not working: M3i Zero Firmware Update

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    new edit: It appears that this update is only for the GMP-Z003 version of the M3i Zero cart. The older version will not work with this update. It is currently unknown whether or not the M3 team is working on a fix for this issue.
    edit: I have confirmed this update to not work on the current version of 3DS and DSi so don't update yet. It looks like they have not officially posted the update on their main page yet.
    The M3i Zero has been updated to correspond with the latest 3DS firmware update to restore compatibility.

    Straight from the official M3i Zero home page:

    M3i Zero GMP-Z003 Firmware Download for 3DS v3.0.0-5&DSi v1.4.3 has been released. 10-12-2011

    Update the firmware of the M3i Zero GMP-Z003 card to support running in new 3DS (Ver. 3.0.0-5E, Ver. 3.0.0-5J, Ver. 3.0.0-5U) and DSi (Ver 1.4.3E, Ver 1.4.3J, Ver 1.4.3U, Ver 1.4.4C) system version.



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    and yet 1 year without a sakura update
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    Um, on second thought. I posted this news item but I don't see a download link yet. So I'm assuming that I posted before their web site was ready with the download. Keep checking back on that download link and it should show up today.
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    Still no support for non-GMP-Z003 carts.
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    Ok yeah I just found this link. I'll keep the news item the same because eventually they should update the page. I'll update mine after lunch. Phew.... thanks guys I almost thought I posted a bogus news item.
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    Heh, Good to see this card rise from the dead.
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    looks promising.
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    I hope they fix the older models too
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    looks like something went wrong with the fcore.dat version.
    they uploaded one made 24th of november which is newer than the last one, but it stays on the chessmaster icon after flashing and it doesn't work on DSi/3DS with latest updates.
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    Hmm, no, not really.
    It's a dreadful product, the USB-cable method of updating is actually incredibly unreliable, since the cable is fragile as can be.
    And the actual Sakura firmware looks pretty but performs terribly.

    Updating the card's firmware to work on DSi/3DS firmware is the bare minimum to keep the things selling.
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    I confirm this NOT WORKING now after I got back today. I'll have to modify this news accordingly. There still is no download available on their main page. This is strange of them.

    Also I have it running in my DS phat right now so the cart still works but not in the newer consoles.
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    oddly enough someone on a german forum seems to have a working version.
    he says it has a spongebob icon.
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    Geh, doesn't work for me, either.

    This is depressing. Wish I didn't update my 3DS now.
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    the M3 Adapter team have been fail for quite a while now.
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    jimmyemunoz GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    LOL. I hope you guys get your update. Damn, they might be the team behind the new "M3-Plus" card. If you check the official website it has 2006-2011 at the bottom, so it just might be the real M3 team behind that card.
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    Hmmm.... Seems like the Handheld Sources site deleted the update. Hopefully they post a working version soon D:

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    Strange... I refreshed the page and it's up again...
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    I updated to 3.0.0-5U without even thinking about any issues with the M3i Zero. I downloaded the new F_CORE.DAT file (http://down.gbalpha....CORE_v3.0.5.zip) from http://www.handhelds...load_M3DSR.html I copied the new file to my microSD card and tried to run it and it failed. However, I looked at the "M3i Zero firmware Upgrade Manual(*.pdf file)" and it mentioned plugging in the M3i Zero using the included cable. I plugged it in and the LED flashed for about 25 seconds. I put it into my 3DS and it works perfectly! One thing I noticed, though, is that the ROM icon changed from Hello Kitty to SpongeBob, so you could look for that to see if yours was updated successfully.
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    it's supposed to turn into spongebob.
    but do you have a z003 or an older model?
    when i tried yesterday it sucesfully updated(confirmed by first downgrading) and it gave me the chessmaster icon which no longer works.

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