I've gotten a bit out of the loop lately in terms of flashcards. Last time i used one, it was an original Supercard DSONE on an old DS Lite. I sold my DS Lite earlier last year and since bought a 3DS. Obviously my Supercard no longer works as it isn't compatible with DSi hardware. I sent my 3DS into Nintendo for screen repairs and am expecting it back, i am considering buying a new flashcard (and yes i do know full well that 3DS stuff isn't working). But i have some questions. If these things have already been answered, sorry. Please direct me to a proper thread. I'm considering buying either a Supercard DSTWO or Acekard 2i. I'll handle the decision between which one to choose, but i have some questions in their regard. I do not have any other DS besides my 3DS. So flashing a new fresh card would not be an option. I ran across these cards in a store that apparently has them preflashed to function with a 3DS. Here they are- DSTWO- http://www.zhuzhuchina.com/store/product_d...item_id=2312696 AK2i- http://www.zhuzhuchina.com/store/product_d...item_id=2312773 But this fills me with questions- - Are both these cards absolutely guaranteed to work with the latest current version of the 3DS firmware? Have you tried this? I've got the latest 3DS software installed. - If Nintendo blocked them via update, and i accidentally updated, would i lose the use of my flashcard completely (unless i got an old DS to flash the latest flashcard firmware)? - When the team releases a flashable update, can i do this with my 3DS as long as i'm still using older software that the card is compatible with? Or is it still required for you to have an older DS model to do it? - How long does it generally take for a flashcard company to come out with a new bypass when Nintendo blocks them out? - Which of these two carts comes out unscathed more often during Nintendo's purge (if either ever does)? - Are flashcard makers going to easily run out of exploits? I had heard it was something to do with using game exploits, people mentioned the flashcard icon is a retail icon like Danny Phantom or Fish Tycoon. I have no idea how it works (game headers?) I may have more questions if i think of any, but that's all for now. I will say that i'm heavily leaning towards a DSTWO. I really liked my DSONE and i'm even interested somewhat in the emulator and homebrew functions of it.