Can I update my DSTwo in this situation?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Nerozone, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Nerozone
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    Hey, guys! So, I have a DSTwo flashcard since February and I haven't updated my 3DS firmware since (which is 4.5.0-10E). Yesterday, I remembered maybe I needed to do something to prevent my 3DS to force an update, or something (it happened to me once, before I had the flashcard), causing it to brick the flashcard.

    What should I do in this situation? Simply update my DSTwo firmware?
     
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    ... what the hell did you do, exactly, and what happened?
     
  3. KazoWAR

    KazoWAR GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I am going to guess he means that the 3ds was updated accidentally to 4.5.0 before his dstwo was updated to boot on it.
     
  4. Exkorath

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    update the DStwo like you normally would by putting the "dstwoupdate.dat" in the root and stuff but rename the "dstwoupdate.dat" “dstwoupdateb.dat”. Once you start up the dstwo and its still the black screen, just let it stay that way for about 5 to 10 minutes. Once you do that turn off your ds, and delete the “dstwoupdateb.dat” file from your microsd. then ur dstwo should work again should work again.

    source: I've actually done it before and it worked. I found it on some website. It might of actually been GBAtemp.
     
  5. Nerozone
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    Sorry for the late answer.

    No, no. I didn't update my 3DS. What I wanted to know is what I have to do in order to safely update the 3DS firmware without bricking my DSTWO. Do I simply need to update the DSTWO firmware normally?
     
  6. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    copy update 1.23 to the MicroSD
    boot it in the 3DS before you update
    it will then update the DSTwo

    then you can update the console
     
  7. frogboy

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    Step 1: Make sure the latest DSTWO firmware is compatible with the latest 3DS firmware. (I believe it is)
    Step 2: Install the DSTWO firmware normally.
    DO NOT ADVANCE TO STEP 3 UNTIL AFTER STEP 2 HAS BEEN COMPLETED.
    Step 3: Update 3DS.