
     
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    True, but as I said some people aren't going to stop there. It's better to hold onto your DS(i) and just let the 3DS run it's course for a few years, then hack it. It's cheaper and easier to do and doesn't look that bad on Nintendo's end, plus there will be games worth getting and more than likely all the updates will be finished.
     
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    You have no faith in Nintendo?
    I'm sure they've learned something from the DSi and Wii.

    Also, trading in my DSi is cheaper than keeping it, or do you mean something else?
     
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    I have faith Nintendo, but I little faith in people. I want see their system succeed and honestly an early hack of any sort never looks good for any gaming company.
    I mean always keep a back up system like an old DS Lite or DSi so you can use your flashcards instead of fighting with Nintendo with every update.
     
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    if your read the user submitted news
    you would see that mine was posted last night on that topic of netfront
    the source is a major japanese paper
     

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