Hacking DSi + Flashcart, which to choose?

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Hi,

I was hoping someone could go over the different flashcard brand that there are/ the models that would be the best fit for a DSi. I currently am just interested in a flashcard that would be ideal for DSi's. As well, where would be a reliable source to purchase one of these? Thanks for the help in advance.
 

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Hi,

I was hoping someone could go over the different flashcard brand that there are/ the models that would be the best fit for a DSi. I currently am just interested in a flashcard that would be ideal for DSi's. As well, where would be a reliable source to purchase one of these? Thanks for the help in advance.
There are dozens of flashcarts out there, It all does the great job at playing NDS games.

Here's the comparison chart:
https://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/Flashcart_Comparison_Chart

also, nds-card.com seems to have a great reputation in this site.

R4 Gold series is cheap, being supported by R4 Wood kernel team, works with 3DS and NTRBOOT(some carts have it pre-flashed) and has lots of users. It's up to you basically but I'd pick one of R4.

plus, Don't get used flashcart- There's a HIGH chance that you'll gonna get a counterfeit one. It doesn't matter if you're simply gonna play some games but it might not work as expected or even brick if you attempt to update its firmware or flash NTRBOOT to it.
 

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Flashcards still have uses but TWLightmenu has gotten rather good and can run most DS games from the SD card, if you haven't looked into it lately. You just have to softmod your DSi which is pretty easy to do now.
 

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There are dozens of flashcarts out there, It all does the great job at playing NDS games.

Here's the comparison chart:
https://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/Flashcart_Comparison_Chart

also, nds-card.com seems to have a great reputation in this site.

R4 Gold series is cheap, being supported by R4 Wood kernel team, works with 3DS and NTRBOOT(some carts have it pre-flashed) and has lots of users. It's up to you basically but I'd pick one of R4.

plus, Don't get used flashcart- There's a HIGH chance that you'll gonna get a counterfeit one. It doesn't matter if you're simply gonna play some games but it might not work as expected or even brick if you attempt to update its firmware or flash NTRBOOT to it.

if it isn't supercard or acekard then its a counterfeit, any thing else is r4 ds clone, or a dstt clone, iirc ntrboot wont flash cards that aren't supported or even listed, i got lucky cause my fake r4i clone cost me 3 bucks and was just a dstt clone branded as an r4 clone (but it was one of the supported cards), now its a ntrboot card if i ever need it, any nds flashcard that can run lastest wood (r4) will be compatible will pretty much everything even if its counterfeit, its build quality, cheap cards will work but not for long, cfw is another option, though there isn't any games that ever really used dsi mode (i had a 25th anniversary mario dsi xl and never saw a dsi game not including dsi-hybrid games

you can buy ds flashcards on ebay for under $15 usd:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=r4+card&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_sop=15
 
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