Smealum has announced that his ssspwn works on the 8.1 update and on EU and US versions. I have some thoughts about these stuff. Please correct my if I'm incorrect anywhere. SSSpwn Allows code execution in userland Supposed to allow code execution in a sandbox Allows people to run homebrew Does not allow piracy as it does not allow the playing of 3ds rom dumps Homebrew Purpose of homebrew is to allow anyone to create games/apps that can already be created using the official SDK In essence, if you have enough capital, skill, team mates and time, you can recreate Pokemon X/Y from scratch. Homebrew have same access to the 3ds just like commercial 3ds games Homebrew .3ds for instance the BBB VC roms are official VC roms but decrypted and re-encrypted with 0000... AES keys. For all intents and purposes, it can be referred as now having homebrew encryption. 3DS Game Translations Requires the decryption of the 3ds rom [Confirmed by post #7] If 3ds roms can be decrypted, this means they can similarly be encrypted. [Confirmed by post #9] Google the following phrase " 【心游汉化组】[3DS][多分流]逆转裁判5 （逆転裁判5） 简体中文汉化试玩版（仅前两章）[604M]（祝大家游戏愉快，敬请期待正式版）" and plug it into google translate. This is a AAD Jpn release translated into chinese. Repacking of commercial 3ds rom games as homebrew If 3ds roms can be decrypted, you can similarly re-encrypt them with the 0000.... AES keys which will allow this 'repack' to become homebrew Since SSSpwn can run homebrew, it's possible to run repacked roms?