1. Another World

    OP Another World Emulate the Planet!
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    10,577
    Country:
    Colombia
    [​IMG]

    While there are a few discussions about this topic going on throughout GBAtemp, I felt that one centralized post would benefit our community. According to Team SuperCard, the 3DS v4.4.0-10 firmware update will permanently block all but 2 Flash Kits. Please keep in mind that these numbers and this news are not yet fact, we are awaiting responses from various teams, but looking at the information it seems this was the intended outcome of the new firmware update.

    Be advised, do not update to 3DS v4.4.0-10



    Thanks to Rydian for the tip!​
    Edit #1
    [​IMG]
    Which R4i Gold/R4iDSN are supported? Above is an image that recently popped up that shows how to tell what unit you have. Updatable units include 9, A, B, and C. (Thanks exangel).

    Edit #2
    A patch for the R4i Gold (R4ids.cn) has been released. Grab it HERE.

    [​IMG] Source
     
  2. chavosaur

    chavosaur Austin Trujillo
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    4,796
    Country:
    United States
    So glad I have not updated, I would be doomed...
    I feel so sorry for those that have updated though. I feel a storm of whining flashcard threads approaching...
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. Tom

    Tom Gbatemp's Unofficial Modder
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    987
    Country:
    United States
    Well that sucks, now we need to wait for a new card and buy that correct? It can't be fixed with software but with new hardware/ BIOS in a sense(FPGA Program not firmware)
     
  4. Terminator02

    Terminator02 ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,518
    Country:
    United States
    3 people like this.
  5. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Official Snake™ CEO of Snakes
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    22,990
    Country:
    Antarctica
    This was bound to happen. It has been said several times before that this kinda thing was going to happen. :/
     
  6. qlum

    qlum Posting when needed
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    563
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Nintendo seems to be winning the fight not because they fix their issues but because flashcard makers stop supporting their cards. Quite funny indeed. I do expect EZ-flash to get back someday as a dev supporting an outdated system like they did with the gba for a long long time.
     
    2 people like this.
  7. Dork

    Dork Newbie

    Good thing I didn't update. I really need to buy a Supercard, my Acekard is kind of shit anyway.
     
  8. Another World

    OP Another World Emulate the Planet!
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    10,577
    Country:
    Colombia
    We knew this was possible for years. I'm not surprised that they chose to do this now. the wii u is on the horizon. what better way to distance themselves from all the past piracy then to give the 3DS a clean start.

    What will be interesting is to see what the active flash kit teams decide to do. this could either mean a new round of kits from the active teams (of which there are only a few left) or this could mean the end of an era is finally upon us.

    Either way, I predict SCDS2 sales to rise rather quickly.

    -another world
     
    8 people like this.
  9. DaggerV

    DaggerV Archmagi of the Emerald Moon
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    932
    Country:
    United States
    Why I don't sell old consoles in favor of new ones. No need to taint the 3DS with this kind of stuff yet until the hardware is there. Willing to wait, have before, not like I'm not already playing the games, I just like convenience, though 3DS homebrews will be badass.
     
  10. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    4,325
    Country:
    [​IMG]

    In all seriousness, I'm glad I bought a Supercard DSTWO a few years back. Especially since many online stores selling flashcarts do not accept PayPal anymore.
     
    4 people like this.
  11. BORTZ

    BORTZ The Amazing
    Supervisor

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    13,048
    Country:
    United States
    God no. What the 3DS needs is CFW. We can store games on the SD card, hopefully it's only a matter of time.
     
    9 people like this.
  12. Terminator02

    Terminator02 ヽ( 。 ヮ゚)ノ
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,518
    Country:
    United States
    Although I would like to know why Nintendo F'ed up their firmware naming scheme. The trailing number always went up by 1 with every update except for this one firmware update, which stayed at 10.
     
  13. Foxi4

    Foxi4 Local Infamous Villain
    Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    26,402
    Country:
    Poland
    Took them long enough - now they figured out how to block flashcarts based on their hardware, not their headers? Well done. I guess Nintendo's R&D was so busy with it that it practically steamed up the entire facility.

    In any case, I too predict DSTwo and "certain R4 cards" to sell like cure for cancer if this happens to be true... but... perhaps it's a good thing.

    More protection means more drive to hack the device. Let's face it - flashcarts are a thing of the past, it's about time for a Custom Firmware. This will become a real hacker-magnet now, things might get interesting.
     
    9 people like this.
  14. Janthran

    Janthran Solarian
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    Messages:
    3,777
    Country:
    United States
    This makes me very glad that I have a DStwo.
    My friends who I bought Acekards for, thought.. :/
     
    1 person likes this.
  15. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai
    Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    10,254
    Country:
    United States
    And they're gone, like a flash (kit) in the pan...
     
    6 people like this.
  16. saintrobyn

    saintrobyn Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2006
    Messages:
    25
    Country:
    United States
    I have been thinking the same thing. I have a feeling the secret to hacking the 3DS is in focusing on the differences between the retail cart and DL version of NSMB2. I am not a code monkey so I wouldn't know what to look for but something tells me that the difference between how these interact with the system is the key.
     
  17. insidexdeath

    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,136
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Even the R4i Gold(r4ids.cn) team confirmed they got the flashcart working on the 4.4.0-10
     
    1 person likes this.
  18. Foxi4

    Foxi4 Local Infamous Villain
    Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    26,402
    Country:
    Poland
    I'm just going to wait for Team Acekard's stance on this one and whether their I.C's will turn out to be compatible with this new AP method. We already know that they switched I.C's numerous times, so certain batches of the cart may require different updates, if any carts are compatible, that is. I predict a mess.
     
  19. shoyrumaster11

    shoyrumaster11 GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Messages:
    296
    Country:
    Well, If the old teams die out (excluding the SC team, always on the ball when there's a new update) and we do get new cards. (Like maybe a couple of R4's, :rolleyes:

    I have a friend who has CFW on his PSP! Maybe it would be nice to hack the 3DS to give it the CFW life!
     
  20. ferret7463

    ferret7463 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    614
    Country:
    United States
    It's not like the cards are useless, they will still play on the phat and lite.
     
    6 people like this.
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - Permanently, Blocked, Almost