Project Pokemon Has Begun Hacking the 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Scorpiopt, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Scorpiopt
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    A few days ago, Project Pokemon Super Mod/Pokecheck Admin Bond697 was able to dump all 128MB of Fast Cycle RAM (FCRAM) from his exploited 3DS. It was a long process that took 3 weeks and started with reverse engineering the Gateway 3DS ROP chains to dump some RAM containing the Mset exeFS from the ARM11 CPU. Once that was done, he went through the Gateway's Launcher.dat following their obfuscated ROP chains through all 30 rounds of decryption. After that, dumped their first encrypted payload and re-implemented the 3DS kernel exploit for his own payload and gained ARM9 code execution on the 3DS. From there, he worked to open, read, and write files on the ARM9, which is the security CPU on the 3DS. Since it's the security CPU, it has access to almost everything on the 3DS, including all 128MB of the FCRAM. Inside the FCRAM are many of the RAM sections used on the ARM11 CPU, including the exeFS of the currently running program, code binaries for multiple services and CROs (3DS version of DLL files), framebuffers for the LCD, and many other useful things.

    This in itself is not useful for Pokemon. However, that he has made so much progress so quickly and is working toward doing the same thing in X and Y means we will, hopefully soon, have access to code and data from X and Y, through Bond697, to find reliable information on new game mechanics, accurate data, and unreleased surprises. Pay attention to Project Pokemon for the only source of accurate, ROM-sourced information about Pokemon X and Pokemon Y available straight from the people working on it.
    Posted at 2014-01-30 22:13:55 GMT by Bond697

    SOURCE: http://projectpokemon.org/news.php?article=140
     
  2. IronClouds

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    This should be interesting.
     
  3. Queno138

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    Luigi's Dark Mansion
    soon after the announcement, I've been unable to load their page. lol.
     
  4. Michunio

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    That's just great
     
  5. mbruno

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    Their page loads just fine for me.
     
  6. kyogre123

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    This could mean that the Pokebank will be no longer be required :D :lol:
     
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  7. Queno138

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    Clear my cache and everything.. still taking forever.. oh wells.

    EDIT:

    It's finally up on my end, after 24 hrs..
     
  8. aXXo

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    Maybe we can now get more Blazikenite, since it was only available for a limited time from the Torchic event.
     
  9. milh0use

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    More news:


     
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  10. ernilos

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    Hack a console just for a game, ¿what's happening with homebrew lovers?
     
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    i was actually thinking this lol, hacking the console to mod pokemon,its a bit sad that there is move drive in hacking the 3DS for pokemon mods/secrets, than for actual homebrew

    dont get me wrong whatever gets the job done.....but it feels backwards to me
     
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  12. matpower

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    Well, Pokefans! :D :P
    Anyway, I think the results can be used for other games, but let's see how it will play.
     
  13. Huntereb

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    Not to mention... The cheats!
     
  14. Kaphotics

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    There is a lot of interest for homebrew; much more people are working on that than are people for X/Y secrets. Only a few people are involved in the effort that PP posted.

    If you think we're hacking just so that scriptkiddies can inject their cheats.. ha, no. It's not near the top of the list of priorities.
     
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    Of course not, I'm thinking of how it will benefit toward the developement of scriptkiddies!
     
  16. Codr

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    Funny, considering you are not involved.
     
  17. Crass

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    Fantastic news! Exciting times for the 3DS! Can't wait to see where this might lead too.
     
  18. tyons

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    what do you know, lol
     
  19. Bond697

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    he knows more than you. and more than him.
     
  20. tyons

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    lol I thought Kaphotics was the one who could know more. I know who he is and I've never seen this Codr guy anywhere...
    yeah maybe it was a bit far fetched anyway...