Why can't you just use the SD memory stick to run CFW and Roms

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Swing, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Swing

    Swing GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 5, 2011
    United States
    I just bought a brand new 3ds. And while I've been waiting for the good games to come out I keep thinking about how I hacked both my PSP 1000 and PSP 3000 using the memory stick for it to install all my CFWs and games to run off of. So my question is why do you have to buy a special cartridge like the R4 to hack the 3ds? Why can't I just use my memory card for it to do everything? It just doesn't make sense to me that you have to use 2 seperate components to hack a 3DS to run homebrew etc... Can somebody please enlighten me?
  2. Fishaman P

    Fishaman P Speedrunner

    Jan 2, 2010
    United States
    There were so many things wrong with that post.

    1) The 3DS has not been hacked; rather the DS-mode was mostly unmodified.
    2) No CFWs have been made. We don't know how. As of yet I don't even think the 3DS NAND has been dumped.
    3) Nintendo is not stupid enough to let you run modified software off of the SD Card.
  3. Demonstryde

    Demonstryde GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 22, 2010
    United States
    if your such a wiz at hacking why dont you search in the right forum for one i.e. the hacking forum as you would find your answer there...also if your such a hacking wiz why dont you hack the 3ds or is it because you dont know how to hack(write the actual code) you know how to mod....modding is using someone elses HACK to do such things....dont worry.... the dsi has been out several years and still has not been hacked(it too has a sd slot in the side), so dont hold your breath.
  4. rastsan

    rastsan 8 baller, Death Wizard,

    May 28, 2008
    Because NO ONE has made a hack for that yet... even then did you hear any news about being able to do that?
    that and these are completely different things... running form that slot and from the memory card.
  5. andibad

    andibad Soon™

    Sep 14, 2009
    is impossible to do that, SD card is only store you digital data and not ROM data, it will never read/load a sys/bin/nds (it never run without modified your 3DS) data, it will skipped...
  6. Uuwuwu

    Uuwuwu Advanced Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Ooof... I smell Google Translation...
  7. Demonstryde

    Demonstryde GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 22, 2010
    United States
    Epic fail of a thread.... next time try putting your question into the google search first as you would have had your answer with a hell of a lot less snark from people like me.... please end thread, question regrettably answered, dont post to repeat what is already said here, kill the *** thread.
  8. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Baby squirrel, you's a sexy motherfucker.

    Feb 15, 2011
    United States
    123 Fake Street
    1) We haven't even hacked the DSi to the point of having CFW or running DSiware yet.
    2) We haven't even hacked the 3DS.
    3) Please use the search function next time.
    4) Flash carts don't hack the 3DS/DSi/DS Lite. They merely circumvent software in place that normally should block the usage of unlicensed cartridges.

    I'm sorry for being so blunt, but ever since I convinced a lot of my friends to get their own flash carts for their new DS's instead of borrowing mine, I've had to answer so many questions like these that it's unreal...
  9. Pluupy

    Pluupy _(:3」∠)_

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    For a second there, I thought I was looking at the PSP forum.
  10. s4mid4re


    Apr 2, 2011
    United States
    we don't have any kexploit for the ds/3ds that will allow us to softmod it to the extent of loading commercial ROMs or homebrews.

    There was once an exploit on one of the dsi wares (that has already been pulled out and patched) that allowed homebrews to load without flashcarts - not ROMs.
  11. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

    Jun 23, 2009
    Cartridges are very, very cheap... I don't think it really matters if you have to buy one or not...
  12. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

    Former Staff
    Jun 24, 2008
    United States
    Whoa! So much hostility for our group.
    First of all, Welcome to GBAtemp. We're glad to have you here, and we all had questions which were considered "stupid" by the people who have been a part of the NDS scene for years.
    Some people seem to have forgotten that fact.

    Okay, that's a pretty easy question.
    As of yet there is no hack that works directly through the SD slot.
    However Slot 1 (in the 3DS...yes, even though I'm using DS lite terminology) does have limited functionality at this time.
    And to adapt a memory card to Slot 1 requires a flashcart.

    I hope you don't mind, but I'm moving this thread to Introductions where we might be able to answer some of your questions in a less hostile environment.
  13. Demonstryde

    Demonstryde GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 22, 2010
    United States
    lolz just realized it was his first post....he's never gone come back now after all that flame we threw at him.....
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    Sep 13, 2009
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  15. DarkWay

    DarkWay tsubasa hiroge

    Aug 21, 2008
    Where did you get this information?

    If it is impossible to store any form of "rom" on the SD card why would Nintendo make it so you could put a SD card of up to 32GB?
    They plan to release the e-shop (today if I'm not mistaken), at some point you'd fill up the internal memory of your 3DS with games you've bought and downloaded from there.
    Then what? if you want to buy more games you have to delete the ones you've already purchased?
    That would be a bad marketing scheme as you'd have to re-download the games you deleted if you wanted to play them again....oh but wait then you'd have to make room for that as well.

    In short, it is most likely that you WILL be able to store and run games on the SD card that you have bought from the e-shop (for starters look at the Wii you can store and play virtual content from the SD card).
  16. Demonstryde

    Demonstryde GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 22, 2010
    United States
    i actually had this problem on my dsi... i spent over $200 on dsi-ware and i could never fill the menu with my games and apps because it did not allow you to play even their software from the sd slot. you had to transfer it to the menu and make room. i always had like 15 open slots depending on how big the game app was. lets hope they fixed that with the 3ds though.