DSTT "Fake Killer" Firmware

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Nov 18, 2008

DSTT "Fake Killer" Firmware by Bri at 6:52 PM (8,341 Views / 0 Likes) 16 replies

  1. Bri
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    Rasputin reports that team DSTT's latest firmware 1.16 differs from the 1.16 that was originally release on October 29th. This can be confirmed by doing a binary compare on the TTMENU.DAT files from both.

    Is this the "fake killer" firmware that team DSTT promised? If so, it would be the first time a flash cart company has gone to these extremes to eliminate (literally) clones. Watch out clones (I'm looking at you, Edge)!

    [​IMG] original thread
    [​IMG] DSTT official website anti-fake page (with video of fake killer firmware)

    -Bri
     
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    Hmm, doesn't bother me though.
    also.. since when was edge a clone of DSTT..? o.O
     
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    Since never, The Edge is a complete Cyclo clone, you can even use Cyclo DS skins on the EDGE. (or for that matter EDGE skins on a Cyclo, that was how I tested my EDGE skin. I just used a Cyclo. x) )
     
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    yeah.. i knew that ;P (though it isn't a "complete" clone it differs somewhat, AFAIK)
     
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    I didn't say the Edge was a clone of the DSTT. I said it was a clone. The DSTT clones may be the first to fall, but if other flash cart makers follow suit, can the Edge be far behind?

    Seriously though, until others can confirm this, I'm going to consider it just a rumor. So far rasputin is the only one who's reported any problems from the latest version of the firmware, and it's possible that he just got some bad DSTT's. Still, if I had a fake DSTT, I'd probably wait to update it to the latest firmware.

    -Bri
     
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    I don't think this is the first time that this has happened. Didn't the GBAMP firmware start bricking clones at some point? Also, despite popular belief, the EDGE is not an Evolution clone, at least not like the DSTT and R4 clones. Even if it was an Evolution clone, it doesn't run the Evolution firmware, so there's not even the slightest possibility of this happening to the EDGE.
     
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    I mentioned this when it was first released but everyone shrugged it off!

    here

    for the lazy ..

     
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    There's some speculation that the Edge does in fact use the CycloDS firmware, even though the hardware doesn't support all of the options. In which case, there is the possibility of this happening to the Edge.

    -Bri
     
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    Um, no. There is a possibility that the EDGE uses a modified Evo firmware, but that means the EDGE team would have to hack it first anyway. You cannot use an Evo update on the EDGE, so an Evo update could never brick an EDGE.

    I really don't think the EDGE is a clone (not as far as the software goes anyway), because if it's easy enough for one group to copy the Evo it's easy enough for ten groups to copy it, not to mention that the factories producing the clones tend to sell them to anyone that wants to buy them and put their own name on them. Typically, once one clone comes out 10 more pop up within a few months. I think the EDGE is just a look-alike.
     
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    Lets just say that a lot of people on this forum seem to disagree with you about whether or not the Edge utilizes Cyclo software. I'll leave it at that since the statement about the Edge was just a joke anyway.

    -Bri
     
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    You are not "a lot of people".

    I agree with Destructobot. It is only a look-alike.
     
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    My point was that regardless of whether or not the EDGE uses a modified version of the Evo firmware, it definitely does not use the Evo updates directly. The EDGE team will always have a chance to remove any bricking code before they release their own version of the update.
     
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    isn't something like this illegal? (yes, I realise the question is rather academic)

    whatever, I personally doubt that there is any difference that you could find from software between the real DSTT and replica ones. the whole "fake killer" thing just seems like a desperate attempt to spread FUD IMO
     
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    Havent seen someone laugh.......
     
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    I said it was a joke (as was fairly obvious from how it was worded in the OP) -- I never said it was funny!

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    Well, I assume the EDGE Team would be wise enough to test their software before releasing it. That means that end-users probably won't even notice some kind of protection.
     
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    Given that the CycloDS is a very popular flash cart but costs more than other carts, it would make sense that another cart might be developed that looks and behaves like a CycloDS without the "advanced" features but with a lower price.

    Good point. If it's a clone and the Edge team couldn't find a way around it, it is far more likely that the Edge would just stop being supported all of a sudden if CycloDS decided to release clone-killing firmware.

    -Bri
     

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