Hi, I recently purchased an AceKard 2i and although I've done some research, I still have a few questions. 1) I've read the noob guide ( http://gbatemp.net/t218103-updated-n00b-gu...-your-acekard#8 ) and I'm wondering if installing AKAIO is necessary. I checked out a few reviews/tutorials on youtube and the reviewers showed that all that's required are the files for the updated firmware of AK2i for DSi 1.4.1. Then the reviewers created a "games" directory and copied the nds files into that directory. That was it. Does this method still work or is installing AKAIO a requirement? 2) This AceKard is a gift for a friend that purchased a DS XL earlier this year. I've read that Nintendo has updated their firmware and 1.4.1 will not work on a DS that has this newer firmware. My friend has never went online with her DS but it was purchased recently so I'm wondering if Nintendo shipped these units with the new firmware. I'm not too familiar with the DS but I'm guessing there's a way to check the firmware somewhere in the settings. If not, how would I find out which firmware it has? 3) The store where I ordered the AceKard 2i from stated that they flash the unit with 1.4.1. In case I get the unit without this firmware update, how would I flash the unit? I checked the noob guide but I still don't understand how this is done. I know that it an older DS is required, or one that has older firmware, but unless I missed something the guide doesn't explain how the update is done. Can someone point me in the right direction? 4) Assuming that it's flashed with 1.4.1, do I still need to copy over the 2 firmware nds files to the SD memory card? The instructions from the firmware update state: "Please find one DSL or DSi which can use flash cart and then launch the update application in the package. Inster AK2i which need to update and follow the instructions on the screen to update." Is this step still a requirement? Thanks.