R4 is Illegal but...

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  1. DarkDante
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    Ok Guys just have a question about Sky3ds Flashcard:

    here in Japan the R4 Card is Illegal but the Sky3DS is illegal too?
     
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    lol, if the r4 is illegal, why wouldn't the sky3ds would be legal?
    the r4 you can even use it for homebrew or as a media player, some brands tryed to get away by claiming the cart was for media and homebrew reasons...
    as the sky3ds only can play game cartridge backups... it's a big no (that is, if flashcarts are really illegal in your country, and not just some popular belief)

    btw, check my signature.. why dafuq one wants a 3ds cart, specially an original cart emulator
     
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    Probably the only card banned is the R4 i think. is really difficult to get it in Japan
     
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    doesn't make sense, please really check what is "illegal" and not just popular belief...
     
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    lol just want to get a Sky3DS without getting in any problems :rofl2:
     
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    I suggest you ask on a Japanese gaming forum. Not many of our users are Japanese.
     
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    dont speak Japanese. :sad:
     
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    like i am trying to explain to you
    doesn't make sense that your governament would put a bill "yo, R4 cards are illegal, everyone who gets one will go to prizon"
    if that would be the case, you would find "nds R5 flashcarts" or "nds L4 flashcarts"
    or DSTWO, are DSTWO cards also banned?

    what i am trying to say is, if the r4 IS REALLY BANNED. the governament would say "devices to circuvent anti piracy measures implemented by the software\hardware company are banned"
    therefore, sky3ds is banned
    doesn't make sense that the R4 is banned but the sky3ds gets a free pass
     
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    woo thanks then so the Sky3DS is banned too lol :nds: darn it! :hateit:
     
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    you don't need a sky3ds, you need to check my signature
     
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    You can get a Japanese friend to ask for you. Another option is to ask one of your friends or relatives in the US to buy a Sky3DS and post it to Japan in discrete packaging. Perhaps it could be hidden between a few cheap shovelware DS games. Or as mingles mentioned you can use a softmod.

    With this said if you get into any legal troubles following my advice I will in no way be held responsible.

    EDIT: I nearly forgot, your final option is to learn Japanese. This is what I recommend you do.
     
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    lol im trying to learn haha but ok will try and see some info on Japanese Blogs. i saw some japanese selling even R4 and other flashcards.

    http://www.ndshop.jp/3ds-/831-sky3ds-plus.html

    :wink:
     
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    drugs are illegal, as does imported medicines but i still can find them easily selling in the internet or in the dude next corner, i even get spam email trying to make me buy them

    just mod your 3ds, sky3ds is an expensive piece of shit, it was never a good card. it was the only thing available in it's day and people only enjoyed it because they had no other way
     
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    but i cant mod lol actually i have my console at the latest firmware version. and probably to mod my console i will need some other stuff.
     
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    All flashcarts are illegal to import to Japan and will be removed from shipment if found. They've been illegal since 2012
    http://kotaku.com/5962758/r4-cartridges-blocked-in-japan-by-the-government
    However, most shipments do make it into the country and they've really become more lacked when checking for these items.
    I am going to be honest with the OP and honestly everyone, don't buy 3DS flashcarts. They are overpriced just not worth the hassle when setting up a CFW is so easy
    This is the official guide to setting up B9S+A CFW
    3ds.guide/
    On a final note, don't use youtube videos. They tend to become outdated quickly and have been known to cause issues with their lack of up to date information
     
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    my problem is the firmware i have. i updated to the latest and the CFW requires an older right?
     
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    You're killing me, smalls.
    So you do have a few options
    Buy a 2DS or a used 3DS and hack that. That will allow you to do a DSiWarehax
    Hardmod your system
    Wait for NTRBootHAX to get released and buy an pre-exploited cart
    Wait for a new kernel exploit to be found
    Sell your system and buy an exploitable one.
    Or spend money on a cart that you may or may not get.
     
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    @migles quit giving the guy such a tough time.

    @Paulo Rivera , Japan is more concerned with sellers than with buyers. Read up on current 3DS hacking, and if you are still sure that you want a flash cart, order one from a website.
     
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    Well i still have some options, i think i will wait a little bit i have an R4 and probably NTRBootHAX
    will work with it. maybe i will not get the flashcard so i wait Thanks for the advice.

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    will try NTRBootHAX
    lol thanks very much! :D
     
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    i am not giving an hard time..
    ok i may sound a little "rude" but come on..
    sky3ds costs 80+ bucks + micro sd card
    it's only a 3ds cartridge emulator, you can't do anything with it except play original games
    for the 80 bucks he may as well just buy the games, they cost like peanuts now
    you can't even region free with it (and if you do\did it's the same proccess with real carts)
    the way to scroll trough games is using a phisical button, if you have more than 10 games you will have an hard time to choose the one you want
    plus, dealing with headers for online...

    like i said, might just buy the official games from ebay or something for the money and hassle he will spend dealing with that
    in one month or 2, the newest firmware will be hacked and he will have a 80 bucks trash
     
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