Regionthree bye bye region lock

Discussion in '3DS - ROM Hacking, Translations and Utilities' started by el cut, Jan 17, 2015.

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  1. el cut

    el cut Advanced Member

    Apr 23, 2008
    Culiacan, Sin.
    A new exploit has emerged which allows the Nintendo 3DS to play games from any region without the need for a flashcard or any software-based exploit.
    RegionThree merely requires an SD card and access to the internet, and has been tested on the latest version of the 3DS firmware. The catch is that it doesn't work on the shiny New Nintendo 3DS, so you'll need to have a 3DS, 3DS XL or 2DS to take advantage of this exploit.

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  2. Helper

    Helper GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 14, 2009
    United States
    There's a, uh, contradiction here...
    The browser is the entrypoint for a software exploit.

    EDIT: to be clear, I wasn't trying to be a dick or anything. And I just realized--you probably meant "hardware-based exploit", huh? Bah, it's late at night. I can't brain.
  3. MajinCubyan

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    Eh, he just took that from an article on Nintendolife. Their mistake.
  4. Subtle Demise

    Subtle Demise h

    Sep 17, 2009
    United States
    Region free is easy, it's merely a software flag in the firmware, unlike the olden days where there was a chip in the game AND console.
  5. Bug_Checker_

    Bug_Checker_ GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 10, 2006
    United States
    You mean the really olden days where the cart/slot was a different shape(like n64 etc) for different regions or the data bus was reversed like pc-engine/turbografx or there was a resistor(s) of different value(s)(or no values) soldered (like pc-engine and genesis etc).
  6. MidLevelCrisis

    MidLevelCrisis GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 17, 2015
    Thats amazing, I wonder if this lets you play imports from a Sky 3DS
  7. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Sep 13, 2009
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