TEMP: "Should I Update To 5.x?"

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Rydian, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Rydian
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    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    3DBrew.org recently had a notice on their front page added saying this.
    Because of this, we've been getting tons of people asking if they should update or not. This is a temporary thread to answer that question.

    • Q - "Why are they saying not to update?"
      A - Firmware 5.x fixes the specific kernel-mode exploit they were using at the time.

    • Q - "So we shouldn't update if we want their hack, right?"
      A - They have stated multiple times over the past couple of months that they will NOT release their kernel-mode hack. They're looking into developing other things instead that they might release later on. Check out this thread for quotes and more information.

    • Q - "Then why are they putting the notice up?"
      They want to keep kernel-mode on their personal 3DS units so they can keep on mapping out how the 3DS works, so it's a warning from one hacker to another to not update if they want to be able to continue their work.

    • Q - "Even if there's no gain right now, do I lose anything by not updating?"
      A - Without updating you can't use the e-shop, and new 3DS games often will update your 3DS before they run.

     
  2. Rydian
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    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    All the hype and rumors for this have died down, so I don't think this is needed anymore.
     
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