DSi running original DS firmware

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by ilovengage, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. ilovengage
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    ilovengage GBAtemp Fan

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    I found that video and uploadet it on YouTube. It's pretty bad quality, but it seems to be running the DS Phat firmware on the DSi. How's that possible? Could this mean that older flash carts work on DSi then, too?



    EDIT: YouTube linking didn't work, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auVVbmZiSKs
     


  2. naglaro00

    naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

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    FlashMe? [​IMG]
     
  3. SifJar

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    I fail to see the point of this, it is probably being run from a flash cart, just an imitation or maybe the .NDS file of the DS Firmware that loopy made a while ago. If this is indeed true, you will not be able to launch games through it as homebrew running in DS mode on DSi (i.e. via a flashcart) cannot launch games through slot-1.

    EDIT: Pretty sure it aint flashme. But if you want to run flashme on your DSi, go ahead. Just make a video so people can laugh at how hard you fail when you brick your dsi.
     
  4. ilovengage
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    I once started the flashme installer (just to see what it says on the bottom screen on "actual firmware", but you can't even install flashme on a DSi cause it says UNKNOWN BIOS or something like that and you can't do anything.
     
  5. omatic

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    The point of it could just be that there is now a video of a DSi running DS firmware. And until there's some modified firmware that has extra features vs. the official one, or some other kind of code loading capability, that's what this'll be.
     
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    Youtube linking does work, learn how to use it.

     
  8. Technik

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    It works fully on my dsi
     
  9. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Well then mystery solved, someone launched the firmware.nds file from a DSi-compatible cart, nothing more to it.
     
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  10. Da-Bomb1

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    Pretty much, lol. But what's the point in having the firmware as a .nds file, anyway? 0_o It can't even launch games.
     
  11. DanTheManMS

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    It has its uses. For instance, it's nice to be able to change DS settings or start Pictochat without having to eject the slot-1 cart you've already got inserted.
     
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  12. Da-Bomb1

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    Well...all you really need to do to do that is just reboot into the normal firmware. You'd have to reboot it every time you're done with any homebrew app anyway.
     
  13. eth0

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    You just press the power button on the DSi to return to the firmware, do your thing in Pictochat, close that and select your card again from the menu. No eject/insert required.

    edit: Da-Domb1 beat me too it [​IMG], serves me right for opening 20ish tabs and checking them one by one later.
     
  14. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    I assume we're talking about a DS here, not a DSi, since running the DS firmware would be rather pointless on the DSi. On my DS, the only way for me to get to the firmware is to physically eject both cartridges I have inserted (slot-1 Supercard DSi, slot-2 Supercard, flashed firmware). The .nds file lets me get to the firmware without having to eject anything. Yeah it still requires a power cycle, but I never argued that it wouldn't.
     
  15. Da-Bomb1

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    Isn't there some sort of button combination you can press to just boot into the normal firmware when you turn the DS on?
     
  16. Wintrale

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    Yeah, it's called turning off the Auto-Start. [​IMG]
     
  17. Da-Bomb1

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    Haha, exactly. That's why I'm wondering. [​IMG]
     
  18. Vague Rant

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    Holding Start while booting boots you into the menu regardless of your auto-start settings.
     
  19. DanTheManMS

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    ...hm, so you're right. Could have sworn it did something different before, but maybe I'm just hallucinating or something.
     
  20. Robz8

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    Hate to bring up an 8 year old post like this, but...
    If Slot-1 reading was added back in, this could actually be useful.
    I own a DSi, and this game selector to switch between any of the 3 inserted Slot-1 cards without powering down the card slot.
    So if Slot-1 reading was added back in, some flashcards that worked on a DS Phat/DS lite might be able to work again.

    Has anyone ever contacted the creator of the firmware.nds file about adding back Slot-1 reading?
     
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