Making a business of hacking 3ds?

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  1. rondoh70
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    Hello, I am thinking about starting a business of hacking other's 3ds systems as a job. My first question, is it legal to install hax and cfw that allow piracy? Secondly, what should I offer and for what price? I know I'm probably going to do packages that the customer can select from like if they wanted a9lh it would be additional $30 or something like that.

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  2. funnystory

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    no it isn't legal. No you should not start a business for this.
     
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    Who will pay for that ?
    Hardmod -> ok
    Install CFW -> lol nope
     
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    People already offer services similar to this in the Trading Area. Just keep in mind that people have gotten nailed by Nintendo for modding Wiis with the intent of piracy.
     
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    I know some would pay for a9lh, or if they are on 10.6 or 10.7 to have hax installed. And I was thinking about doing hard mods as well. I just need to get a new iron.

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    Should I be fine as long as I don't imply that the services will be used for piracy?
     
  6. Nestar

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    I believe most people would be willing to pay for downgrading. Getting OoT+Powersave is a around 40 bucks entry that not everyone is willing to pay since they have no use for those after a downgrade. Meaning: If the downgrade service costs 20 bucks, I can see why people would do it.
     
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    C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
     
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    I just do it for free....... Im an idiot.
     
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    It's a grey area entirely. Nothing might happen, but you're taking the risk in case they feel like making an example out of anyone.
     
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    Circumventing copy protection schemes in the USA is illegal under the DCMA. No exceptions.
     
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    So if I just do a donwngrade and give them directions on how to it themselves would be ok? since I'm not directly circumventing the copy protection.
     
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    Btw ,if something unexpected happens, say a brick, everything is over. You lose all the money youve gained and lose all future customers. That is my worst fear.
     
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    the downgrade itself is kind of illegal aswell since you have to download/use copywrighted stuff
     
  15. Clydefrosch

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    its really not legal, also you would never get enough customers to make a living from it. also what if you break something? more money down the drain.

    seriously, just get a real job
     
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    True, but It shouldn't hppen
    I actually am in the process of applying for jobs. Also, I'm a teen and was thinking about it as a side business. I started another, much riskier business of repairing phones, and made a decent profit until the seller wouldn't refund a broken screen I bought. The worst that can happen with the 3ds is a brick, and that rarely happens and can be fixed with a hardmod.
     
  17. pre10c

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    hardmod won't solve a brick when you bricked in the process of downgrading ;)
     
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    It dosen't? A hardmod should rewrite the entire nand unless something is wrong with the actual hardware.
     
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    You need a nand backup before brick. You can't get that without a hardmod BEFORE you downgrade.
     
  20. aos10

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    It depends on where you live.