Like the earlier post today, if you still have not followed Smealum on twitter and want homebrew on your 3DS then I highly suggest you do.
So far all we know is the game will be old and cheap. It is also available in one area’s E-Shop, although probably for a higher price.
Keep checking Smealum’s twitter to keep up to date on this hack.
If you haven’t been following Smealum on Twitter, I suggest you do. For the past 2 months he’s been working hard at churning out an exploit and creating a toolkit for the 3DS, and he’s kept everyone updated on the progress.
He’s recently started giving requirements for the exploit as well.
And although it isn’t guaranteed, we may even see a release next week!
Now, this exploit will not allow backups of commercial games. It will only allow homebrew games/apps. He wants to allow homebrew without enabling pirates.
Speaking of homebrew, Smealum tweeted saying he had BlargSnes running on his exploit.
Smealum has not released the name of the exploit game yet, follow him on twitter to keep up on his progress and the release date.
Source: Smealum Via Twitter
Nintendo has released another system update tonight which brings the Wii U to 5.1.2 and as usual it doesn’t change much.
The full update changelog states:
- Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.
For now, nothing seems to have been changed or patched but as usual avoid updating until a developer gives the OK.
smealum has confirmed via Twitter that 7.x firmware for the 3Ds is exploitable, here is a screenshot of his tweet:
A group of guys have released a video showing modded tracks and other neat tricks, here is a quote from the video description:
This work is based on the recently released browser exploit, and some additional code that Chadderz wrote to get arbitrary kernel reading and writing, to allow the browser to edit Mario Kart 8’s memory on-the-fly.
All of this may not look impressive, but it’s merely because we don’t even know where to start; we can do anything now, anything at all! Custom tracks, custom songs, you name it. We just have to decipher the RAM and work out how.
I hope you enjoy this quick look into what we’ve been up to recently, and hopefully more to come soon!
Here is a complete list of what they have accomplished:
- Making Moo Moo Meadows play its final lap music immediately
- Making the final lap play no music at all
- Making the lap 1/2 song into the opening camera fanfare
- Renaming Moo Moo Meadows to “Hello!”
- Renaming it again to “Shitty luck course!”
- Renaming Toad’s Turnpike to Deathpike…
- Corrupting a font
- Crashing the Wii U
- Altering the Wii U menu fonts
And here is the video: