It didn’t take long, but it seems that the infamous hacker, Neimod, has cracked the system. This is good news for those “few people” who’ve been waiting for the opportunity to play pirated 3DS games, and bad news for Nintendo. Nintendo will need to act fast if they want to save their system from being overly hacked and pirated. We all know what happened the the PSP after it was heavily hacked, the games were easily pirated, making development for the system questionable. Neimod has reportedly stated that he has total control of the 3DS kernel, allowing him to have custom code for independent home brew software.
Neimod also stated that he will not release the crack method, seeing how Nintendo could easily patch the game hiding the exploit. A few developers have already stated that if piracy begins to run wild, they will have to pull their support of the software. Jools Watsham wrote on his blog those exact words. If this gets too bad, there will be a lot more developers saying the same thing, and thats ultimately bad news for people who invested in Nintendo’s latest mobile platform. Hopefully, Nintendo will get their best people on the job, and find a way to stop the hacking.
Source: GBA Temp