3DS console update - Safe to download?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by RyanWW, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. RyanWW
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    Haven't used my 3DS in a little while, and when i go to the shop it asks me to update the console. Is it safe to download so it won't patch the roms?
     
  2. migles

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    are you talking about 3ds roms or ds roms?
     
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    DS roms. I have a R4 card
     
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    It's impossible to answer your question without knowing what flashcart you use.
    But if you're on 4.x, don't update.

    Which R4 card? What does it say on the front? Post a picture of it.
    There are about a million R4 cards.
     
  5. piratesephiroth

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    Check the website of that specific R4 card for the latest firmware update, to see if it's compatible with 3DS v8.1
     
  6. RyanWW
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    http://nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=149 is my card. My current 3DS version is 7.2.0-17E and the new version is 8.1.0-19U.
     
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    Pong Post a web blog of DS flashcarts that work/blocked on the current 3ds firmware iirc
     
  8. piratesephiroth

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    1- check the website that's printed on your cart's label
    2- download the new firmware and update it
    3- update your console
     
  9. chrisrlink

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    if there is a patch for 8.10 update the card FIRST then your 3DS the only cart that can update while blocked is the DSTWO (due to the on board Processor) if you updated your 3ds first by mistake buy/borrow/steal (just kidding on stealing :lol: ) a DS/Lite/I/ lower firmware 3DS and update through that
     
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    I can't find a Kernel update for 8.10 which makes me think 3 things,

    1 it's okay to update without new Kernel
    2. no new Kernel is out to support 8.10
    3. i haven't looked hard enough
     
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    you don't need a kernel, you need a firmware
     
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    It doesn't need an update so it's all good. Thanks for the replies everyone ;)
     
  14. piratesephiroth

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    told ya to check the website you see on your cart
     
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    on the official site as i have the same card you posted above
    http://r4ids.cn/news.htm
     
  16. OuahOuah

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    R4 from r4ids.cn and DSTwo are both best flashcard (for DS games).
    Always updated to last firm from Nintendo.
    Just look at website, upgrade the firmware of the R4.