Can we flash cardridges? (answer in technical way wanted)

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    I´m mean we can dump them. but is there any way to overwrite the image of a NTR/CTR Card?
     
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    i don't think the 3ds has the ability to flash to a cartridge maybe a pc would do it buuuuut we don't have a way to access a 3ds cartridge on a pc (I think so)
     
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    well save dongles maybe?
     
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    yeah I got that dongle, but that one just has access to the save file
     
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    as I think the cartridge does not use something like a cia file or 3ds... it probably uses the raw uncompressed files which I think are hard to get.
     
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    CTR Cards use .CCI files which stands for CTR Cardridge Image
    And NTR Cards use .NDS files I believe
     
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    although it would be amazing if we could do that. think of the possibilities..

    vc injections on a cart, unsigned apps like ntr on carts, videos.

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    huh well is there a way to get these files
     
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    I don't know if a stock 3d would read unsigned CCI's but yeah, yeah rom hacks would be easier, also for NDS Games.
     
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    I think it is still possible but EXTREMLY hard..

    but again we found a way to flash a whole system firmware to the 3ds nand chip.

    maybe we can do the same but on a cartridge chip.
     
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    you can convert CIA/3DS files into CCI and backwards. also Unity for N3DS can build CCI files
    and well you can dump an NTR card to get the NDS file
     
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    I am guessing those CCI files are on that 3ds iso site
     
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    I think that the storage chips are Read-Only, so once they are flashed they are done. Seems logical as to why the games are called ROMs. I could be wrong on this though.
     
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    that is also what I am thinking but then how can we save if they are only read
     
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    Saves may be stored on a separate chip, or on the 3DS SD Card
     
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    No since you can't use them without a PANDA and an IS-CTR Unit.
     
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    The Image I inserted is a PCB of a gamecard, the large chip most likely contains the game data,
     

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    You two do realize that "ROM" stands for "read-only memory", right? It can't be done. Also, saves are written to a different part of the cartridge that is writable yet volatile.
     
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    no there not stored on the sd card because this a action replay powersaves thing uses the cards to read the saves so that clears something
     
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    CIA'S save in EXTDATA on the Sdcard