Could "Downgrade Play" be possible?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by I pwned U!, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. I pwned U!
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    I have a friend who did not receive the news in time about not updating past 9.2.0. He is currently at 9.4.0.

    After reading these threads about Download Play updates and installing older system title .cia files with spoofed versions to SysNAND not causing failed signature checks and allowing a 3DS to boot up properly, it made me wonder, could a ROM rebuilt with a 9.2.0 update (spoofed as one with higher versions of the titles with patched exploits using a program such as 3DNUS) and a local multiplayer mode allow me to downgrade his 3DS over Download Play with a spoofed "update?" Or would changing the update partition (even with properly signed firmware) change the game's signature and prevent his 3DS from detecting the game and/or installing the "update?"

    If someone with NAND hardmods and more than one 3DS could test this out, that would be very helpful!
     
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    You wanted to see where I live? You stalker...
    Welp, nothing he can do about it now. If he had a 3DS with a USB hardmod and backed up his NAND before updating to 9.4, then he might be able to flash it back to the previous firmware he was on.
    Best bet is to get another 3DS that is on a lower firmware.
     
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  3. ground

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    well actually it is funny that you mention it. I don't expect it to work, but i don't know why not?

    what is a signing key? never heard of it, but you can rexor roms if that is what you mean. (or do you mean the signatures, which you can create yourself....)
    or do you mean this:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/3ds-hack-we-hacked-it.339271/page-87#post-4508875
     
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    The firmware is 3DS specific, so unless he had a backup of his NAND, there's nothing he can do but get another 3DS on 9.0-9.2
     
  5. Thomas12345

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    ur friend should just buy a Sky3ds, it works on all firmwares to date
     
  6. insidestraight

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    i'm sure he gives a damn about that...
     
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    Only 3 things your friend can do now.

    1) Get a Sky3DS
    2) Swap out motherboards from one on ebay
    3) Wait for Gateway to support higher firmware but that might be a while if ever.
     
  8. ground

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    hmm i don't think that is how it works..... you can grab signatures from other games and hey still would be valid.
     
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    Not that it helps your friend but Homebrew with sky3ds works up to v9.2.0-20U through an exploit
     
  10. NCDyson

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    Uh, no, that is how it works. It's the whole reason you can't run devmenu, homebrew or hacked roms on sky3ds without an exploitable game. The signatures tell the system that the data is legit and that it's okay to execute the code. If you change the data, the key becomes invalid, and the console refuses to run the code.
     
  11. ground

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    Yeah i got that, but what i meant is that signatures can be created by ourself, we are also able to modify content in roms and run it.

    example:
    With the old gw fw we were able to modify rom contents and run it, but gw didn't patch the signature patch. So it technically it should be possible to add some own .cia's to an rom i think. The reason devmenu didn't work was because it was signed for developers 3ds's i thought .
     
  12. Jasin

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    You can create your own signature but the 3DS will know it isn't a valid nintendo signature and reject it. If it was that easy. Someone could take over googles SSL cert.

    But if you do that an go to https://www.google.com your browser will tell you it's not valid. Gateway might not care about the sig. But nintendo's firmware updater does.
     
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