Possible 3DS anti-piracy measure?

#21lizard81288Posted 7/21/2010 8:50:06 PM
MetroidJunkie | Posted 7/21/2010 6:28:51 AM | message detail
Isn't it illegal to short circuit someone's personal property just because the software's modified? FYI, homebrew =/= piracy, because homebrew isn't inherently illegal.


look at what M$ did. most people modded their 360's so it would work. i don't think M$ got any consequences from doing that and at that, people had to buy another 360
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#22MetroidJunkiePosted 7/22/2010 2:54:56 AM
look at what M$ did. most people modded their 360's so it would work. i don't think M$ got any consequences from doing that and at that, people had to buy another 360

There's a difference between hardware modification and software modification because Microsoft can claim the mod chip is what wrecked the hardware whereas hardware getting fried because of software modification proves the hardware was rigged.
#23Megaman OmegaPosted 7/22/2010 7:11:25 AM
Depends. If software makes hardware do something that isn't intended, then it might damage the hardware without it being the hardware's fault. Per example, when a laptop runs when being shut without entering sleep mode due to software making it so, it could overheat.
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#24MetroidJunkiePosted 7/23/2010 11:54:48 AM
In any case, it'd be alot easier to prove the manufacturer did it on purpose.
#25NarrooPosted 7/23/2010 5:44:45 PM
If you read the article, it doesn't brick the phone. It sticks it into recovery mode till you put the correct firmware on it.