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3DS-Flashkarte brickt Gerät

3DS flash card manufacturer Gateway has been accused of allowing users‘ 3DS consoles to become irretrievably bricked by a secret „kill switch“ it introduced in a recent update.

Report indicate that the doomsday trigger will activate if users attempt to modify a file within Gateway’s illicit game launcher – something many recently attempted after a method to circumvent the 3DS‘ region-locking was discovered.

Once activated, the code will corrupt the 3DS‘ NAND flash memory beyond repair – leaving some who have used the device with no choice but to send their handhelds to Nintendo for repair.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-01-15-3ds-flashcard-includes-secret-kill-switch-that-bricks-handhelds