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Nintendo 3DS gets cracked, homebrew code should be able to be ran in the future, pirated games as well

Nintendo 3DS finally cracked by hackers, allows homebrew code to run, possibility of pirated games.

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Published Wed, Jan 2 2013 6:28 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:25 PM CST

The Nintendo 3DS has proved a tough nut to crack, but hackers have finally managed to get the system to run homebrew code. Back on December 16, hacker Yellows8 posted images of the 3DS with the screen displaying the text "We hacked it!" At the time, the 3DS was only capable of displaying text, but that has changed.

Nintendo 3DS gets cracked, homebrew code should be able to be ran in the future, pirated games as well | TweakTown.com

In the few weeks between initially cracking the device and today, hackers have successfully managed to produce images on both of the screens using homebrew code. While we're still a ways from running full homebrew games and pirated games, progress seems to be progressing quickly.

The original DS suffered from rampant piracy in the form of the R4 card. The piracy was so bad it led to many developers abandoning the platform completely. Fears from several developers regarding this on the 3DS have already been voiced, and many more are likely to join them.

The hackers have said they believe Nintendo could easily patch this exploit with a firmware update.

NEWS SOURCE:digitaltrends.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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