Considering how far we have come into 3ds hacking, what are some things we still don't know?

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  1. Sketchy1
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    This came as a random thought to me out of the blue when I was installing a9lh on yet another friends N3ds, and he asked what I know about how the 3ds actually works, so I explained to him how each prossecor works, how SD content is decrypted, etc.


    But, now I'm just thinking, considering how far we've come into 3ds hacking, what don't we actually know? Or do we know next to everything about it? What are some 3ds hardware mysteries that we can't get around?

    Lml sorry for being a windbag, but I kinda just had to ask
     
  2. hudhair

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    I miight be completely wrong, but bootrom.
     
  3. MassExplosion213

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    No, you're _publicly_ right. ;)
     
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  4. CeeDee

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    If an N64 emulator is really as impossible as people claim it is.
     
  5. Aletron9000

    Aletron9000 3DS Master

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    3DS ARM9 CPU
    Decryption keys (bootrom)
    Other slot0x??Key? Keys (Bootrom)
     
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    Unlock bootrom and run Android on the 3DS :)))))
    If I'm not wrong, the 3DS OS is actually running on a Linux kernel.

    I think there was someone raising funds to do an electron micrograpahy of the 3DS bootrom
     
  7. Sketchy1
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    I figured something like that would be because it just doesn't have the CPU power
     
  8. Ominous66521

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    I'm not really shure.I didn't think the 3ds would go past emunand and here we are with sdless a9lh running luma
     
  9. CeeDee

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    Thing is, no one's ever tried making an emulator and optimizing it enough to see if anything is playable.
     
  10. Aletron9000

    Aletron9000 3DS Master

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    next stop, bootrom hacking/dumping and impossible bricking
     
  11. Sketchy1
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    Lml if the n3ds is as strong as its perceived to be, what about gcn :D

    Just kidding, prolly not gonna happen. No Nintendo system actually has the raw power to fully emulate the gcn
     
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    That would likely be a lot harder to do. It's possible, of course, but unplayable and would likely crash.
     
  13. Sketchy1
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    And what exactly is it about bootrom that we don't know?
     
  14. Aletron9000

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    Everything. (Mostly decryption keys and slot keys)