Cloned AK2i

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  1. Another World
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    [​IMG] Cloned AK2i
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    Team Acekard has officially released information on the cloned AK2i. Head over to their official site, linked below, for more information. Remember that cloned Acekard products are not covered under the team’s 1yr warranty. Be careful where you purchase from, do your research, and make sure your seller offers a return/refund policy.



    [​IMG] Acekard's News Page
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  2. Hatsu

    Hatsu Someone's been killing, eh?

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    I have a real one. Yay. [​IMG]
     
  3. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

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    Cool story, bro.
     
  4. nitrostemp

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    why arnt you working hatsu!
     
  5. Hatsu

    Hatsu Someone's been killing, eh?

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    What?
     
  6. nitrostemp

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    you know earning money to pay for your internet and games
     
  7. Another World
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    whats real interesting about this news is that team acekard has finally admitted the clone problem exists. the post they made on 6/1/09 simply explained what was in a real acekard. this new post uses the world "clone" and they go so far as to show actual images of a cloned kit. i guess this is what you get for selling the plans to your linker to crappy companies who don't care if a clone of the oem is made.

    this could explain the new problem people are having with the firmwares and the odd hwid reports.

    -another world
     
  8. CannonFoddr

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    Hang on a minute.... there's definitely something wrong here !!!! [​IMG]

    I'm using AKAIO - & the card isn't blocked


    So is my card a clone, or is it genuine ??? [​IMG]

    I think this warning must only apply to the newer AK2i
    In fact the only problem I've had with it is when using it in a DSLite - it sometime locks up on the Nintendo 'Health' screen

    EDITED: Ahh hang on - I looked further down the page (about 1/2 way down)
    Can't tell about the chips inside since I've had to glue the 2 half's together when I tried the 'Card trick'

    taken from official website (& trimmed)
     
  9. Splych

    Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

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    Well... My AK2.1 is legit I think. I use the latest of akAIO and works perfectly, so lets just hope it is real =]

    I don't like ripping stickers off of my flashcart anyway...
     
  10. tinymonkeyt

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    Oh, sorry. My comment wasn't directed at you >.
     
  11. Another World
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    your not the only one confused. they have released so many different builds of their kits it is very hard to keep up with it. i got lost somewhere around the ak2i, mostly because i never owned one. what they are saying is that the new kit, the one that is shipping now, does not have an actel chip and it doesn't have the window in the case. older kits are different.

    -another world
     
  12. C175R

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    Oo man.. [​IMG] mine works dine so I guess its not fake. but I was planning to get another one soon just in case.
    Does anyone knows where do they sell real ones and where do they sell fake ones?
     
  13. Dark^'^Knigh

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    Lol, you don't know if your working one is fake, but you want to buy another just in case - problem is, you won't know if the 'new' one is fake either, so you'll need to buy another one....a vicious cycle [​IMG]

    Well, I needed to run the R4i FW Update fix to update my newly purchased AK2i, but:
    * it runs AKAIO 1.5.1 without any problems;
    * doesn't have any hole on back of cart
    * don't want to remove the sticker, but there's no ivisible 'lump on face of cart, although to touch there feels a small slight bump right in the middle (under #2).

    AK Team probably haven't really clarified any clone concerns, not at this point anyway.
     
  14. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Well -- the bunch I just got feom DX has no window on the front of the cart --

    so I guess that means they are real?

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Hardkaare

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    AK2i is becomming the new R4, just like the DSTT.

    Sucks man. [​IMG]
     
  16. House Spider

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    No its AKAIO thats dead. The offcial team are still active and AKAIO suports the OFW loaders.
     
  17. stivsama

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    I must have the old, manufactured-a-long-time-ago-batch kind of ak2i cause ofw 4.21 works even though there a square depression underneath the sticker (didn't dare peel it)

    This gave me a scare, gbatemp! Wouldn't want a fake ak, if only for future akaio updates
     
  18. TheDarkSeed

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    It's kinda weird to hear this. when I hear the word clone, R4 is the first thing that comes to mind. It's hard to believe the fact that they cloned the AK2i.
     
  19. EyeZ

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    That is my thoughts, gonna have to be real careful now purchasing the acekard
     
  20. sfg

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    The Acekard has been cloned for ages, only it wasn't called Acekard, but R4 Ultra or whatever else...
    But yeah, this has more impact on people looking to buy Acekards.

    In related news, Nintendo has announced that due to rampant piracy they will leave the video game business and start a line of pencil sharpeners. They hope this new business will be more profitable because who cracks pencil sharpeners, know what I'm saying????