Flashcard firmware backups

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by TheCheeze, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. TobiSham

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    No luck, but thanks a lot for your effort. I tend to think that may not be the correct FW because I should expect a white screen with the text "card?" instead of simply a white screen.

    What I don't understand from a technical point of view is how could I trashed it updating it, if the Write Enable pin of the chip is shorted to GND... that would mean "no write enable", so no updateable.

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  2. EleventhSign

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    Yeah these carts are known to brick if you used an incorrect kernel.

    WP is controlled via software or control register in SPI. Try to flash this using an SPI flasher, it's a SpongeBob icon too and should work with the kernel I gave u before.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/17jCzythbLn34kg5EEWjsVsdrukbU4IRL/view?usp=drivesdk
     
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  3. TobiSham

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    Amazing! You nailed this time. After SPI flash works perfectly. Not ntr-boot compatible as expected, but I get a NDS working flashcard at least. Thanks :yaynds:

    PS: Like my getto flasher? :D
    PPS: How come you have such a batch of firmwares? I'd like to know some background of yourself

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    Your card is sitting in there hella cooked... might not be making good enough contact with the pins.
     
  5. EleventhSign

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    Your cart is almost similar to r4igold.cc and r4isdhc.hk. I had bricked 2 of my r4isdhc.hk carts before. 1st was when i used retrogamefan's kernel and 2nd was when I was writing to the SPI flash when it somehow trashed something in the flash chip. I got help from irc when someone gave me a dump of their r4isdhc.hk dual core cart, but for some reason, the original kernel wouldn't work anymore and will just give me a white screen. After buying at least 2 more of these carts, I then learned that these carts (at least the one with SpongeBob icon) has some unique key stored in flash, that if you used and write it to a different flash chip, it won't boot to the kernel. And this key is unique per flash chip (not per cart). So I searched and found an old kernel (which I believe don't check for this key) from R4iGold.cc (the one I gave you) which at least worked and let me play NDS games again.
     
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    You are my hero. Thank you!

    Edit: won't let me restore from the NTR one for some reason. Check fails.
    Edit 2: the dump of the NTR boot firmware matches the checksum of the one you provided, so I'm probably set on that anyway, it looks like I only screwed up the DS mode. Thanks! (and confirmed, it worked!)
     
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  7. Technicmaster0

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    Maybe https://www.dropbox.com/s/vd1fb6hfje5g8iw/R4ids.cn_faulty_C_DSi_1.4.5_Flash.rar?dl=0 works for you. It's a backup of a "faulty revision C" r4ids.cn card.
     
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    greetings friends, I write to you with the purpose, to ask for your help since I am looking for a backup of a r4 2017, since the backups that I have downloaded from this post have not worked for me, here I leave a for of my r4, thanks Beforehand and excuse English, since I am using the Google translator.
     
  10. emuashui

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    Yes, although my own backup of a 2014 r4i sdhc lite strangely failed to restore the 2014 lite card, your "2015 lite" amazingly works with the 031 flasher using a b9-3ds, successfully restored my 2014 lite from its previous magnet-card state.
    Thanks for your attachment.
     
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  11. TobiSham

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    Nice to be helpful!
     
  12. emuashui

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    Could you give the full name of your "2017" card, or simply post a photo of your card?
     
  13. garanda

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    Hello guys,
    I'm write because I need help with my wood r4igold, I've used for install Luma and everything works great, but I wanna to make the card useful again, so please any one has the backup for wood r4igold

    This is the image:
     

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    edit: wrong post
     
  16. garanda

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    Thanks for your help but It doesn't works, I tried with the "HW_A5" backup with no success.
    Hope anyone have the backup.

    EDIT: Found it, the correct version is HW_5 with this backup I bring the card to life. Thanks to everyone for the support.

    If any one need this here is the file: www DOT dropbox DOT com/s/j4ys19iike5mpco/R4%20gold.cc%20FW-A5.zip?dl=1
     
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  17. Xyphoseos

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    anyone have a backup of this flashcard ?
    (this isn't my photo, and mine is "www.r4i-SDHC.com")
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  18. DrGreed

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    I feel like we should organize this a little better so the Firmware is more easy to find. I'd do it but I'm not professional enough.
     
  19. SSQ

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    Yo mamma's house!
    I got a R4I 3DS btw and it's really good.
     
  20. Ronalddlm27

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    you found it ? I also need it in case you have it so you can give me a little help