Monday, 17 July 2017

[WiiU][PSA] Nintendo Releases "5.5.2 Firmware Update" - 1.5 Years after "5.5.1"

Today Nintendo did the unthinkable and updated the WiiU with a firmware update 5.5.2.


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- How to Change DNS:
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Monday, 10 July 2017

[3DS][News] NINTENDO RELEASES 11.5.0-38 & no one can figure out what it did - Smea Already Releases 11.5 *hax Payloads - NOTHING BROKEN FOR CFW USERS!

Today around 8-9 pm I received a tweet on my phone from Smea & Yellows8' Twitter Bot. These Tweets were directing my attention to the Fact that Nintendo Released a "New 11.5 Update" for the Nintendo n3DS, o3DS & 2DS.

Right off the bat I was a bit worried but as it turns out:

- If you have Luma CFW and Boot9Strap it is SAFE TO UPDATE TO 11.5.0
(make a nand backup if you don't have one first! -->HOW TO MAKE A NAND BACKUP<--)

- Everything Rosalina Related still works fine!

- Kernel Exploits for the 3DS "end of life" were not patched on 11.5
( These are soft-mods for the future after nintendo drops support for the 3DS)

- Smea Already Updated the Payloads before I even got Home - Unfortunately the o3DS and 2DS still aren't able to use Homebrew on Userland Devices (non-cfw)

These *hax Payloads don't matter if you have Luma CFW on 8.0 or Higher:
- CFW users use the "Boot.3dsx" File on the root of your SD Card to launch homebrew (don't need to change anything)
Homebrew Payloads n3DS ONLY:

Its Quite possible this new update from Tendy was just to bring more "Stability" to the n3DS and o3DS 

- There were a few games released lately, and its possible 11.5 fixed some simple bug issues on the older devices or something to that effect.

I will keep you guys up to date on the latest!

Watch the Video for This Artcle here:

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

[3DS][News][08-27-2017] As suspected "arm9 and kernal 11 exploits" are still abundant on 11.4 - Smea Tweets "Waiting for Tendy to Stop Supporting the 3DS" - Does this mean Years until Softmodding 11.4? Twitter A-blaze

Yesterday Smea confirmed in a Tweet - what we thought was true all along - that devs were holding out on Releasing kernal exploits for Nintendo 3DS' on 11.4 Firmware.

This might come as a suprise to some, but much speculation was done regarding when a new exploit would be released for 11.4.
  • Some thought maybe an 11.5 update would accompany the new2dsxl, but the device has  since been released in Australia & New Zealand for almost a month now & its confirmed to be on 11.4.0
This gave us a little sigh of relief as DSiwarehax and ntrboothax still work on the n2dsxl 

- meaning that we will always be able to CFW those devices in those aspects (until dsiware isn't available)

Shortly after this news of dsiware and ntrboothax not being patched on 2dsxl, Nintendo released this statement- 

(original article by View it here: IGN ARTICLE

I can only assume this statement has scared the devs away from releasing anything too soon, as it might be the next target to get patched on an Upcoming 11.5 or even 11.6 update from Nintendo

Check the latest firmware released by Nintendo here, before anywhere else:

Although it is a scary thought, that one day the 3DS wont be like the WiiU or the Wii- able to be softmodded super easily- like it was so easily just mere months ago.

- It is this scary thought that leads me to believe that the best decision is to hold off on releasing these exploits. it would be an absolute shame to lose them in the short future (like with 11.2 and 11.3)

Another part of me says maybe nintendo already knows of some of these exploits and will patch them anyways on upcoming firmware releases, making this whole point of holding out on release of exploits null and void.

Also this apprehension to releases hax in fear of patching also leads me to believe the exploit well is running dry for the 3DS (mere speculation and I am prepared to put my foot in my mouth)

One last note, although nedwill tweeted about waiting for the EOL - when he heard Tendy was planning on Supporting the 3DS well into 2018 he tweeted this.. (maybe meaning that waiting just isn't worth it, even if eventually losing soundhax2)

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Nintendo DMCA's Every Mainstream Rom and ISO from a Popular Backup Website (Mario,Pokemon,Fire Emblem, Megaman, Kirby) + MH:XX JPN Disappears from the titlekey site

If you've been on emuparadise lately, you might have noticed messages like this under every mainstream title Nintendo owns, 

It turns out Nintendo has DMCA'd a bunch of older Generation Consoles/Handheld Games
Removing Entire Series' like:


What could this possibly mean? 

Well other then us not being able to get all the games we know and love easily in backup form
It might mean that Nintendo is gearing up for a Massive Release on the Nintendo eShop, both for Switch and 3DS - to hopefully attract buyers to the n2dsxl.

This would also make sense with Monster Hunter Double Cross being removed from the Title keys websites, and with its Release scheduled for America, maybe Nintendo is getting rid of all traces of the games it wants people to legally acquire.

Update on MH:XX-  (I've been informed of transfering all your save data over to the USA Version when its released IS POSSIBLE - so maybe Nintendo wants to Prevent that as well.

This doesn't exactly make sense as to why they would remove the JAPANESE version but it seems with the English Translation Patch being already at v3, there might be too many users from American already Playing. (see above for update regarding Save data transfer)

Its also possible they need to do some sort of server maintanence to get the SWITCH and 3DS to work together for MH:XX - just speculation - You can Watch my Video on it here:


Monster Hunter XX

When I Learn more I will let you guys know.
If you know of any titles that have been removed please Tweet me @GameInCanada