Possibility of a special FlashMe

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by laurenz, May 17, 2007.

May 17, 2007
  1. laurenz
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    Hi!
    Everyone probably knows about FlashMe and it's feature of ignoring the RSA check with Download-Play recieving.
    Let's say you got some crappy flashcard with poor download-play compatibility, and you want to play with a friend.
    One of the options is to install FlashMe on your friend's DS but the SL1 bridging makes it pretty risky.
    So what if a FlashMe version would come out that would only ignore the RSA checks, if a flasme like that gets made then there's no need to edit the protected part of the DS and we could easily install flashme on someone's DS without side-effects!
    No more worrying about download-play support with certain flashcards...

    So what are the odds that something like this will ever come out?
     
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    The odds of a 'special FlashMe', as you put it, are exactly zero. FlashMe by nature is a firmware patch and requires the bridging and requires access to protected memory space.

    Making a homebrew application that listens for the download play beacon, then downloads and executes it is a more likely solution. Nigh impossible, but more likely.
     
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    i think you got it wrong. The only reason why you need to bridge connections with flashme right now is because they wanted a recover feature that needed to be protected, that's why you need to bridge so flashme can write to the protected part.
    But what if you leave all the current features of flashme out and only make a custom firmware that is just like the normal DS firmware, but only without the RSA checks. There's no need to bridge a connection that way.
     
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    If that's the case then it could be possible. Try emailing the creator of FlashMe. He's implemented other peoples' suggestions before. At least he could give better insight why it can or can't be done, whichever is the case.

    nesDS(at)olimar.fea.st is the email listed on his NesDS page.

    Edit: stupid email link not working.
     
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    I am under the impression it is more the flash cart messing with the areas responsible for download play.

    As for flashme it is different for DS lites I think but shorting SL1 allows you to write to the lower areas of the firmware: writing to the higher areas is what allows DSbrick to work (stock firmware does not have the code to boot in thw lower section).
     
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    Actually, most of the firmware is write protected (newer DS Lites) or just the first 64KB on old DSs

    64KB (protected) out of 256KB (whole firmware) is alot of protected firmware, so I doubt this kind of patch is possible
     

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