Possible way to prevent Gateway Brick Code?

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  1. Runehasa
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    Runehasa GBAtemp Regular

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    I know this is extremely simplistic but since the code is supposedly triggered by date wouldnt it be a valid workaround for now just to set out 3DS's back to 2011-2012? I say this because mine has always been set to 2012 so I can add a day here and there to reset my step counter and I haven't had any issues. I am using unmodified gateway software and legit card but with reports of it actually effecting legit users too this may be a solution?
     
  2. json

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    Use 2.0b1 if you are scared, there has been no reports of bricking with that one. And the ones that report bricking on 2.0b2 are just clone shills, so you have nothing to be worried about really
     
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  3. CrimzonEyed

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    Except we just had one today with legit GW card having his 3DS bricked.
     
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    what version

    im curious since im on 2.01b
     
  6. Relenting

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    2.02b, you should be safe with earlier versions.

    2.2
     
  7. Green Cat

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    That wouldn't work. The code is *not* checking the date, it is a random number generator and those are often (as in this case) seeded by the date, so there will be another datetime which will lead to the exact same random number needed to brick.
     
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  8. jqrn

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    phew...

    ok, nothing to see - move along
     
  9. Runehasa
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    Runehasa GBAtemp Regular

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    Hmm ok. I would hate to revert to an earlier version and lose the e-shop again and the stability. Sucks that it has to come to this. Fyi i posted this in another thread but thought id add it here too. This was gateways response to me this morning

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    maybe more:

     
  11. enrick

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    i have 3DSlink my console is not bricked iet, what should i do from now?
     
  12. Runehasa
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    Make sure your launcher isnt based off of the 2.0B2 and if it is get that time bomb off your SD card immediately
     
  13. Runehasa
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    Duplicate post sorry :(
     
  14. ryanmg

    ryanmg Newbie

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    If what they say is true. Them replacing the ds is actually kinda cool.
     
  15. Technicmaster0

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    Remember that they destroyed it first :P
     
  16. Hellz92

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    Yes but if they would actually replace it, they would admit the mistake was from their side and that they can take responsibility for it.
     
  17. ryanmg

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    Oh I know, but it would be nice to see if one of these "fake" reports send on their 3ds and then see the outcome.
     
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    If the can replace the gateway user's 3ds with a new one having 4.5 fw, then that'll be good news.
     
  19. kyogre123

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    Are even they unable to fix the eMMC controller issue?
     
  20. BigGamerz

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    How would you degrade to a lower version? I tried doing it before until it stopped working and it turned out that my card was defective.

    I just want to be safe in degrading again but I'm not sure, if that might be what caused the card to become like that in the first place.
     
  21. sudeki300

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    downgrade what, the launcher.dat?............................sudeki300