Scan for Bricking programs?

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  1. The_Dark_Knight
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    hi guys,

    so I'm doing my research on this stuff and i came across this whole issue of "bricking" the DS with malicious programs.

    I only plan on putting 2 things on the DS.... CycloDS firmware updates and DS roms.

    is there any way to scan these for bricking programs?

    otherwise, how do you know if a rom or firmware update is going to brick your DS?!

    also, I'm assuming that if the roms/firmware passes a virusscan that it cannot harm one's PC - correct?


    thanks a lot...
     


  2. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    Most PC antiviruses detect and delete the 2 DS brickers.
     
  3. Sephi

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    I'm gonna test that with NOD32.

    But I think the bricker detector in NDSTokyoTrim works.

    Oh, and no, DS bricking code doesn't affect computers.
     
  4. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

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    The infamous DS brickers have pretty much disappeared - it's been 3 years.
    And if you have a DS Lite or FlashMe (with a cart other than a CycloDS Evolution), then you should be okay.
    But I still wish I had a copy of one of the DS brickers. For developmental purposes only [​IMG]
     
  5. fischju

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    If you get your rom releases from a good scene source, there is no chance of that occuring
     
  6. EarthBound

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    NDSTokyoTrim removes brick files from roms. Not sure about the other NDS trimmers.
     
  7. nicky041192

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    would avg free edition?
     
  8. Minox

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    Norton detects it.
     
  9. The_Dark_Knight
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    thanks guys

    -"if you have a DS Lite or FlashMe (with a cart other than a CycloDS Evolution), then you should be okay."

    A) can you clarify this? I plan to get a DS Lite... how does that protect from bricking? or did you mean that the NON-Cyclo cards are what protect from bricking?

    B) I was looking into FlashMe, but it looks like you have to open up your DS to install that, correct? there is no way I would do that =P

    C) can anyone else confirm that most PC anti-virus can scan roms/firmware for bricking programs?

    D) can anyone else confirm that NDSTokyoTrim scans roms (and firmware?) for bricking programs?

    EDIT: can someone post a link to NDSTokyoTrim? or does that not allowed? (it certainly isn't a ROM so it should be ok, right? =P )
     
  10. Sephi

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    1) Flash cards cannot protect against bricking.
    2) You only have to remove the battery cover, which requires a small philips head screw driver
    3) I'm having one hell of a time finding the programs
    4) It has the feature built-in

    techsuki.net is where you will find the download.
     
  11. Minox

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    Scds1 actually includes a detector for the brickers available.
     
  12. Sephi

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    I've never heard of that feature
     
  13. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

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    DS Lites have the vital parts of the firmware protected.
    FlashMe just requires you to open the battery cover, but in your case it's pointless unless you get an EZFlash 3-in-1 Expansion pack.
    Yes.
    I don't know.
     
  14. cutterjohn

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    It's part of the reason for slow loading times of apps and games on the SCDS1. The other part being that they opted to use a highly hacked version of moonshell rather than a lean and mean proprietary shell.
     
  15. The_Dark_Knight
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    "FlashMe just requires you to open the battery cover, but in your case it's pointless unless you get an EZFlash 3-in-1 Expansion pack."

    please explain.... ?
     
  16. Sephi

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    [​IMG]

    Thanks to *scratch that* for a link to the brickers.

    edit: proof that NDSTokyoTrim will detect the brickers


    screenshot failed, but it does work.
     
  17. wchill

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    Hey I want brickers! For developmental purposes only.
    No I'm serious. I can use them to get a DS Lite.

    @TDK:
    You can flash DS homebrew to an EZFlash 3-in-1, so FlashMe will work from there.
    When recovering, you can't run FlashMe's recovery code with a CycloDS Evolution.
     
  18. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

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    Then dont release them. EVER
     
  19. Minox

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    Find 'em yourself, I won't participate in trying to bricking a DS.
     
  20. wchill

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    Why would I release them? Everyone here is smart enough to know that it's BAD
    But I can "brick" my DS, get a DS Lite, and unbrick my DS.