1. ihaveawindows

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    This is created to keep out nosy brothers from your 3DS activity and life, remember, you have the right to keep your privacy intact!
    This is just :shit:posting isn't it?

    1. Open Luma (Press Select while powering on)
    2. Scroll down until you see PIN Lock.
    3. Set the PIN lock using A until you get to your desired PIN length.
    4. Press Start.
    5. Now you should see Luma asking you to set the PIN.
    6. After that's done, go and re-enter your PIN.
    7. Profit.

    To remove them if you forgot, please refer to @CPG 's guide in this sub-forum.
     
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  2. Zakie

    Zakie GBAtemp Regular
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    wow. this is pretty useful. I never knew you could do this stuff.
     
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  3. KleinesSinchen

    KleinesSinchen GBAtemp's Backup Reminder + Fearless Testing Sina
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    It is part of Luma3DS features but – as you already mentioned – it is pretty easy to get around the pin. Any "nosy brother" could do it buy just searching the web.

    It can and should be used to keep small children from messing around with a CFW 3DS and possibly doing nonsense with GodMode9
     
  4. ihaveawindows

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    Yeah well, that works too.
     
  5. Jayro

    Jayro MediCat Dev and Gameboy Modder
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    I pin-protect my SD card AND my NAND, and with different pins and boot screens. If my SD card is ejected, my boot splash says the 3DS has been stolen, and posts my serial number and phone number with my real name at the bottom screen.
     
  6. KleinesSinchen

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    Did something very similar. I took losing the console(s) in account, not only theft and offer a little compensation for returning. But the note also says: "If somebody wants to sell this console to you, then it is stolen good."

    A good splash screen on NAND is something like this https://themeplaza.art/item/11261 to remind of missing SD (or missing boot.firm on SD).


    The Luma3DS pin isn't a very good protection, but it is all we got. I would prefer something more secure right in FIRM0 which would at least require ntrboot to bypass.
     
  7. aadz93

    aadz93 GBAtemp Official Psychonaut
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    yeah i though everyone knew about this

    easy way to brick your 3ds, if you forget your pin

    hope you have a nand backup/ntrboot handy
    you can wipe a 3ds so somebody who knows what they're doing can still wipe it
    also doesn't encrypt data
     
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  8. OldBoi

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    Dunno. I'm trying to keep them away from my bedroom window. :blush:
     
  9. KleinesSinchen

    KleinesSinchen GBAtemp's Backup Reminder + Fearless Testing Sina
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    The Luma3DS wiki page literally tells how to remove the pin and that security provided is lowest level (child-proofing)
     
  10. aadz93

    aadz93 GBAtemp Official Psychonaut
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    its redundant i never actually used it, i found it more cumbersome than useful

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —


    also thats only if you lock the sd with pin, lock the console nand
     
  11. KleinesSinchen

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    B9S will always default to loading boot.firm from SD first. (So does Luma3DS installed in FIRM0/1)
    Luma3DS pin is of no practical use against an attacker being able to use a search engine.

    Fastboot3DS will always react on (Home) on power on bypassing the Pin altogether (allowing any FIRM payload to be loaded from the menu).
     
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  12. CPG

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    Hey, that’s me!
     
  13. aadz93

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    Still, find it redundant, that's why I quit using it, plus as you said, if it's so easy to remove, there's no need to even have it in the first place, it's not "secure"

    If you wanted a secure pin, you'd have to do it within boot0, via fastboot3ds or b9s (first stage bootloader), to make it secure, the pin would be used to encrypt the firm slots, so it can only boot if the correct pin is used to verify and to also decrypt it, the only way to bypass this would be to wipe the console, via ntrboot which cannot be bypassed or blocked, ntrboot is a feature of the internal 3ds Soc bootrom (stage zero bootloader)
     
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  14. jeffyTheHomebrewer

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    And what would be on your 3DS to warrant putting THAT much security on it?
     
  15. aadz93

    aadz93 GBAtemp Official Psychonaut
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    why do i need a pin lock in the first place?

    i mean useful for someones little sibling, or some rando, it wont keep someone from stealing it

    effectively just custom drm


    i guess nobody will check a 3ds for state secrets :rolleyes:
     
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  16. gamer765

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    I just take the battery with me.
     
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