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My superkey's been dying recently (sometimes doesn't boot into NDS mode and says no ds cart inserted) so I've considered flashing my DSL.

I currently use a G6 lite so i'm too afraid of flashing without recovery but my M3 lite is coming anytime now, and I assume that will work.

Does it matter what percent it gets to before recovery works? I know it should work at 1% but what about 0%? Or would 0% have no effect?

What was the thing on DSLs that force a shut down? When you plug in the power whilst flashing? Or is it just when having it plugged it? Do I plug in my DSL and THEN turn on and flash? Or is it best to not use power adapter at all?

I can return to original firmware by holding start and select while booting right?

Is there really an effect to the volume with flashme? I heard that it makes max volume a bit quieter than usual.

As long as I have a legit cart in slot 1, i will have sleep mode, correct? So I can just put in brain age or mario and it'll be fine?

If my DSL were to brick, and from what I hear isn't too common cause of recovery, I can just find a local nintendo store or something and return it there right? Warrenty would work and they wouldn't check?

Lastly what are the pro's and con's of flashme?

Pros
No health screen
no need for passcard
custom firmwares
anti virus

Cons
volume? if that's even true.
warrenty void
I can't think of anything else.
 

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you need to read a flashme faq/guide first of all. Yes if you shut it off @ 0% that is a guaranteed brick. That can only happen if your battery comes out or you short the other connection beside sl1 directly (to me this has to be done on purpose....no one should be this careless if they follow directions and do research). You're supposed to keep the power cord plugged in as a just in case but I don't think that saves a ds lite if you shorted the other connection beside sl1. Warranty is up in the air, no one can give you a definite answer to that, it'll probably be a hit and miss (same with returning to a store). The volume does not get quieter, that's a stupid rumor someone started because they're used to a normal ds. Yes you can put any real ds game in slot 1 and it will enter sleep mode just fine. Pros = everything, no passme device needed, longer battery life, maximum multiplayer capability, anti-malware implementation, and no health screen. Cons, I can't think of anything except the stupid warranty, which I think is really a waste of time....it's not like you're modding a car here.
 

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Alright thanks for your feedback. I guess I'll flash when i get my m3 lite.

I CAN just hold select to goto original firmware to change brightness yea?

And can anyone who already has a m3 lite confirm that recovery works?
 

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yes you can hold select @ startup to enter the original ds startup screen to either a) boot from gba b) change your options (aka brightness).
 

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From what I've read, recovery doesn't work only on the G6 lite. The M3 should be fine.

BTW, I bricked my DS when the flashme was at 1%, but I may have blown a fuse by accidentally hitting the screw next to the SL1. I'll find out when I get my tri-wing screwdriver and open my DSL. Use an insulated tool! I didn't, and payed for it.
 

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Alright thanks everyone!

I got my m3 lite today and i updated firmware and put on flashme. My toothpick flash tool was a little too thick from the electrical tape but it peeled once i pressed hard enough (sounds dangerous i know) but i got it to flash to 100%! Booted it up with no key and m3 lite loaded great. Took out m3 lite and it loaded original firmware and it sleeps in the firmware! I doubt it'll do the same inside a game but it's still cool.
 
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