[IDEA/EARLY WIP] romhacking the YouTube App to boot a different URL and changing its banner

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  1. 33z Iwj
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    Alright.

    So, remember bootOpera on the Wii? We could make forwarder channels to go to any site on the Wii browser. We had facebook and GMail Wii channels.
    Now, the YouTube app can be used as a general web browser if you do some things to access the Google homepage.
    So, we could change YouTube's banner. Edit its icon.
    That's easy.

    But now it gets harder.
    How do we change the URL that it boots to? Sadly, YouTube's romfs is empty. I tried the US version without update and EU with update, both have no files in the romfs, sadly.
    I bet it is stored in the code.bin. If we cannot edit that, we could make a custom DNS that redirects youtube.com to google.com, similar to what TubeHax did. But we wouldn't block updates/eShop access.

    But where is this screen stored?
    upload_2016-5-21_10-42-19.png
    NOTE: This is not the app's banner, it is an in-game graphic
    You would think this graphic would be in the romfs, but I guess it is not, since there is no real romfs.

    And the last "barrier" would be the update. The app does not function without it. There is a CIA on that iso site that has the update built in, so we could base this off of that CIA.

    If we can succeed, imagine the possibilities! We could make CIAs of those web browser games. For example, this game runs fun with the YT app: http://www.bouncyflappy.com/
    We could have twitter, facebook, and gmail applications, too.

    Any suggestions? Comments? Criticism?
    @Apache Thunder @Asia81 <-- some nice devs who could look into this possibly
     
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    I have to try just for the fun :rofl2:
    Need to find where, and how the url is stored
     
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  6. 33z Iwj
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    Thank you! I knew you would want to try it.
    You are really good at hacking 3DS things! Good luck :D
     
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    but i don't have backup of the eur youtube
     
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    I PM'd it to you!
    Yes :D
    But it would be very unstable :O
     
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    I'll see what I can do with the YouTube update file tomorrow
     
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    The update only? Why not the original CIA with the update included? :O
     
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    Great!
    I have absolutely no experience with code.bin editing, though.
     
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    Is that allowed? lol
    Oh well, anyways, I still wonder where that graphic on the top screen is stored.
    Woah! You got it to work? Good job! Maybe you could make one that is not porn related though :P
     
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    Yes, and Kisscartoon. Both would complete me.
     
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    We could make CIAs of those web browser games. For example, this game runs fun with the YT app: http://www.bouncyflappy.com/
    We could have twitter, facebook, and gmail applications, too.
     
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    Put a deepweb browser on this shit and we good to go
     
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    I tried, but no luck.
    I won't spend more time on it since it was just fo the fun.
     
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    Oh no! :( :( :( :(
     
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    What happened?
     
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    Doesn't that ring a bell?
     
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    nothing, youtube start, not the porn webpage
     
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