So, no bricks reported yet for Gateway 2.1 Ω?

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  1. Neo Draven
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    Since I have neither the tools nor the expertise to actually check the newest firmware, have there been any reliably-confirmed bricks by users of Gateway 2.1 Ω?

    Especially directed to those with a hardware SD mod (ahem, gamesquest1, harumph).

    Just wondering if we could finally put the bricking debacle behind us.
     
  2. kyogre123

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    At least we could say they fixed the diagnostic test. Tested by gamesquest1, of course.
     
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    Can you link me in the right direction? I want to verify that before updating the flash cart P.S.A.
     
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    some dev's have looked into the code and it seems its actually gone :)
     
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    I know that you were able to cause a brick on your unit with an alarming degree of reliability, running the diagnostics test, gamesquest1. So, have you had time to see what happens if you try booting into it repeatedly on Ω?

    You're pretty much the go-to guy for defending this community from bricks. This post was essentially for an audience of one.
     
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    yeah i tried it a whole bunch of times before it got leaked, but it was leaked faster than you could say boo, but anyways heres the comment i was talking about
    lol wrong one...ill try find it XD
     
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    Any solid quotes I could use or is the matter hush-hush? I'll understand if it is and I won't include the nicks in the post, but I'd still like to know if they were reputable sources. I like consistency and I value user safety, I wouldn't want to write something that isn't true and sign it with my name. :) Please contact me via PM if possible.
     
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    Mathieulh said he didn't find it, but it doesn't mean it's not present (or another form of it).
    He also said they improved their obfuscation, so who knows...

    edit: :ninja:'d
     
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    Alright then. I'll leave the matter for now until we see more developments.
     
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    yeah, i know, but so far it seems is he right, there was also another dev looked into it using the word "we are looking into it" so im sure there is a few dev looking into it so if they would of found something even slightly suspicious they would of came and announced it.

    with the stance of the devs with flash card manufacturers I'm not too certain they would ever some out and say "yeah its safe"...just because they wouldn't want to help them out, but they would certainly announce otherwise
     
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    That's really why I was asking whether or not anyone with a hardware mod had actually TRIED to brick their console, the same way gamesquest1 did when he pinned down diagnostics mode as being one of the triggers of the brick in the first place. Whatever we discover about the actual code, it would still be useful to see if someone had actually tried to replicate the bug/brick with the most recent firmware. I would totally do it if I had the hardware available to me.
     
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    The brick code may still be present, but it seems to have been improved.

    The devs from Project Pokemon said that the brick code was still there... in 1 April.
     
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    a.k.a. April Fool's Day. I wouldn't trust that ;)
     
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    well i run diagnostics a whole bunch of times, nothing untoward there.
    becoming a force of habit now i always run diagnostics when booting gateway mode
     
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    It wasn't an april fools joke.

    said post showing the bricking reference

    There's still bricking code and all of their obfuscation tricks, however it's likely that they removed the post-diagnostic crc brick (their fault) and shifted it elsewhere.
     
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    Well... If that's so, does anyone know what can possibly trigger this new brick code?
     
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    I've tried everything to brick my 3DS (have a hardware mod and RPi). The last one to check is to see if it bricks when it runs out of battery while in emuNAND.
     
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    well nothing short of editing the payload it would seem, just been running a bunch of times with the file edited by one byte to mess the checksum of the launcher up...still no brick that way
     
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    I'm fine with the brick code as long as no GW users can no longer trigger it.
     
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