Gateway Homebrew Possible?

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  1. CalebW
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    At the gateway website, they have a testrom in 3ds format. How is that possible if it only runs signed roms by nintendo?
     
  2. Huntereb

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    It just scans the rom, it "Reads" it, but doesn't execute it.

    The Gateway launcher itself is homebrew though, it's custom code.
     
  3. Mementos

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    The Gateway allows Homebrew, the new Menu for example, thats Homebrew too. Theyre whole Launcher is Homebrew. Tho, theyres no SDK out yet, so its very difficult to write your own homebrew for now ;)
     
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    The exploit used lets them bypass certain checks. That is why it only works on a 3DS firmware between 4.1-4.5.
     
  5. CalebW
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    I know that's homebrew and that the launcher is homebrew. What I was talking about is the GW team said their card couldn't run homebrew. Say's so on their FAQ.

     
  6. dalc789

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    I think by "homebrew" they mean code actually compiled into a homebrew 3ds rom, not the file that the gateway reads from the sd card.
     
  7. CalebW
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    What I'm talking about is the test 3ds rom on their website,
    https://mega.co.nz/#!iwY1yT5R!GG8HJn64KbmhQrD5a68iQBDdwrA_wGty1qWmATBo8V4

    (This is taken from their "Hardware Diagnostics README.txt")


    I'm NOT talking about the Launcher.dat file on the SD card.
     
  8. Huntereb

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    That file is just a bunch of worthless code thrown together for the launcher to read, and if it reads it okay, it tells you your SD card is in good condition.

    Actually trying to run this file wouldn't do anything.
     
  9. dalc789

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    Ah, guess I misread your post. However that FAQ was written back in April, when the gateway wasn't even released yet, so it's probably a bit dated by now.
     
  10. Duo8

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    shinyquagsire23 SALT/Sm4sh Leak Guy

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    In all technicality, it could theoretically run homebrew. However, we lack one of two things:
    1. An actual SDK to code homebrew
    2. Enough information about the 3DS itself and 3DS ROMs to actually make it useful
    So basically, while it could run homebrew, none can be coded right now. I'm pretty sure they only put that up as a "No" to prevent questions like "WHERES THE HOMEBREW FOR GATEWAY???".