How could I get a customized hacked 3DS?

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  1. Myria
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    I would like to get a customized 3DS XL with a Gateway, EmuNAND, and that mod that outputs the screens to HDMI or whatever for recording gameplay. Where could I get such a thing or have it made?

    Given the rarity of 4.x XLs at this point, plus the expense of the HDMI mod alone, I expect that it'd cost quite a bit, but that isn't really a problem for me. I want to be able to cheat in games and record it. Cheating in games as in debug them - dump memory, edit memory, disassemble the ARM code, etc. I'm an experienced reverse engineer, particularly on x86/PC and SNES, so please don't attack me for being a newbie at game hacking. It's only the 3DS at which I'm a newbie.

    This would be an American 3DS XL, pink preferred.

    ~Melissa
     
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    Are you more of a software only person?

    Are there any public options for cheating yet beyond powersaves? I know some people are fiddling with things and having homebrew after a fashion helps but end user debugging and fiddling is still a little ways out with no projected release date.

    "with a Gateway, EmuNAND,", that is 5 minutes following a step by step guide, if you know your way around a disassembler then that is not going to be hard in the slightest.

    Money (basically) no object I would find any 4.5 or lower XL, find a pink shell XL, do a case swap and send that off for video out modding (or send both and say as you have probably had to pull it apart...). I am not sure where the video modders are these days -- there are not so many of them and I would probably prefer to bust out my soldering gear if I cared for such things (if nothing else the video mods did not seem especially easy to work with, and for no good reason either).
     
  4. Myria
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    Thanks!!! <3

    Can Gateway+EmuNAND-pwned 3DSs use the Nintendo store? I don't have any interest in pirating software, so it'd be convenient if I could use that to get the programs/games that aren't offered on cartridge.

    ~Melissa

    Yes, I'm entirely software. I'm really terrible at soldering. It took me hours to replace the power plug port on my SNES with the replacement from Stone Age Gaming, and by soldering standards, that's really easy =(

    Hmm, what you're saying sounds like nobody's made public tools to do things like remote-debug 3DS games and such. Oh well. However, as long as ROMs can be decrypted, modified, written to a flash cart, then run the modified version, that would be enough for me to start playing around with cheating. When we cheated GameCube PSO, kikuchan and I started out with even less control than that.
     
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    Afraid I have more bad news then.
     
  6. Duo8

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    You can dump memory but it's not real time and you can't inject either.

    Modded ROMs are not yet possible. Not even decrypted ROMs.
     
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    actually, roms have been decrypted, but like always, when someone achieves something, he refuses to release it... lol
     
  9. Myria
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    Is there a list of things that a Gateway can do? Because from that description, it sounds like just play exact unmodified copies of existing games, and that isn't useful to me, since if I wanted the games I'd just buy them.

    For now, I've really wanted to hack Triforce of the Gods 2 to try to find stuff that was hidden or deleted from the game, as well as assist in finding shortcuts for speedrunners. I also have other games in mind, of course.
     
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    Yeah it can play games, emulate the NAND, bypass some region locks and not an awful lot else.

    As the others said things are poised to change (the gateway exploit and the related ones from firmware 4.5 and older has the firmware owned at the lowest level so memory editing, memory dumping, ROM decryption and custom ROMs are all well within the realm of possibility*, if they have not already happened behind the scenes) but nobody knows when that will all drop, it could happen tomorrow but I am not going to hold my breath.

    *being a system with computing ideas of at least 1998 you might even be able to have a lot of this a background process.

    There are some options for save editing but it does not play well with gateway stuff and the only custom stuff is out of Japan right now (and not all that custom by the sounds of things).

    All that said when it does happen you will be kind of going into an unknown system, however what has been seen is kind of similar to the DS (which I reckon is only shortly behind the NES, SNES and GBA in terms of quality of tools) and it is not like a low memory ARM device is a huge departure.