Question Regarding Launcher.Dat

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by XpertXP1, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. XpertXP1
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    So reading this tweet from Gateway, does that mean using an R4i or another clone card and using the Launcher.DAT that is available on the Gateway-3ds website we should be safe from bricking? Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 9.40.58 AM.png
     


  2. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    The official firmware won't work on clones. Also, that tweet is most likely a lie.
     
  3. Huntereb

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    No, they're lying. Use 2.0B1 and under to be safe from bricking.

    Hopefully the 2.0 Final will not contain a bricking code (Whenever it's actually released).
     
  4. profi200

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    That's the first time they deny the brick code. A bit late :ph34r: They have been proven wrong already through the peoples, which work on the unbrick solutions.
     
  5. escherbach

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    No. Unfortunately. There have been several reported bricks using the official launcher.dat.

    Either Gateway are lying about malicious code OR there is incompetent code OR there is a bad batch of gateway cards (maybe not even restricted to one batch, might be random due poor tolerances in the factory) and it is hardware issue causing the official Gateway bricks.

    The third option is unlikely - since NOBODY has reported a brick with below 2.02b launcher.dat

    I think incompetent code is most likely - although deliberate bricking code is not ruled out (and the majority of the 3DS hacker community agree on this one) eg. they might have been sloppy in the routine which makes sure it doesn't run on official gateway firmware.
     
  6. escherbach

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    the tweet is from 21 Jan
     
  7. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

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    That, or they're implying that it's not malicious because it can (according to them) never trigger. It's still not a perfectly clear answer.
    Edit: never mind apparently it's not real? lol
     
  8. xextil

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    That twitter account is fake. From their website:

     
  9. profi200

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    Yeah, if they mean this, then they lie 100%. All the bricks with legit GWs are not accidents.



    Ah, i did not know.
     
  10. spinner09

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    "The official Gateway files contain no malicious code" = lie of the century.
    A number of high profile modders (such as neimod) already confirmed its existence.
     
  11. escherbach

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    Guys that twitter account is fake. Stop getting mad at gateway for something they didn't do. (Not saying they didn't implement malicious code, I'm saying they didn't tweet that.)
     
  13. IronClouds

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    *sigh*

    http://gateway-3ds.com/contacts.html
     
  14. Arras

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    No, they didn't actually. They said "there is no bricking [when using unmodified files]", NOT "there is no bricking code". It still turned out to be not true but they still haven't flat out denied bricking code being there AFAIK.
     
  15. IronClouds

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    ^^^

    Yep, they're completely avoiding answering those questions directly.
     
  16. json

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    It was also reported that a fake Neimod account has posted that information here on GBATemp. Neimod himself (the real one) said so on IRC.

    Lol, so many fake accounts.. Sure adds to the confusion :unsure:

    Edit: MAybe it is the Chinese mafia behind all these fake accounts? :tpi:
     
  17. escherbach

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    Well reply #2 was a bit more definite - "it never happened" ( in reply to 2nd: Reassure the users that it will never happen again and no bricking code will EVER be implemented in your products.)
     
  18. escherbach

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    Neimod's account was a recent one - so pretty obviously fake - I called him on it and he never posted since
     
  19. Abcdfv

    Abcdfv What comes around goes around.

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    Well, I'm using 2.02b with no GateWay, no R4i, no 3DSLink, No MT-Card. Just Gateways unmodified (No region free patch) Launcher.dat, for the purposes of EmuNAND. So far I've done several reboot and re-exploits with no problem. If I get a brick with the only flashcart I have being the DSTwo, then I'd say that rules out "only clones have problems, or modified launchers."

    Disclaimer: I'm not saying 2.02b is safe or it doesn't have brick code, but so far I personally have had no trouble. If I do, I've got my NAND backup and a soldering iron.
     
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  20. gamesquest1

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    and a arduino or raspberry pi? you would need one of them too :D