What, in your opinion, was the biggest moment in the hacking scene community ?

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PS3 keys being dumped was pretty amazing when it happened, felt like someone took one screw out of the unbreakable safe and the whole thing just fell to pieces, unfortunately Sony recovered the situation pretty well all things considered.

so for actual most biggest event would probably be a toss up between the discovery of B9S+NTR boot hax for the 3DS or the tegra RCM exploit for the switch in terms of completely destroying the security of the console irreparably for effected units, i would say the 3DS wins on style, but switch exploit wins on speed and the lack of build up with baby step hacks
 
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Permanent CFW/BootMii hack for the Wii, no having to use a dongle every time you boot it up
I dunno I mean, Waninkoko had already released his "backup" loader, you wouldnt say that was a bigger deal?

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when PSP got hacked. it showed that soft mods were going to be the future of hacking/modding scene for the foreseeable future
The psp came "hacked" from factory :P
 

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Not saying its the best, but FlashMe for the DS because it opened the way to the R4 craze that followed.

It's like Rapper's Delight. It might not be the greatest rap song of all time, but it paved the way for what followed. Without it, we would have never had white grandma's rapping on Pepsi commercials years later!
 

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For me personally, being able to dump n64 roms with a v3.3 gameshark was the biggest moment. Its what sparked my interest in piracy and hacking.

For the community, I think the original xbox softmods were the biggest moment. That's when things really took off. You had average people taking an interest in hacking. I think that's what started communities coming together in the first place.

The gaming industry definitely changed after that. That's when otf software updates, hardware revisions, and serious security measures really became the norm.
 

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when internet started being popular (around 2000) and hackers and developers could share ideas and work together :)
before that, it was limited to hardware devices (game copiers) or sharing things with schoolmate (best place to share before internet).

hacking & piracy had always been a thing, even with old computers, amiga, atari, or older.
in 90's, Snes was possible but less known, I think PSX made it popular with making very easy to copy games, it's not even "hacking" yet, but that's when everybody became aware that it was possible. it was more "piracy" than hacking. to me, hacking starting around 2000's


as for biggest moment, I couldn't say. every console or device have their own story.
 
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