R4 NtrBoot

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by NicknameGoesHere, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. NicknameGoesHere
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    They are finding out some things about the R4 Dualcore, so it's still in development (some missing patterns, trying to make NTRBoot work...)
    And... Timebomb carts ? Never heard of that.
     
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    Timebomb carts are carts that stop working after a year, forcing you to update the firmware and eventually buy a new one
     
  4. CMDreamer

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    Hope that NTRBoot disable that TimeBomb thingy on R4 DualCore flashcarts, would be a nice secondary feature.
     
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    That wouldn't work, as it restores the previous state of the card iirc (For the Acekard 2i and R4i)
     
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    Flashcart core is a submodule for ntrboot flasher. Flashcart core is what provides card compatibility for the flasher
     
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    Oh ok, Thanks!
     
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    Well, it won't matter for ntrboot usage, but there's no real way around it for normal DS flashcart use besides patching the kernel, something that should be very doable but it'd still require a specialized kernel for each flashcart, and it might not be worth the effort for devs to maintain patched kernels for hundreds of different R4 clones when you can just get a decent flashcart like the R4i Gold 3DS for around $16.
     
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    The time bomb is annoying but I just set the date back by a year or two and it works again.

    I'd happily sacrifice my r4 dual core 2016 for any sort of testing.

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    Right, just forgot that you can restore the firmware after using it as a 3DS tool.

    Yes, I'm in the process of buying one from the site being recommended here.
     
  11. NitroCipher

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    I wonder what would happen if you were restore the backup file from a legit card to a time bomb from the NTRbootHax launcher menu. Buy the R4i Gold 3ds.
     
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    I could try to see if I can flash one backup to another card
     
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    The NTRbootHax launcher saves the files as backup.bin, it doesn't appear as though it has any markers on it. I don't own any time bomb so I can't test this.
     
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    Problem for me is I need a cart that is not a time bomb to test. I don't see how it could possibly brick the card, as you could just restore the original backup of the card stops working
     
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    Anyone want to send me a time bomb card for me to test this with? (No guarantee you will get the card back)
     
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    If no one does, the carts are cheap. Also, does the NTRBoot launcher dump the card before or after it checks the card?

    EDIT: You could also check if you can flash a backup of one cart to another, even of they aren't time bomb carts
     
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    I will test this once my other cards are shipped. I am modding and selling NTRbootHax carts, so I will test this.

    Ntrboot checks the card after/while dumping.
     
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    Wait, your selling pre hacked carts? Where do I get one?
     
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  20. Dave_Chad

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    I have a dual core card i'm willing to sacrifice but i'd rather someone guided me through how to flash a backup to it i don't really want to send it out.
     
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    Do you have CFW?