Nintendo 3DS Partially Hacked, Runs Homebrew In DS Mode

by Mike Bendel February 28, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

So, while we aren’t going as far to say that Nintendo’s beefed-up security implementation in the 3DS was all for naught, it seems such measures have done little to thwart the efforts of hackers. Flashcart manufacture Acekard released a video that shows a ‘backup’ copy of Castlevania running on a 3DS.

Not one to squander, Acekard says it plans to release a patch file that brings 3DS compatibility to all AK2i units “after a full test.” It’s pertinent to note, however, that the cart is restricted to DS mode. 3DS mode remains out of reach, at least for the time being. Still, with partial access to the system, hackers (and unfortunately, pirates) already have a leg up on Nintendo.

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