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NTRBootHax/Magnethax Released

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theSLAYER    1038

magnethax.png
The image is a joke, and is a gross misrepresentation of how it works. Well, almost.

 

NTRBootHax, formerly known as MagnetHax, has been released for public usage.
Earlier this year, with a combined usage of a Magnet and a NDS Flashcart, @SciresM demonstrated in a video that he gained early access to bootrom of the 3DS.
This method is also said to be able to salvage 3DSs' from the hell, that made them effectively a brick.
 

A magnet is only required for models that can be "flipped shut"; 2DS (non-XL) doesn't require this.
Possibly due to an oversight by programmers/hardware developers, the 3DS checks to see if Start+Select+X is held down, and if the shell is closed.
If so, the 3DS will attempt to boot from an NDS cartridge from the bootrom (with bootrom access).
Hence, the purpose of the magnet is enable a state that the 3DS believes that the shell is closed.

With this hax, it'll allow the use of save editors like PKHeX and ROM hacks using HANS.
 

Sources:
http://gbatemp.net/threads/ntrboot-released.472585/
https://gbatemp.net/threads/poc-using-a-magnet-and-a-ds-flashcart-to-unbrick-a-3ds.472586/


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The sheer fact that this is basically unpatchable is amazing. Never have I thought that the 3DS hacking community would go this far before EoL. (I mean, B9S was an amazing feat also)

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theSLAYER    1038
5 hours ago, wrathsoffire76 said:

The sheer fact that this is basically unpatchable is amazing. Never have I thought that the 3DS hacking community would go this far before EoL. (I mean, B9S was an amazing feat also)


From what I read, it takes a hardware revision for this to be fixed!

I like how it has the capability to revive bricked 3DS!

Also as a side effect, it may revive some of the NDS flashcards market (LOL)

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Ruby Genseki    25
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10 minutes ago, theSLAYER said:

I like how it has the capability to revive bricked 3DS!

Several months ago, a major part of the hispanic Pokémon community followed a tutorial by a famous youtuber to hack their 3DS, but due to an error by said youtuber, all those consoles were bricked and there was quite an outrage.

I guess they'd like to know about this, assuming they still keep their bricked 3DS.

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theSLAYER    1038
10 minutes ago, Ruby Genseki said:

Several months ago, a major part of the hispanic Pokémon community followed a tutorial by a famous youtuber to hack their 3DS, but due to an error by said youtuber, all those consoles were bricked and there was quite an outrage.

I guess they'd like to know about this, assuming they still keep their bricked 3DS.


Wow ouch, this is why youtube videos are said to be risker than the famous guide.
 

The only time I bricked, was when I wrote the file to wrong directory (wanted to write to emunand, but wrote to sysnand), and I almost couldn't get the unit back from the guy that was repairing it.

I like having a method (that doesn't involve hardmodding) being able to solve "all bricks" :)

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Holla!    113
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While i'm more interested in the Switch now, I still have to give a kudos to the devs for this grand exploit. Perhaps Nintendo may address this issue in newer unit batches like they did with the Wii's disc drive (LU64+ Serial # IIRC)?

That being said I'll still do this method if I get the N2DS (or some LE 3DS I like) and it supports the SCDS2 flashcard.

 

28 minutes ago, theSLAYER said:


Wow ouch, this is why youtube videos are said to be risker than the famous guide.
 

The only time I bricked, was when I wrote the file to wrong directory (wanted to write to emunand, but wrote to sysnand), and I almost couldn't get the unit back from the guy that was repairing it.

I like having a method (that doesn't involve hardmodding) being able to solve "all bricks" :)

 

Some people are visual learners tho.

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theSLAYER    1038

Sadly that's true.

visual and audio learners would like to simply watch a video and follow the instructions.

I used to be such a person, but I read that the guide is always being updated, and prevent glitches, so I've had to adapt.

furthermore that guide has been as simplified as it possibly could XD

 

tho I understand some people being adverse to it.

i had to sit my Friend down, to get him to do soundhax

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