How could Nintendo patch Wait/Slowhax on 11.2 even though it wasn't released?

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  1. Polarise
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    Polarise GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    How did they even patch it? 11.2 came out before the release of it.

    Just a thought even though I have A9LH.
     


  2. Lilith Valentine

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    They most likely found the problem and fixed it. If we can find it, Nintendo can find it too.
     
  3. Xiphiidae

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    Nintendo is always looking for exploits in their software, independent of what is found out by hackers/homebrew developers. They just happened to find the exploit that makes waithax possible, and included a fix in the 11.2 update.
     
  4. Polarise
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    Polarise GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Since I have A9LH, could I try waithax on 11.2?
     
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    No. Why would you want to, though?
     
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    Just to see if I could download a dsiware from freeshop and exploit it for a test :P.
     
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    There are plenty of ways you can install dsiwarehax if you have A9LH, you wouldn't need waithax for that. Waithax is just a (relatively) ordinary Arm11 exploit.
     
  8. proflayton123

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    If they're so desperate and set up a bounty for people to help them reveal exploits and things then you know.
     
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  9. rikumax25!

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    The vulnerability has been known for years
     
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    I think the question is how did they patch it without a update?
     
  13. Xiphiidae

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    They patched with the update to 11.2.0.
     
  14. rikumax25!

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    11.2?
     
  15. owek1

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    they probably got 11.2 on their test devices, tried to exploit it and patched any vulnerabilities they found before releasing the final 11.2 to public, i think? luckily the dsiware hack via system transfer still works..
     
  16. Sketchy1

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    we have hackers, nintendo has devs. If we can find an exploit, they can too.
     
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    They found it before we did.
     
  18. hippy dave

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    You're all missing the obvious answer.

    Witchcraft.
     
  19. Pikasack

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    If you really want to try out waithax, you could try the firmware.bin from https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/wiki/Installation-and-upgrade and it's in the section about booting 3.x-4.x NANDs. It (temporarily) downgrades your firm to 2.50 (or something) which allows you to use waithax on 11.2 with Luma3ds. Just don't do anything stupid.
     
  20. Pokem

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    nintendo got wizard coders on their side