Does 3ds disable cards if they aren't updated?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by mthoennes, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. mthoennes
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    mthoennes Newbie

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    I apologize in advance for this question...I tried searching for the answer but I guess I couldn't come up with the right keywords to find the answer. What happens if you plug in your new (un-updated) flashcart to a 3ds that is already updated to 3.00? Obviously it won't load, but if I can get it updated via a different DS, will it then work on my 3ds or does the 3ds somehow disable the card if I try to use it before its updated? I figured it would be better to ask about this before I stupidly tried it myself.
     
  2. celcodioc

    celcodioc Major A$$hole

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    The 3DS cannot permanently disable cards (or, at least, it hasn't done so to any yet). They will all work if you update them with an older DS console.
     
  3. Cartmanuk

    Cartmanuk GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    The 3DS does not disable the card, it just refuses to read it.
     
  4. mthoennes
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    mthoennes Newbie

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    Awesome, thank you very much...now I just have to find someone with a DSlite willing to let me borrow it for a few minutes.
     
  5. frogboy

    frogboy lacking both style and grace

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    If you know what you're doing ahead of time, it won't even take that long! I did it in 40 seconds on my first try :P
     
  6. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

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    Of course it doesn't.
     
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