Hackers hint at new 3DS exploit in one of the games from Humble Bundle’s ongoing sale


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22 Responses

  1. Sukunda says:

    So if there’s no primary exploit wouldn’t that make them basically worthless?

    • neopunk404 says:

      No, if you have friends that have an exploited 3DS they could install the savegame for you.

      • Alteration says:

        I don’t see how that would work considering the games are digital downloads and not cartridges…

        • Katie says:

          Cubic ninja is a cartridge that’s a primary exploit

          • Alteration says:

            Well yes if you have an exploited cartridge that does work on the firmware a friend is using then it will work, however the way it was worded sounded like neopunk was implying you could install the save cia the exploited 3ds (not cartridge) and transfer it back to the non-exploited system..

        • neopunk404 says:

          Sorry I meant generally. If you/they have everything digitally then exploits are worthless to them.

    • Chadb says:

      But there are primary exploits. Browserhax works all the way up to 10.6. If you foolishly updated all the way to 10.7,then yes, you need to use something like OoThax.

    • Yama says:

      I don’t get it either. If you have a primary exploit, what would you need a secondary exploit for..?

      • Garuda357 says:

        Browserhax, the important standalone exploit, is waaaaaaay to troublesome for constant usage. That’s why you jumped from it to Menuhax when you had the chance. You could then proceed to place the entrypoints in cartridge games like Ocarina of Time or Cubic Ninja which means external entrypoints for all 3ds models.

        You can actually install a launcher for homebrew and forget about entrypoints at all. But having different entrypoints is good for stuff like patchings, think about ironhax, tubehax…, this means that you could be able to have at least 1 door for homebrew.

        Also, there’s people that has reported that some homebrews work better or don’t work at all using specific entrypoints, which lead to huge mess in times like the first downgrade wave.

  2. ZERO says:

    “The exploited game could be Retro City Rampage, Shantae and the pirate curse, or, more likely, Rhythm thief & the emperor’s treasure, Citizens of Earth, Nano Assault EX, or Super Street Fighter IV.”

    In short it could be one of the 3DS games in the bundle, huh?

  3. deathblade200 says:

    its only $13 why wouldn’t you just buy it regardless

  4. ZeroSbr says:

    So…nothing for the Vita? You know, the handheld that actually has emulation potential beyond what even the N3DS will ever have?

    • Katie says:

      does the title hint at anything about the Vita? no, then just wait you and play the Vita normally then

    • BenoitRen says:

      It’s sad that emulators (aka free games) is all people ever think about when homebrew is mentioned.

      • akian_aray says:

        Because everything else is pretty much useless. Seriously, aside from games (and emulators), what exactly homebrew apps can do on Vita, that couldn’t be achieved much more easier and wouldn’t work better than on any relatively modern (last 3-4 years) smartphone? Maybe some sort of streaming from PC and that seems to be all to me.

        • Games feel better in general if they have proper button controls. The PSP has a huge library of homebrew games/utilities. It IS a shame that the Vita doesn’t, and most homebrew are for the ePSP…

    • akian_aray says:

      Friendly reminder that n3DS is more powerful than downclocked Vita to the point where we don’t get BoI: Afterbirth because of that

    • Zeke says:

      If the little I’ve read is true, then the N3DS should eventually have better/more powerful emulators available than the Vita due to the bigger and better homebrew scene. More people to work on it. Which is a shame, as it’s clear with some game specific hacks that RetroArch Genesis/SNES emulators could be optimised even further (in 444mhz Rejuvenate mode they work incredibly well with the majority of games I’ve tested) and I like the Vita screen/form factor more. But you gotta go where the action is…

  5. Daipop says:

    They are useful for people on latest firmwares since almost all other exploits have been patched, they are also cheaper sinc e I don’t think anyone would buy Pokémon explorers at full price only to get his console exploited.

  6. Tom beard says:

    It was citizens of earth they just took it off the eshop