Is the seedminer jailbreak going to be possible after the end of nintendo server support?

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Sooo, I'm thinking about buying a japanese New 3DS XL/LL on ebay and jailbreaking it so that I can play the games that I already have (I live in Brazil and because the 3DS is region locked I assume the games are not going to work).
When I was looking around in the internet I came across many different articles saying that the nintendo servers for the 3DS and Wii U were going to have it's official ending around january 2022. I know that these rumors have existed since 2020, but it could be true.
I tried to ask the vendor in what firmware version the console is, but never got a response. And, as far as I know, both jailbreak for the 11.15 (PicHaxx and USM) to install boot9strap and Luma need conection with at least the friends app or the E-Shop.
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If anything ntrboot could be used to install CFW, but yeah, if the 3ds friends servers do go down, I'm pretty sure seedminer would not work anymore.

EDIT: it looks like only the ability to use credit cards to pay on the eshop will be shut down, but other payment methods will still work.
 

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If anything ntrboot could be used to install CFW, but yeah, if the 3ds friends servers do go down, I'm pretty sure seedminer would not work anymore.

EDIT: it looks like only the ability to use credit cards to pay on the eshop will be shut down, but other payment methods will still work.
Thanks, I forgot about that flashcart, but it would be nice to have some other way that doesn't require another accessory to buy.
 

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Thanks, I forgot about that flashcart, but it would be nice to have some other way that doesn't require another accessory to buy.
I chose to use ntrboot because I felt it was the simplest method. I'm guessing if other methods become difficult/impossible then we'll see more flashcarts hit the market with ntrboot preflashed.
 

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Sooo, I'm thinking about buying a japanese New 3DS XL/LL on ebay and jailbreaking it so that I can play the games that I already have (I live in Brazil and because the 3DS is region locked I assume the games are not going to work).
When I was looking around in the internet I came across many different articles saying that the nintendo servers for the 3DS and Wii U were going to have it's official ending around january 2022. I know that these rumors have existed since 2020, but it could be true.
I tried to ask the vendor in what firmware version the console is, but never got a response. And, as far as I know, both jailbreak for the 11.15 (PicHaxx and USM) to install boot9strap and Luma need conection with at least the friends app or the E-Shop.
Thanks for your time
Should the eshop / friends service, or whatever online thing go down, there is still the completely independent "Mii QR --> Bannerbomb3" chain. It doesn't need to connect with any Nintendo service, but it is does require more bruteforce time (GPUs seem to be getting a lot faster lately, so maybe this method will be mature by the time the eshop goes down). Additionally, it appears the MAC address of the 3DS could speed things up a bit.
If all this fails, I can always just keep falling back to browserhax (or something else).

Regarding the Jan 18 deadline, that is just for removing on-3ds credit card usage on JPN 3ds's. Europe has already had this feature removed (and yet people can still use the eshop in that region via off-3ds purchases from PC, Switch, or retail point cards). There is no such restriction on US systems, and none currently planned, but that may change sometime in the future.

I suspect there could be a multi-region firmware security update on Jan 18 to coincide with the JPN credit card removal, and that could shake up the homebrew scene a bit. I might or might not be withholding stuff based on that concern.

Whelp, none of that happened :P
 
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