Can DSTwo Brick 3DS?

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  1. PityOnU
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    I brought my DSTwo into the office today with the idea in mind of updating it to the most recent firmware and getting it up and running on my 3DS XL.

    However, one of my lab mates told me in passing (after seeing the card) that his 3DS had bricked after using a DS flashcard similar to it.

    Have there been any reported 3DS bricks from using just DS mode flashcarts? If so, I will avoid using this in my Pikachu 3DS XL as the risk of breaking my baby outweighs the enjoyment I would get out of playing some old DS games.
     
  2. TyBlood13

    TyBlood13 Weeaboo Trash

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    From my understanding it IS possible to brick the DS sandbox but only if you run DS Phat/Lite firmware from the card. Updating shouldn't be a problem
     
  3. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

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    Software from DSTwo is locked in DS mode. Nothing run from DS mode can even access the 3DS Nand much less brick the console. It's the 3DS mode flashcarts that had reports of bricking as a result of modified Gateway launchers of a certain launcher version.
     
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  4. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    Nothing you could do in normal use of the DSTWO to play DS (or GBA/SNES/etc emulated) games will brick anything.

    There are some things you can do with a DSTWO that could lead to a brick, such as install the bad versions of Gateway's launcher.
     
  5. Apache Thunder

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    Yeah as long as you don't run the "exploit" NDS apps designed to activate the hack for the launcher file to enable 3DS mode code to run, then you'll be fine. That and once you do, you'd have to go to the 3DS menu and access the DS profile afterwords to activate the exploit. So you'd have to intentionally brick the console if you had the know how, so it's not really something that would happen on accident.