Are private headers "zone" related ?

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  1. Stratosfear
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    Hi,
    Hi have a sky3ds and I want to buy a private header in order to play online. But before doing any moves, I wanted to know if headers are zone related. example : My 3DS is EUR, can I buy an USA, JAP,... header ?

    Another question (even if I alreday know the answer...) : Is this really impossible to extract an header from a retail card with a 9.7 console ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    If you are willing to pay for a private header, you can aswell buy the game :)
    Who says it is still as private as he says? he can aswell sell it to anyone, telling it's a private header, only for you?

    Buy a game, find someone with a GW and dump the game for yourself, this way you are 100% sure it's a private header and stays that way.
     
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    I've already got one retail card. But the fact is that I don't know someone who has a GW. I'm even the only one in my inner circle to have a 3DS....
     
  4. Xenon Hacks

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    Don't buy a private header from anywhere buy a game and rip the header yourself
     
  5. Xenon Hacks

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    Then find a trusted member with a high post count send them a new copy of a crappy 5$ game let them rip the header and destroy the game on camera.
     
  6. Stratosfear
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    Ok, if you know someone.... I don't have the access to the trade forum. So, where do I make my call ?
     
  7. Xenon Hacks

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    I would do it but you're in france try making another thread titled "looking for french member to rip private header" in this section .
     
  8. The Real Jdbye

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    This is a good question that I don't think anyone's asked before.
    I think headers are universal, the only thing that can cause problems is the manufacturer ID which some claim has to match what the game originally came with. There are 3 different chip manufacturers but one is far more common than the others.
     
  9. Stratosfear
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    Okay, thanks. I'll do it.
     
  10. Xenon Hacks

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    Also gateway rom patcher will choose the best chip manufacturer regardless + you can change it if needed
     
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    E: Nevermind..
     
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    Indeed, but I've heard people say in the context of Sky3DS that you need a header from a game with a matching chip manufacturer. Maybe people are just too dumb to change the chip manufacturer themselves :P
     
  13. Xenon Hacks

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    pretty much what you said not everyone is tech savy
     
  14. Megaben99

    Megaben99 I'm not an intern. I'm a messenger of the Gods!

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    Any header works for Sky regardless of chip. I was under this impression too but it isn't the case.
     
  15. KJ1

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    Why don't you buy a PowerSave instead and use it to get the header. :D
     
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    Yep - makes it easy! :gba: