Why do all the best 3DS hackers refuse to share their methods?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by flarn2006, Jul 12, 2014.

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  1. flarn2006
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    Smealum and Bond697 come to mind. They've figured things out that could be great for the hacking community, including RAM editing! Nobody (AFAIK) has figured that out and released their findings. And Bond697 figured out how to decrypt ROMs, but won't tell people how, even though that's an essential step for being able to make mods/ROM hacks. Why is that?
     
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  2. Abcdfv

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    According to Gateway, a few of them are clone programmers.

    The reason they give is "it would cause piracy"
     
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    Why do you feel entitled to everything?
     
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    according to gateway, everything which can put them in "business" problems is a clone, even their own gateway cards...
     
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    Obviously most if not all are involved (or looking to be involved) with the flashcart business... Ofcourse, don't hold your breath for them to admit it. They will always support the (amazingly stupid) "it will cause piracy" theory. Every one knows that there is no 3ds piracy right now... :D
     
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    Because then Nintendo would just patch all their hard work. Why not just wait until they've got some full, working solution, instead of a half-assed one? No, better to go on feeling entitled.
     
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    What planet are you on? 3DS piracy is the reason for 93.27% of all the threads in the 3DS section anymore.
     
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    I think that was the joke.
     
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    It wasn't a very good one, especially that first line.
     
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    Few months & we'll see a free 3DS ROM Loader at least on 4.1 / 4.5 consoles.....the scene made progress, just be patient
     
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    If they gave u their source code what would u do with it anyway? Maybe if u can help with their work they would be more willing to give it to you.
     
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    Read Smealum's blog. The methods to his madness are well documented.
     
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    Noobs and piracy.
    Noobs and piracy......
     
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    migles

    You are so mistaken. I was trying to give and idea of what the 3ds hackers always say and the underlying attitude when they say it.


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    Since my original post was deleted, here's it being rephrased

    @OP. One of the most commonly given explanation is as follows ... "Everything is documented on 3DBrew, if you don't know how to use it, blah blah, you noob piece of poop with sprinkles"

    I'm not the one who's calling people piece of poop. This is the attitude that some devs and hackers give to us. It's well documented coincidentally.
     
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    so, sorry..

    the way you wrote it. it looked like you was not quoting other person
     
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    Note that said hackers typically only do this when people go "OMG Y NO RELEASE" on their ass.
     
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    Because people juat want a free warez loader that works on the latest firmware
     
  23. bartimeaus91

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    No problem. I should have phrased it better in the first place.

    Ah. The infamous people just want free rom loader. It MAYBE accounts for a really small minority of people. How so?

    Because a rom loading solution requires 4.x. About 90+% of people that have 4.x consoles already have a flash cart. Why am I so sure of this number? Because it makes no sense to stay on 4.x unless you were going to get a flash card to load roms. The remaining 10% are staying on 4.x for stuff like region free etc etc. These people if they were going to pirate they would also be getting a flash cart.

    Basically, pirates are already pirating. Even if a free rom loader were to surface, it makes little difference since they can already load roms. So no. This is just a pro-neohacker argument. I call these people neo-hacker because they are not traditional hackers. They give loads of reasons which can be refuted instantly. This means when you really simplify things, they have a vested interest in flashcarts staying in business. This is not conclusive but it makes a lot of sense.
     
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    But in the other hand there is still plenty of 4.x 3ds's floating about, if pirating was free except the price of a 3ds I'm sure lots more people would be snapping up 4.x 3ds's, and there would be plenty of people snapping them up to resell "preloaded" to people less knowledgable, basically if a free loader arrives things would go more mainstream with the hunt for a 4.x 3ds

    Don't get me wrong I don't care either way, but just because flashcards exist doesn't mean that cheaper more accessible options wouldn't cause another mad rush to buy up every 4.x console to make a profit on
     
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