Replacing rom from commercial gba cart

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  1. Treflex
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    Is it at all possible? Perhaps tricking the 3in1 tool or GBAexploader into thinking a commercial cart is a 3 in 1 expansion, and then overwriting the NOR or however it's called with a rom.
     
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    No, it's not possible. Commercial games have READ-ONLY components, so it's a no-no [​IMG]
     
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    yah, ROM stands for READ ONLY Memory.
     
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    ha xD I've been wondering what that meant for years. thanks anyway =X
     
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    huh? i CAN edit a ROM with a hex editor... READ ONLY is not true
     
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    That's because it's been DUMPED from the ROM-memory on the cartridge, It's now on your computer =D. (You can't edit the actual GBA carts)

    ROM = Read Only Memory
     
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    I CAN EDIT THEM I JUST OPEN IT AND IT WORKS, a$$
     
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    Calm down, MetaKnight, you are wrong in this case.

    You can edit your ROM dump - it's just an image of the data.
     
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    I think you may have upset him Arctic Flame! [​IMG]
     
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    Children, calm down.

    What he means, is that you cannot edit the actual ROM *inside* the GBA cart itself, as they are Read Only, hence the name 'Read Only Memory'. The 'ROM' you have of a game is a duplicate dump that is placed in a writable area, a-la your hard drive. From there you an edit the file as much as you want, but you'll never be able to put it back on the original cartridge, again, because of that term, ROM 'Read Only Memory'.

    Case Closed, so should this topic be.
     
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    We pointed that out thrice already. Don't think the lil kid understands..
     
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    As hankchill said, this topic should be closed, you have your answer.

    Also, people, please calm down... All this warning is making me sad [​IMG]
     
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