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    ** I was told I could ask a mod to allow me into the seller forum. If that is possible, I'd appreciate that. This intro post should be plenty to convince people I'm real. Heck, I could snap an upload of my license if it helps, lol. **

    If you just want to see my hardware and photos of stuff, scroll to the bottom or if I can post twice in one day(just not create two threads in one day) then I'll reply with it separated below as well.

    I have a bunch of Panda 3DS's, N3DSXL's, IS-SNAKE boxes, dev cartridges, eeproms, a Partner-Capture-CTR, and some WiiU Stuff.

    If you want to hear my TL;DR backstory and my notice of selling stuff, read on! Otherwise , as already stated, Hardware pics are at the bottom. I would like to include them in this forum as I am after all introducing myself and what I have, yes?


    First of all, my name is Shawn. ;) Please don't lock this if it doesn't explicitly violate any rules. I figure this is supposed to be "my area", so Ill just put it all into this intro, I don't have the time to learn it all and post tidbits to a dozen niche forums. I barely have enough time to balance work, video games, and human necessities!

    I'd rather post a block of information and reference with a link to it. If nobody even reads it, at least I can link to it later and use it myself. My mind works better that way. Also I'm on a phone. And a time budget due to work.

    I will, however, answer any questions and try to check this forum/site regularly.


    Basically, I am here for two things. One seems easy enough if I had a ton of time to dig and read.

    1- I want to jailbreak my personal N3DSXL dev unit. ~

    I bricked a smaller dev Panda into a no-backlight boot, and can't fix it. So now I am hesitant to do anything without proper advice. The hacks3dsdev site information and resources did not work for me, even though I chose the firmware for the New3DSXL running snake and followed all directions exactly. In my dev menu it says I am running "snake prod" as the stock firmware, so I figured the snake one was it! It didn't work. Now I assume I have a fancy Developers paperweight.


    Anyways, that is for later and I hope I can accomplish the jailbreak, with help.

    The other thing I wanted to do was announce the fact that my hardware is going to be for sale at some point. I need money, my car is getting worse by the day! I like the idea of a user selling forum, but that is a rather limited audience isn't it? It also brings in the question, can I use eBay with it? I have to post 100 times to even see it and find out.

    I prefer to use eBay. Items are guaranteed and I prefer to set charities with my sales to help with my taxes. Plus, if enough of this stuff sells for a good enough price, I can use my PayPal to buy a friggin car right from there too.

    For anyone who happens to see this, considering it is in an introduction forum and not a selling forum or hardware forum, just know that I don't have the time to learn this entire site index. I am literally only here for a jailbreak and a notice that hardware some of you people may want will be going soon, and might not be available again for some time if ever.

    On eBay my ID is shashca-qgkqt1g. I figure that isnt a link or anything that could be malicious, so it should be allowed for me to say, right?

    Under that name, right now, is a New3DSXL that I put up for a ten day bid. Or just search for it, when I did it was the only one I saw. It is three days in now, the entire time I have been using a small portion of my few hours of off time to get that relayed to anyone here and other places I the dev scene who is interested, getting not much done as usual, and stonewalled because of my busy work life.

    I guess if there is an advertisements forum, let me know. Because if $250 seems a cheap price for a N3DSXL, there it is. For whoever is lucky enough to know it is there, as I only have around a dozen watchers and under 200 views, three days in. Last time I checked, lol.

    Regarding that 3DS, I haven't even looked if either or both of the screens is IPS, as I stumbled into a thread earlier that was talking about the desirability of those. I guess I tilt and look for color distortion? How much? Maybe my phone just missed the pictures or something, I need an example.


    -HARDWARE-

    I have cords on the way, I had to order the 3ds charger and some Wii type cables for the snake box and cat dev. Like I said, I have not done much with it and just recently started going through all I have again.

    I will now try to upload pictures.
     

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    Well, I feel like I have some idle time to upload some photos. My friend is doing VR, but he is usually so immersed that I can get much of this done in the meantime.

    I ordered a DS charger, finally. My available 3DS cache still has some charged ones from when my other friend brought his DS charger for me to use. lol And I also am eyeing a WiiU cable bundle to power on a cat dev, snake box, and a Wii console/gamepad. Then I can take operation pictures.

    First is up the the UDS local ID checker cartridge that Voodooween asked about, next will be snake box pictures. Non powered until I buy my cable bundle with the next paycheck.

    D-Pad seems to move through the ID field, allowing 0-9, or a-f. So it is a hex, right? I assume this is a near-field ID checker, or maybe a wifi link ID checker.

    Operating the scan does nothing, as I guess you would have to know correct ID of the device you were scanning for? IDK. :)
     

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    Welcome.
     
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    I guess I never told the back-story of this stuff. Now is better than later.

    This is copied from a message to a interested party on Ebay. In case it seems familiar to him/her. :)

    I got super lucky, because from what I understand the company that was leasing these Bandai/Namco/etc lost them for awhile, went over their return time with Nintendo, and was fined for them anyways. Once they were found they just kept them.

    Recently they had a company rubbish cleanout and they dont ever use this stuff anymore. So it got tossed into a electronics garbage bin. Basically was gonna get melted for the gold in the chips. So my I asked my boss if it was okay for me to have this hardware as no one else at my workplace was interested in them, and it wasnt technically a "required destruction".

    He said it was cool and now I have a ton of hardware I dont know much about.
     
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    Both these snake boxes have 8GB, which I assume is a lot considering most cartridges don't hold a ton of data.

    Seems to me the property sticker is to both denote the "rental" status and fact that it contains sensitive intellectual property regarding game data and development and such. I haven't tried any numbers, lol Still wary about whether they would demand these awesome collectibles back at a whim.

    They certainly weren't missing them melted for gold bullion or sitting in a warehouse for years in end!

    With the hardware evolving and upgrading, stuff like this is bound to be available sooner or later and more and more home brew devs will be able to add their offerings to the community.

    Of course I am speaking from an entirely assumptive standpoint. I don't even know what these do until they get powered up.

    Got the controllers and cables for both systems.
     

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    The Partner-CTR system and controller. Uses two marked cables rather than a single one as the snake boxes do.

    From what I've gathered this one is more for just displaying the game screen or maybe both screens onto an output monitor or multiple monitors.

    An older gbatemp post I semi recall said they were for demonstrations at events.
     

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    Sorry it took so long to post these.

    At work, on a 15. Gonna elaborate more later if anyone wants.

    The NTPS or whatever I think means an error. It only showed on the one card. I think it is a hardware fault with that one card, because testing chips in the other card makes them work.

    Seems all the bagged eeproms have thundercats so far, only checked the 4k and 8m ones.

    Cards are ordered by type and I faced up all the different labels available, with my labels of titles showing on the others.

    The error shown is the same error I get trying a production Pokemon x2 Ds cart.

    Pictured a greyscale thubdercats differing from the rest.

    The flight stick and thrust are Xbox 360, but came from the same cache of hardware so I figured Id share it.

    Will try to upload wiiU stuff later when I get home.
     

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    Some were interested in better shots of the cards, as well as obvious in-development games.

    I have done a minor shoot for today, apologies but I am exhausted. Will upload more later. For now I have multiangle shots of all four types of cards I have. No "SD cards" were inside any of the units or other hardwares, only these cartridges.

    I will upload a more diverse game titlescreen gallery focused more on cataloguing names. I will also watch for in-dev variations, as per request from a couple people in conversation with me.

    Any comments in this thread are welcome! Of course, you may also message a conversation with me.

    Night.
     

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    Trying out the snake box today. Need some cards copied and hoping this may do it. Seems to have a captured image to SD card function

    So far I can't figure it out, by I will ask a few people and hopefully have this sorted by the time I get to bed. I have a long trip back home and an early morning start.
     

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    If you're looking to modify a Panda unit, you'll want to use Plailect's Panda 3DS Hacks Guide.
     
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    Hey all, me again riding shotgun at work. This post is in lieu of Ebay messaging, as the system will not let me respond to a question regarding an expired listing....for some reason. And I can't figure out sending new messages on my "outdated and unsupported" windows phone.

    To VW, winner of the auction: Just in case the other messages didn't go through, your item will ship either later today or tomorrow before the post office closes, no matter what. If I cannot figure out the card dumping, I will just send you your purchased items without any further delay, as well as attempt to allow you a choice in some other games. If anything, I will ship the extra games later at no extra charge. Your original purchase will ship no matter what.

    Perhaps I can get you in contact with the party interested in the copies should need be.


    To 'RCEY', the second highest bidder, EBay will not allow me to reply to you. I am told it is my phone, but since I can respond to some others fine, I don't think so. I think it has more to do with the fact that the listing is expired.

    Anyways, to answer your question and relay it to all, yes I will be selling the other N3DSXL systems. However, to both conserve their value and to be fair to previous buyers, the new listing will always start close to what they last sold for.

    The first system sold for $550, so the new listing will likely start at $550. After all, I don't want to rip off someone who paid handsomely for an item by undercutting on the next one!


    I will however be listing some older red/black 3ds dev systems for lower than others on eBay are currently asking. Because they are well-worn and not as desirable.

    Thanks for understanding. Any questions are welcome here, EBay when possible, or in conversations. Your choice, I don't mind either way.

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    This is the site I was referring to when saying it wouldn't work for me, at least when I tried it and it is possible I messed something up or chose a wrong file.

    I successfully downgraded the red/blacks version to the required one, but couldn't get the browser exploit to work. The virtual machine page just loaded a blank box rather than running the exploit it says it uses.

    After that, when attempting to use files from the SD card, it bricked upon reboot.

    Really wishing I had time to just order a flash card to install the jailbreak for me, but I have to ship this N3DSXL and the games soon, like by tomorrow. So I will risk one more red/black panda in a jailbreak. Someone is giving me step-by-step, so hopefully I get the hang of it this evening!

    I will attempt again, but if it fails I will just have to hope the buyer will also be willing/capable to share the card data with the interested parties.
     
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    Hey all, meet Bricky and Brick Jr. My own oddly-firing brain at work lol. This is harder than it should be hahaha.

    I used a Snake file on a CTR panda. Why? I thought because it had "snake prod" in the config menu options, it was running snake.

    *facepalm*

    Also, edited for SCTC so see why I call these red/black. If these indeed run snake, and are interchangeable, then I don't know what Im doing wrong? My notes are as follows.


    Alright, lets see this works. Hopefully I get this right this time.

    Step 1 - Long formatted the SD card into 32k alloc MBR, for what seemed like an eternity. Le sigh.

    Step 2 - Painstakingly redownloaded all files to be sure they were good and true. Better safe than sorry.

    Step 3 - Watched another Panda crawl through the program import during stage one of the update (downgrade) procedure. Similar to an actual Panda bear crawling through a bamboo thicket.

    Step 4 - Went to the named cia file, updated easy peasy just like last time. Getting a sinking feeling as it says wrong update number (.24 rather than .23).

    Step 5 - No step five. Panda is dead. Rebooted to no backlight. Chalk another one up for this endangered species lol.
     

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    I was distracted for a moment. Here is the new recent progress. And current point of the operation.

    Why are there no leading zeros? Am I supposed to navigate to a different tab? None of the other tabs seem to have anything similar.

    Savedatafiler on program tab?
     

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    New issue, and I've cleared the cache, redone the SD card, triple checked files and structure, everything. Stumped. Guess I'll try a black old 3ds with a ctr hack next? Unless anyone knows of another website to try. This N3DS will be ready.

    If this picture/post is unclear, the websites, all four listed, just sit there in a loop supposedly loading.

    I let it sit in case it just takes time. Been a while now.

    New image been executing 10+ minutes.
     

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    Got a new hacking toy in today. It is bright pink. One side reads "Ace Plus", the other "Ace USB Card Reader. Now to spend some free time to figure out how to use it! :) I have many sales flying in to manage and I want to get some copies of the data so all the unique titles I have can be played via the .cia file somehow.

    Time to jailbreak my personal reserve N3DSXL. Or try to at least.
     

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    Earth, bro-dude.

    Good luck, hope all goes well.
     
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    Also, I only now realize I didn't mention before, I have one working excellent condition snake box up for ten day auction (a message saying 0 days left for testing shows but seemingly affects nothing). Everything on this one seems to be just fine from the box itself to the controller and connecting cable.

    However with that same auction is a "bundled with" Partner-CTR that is possibly malfunctioning, either the controller or the box. Or maybe I used it wrong? Through the AV Wii cable it shows a screen (on my projector/monitor) when powered, a green outer background and no output the two displayed 3DS screens. I did not try a DVI cord as I do not own one. Is it required? Or am I missing an external hardware to 'partner' with this machine?

    The CTR controller also seems unpowered, or possibly not confirming its link? No lights at all on the controller and the box power light stays red and all other lights on it do not light up at all.
     

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    I'm really lost right now? If you want to sell something, I'd suggest getting your post count up. If you don't want to create a thread to bounce some ideas around, see if you can assist someone who might have a problem you can easily solve.

    I guess very cool of you getting Thundercats to play on a big screen.
     
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    Oh my bad, it probably seems like I am just posting random crys for help, lol.
    I am actually in "private conversation" or whatever the name on this site with a few people who I am using the thread to communicate the pictures to, because I can't seem to link or post pictures from my phone in the private chats. I am also using it to reference other people to from other sites, so they see the pictures or posts and then reply to me on their preferred messaging platforms.

    If anyone thought I was just rambling, looking all crazy and whatnot, I am sorry for the confusion.
     
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    Earth, bro-dude.
    It's cool, but you definitely should get your message count to ten, at the very least.
     
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