2ds flash card for 3ds

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Trace_hunter, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Trace_hunter
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    I think it's about time I replaced my original phat ds which I bought on launch and is falling to pieces. I've decided not to buy a 3ds flash card as I want to use my 3ds legitimately to get updates, play online etc so I'm deciding on a new original ds flash card as I read my acekard 2i with akio won't work on the latest 3ds firmware.

    Would the DSTwo be my best bet? Does it work with the latest 3ds firmware update? When I buy a new 3ds game that has a new firmware version on it will I need to update my DSTwo or will it just work ok?
    Or should I just not bother and get myself a ds lite?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Yes to all but the last one, which is no.
     
  3. Trace_hunter
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    Yes to needing to update when there's a new 3ds firmware or yes to it just working?
     
  4. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    You'll need to update it.
     
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    Ah I see, how quickly are firmware updates pushed out then? I seem to remember original ds flash cards dying because of lack of firmware support
     
  6. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    2-3 days depending on the update.
     
  7. Trace_hunter
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    Thanks for the help!
     
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    The DSTwo, unlike other flash carts, uses more advanced methods of feeding header/response data to the 3DS, which is why it's the only one that hasn't needed a replacement yet.
     
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    There's still R4i. Also, what's the difference in the method?
     
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    The DSTwo can read data from the MicroSD for the while header and responses, whereas all the other DS-mode flash carts we've seen, even if they can read some of it from the MicroSD, do have the rest hardcoded.