Tag Archives: Nintendo

SNESmini UART Mod

I was initially worried when images began leaking online of the SNES Classic’s mainboard because the UART connection found in the NES Classic design was missing in the images. Still I remained hopeful that it was just moved to the backside, and that was indeed the case. I’ve just completed my UART mod on my SNES console for some kernel debugging.

I’ll be spending a lot of time on this, and that’s just what I’ve been doing since I picked the unit up in store today.SNESmini_UART_2in1

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11.6.0-39U FIRMWARE UPDATE

Nintendo released a Firmware update for all 2DS/3DS devices bringing the current firmware version up to 11.6.0-39U.

If you’re already modded with Luma3DS CFW installed then updating to 11.6 is safe in the sense it won’t brick your system, and the mod will still work. And for those of you who had your system hard-modded, fear not, you can always downgrade back to your original firmware (pre-mod) in the worst case scenario.

So while nothing will happen to your homebrew apps or CFW if you update, it’s too early to tell what Nintendo has changed and so updating isn’t really recommended just yet. The exploit used to hardmod the system is in the hardware, so Nintendo can’t patch it, but they can still do other nasty things..

Homebrew channel freezes when you click download [Fix]

If you’ve just installed the Homebrew Channel (HBC) and you find the system is freezing when you try to download something, as well as maybe not all of the images are showing, all you need to do is (within HBC) press the “Home Button” and in the settings uncheck/disable “Offline Mode”. Why this is checked by default is beyond me, as it seems to have been causing people issues for several of the last builds.

NesPi

As mentioned previously on twitter after months of hiding in a box in storage I finally found the time to complete my NesPi Project (NES + Raspberry Pi).

When I first learned about the Raspberry Pi I immediately placed a preorder and began planing all sorts of projects. The Pi took 4 months to ship from my preorder date so I had plenty of time for planing and preparation.

Having plenty of experience modding systems before, including a NES portable, My first thought for the Pi was emulation. Although more towards MAME and replacing my Xbox as a media center.

There are already users who’ve shared similar projects, however this project was my own idea without outside inspiration. “Great minds think alike”.

It also won’t be my last project involving a Pi 😉

I really wanted to keep the NES in its original condition without cutting new holes and sacrificing the cartridge slot and the ability to insert a game and push it down. In case you don’t already know, I have OCD, so it had to be perfect.

And It’s my OCD right now that’s been keeping me from sharing pictures with you because I want everything at least look presentable. It’s for this reason that I will be delaying the photos until I can make the unit somewhat more presentable in its appearance.

For now just think what an original NES looks like and how it works. That’s pretty much what I’ve done. I even use the NES power supply 🙂

News for March 2013

Here is a long overdue update on what I’m working on and whats new.

1. This site will be getting a new look (hopefully soon), and as such I have registered a new domain http://DNA64.net.

2. I’ve setup an official YouTube Channel! (Finally!), unfortunately someone took my username just before I could secure it, so here is my channel under it’s official name… https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOriginalDNA64

3. I’ve been working hard on hacking Clash of Clans and have had great success all of which will be revealed when I have exploited the hell of it ;P

4. I’ve updated Blizzard, a downloadable tutorial/zip package I wrote to help users with no Wi-Fi on their iPhone 3G/3Gs unlock using Ultrasn0w. Official Post: http://modmyi.com/forums/general/770723-cant-install-ultrasn0w-after-jailbreak-2.html#post6441554 (I’ll move this eventually..)

5. I’ve been requested by several users to update the C64 GamePacks, I am working on this, sorry for the delay!

6. Someone asked me to update my “Lemon Aid” script, I will see what I can do.

7. I have lot’s of projects in the works involving a few Raspberry Pi’s, more on that in the near future.

8. I purchased a Nintendo VS. Unisystem Cabinet long ago and haven’t found time to work on it, sad really because I had great plans for it.

9. I’m modding two iCade’s, they’ve been sitting around for months unfinished so hopefully I can get around to those soon and show them off.

10. I picked up a SNES Top Fighter Arcade stick and have a few ideas for it, I’ll probably replace the switches, and have already done the buttons which I swapped out into an iCade. Maybe I’ll make it work with iOS or perhaps stick a Raspberry Pi inside 😉

11. I picked up a Teddy Ruxpin and will be repairing his head which is not working. I may or may not make him remote/blutooth controlled.

That’s pretty much all I care to share for now. Stay tuned to Twitter and Subscribe to my YouTube for the latest updates.

Cheers!