Error code 006-0501 in Badge Arcade and Pokemon Bank...

Discussion in '3DS - Homebrew Development and Emulators' started by kabii-sama, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. kabii-sama

    kabii-sama Member

    Oct 12, 2015
    United States
    I'm posting this here because, while I have no clue exactly why I'm seeing this error, I can only imagine it has something to do with the homebrew I've used on my 3DS. Has anyone experienced this error with games/apps and have suggestions on how to resolve it?

    To give some background, I have an Old 3DS on firmware 10.3.0-28U. Or technically, I should say it's 10.3.0-32U, as I've been following this guide to retain access to online features on the outdated firmware. I've been using Ironhax as my main hombrew entrypoint ever since it was released, and the main reason I'm staying on 10.3 is to retain access to Ironhax. Anyway, using the whole frankenfirmware setup I'm able to go online in pretty much any game or app. The only problem was shops... I had to use HANS for eShop access, but I could not purchase anything in the theme shop or games' DLC shops.

    Now, the Badge Arcade was one of the apps that was working normally for me... up until around Tuesday of last week, anyway. In the morning I got a free play from the practice catcher and used it to grab a badge from one of the machines as usual, but I was presented with the error code 006-0501 the instant the app started saving. The bunny mentioned something about having trouble connecting to the server, so I figured it was some maintenance or something and left the 3DS alone for the day, but even later in the evening I still could not connect to the server. Finally giving up and exiting the app, I confirmed that I could still access online in other games (like Mario Kart 7) and apps (like Miiverse) without issues. A few days later I try to access the Pokemon Bank (for the Regi Trio promo) and find out that the app is giving me the same error code. Obviously the problem isn't specific to the Badge Arcade, but I have no idea what suddenly brought it about.

    Searching for the code 006-0501 online, I find discussions like this that suggest the error is one with the access point being used, and propose changing the DNS settings. Yet I tried using both Google DNS and Open DNS, and neither allowed me to get into these two apps. I also tried using other access points (like my phone's mobile hotspot) but had no luck. Some of the people in those discussions mention that they had used save editors and such on their Pokemon games prior to seeing the error, and I read that people were getting banned from certain online services in the games due to playing around with their saves... That said, I haven't used any applications to edit the save data of my copy of Pokemon Y, nor have I used any utilities to modify my system's badge data, so me getting banned from these services shouldn't even be a possibility. I guess it's also worth mentioning that I updated my hax payload to 2.7 a few days ago and tried out ctr-httpwn. The homebrew app allowed me to download the My Nintendo 3DS themes through the Theme Shop, but it didn't help at all in accessing the Badge Arcade or Pokemon Bank.

    The most plausible explanation for my problem I can come up with is that (just last week) Nintendo tweaked something server-side that blocks anyone without the latest update, including those with frankenfirmware, from accessing these apps. If the only way for me to fix the 006-0501 error is by updating my 3DS to the latest firmware, I suppose it wouldn't be terrible since I have access to OoTHax and I could install certain cias even on 10.7 now. However, I was hoping someone on this site could share some advice for this particular error before I jump the gun and lost access to multiple homebrew entry points. I'd certainly appreciate any help I can get with this.
  2. Rhapsody

    Rhapsody GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 4, 2016
    United States
    United States
    You're better off following this guide to set up an emunand/rednand and just update that. It'll be much easier to manage and much less risky than manually changing the sysnand's CIAs (which is stupid, by the way).
    Xenosaiga and CeeDee like this.
  3. Exaltys

    Exaltys GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 10, 2009
    United States
    Can't you use httpwn?
  4. Xenosaiga

    Xenosaiga That one guy that doesn't give a shit anymore

    Oct 9, 2015
    United States
    The Shadows
    Here's a fun idea. Delete your internet settings in the 3ds, reset the router and then set up your connection again.

    If that doesn't work then do like @Rhapsody said and set up an emunand. Or you could even go as far as to set up AL9Hax if you are worried about space.
  5. Blue_Mew

    Blue_Mew ded

    Oct 2, 2015
    United Kingdom
    Faraway Island
    Updating your CVER and NVER is riskier than downgrading and may result in a brick, so try to downgrade and buy a new SD card if you need to.
  6. Randall Davis

    Randall Davis Newbie

    Apr 12, 2016
    United States
    I am having the same exact issue with pokemon bank after using ctr-httpwn. I have read anything I could find about it. I have tried everything. Even ruled it out as being a port forwarding issue. Also messaged the creator of ctr-httpwn and he didn't think ctr-httpwn was the cause. I am just about out of ideas. I'm hoping you found something out or someone else can help us. I may consider custom firmware later if I can't figure this issue out but it would be a lot more work than I'd want to go to for just one app and not sure if I want to risk a brick.
  7. Glyptofane

    Glyptofane GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 12, 2009
    United States
    I am using ctr-httpwn to access Badge Arcade on a 10.3 N3DS. Sometimes I get error code 006-0501 and sometimes it works, but usually takes several tries.

    There have been no problems connecting with other titles such as Pokemon Shuffle, Alpha Sapphire, and eshop.
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