Nintendo recently began selling their next-generation handheld console, the Nintendo DSi. I picked one up on eBay from Japan, since they will not be available for sale here in the US until April.
Why did bushing buy a new DSi, especially given the fact that he’s turned his DSlite on maybe 3 times and he can’t read Japanese?
Because of the awesome pix, of course!
Bunnie did the first real writeup of this thing, which was enough to encourage me to buy it. I, of course, took it apart and nearly broke the thing (blew a fuse) while trying to dump the flash on it; I didn’t succeed.
The reason this device is interesting to me is that the DSi seems to be to the DS what the Wii was to the GameCube. The DSi has two modes — a “native mode” and a “compatibility mode”. In the compatibility mode, the clock is slown down to half the speed and access to the new peripherals is disabled — sound familiar? In the native mode, you get a faster clock and more RAM — used to perform the real-time face recognition and image processing shown above — as well as an SD slot and two cameras (front and back-facing). The device boots up into a “System Menu” that is fairly reminiscent of the Wii.
Oh, did I mention that it has a Shop Channel where you can download apps, like Opera? And you can download firmware updates online? Hey, guess what — we can download firmware updates online!
TMD: Versions: 0, CA CRL 0, Signer CRL 0, System 0-0 Title ID: 00030015-484e464a ('\x00\x03\x00\x15'-'HNFJ') Title Type: 0 Group ID: '01' Access Rights: 0x00000000 Title Version: 0x500 Boot Index: 0 Contents: ID Index Type Size Hash 00000002 0 0x1 0x66a400 d1 25 16 d5 5e b8 49 1d 8d 5e 77 a9 4d c7 7c c7 df 7a 54 79
The ticket and contents are downloadable in the same way. Unfortunately, they aren’t reusing the same common key, so we can’t actually disassemble anything (yet). Although they’re probably reusing much of the ES code from IOS, they probably fixed the blatant flaws that allowed us to rip the key and fakesign.
Now all we need is someone to step up to the plate and grab the new key! Then you can come and start filling in our new wiki.