Spoof 3DS region for firmware update?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Sonikkua, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Sonikkua

    Sonikkua Advanced Member

    Mar 26, 2011
    United States
    Is it confirmed that the 3DS region lock is in fact hardware based? Or is it possible, using a proxy or some such to trick, say, a Japanese 3DS into downloading and installing a US Firmware Update? The 3DS would probably check the firmware region before installing though, even if you did get it to download another regions firmware...then again, I've been surprised before at the obvious things game companies sometimes screw up on, so who knows....
  2. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

    Aug 11, 2008
    United States
    Right behind you
    Even if this was possible, this would not be a good idea all around if it's anything like the Wii. Installing out of region updates on the Wii gives you a semi-brick. You'll have to wait for a 3ds card or custom firmware.
  3. Nollog

    Nollog GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 10, 2008
    It's a hardware code.
    I read it somewhere official, I don't remember where.
    But they said it was just a code in the 3DS hardware. Like the Wii.
  4. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Software contains it's own resources so limiting that by region is on purpose, but an OS can't take chances like that.