Install 3ds firmware on custom hardware

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Lawliet 7, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Lawliet 7
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    Lawliet 7 Newbie

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    Hello everyone, I would like to know if it is possible to build a custom hardware with the same architecture as the 3ds and install the 3ds firmware on top of it. If yes what would it require? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Shubshub

    Shubshub The Shubinator

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    Short Answer: No
    Long Answer: You'd have to 100% Reverse Engineer the 3DS and at that point you'd be building a 3DS anyway so whats the point
     
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  3. Autz

    Autz GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    wut? 3DS firmware is nothing if the system can't interpretate it. As @Shubshub says, you need to reverse engineer the 3DS.
     
  4. Lawliet 7
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    Lawliet 7 Newbie

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    So if I understand correctly, the firmware is made specifically for the 3ds's hardware and would not work on any other hardware having a more powerful chip ?
     
  5. Autz

    Autz GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Pretty much.
     
  6. Lawliet 7
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    Lawliet 7 Newbie

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    Thank you very much.
     
  7. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Melodramatic fool

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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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