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Nintendo 3DS 2.1.0-4U update, list of changes and 3rd party worries

It has been around a month since we last saw an updated firmware release for the Nintendo 3DS, and now we can report that Nintendo has released v2.1.0-4U. A new update that it rather vague on its list of changes, but you should download it nonetheless.

Included on the official website, version 2.1.0-4U includes system stability improvements alongside some other minor adjustments, some of which could be applied to enforce anti-piracy measures on its handheld device.

From looking at reliable sources, we can’t really tell much of which has been enhanced and stabilized. Those who have downloaded it have reported back and are saying that the update does not seem to do anything about resolving the use of flashcarts. The only noticeable tweaks seems to be within the NetFront web browser, which has gone from version 1.7412 to 1.7455 and colors have been added to 3DS Sounds’ StreetPass data.

With a lack of actual updates and changes, the only paragraphs that Nintendo left us with are the following: –

Your Nintendo 3DS system and software are not designed for use with any unauthorized device and/or any unauthorized software. Please note that the Nintendo warranties do not cover any defects to or defects caused by unauthorized devices, software, modifications and/or non-licensed accessories.

Furthermore such use may lead to injury to yourself or others and may cause performance issues and/or damage to your Nintendo 3DS system and related services. Nintendo (as well as Nintendo licensees or distributors) is not responsible for any damage or loss caused by the use of such devices, software, modifications or non-licensed accessories.

IMPORTANT: After the Nintendo 3DS system is updated, any existing or future unauthorized technical modification of the hardware or software of your Nintendo 3DS system, or the use of an unauthorized device in connection with your system, may render the system permanently unplayable. Content deriving from the unauthorized modification of the hardware or software of your Nintendo 3DS system may be removed. Failure to accept the update may render games unplayable.

If you read through the quoted text above, it sounds rather like Nintendo are enforcing security measures to prevent any hacking and hijacking of the handheld device. From what our source over at thinks, they say that the update could come with some big-brother type software which analyses what is currently going on within the software, meaning if you are currently using hacking as a means of playing your 3DS, you could be scrupled in the near future.

Have you downloaded the update yet? Can you notice anything different than to what has already been reported?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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