Depackaging the 3DS CPU

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  1. Vinnymac
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    Vinnymac GBAtemp Regular

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    http://gaasedelen.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/depackaging-nintendo-3ds-cpu.html

    If you have any computer engineering background I recommend giving this article a read. It is very exciting to see someone go through all the effort to depackage the cpu like this. Please do not contact this person, as they are doing it for fun. This is a hobby for them, as it is for me.

    For more detailed and higher resolution shots of the depackaging, look here:
    http://siliconpr0n.org/archive/doku.php?id=azonenberg:nintendo:3ds_xl_cpu
     
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  2. TheRedfox

    TheRedfox Admire our great leader ;o;

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    Nope
    I'm amazed.
     
  3. PityOnU

    PityOnU GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    According to the vocal majority I guess now we have the BootROM and can hack everything.

    That was easy.
     
  4. josh_axey

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    They have not yet successfully dumped the boot ROM.

    Regardless, it is fascinating to watch and I wish them luck on further RE of the CPU.
     
  5. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    8-10 layers, hory shite.

    This decapping definitely would have cost too much to do commercially. Glad capable hands* are doing this pro-bono.
    *one of them is Bunnie, the old Xbox hacker : )
     
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  6. shakirmoledina

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    beautiful work really seems like a daunting task made fun and mystical
     
  7. chartube12

    chartube12 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Article says 6-10 ;-)

    Didn't the decappers who scammed the various temps (glad i wasn't one of them) claim the 3ds processor had 10-20? So no real surprise here.
     
  8. shakirmoledina

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    if i remember correctly, they said they are going to try to decap 4-6 but there could be more. ($50 per layer i think)