Does turning off your DS during an R4 firmware update break it?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by iPrincey, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. iPrincey

    iPrincey Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    United States
    Seems like my R4iTT flashcard isn't working anymore after I tried updating it to be compatible with the 4.5.0 version of the 3DS that doesn't let you to run R4's.

    I know you're not supposed to power it off when you're doing a flashcard firmware update, but it seriously took way too long, probably like 4 or more hours, so I just figured I'd reset it.

    I'm using the patch here for my R4iTT card. It's the purple NEW one.
    My 3DS was already updated to 4.5.0 so I couldn't run the patch on it, I had to use my old regular DS to boot up the card and the patch. Everything was going fine, then it got stuck on the patching screen, "erasing" something. The SD card still works, but I'm not sure about the flashcart.

    Any insight? Is my R4iTT flashcard dead now that I powered off during the update and do I have to buy a new one?
  2. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Sep 8, 2009
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    if you powered it off and is not longer recognised by the ds, yes it is dead
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    You could reflash it to fix it, but you would need another flash cart to start the process anyways, and if the update program failed once chances are it's not going to work a second time (and you need to run an update on it to re-write the bootloader).
  4. Black_AcexXx

    Black_AcexXx Member

    Apr 1, 2013
    Maybe you should buy a new 1 because your flashcard blacked out same to my Galaxy eaglei(Gei) when i tried to update it using ds lite
  5. SuzieJoeBob

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    If you didn't reset the system after that amount of time, personally, I would find you and smack you upside the head.
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