Avoid Bricking my DS

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Rxq, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. Rxq
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  2. OrR

    OrR Rice-megatron Expert

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    Flash your DS with FlashMe. Do it. Be careful when doing it but do it. And don't color your text in weird unreadable colors.
     
  3. Shinji

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    Sound advice right there [​IMG]

    The sites to trust are the reputable ones that get mentioned alot as trustworthy. Read around the forums for a bit and you'll catch on. [​IMG]

    And please PLEASE read up on the differences on flashing a DS Phat vs a DS Lite. VERY VERY important.
     
  4. Rxq
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    Flash my ds with flashme? So does that involve installing new firmware or does it involve flash the ds lite with a flashing tool and installing firmware?

    Also is it revesible?
     
  5. tama_mog

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    That involves flashing new firmware. Why not do a search and look for flashme installation documents....hell there's are tons of official guides that walks you step by step on this site. No it's not reversible on a ds lite.
     
  6. kobewan

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    It involves both. To install new firmware, you are required to short a certain part of the DS (at least for the first time).

    Do you have a DS Phat or Lite? A Phat is easy to flash, almost impossible to go wrong unless you drop it or something. The Lite is a little trickier, but you should still be fine if you're a little careful, especially with FlashME's built in recovery.

    In any case, a great guide for flashing it can be found right here. It includes a link to FlashMe as well as great tips.

    Also, as far as I know, it is not yet possible to 'reverse' the flash. You cannot really reverse it , but if you have a DS Phat you can put back original Nintendo firmware. This original firmware will probably not be the same version as what you had, but it doesn't matter since the features are the same and your warranty should not be affected. However, as far as I know it is not yet possible to 'reverse' it on the DS Lite, since it requires the extra feature of adjusting the brightness. If I am wrong on any of the details, somebody else feel free to correct me.....
     
  7. Rxq
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    So flashme is just a slightly edited firmware of the orginal? How does it differ from the original?

    I dont want to flash my ds lite and later finding out it will not work with future games/hardware/nintendo wii.


    Oh and how can i check wheather the roms i have contain things that will brick my ds?
     
  8. Battalia

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    How about using a flash cart like the G6 Lite that uses a passcard 3...you don't have to flash your firmware at all, so bricking isn't even a question?
     
  9. hakdizzle

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    get the file straight from the flash me site. The process is full proff. Btw i wouldnt trust me.
     
  10. hakdizzle

    hakdizzle GBAtemp Regular

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    delete me
     
  11. omegatr0n

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    Noiw that you mention it...I guess maybe flashing could have one major drawback...wii support...IM sure the "WEE" will look for official firmware
     
  12. SlyGuy

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    The thing about custom firmware is that it is engineered to avoid such "checks". Perhaps this will not be possible, but the collective mind of the homebrew community is very powerful!