Ironhax and Tubehax have both been released

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  1. Ericzander
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    On July 31st, 3DS developer turned hacker, Smealum, announced his latest exploit for 3DS which he is dubbing “Ironhax.” Then on August 14th he announced “Tubehax.” Today, they have both been released.


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    The names are in reference to his earlier series of exploits called “Ninjahax” which were named after the increasingly rare game Cubic Ninja, which was used to run his earlier series of hacks. Ironhax, or “freehax” as the community called it prior to Smea’s naming, is a method of accessing the Homebrew Channel on the 3DS without having to rely on a physical game like Cubic Ninja or Ocarina of Time.

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    In preparation to the release, Smea told everyone who had access to the eshop to download the game “IRONFALL Invasion” which would be the point of entry. He also clarified that either the 1.0 or 1.1 version of the game would be fine, as the update does not break the exploit.

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    Since the announcement people have been scrambling to download IRONFALL Invasion. It was soon removed from the European eShop and is now off of the American eShop as well. However, it’s doubtful that Nintendo will take the YouTube app off of the eShop. Smea also notes that you should download YouTube whether or not you already have IRONFALL Invasion.

    People who do not have access to the eShop, possibly due to staying on a lower firmware, will not be able to get the apps. Without additional exploits, the IRONFALL Invasion will not run on systems with a firmware below 9.5. That being said, YouTube should work on lower firmwares. Luckily, there are many other methods available to people with a system firmware of 9.2 or below which will allow them to do even more than Ironhax.

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    Watch the following video to see how to get the exploits to work.
     
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  2. Disco

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    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :D :D
    Thanks!
     
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    anyworth while homebrew?
     
  4. Disco

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    snes emulator, gb/gbc emulator....
     
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  5. chavosaur

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    Nice to hear~

    Make's me wonder how hard it will be for Nintendo to attempt to pull Youtube from the Eshop, or if they can even try. I'm sure maybe an update to the app can fix things, but otherwise, they'll be hard pressed to fix something like this :P
     
  6. ihaveamac

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    I wouldn't be surprised if they removed it "temporarily", like they said in Europe with Ironfall. However more would probably need to be done with YouTube since it seems very badly coded. So badly it surprises me it took so long for an exploit to be found when I think about it.
     
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  7. JoostinOnline

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    They removed Ironfall from NA too.
     
  8. ihaveamac

    ihaveamac GBAtemp Guru

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    That's not my point though, although I probably wasn't very clear.
     
  9. Lilith Valentine

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    I am personally happy to just see my 3DS hacked. I've wanted to hack it since I got it and lacked both the money and hardware, so it's just been sitting there unhacked, making me a sad Pokemon. Now that is no longer the case and my night has been made!
     
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  10. logg

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    Cool. I wonder when/if the Cubic Ninja stock market will react.
     
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    Is it mirrored somewhere that isn't running on a potato? I can't get his site working.
     
  12. ihaveamac

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    http://smealum.github.io/3ds/ is really not working for you? It seems to be for me. Unless you mean the DNS server, in which I don't think there's any solutions yet.
     
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    Thanks, I was only aware of the .net site.
     
  14. ihaveamac

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    I thought http://smealum.github.io/3ds/ would be in the post, but it's really not, which is strange.
     
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    Yeah, I thought it might be a ninja release or something.
     
  16. HaloEffect17

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    New to this, so dumb question: no need to make a NAND backup prior to doing this, right? Assuming nothing is being messed with the sysNAND. Also, great work, Smea. :D
     
  17. logg

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    No, you don't. If you can make a NAND backup though, it's good to have around. This is editing a save file, and you change the DNS settings, so your sysnand isn't in trouble of getting corrupted.
     
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    I don't have Gateway yet so I'll have to get around to backing up the NAND someday. But it's good to know I can go right on ahead now without the worry of a possible brick. Thanks, @logg!
     
  19. XrosBlader821

    XrosBlader821 Digimon Tamer

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    God damn it. Tubehax s the same way I've been hacking perfect Pokemon for months.
     
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  20. zoogie

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    Smea actually credited GW on the irontube page. It seems he just reused their old spiderhax exploit lol. Since that's the case, Google can just update the youtube app's webkit to the current old3ds version and be done with it.
     
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