Hacking Can the M3 DS Simply run the Wood R4 firmware?

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The reason I ask, is because I gave my old Simply to my bro, but since the firmware hasnt been updated in what it seems like forever, is there a way to run this firmware on the M3 DS Simply? Isin't the M3 DS Simply just about the same as a R4?
 

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Yeah people have confirmed that it does work on the M3DS Simply, though I don't know what they do exactly, but supposedly it involves disconnecting 1 connection inside the cart.
Here is an image:
Left should be M3 Simply, right is R4. You will notice the lack of soldering iron on the left side of the pcb board on the R4.
http://scorpei.com/pictures_M3&R4/PCB_front(big).jpg
 

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Nottulys said:
The reason I ask, is because I gave my old Simply to my bro, but since the firmware hasnt been updated in what it seems like forever, is there a way to run this firmware on the M3 DS Simply? Isin't the M3 DS Simply just about the same as a R4?

It runs great on M3DSSimply. Just drop the files on the microSD.

M3DSS and the original R4 are exactly the same. Made in the same factory for GBalpha. Jumpers on the circuit board are the only difference.

All homebrew that runs on R4 will run on M3DSS.

Wood is awesome on M3DSS... just like having an AceKard RPG (at least in looks)
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Good luck, and good looking out for your brother.

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jurassicplayer said:
Yeah people have confirmed that it does work on the M3DS Simply, though I don't know what they do exactly, but supposedly it involves disconnecting 1 connection inside the cart.
Here is an image:
Left should be M3 Simply, right is R4. You will notice the lack of soldering iron on the left side of the pcb board on the R4.
http://scorpei.com/pictures_M3&R4/PCB_front(big).jpg

The card with the connections was an older card, they released a revised version that didn't have them so you couldn't switch between the two. Doesn't matter though, wood works on it though without any modification, at least v1.04 does, but I can't imagine the newer release won't, hope that helps.
 

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It runs great on M3DSSimply. Just drop the files on the microSD.

M3DSS and the original R4 are exactly the same. Made in the same factory for GBalpha. Jumpers on the circuit board are the only difference.

All homebrew that runs on R4 will run on M3DSS.

Wood is awesome on M3DSS... just like having an AceKard RPG (at least in looks)
smile.gif




Good luck, and good looking out for your brother.

yaynds.gif

So, does that mean we need to open our M3 Simply and de-solder these connection points, as seen here?

M3-Simply-R4-Solder-Points.jpg
 
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