is hacking your 3ds illegal

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  1. hacksn5s4
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    ive had a9lh on my 3ds for a while now and im wondering is it illegal since it breaks nintedo terms of service not that i care anyways
     
  2. Osakasan

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    No, it's not illegal

    Yes, it breaks Nintendo's Terms of Service

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    ToS doesn't matter unless your console is still under warranty period, since modifying it would break it

    Modifying it isn't illegal, using it for piracy is, but Nintendo wouldn't/cant take action unless you're blatantly stupid.
     
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    so does it mean if you were to brick a console they won't fix it even if you pay money for it to be fixed im sure you could just say it turned of when updating though
     
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    Hacking or modifying your 3DS in any way is perfectly legal. However, it does violate Nintendo's Terms of Service, and thus voids your warranty if it's still in effect.
    Piracy, however, is illegal.
     
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    Yes, it's illegal, you filth! Man, I better encrypt some titlekeys again...
     
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    Sure, they can fix it, but iirc in the Wii era they would ask for extra money if they detected modifications. Not sure what would they do with the 3DS.
     
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    1. If you had a NAND backup, you could unbrick yourself.
    2. They would just replace the console if you bricked it and sent it to them.
     
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    Oh wow in my area they straight up denied official customer service.
     
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    with a9lh your safe from bricks as long as the partion where a9lh is stored is not corrupted so you can only brick by installing a new a9lh version wrong
     
  10. Davidosky99

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    You can't brick unless you're an idiot and don't follow guides like they state(for the regular user)
    And it's perfectly legal
     
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    Here in spain it was like that. The warranty would be declared void, and if it was already expired the repair would cost extra. A friend of mine was stupid enough to send it without deleting every single trace of homebrew after the warranty expired.

    There were also stories of Nintendo refusing to repair the machine. In any case, is the reason i repaired my 3DS by myself over and over again after getting my emunand working.
     
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    thing is would nintedo be allowed to make an update thet purposely bricks your 3ds if it has hacks installed on it because they say some thing like that in the terms
     
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    They can't touch your SD contents , it's against the law. And the only way to fuck with a9lh with luma3ds firm protection enabled is to overwrite/delete arm9loaderhax.bin which is illegal. They can't really do anything
     
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    That's illegal. They could though deny the use of their services and cancel the warranty
     
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    are game bans a thing though i found a way to cheat on mk7 by using the custom tracks online with normal players it works and allows you to go ahead of players and other people will think your teleporting around the track
     
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    i have not heard of any online bans though are they really a thing or just a myth
     
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    First off that's super uncool, cheating ruins the fun for everyone, including yourself (where's the challenge anymore if you just win?). Second off they are, without doubt, a thing and even running on an emunand won't let you get around them. Don't force nintendo to crack down on users just because you want to win rather than play.

    source: check out the badge arcade cheating threads, console bans are very real
     
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    There are online bans for cheating, but they are not as common on 3DS as they are on Wii U
     
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    well people say using hacked pokemon onlines not okay because the other people had to breed and your just getting your pokemon in a few mins and yet people think thats okay
     
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    Well, they sure are a thing for Smash :rofl2:

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    wheres the ban stored though can you bypass it by using another save file
     
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