Warning About USB-GDROM Expiring Firmware

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Xiden
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Re: Warning About USB-GDROM Expiring Firmware

Post#11 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:24 pm

Mnemo has released a fixed update that removes time bomb firmware

AgentMomo
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Re: Warning About USB-GDROM Expiring Firmware

Post#12 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:41 pm

Xiden wrote:Mnemo has released a fixed update that removes time bomb firmware


OK Great is it being sold in a KIT of CD and Stick like how it was prior? , I want to do this in 1 shot.

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Xiden
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Re: Warning About USB-GDROM Expiring Firmware

Post#13 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:36 pm

AgentMomo wrote:
Xiden wrote:Mnemo has released a fixed update that removes time bomb firmware


OK Great is it being sold in a KIT of CD and Stick like how it was prior? , I want to do this in 1 shot.


This is what I use http://3do-renovation.ru/USB-GDROM_Controller.htm

Or another good option is this

Gdemu - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Emulador-SD-GD ... Sw1cdb2ZQ7

Both are plug and play

beanboy
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Re: Warning About USB-GDROM Expiring Firmware

Post#14 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:24 pm

pcwzrd13 wrote:I thought it would be a good idea to post this here as a warning to anyone that's thinking of buying a USB-GDROM. I've long suspected this was a thing but didn't have solid proof until now. Mnemo has implemented what is essentially self-destructing firmware into his USB-GDROM devices. After a certain amount of time, the device will stop working (you'll get a "Firmware Obsolete" message when trying to run a game) and require you to update the firmware. This is a security measure he implemented to prevent cloning. A very bad one though. If he ever disappears and doesn't release periodic firmware updates, USB-GDROMs will start dropping like flies.

There's a thread on Twitter talking about this right now which contains confirmation from Mnemo himself that this is true. I should note that this seems to have been implemented in a later firmware update so if you're still on an old one, it's best not to update. Mnemo claims he will release an update to remove this "firmware expiry" but we'll see. In the meantime, it's probably best to avoid buying one.

Thanks for the warning pcwzrd13. :)

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