What if we use a DNS server to "update" any DS to a lower version?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Weirdal3333, Aug 24, 2013.

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Who would love to downgrade using my hypothetical method?

Poll closed Sep 7, 2013.
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  2. Not Me

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  1. Weirdal3333
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    Weirdal3333 Newbie

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    What if we use a DNS server to "update" A DS,DSi,DSi XL, or 3ds to a lower version? I know that you can get free pokemon (and even make your own) through pokecheats.net's pokesav feature. I have looked online and nobody seems to see this great opportunity! I bet that the DS only looks at the filename to update or something really simple like that. We would just have to make it so that the DS operating system thinks that the update is new. Then we could use flashcarts again!

    So, who thinks this is a good idea?
     
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    I'm pretty sure the DS checks the update itself to see if it's new or not. So even if you did feed it, it'd do the same thing with this as with all the other attempts.

    Nothing. I'd discard it and not care and not do what you want it to. :P
     
  3. Saturosias

    Saturosias Sakura-sō Resident

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    Uh, you can't update a DS.
    You can flash a modified firmware using a flashcart and a screwdriver, but that's not the same thing.
     
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Technically there was a straight software update for the original DS at one point -- it was to add wifi in.

    Rydian said what I would have said to the OP's question.
     
  5. Weirdal3333
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    We would need to get a update, modify it, and put it on the dns server.
    Also, sorry for putting the term 'DS' in there... I meant to say DSi and up.
    I'm talking about the newer hardware here. Since these new updates, you can't use many of the flashcarts.

    Anyways, You could probably use NUSD to download a 'System Menu (Launcher)' and then rename/modify it to be a newer version (but old content). Then run a script on your browser to be a nintendo server and connect to it via dns.

    Just trying to get around the updates to use my r4i.
     
  6. Saturosias

    Saturosias Sakura-sō Resident

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    Break signature.
    The file name is meaningless, it inspects the package -- and modifying the package would, as said above, break the signature.
     
  7. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    You can't modify the update file and expect it to run. System is going to reject the file unless,

    * You found weakness/bug in security implementation (like Trucha bug for Wii, a programming mistake on Nintendo side).
    * You discovered the encrypting key by brute force, which will take forever even if you use distributed computing.