Bad rom

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Swift Finch, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Swift Finch
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    I read somewhere that playing a "bad" rom on your ds can brick it.

    Not good.

    Should I be worried about this? If so, can they be check with no$ just to be safe?
     
  2. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

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    Eh, a while ago there was a bricker going around, but I've never heard anything about it being implanted into commercial ROMs. Running it in no$gba probably wouldn't do anything, but if you use something like OfflineList to identify your ROMs, you'll know for sure that they haven't been modified in any way. As for homebrew, just don't download from anywhere you don't trust. If you're still nervous about it, you can install FlashMe, a hacked firmware which includes recovery code in case of your DS getting bricked. If your DS is fairly recent though (say, in the last year, maybe two? Anyone have better figures?) it probably has its firmware protected in hardware. That's assuming your DS didn't sit around in a store/factory or be second-hand, obviously.
     
  3. Swift Finch
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    The ds I was going to use was going to be bought in probably about a month, so I guess that would be new.

    Does FlashMe require a slot2 device?
     
  4. goodboy735

    goodboy735 GBAtemp Regular

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    No. I flashed my DS with my M3 Real.
    Wait, no that was my Games 'n Music...
     
  5. Swift Finch
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    Would it work with acekard or cyclods?
     
  6. Vague Rant

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    It would work for installing, but unfortunately, neither of those cards are compatible with the recovery mode of FlashMe, so if your DS gets bricked somehow, you'll have to find some other card to use to unbrick it.
     
  7. Swift Finch
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    That is unfortunate. Thanks though.
     
  8. gameguy95

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    is R4 compatible with the flashme recovery mode?
     
  9. Vague Rant

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    Yes, but you need to do the extra step of encrypting the flashme.nds with R4Crypt and putting it on your R4 instead of the R4 firmware, so that it boots immediately when you turn on your DS.
     
  10. Another World

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    dslazy has a scanner for the nds bricker (assuming it hasn't been modified). other commerical virus scanning apps now include it as well. for more information read this: http://wiki.pocketheaven.com/DS_Bricker

    -another world