DSi firmware 1.4 blocks flashcards!

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  1. Opium
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    DSi firmware 1.4 blocks flashcards!
    Facebook photo uploads + faster camera
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    Nintendo has just released DSi firmware 1.4 which adds Facebook photo uploads, a faster camera and blocks flashcards. We'd suggest if you value using flashcards with your DSi you don't update.

    Nintendo has signaled what we always suspected would be the case; they intend to start an arms race with flashcard makers and block their new DSi compatible cards with firmware updates. Now it's time to see how the flashcard makers respond. Some flashcards like the M3i Zero and Supercard DSONEi have updatable firmwares that potentially could save them from being blocked if the flashcard makers find a suitable workaround. Others like the iTouch2 can not be updated at all and will be useless on a DSi with firmware 1.4 and above. For now at least, DSi enhanced games don't require a certain firmware in order to be run.

    The update is confirmed to be live in Europe, Japan and Australia so far.

     


  2. RupeeClock

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    Lets see where this news takes us hmm?
    It looks like I might be buying an M3i Zero sooner than I thought.
     
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    Not good news... what if flashcart developers can't find a new way for them to work? [rhetorical question]

    By "faster camera" what do you mean?
     
  4. BoxShot

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    *Waits for flashcart developers to make updates* Meh Facebook. [​IMG]
     
  5. nicky041192

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    perhaps smoother camera? unlesss someone hacks the firmware like waninkoko did with 4.1 for wii.
     
  6. Satangel

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    Nice feature to upload your photos to Facebook, that's a good idea.
    Hopefully the flashcardmakers can find a way around.
     
  7. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Hahaha, and i told this week some ppl not to buy one of those flashcards, but the would not listen.
    The said something like, Nintendo never did a FW before, so why would the bother.

    So he wil get screwed if he ever needs to update [​IMG]

    Now it's the wait for games that demand the update [​IMG]

    Gonne update my Japanese DSi [​IMG]

    * M3i Zero also blocked
    * Supercard DS ONEi to
     
  8. Placeholder

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    Bah! I'm curious as to what faster camera means... but I don't want to see if I can update my DSi.

    Curiousity is killing me!

    Edit: -Gasp!- I remember Cyclo saying they weren't going to release a cart until existing ones didn't work. They assumed this firmware update would be at E3. I think Nintendo waited until the major flashcart manufacturers released their carts so they can be sure all are broken. Now Cyclo here haven't released a cart, have they? They were talking about how their method differs from AK2i etc. So, can we expect a CycloDSi to release in the coming days?
     
  9. Eon-Rider

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    I've decided to take a video as proof for 1.4 in Australia. I can't say I've experienced the Facebook features and tested flashcarts or anything because I'd rather stay on 1.3 for now.
     
  10. WioWao

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    Theres an update for Denmark today too (all europe i guess).
     
  11. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Lucky i update my Opera Browser yesterday, when the FW update wasn't needed to enter the DSiShop Channel [​IMG]
     
  12. Placeholder

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    It's out in the UK aswell. I won't be updating.
     
  13. omatic

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    I don't think anyone was saying this was a hoax.
     
  14. dilav

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    So it begins...

    Wonder whats gonna happen .
     
  15. kobykaan

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    lots of posts on this now all over the forum!
     
  16. jaxxster

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    Haha brilliant! Great job Nintendo! Good to see them taking an active stance on the situation.
     
  17. rockstar99

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    lol so much for zero to infinity
     
  18. Placeholder

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    Has anyone tried their M3i on 1.4 yet?
     
  19. kobykaan

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    If your referring the the M3 ZERO ..give them a chance to release an update the cards been out less than a month and Nintendo ONLY JUST released this update!
     
  20. Eon-Rider

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    Haha, I don't think so either. I just didn't want a bad reputation in case people did because I was actually the one who made the claim that there was an update in another region outside of Japan in another thread. It doesn't hurt to have the video does it? [​IMG]

    Now for my opinion on the update. I actually use Facebook a lot so I really want the Facebook feature. But then again, the DSi is a gaming console so I think I'll stick to my flashcarts.
     
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