What is the best..

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  1. DarkDante
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    I just got this question I found a web page where I can buy used ones, really cheap.

    But there are different models so I don't know what EZ Flashcard to buy?

    Can you tell me what is the best one?
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    if you want to use a stand alone gba flashcart
    ez flash iv
    don't get the LITE model. (unless it's the deluxe one)

    could ya link the page? now i am curious
     
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    Is a Japanese store where people place whatever they want to sell for example this one

    https://item.mercari.com/jp/m6392t7284622/

    This one is the V.

    Is not the best right?

    Thanks for the answer.
     
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    the "V" is the best known as "3in1"
    it doesn't have a memory card slot, you require a DS flashcart to flash games into the NOR (IIRC it's only 32 MB), or launch one game through PSRAM (temporary 16MB memory)
    it has a rumble pack if you are interested in that...

    i really suggest the EZ IV, it has it's own sd slot, you put the games in it, use it's own menu and don't require a DS or a DS flashcart...
     
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    I see a lot of EzFlash V on that site, prices are really not bad. But your recommendation is better I prefer copy and play. I will try to find a IV. Thanks!

    :yaynds:
     
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    see if the ez IV white version is cheaper than the black one...
    they are the same thing, except 2 differences.
    for the white version you will need a MINI TO MICRO SD adapter (you can also use just mini sd card, but theese are getting rare\hard to get and small sizes)
    the white version also has an old bootloader, extremly likely you will need NON HC cards (like a 1GB one) to to flash the firmware... (you just need it the first time, or if you decide to use another firmware)

    when you get the EZ FLASH IV, i suggest you to use the 2.01 firmware heres one with a cool skin:
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/ez-flash-iv-v2-01-with-firewatch-skin-release.475700/
    the latter ones are kinda a mess in terms of compatibility and config....
     
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    Thanks very much will try to get Ez Flash IV I think that's what I need and thanks for the skin :D
     
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    There are four, 5 now models of EZ4

    The original 4
    The original white thing with a miniSD, 256Mbit of NOR and 128 of PSRAM.
    The EZ4 lite. Barely bigger than a DS lite slot and comes with microSD. Same specs as the EZ4.
    The EZ4 lite compact. Very little space for GBA games and was aimed at those wanting a cheap DS flash cart. Same size as DS lite dust cover.
    The EZ4 lite deluxe. The one with 384Mbit of NOR and 256Mbit of PSRAM. Same size as DS lite dust cover.

    Modern ones.
    The original EZ4 got a new batch a while back. Mainly removes DS mode. GBA sized and still 256Mbit NOR and 128 PSRAM and with miniSD again.
    The current one which is a new case, black for the most part, microSD, still no DS mode and such.

    All were upgraded to support SDHC and autopatching if you want to run the newer kernels on them.

    As a DS card the whole EZ4 range is pretty pointless these days. I still use mine and it has a nice DS ROM and save dumper that saves me faffing with wifi or swapping a 3 in 1 around. To that end the EZ4 lite compact is pretty pointless, however all the other EZ4, including the straight up EZ4 lite, should be able to take SDHC and autopatch games if that is your desire, or if you want to stick with the older kernels it will still run damn near everything http://gbatemp.net/threads/buying-a-gba-flash-cart-in-2013.341203/page-18#post-4756995 just need PC side patching and won't do SDHC.

    That said if you do find a straight EZ4 lite these days you will probably have to replace the battery in it -- non rechargeable almost watch battery sized things were used and they have not been made in many years so will have likely gone by now.
     
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    Thanks very much, I did not know about the battery that really looks horrible.
    It's a little bit confusing I think the ez flash lite deluxe looks ok but I didn't found any picture.
     
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    guys i need your help again! i just found ez flash, and is the ez4 lite and have a micro sd slot.

    i just went to ez flash site and grabbed the latest firmware and it only shows a white screen. im i doing anything wrong?