EZ5i Couldn't update on DS Lite

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Jan 3, 2012
  1. MikeTR
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    So recently I posted the problem that my ez5i was screwed and it was my fault for updating the 3DS before buying the ez.
    So now i got a DS lite and I had everything right in the cart but only a black screen showed up, why is that?
    The ds lite wasn't updated.
     


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    There is no specific reason. EZ Flash Team recognized update problems, as of late, and released some new software. Just use the "Unbricker 2.0" that is available in the EZ Flash forums and your card will be fine.
     
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    I see, even though I freshly bought it?
    I have to use it right? since this failed
     
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    Yes. There is no other choice for your problem, so just use the "Unbricker 2.0."
     
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    All topics I find on Unbricker 2.0 are a little shifty, could you link me to a tutorial or give some directions on it?
     
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    Mbmax wrote this one and I think it's great. :)



    Instructions :
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    1. Extract the unbricker .nds file on the microSD's root of your host flashcard.
    2. Insert the host flashcard in the slot 1 of your DSlite or DS and launch the unbricker.
    3. Eject the host flashcard and insert the bricked EZ5i without microSD inserted in it as asked.
    4. Press Y to start the flashcard recognition. If all goes well you should see the hardware version and firmware version of your bricked EZ5i (HD=705 or 805, Firmware=106). Go to point 6 now.
    5. If the flashcard is not recognized, the unbricker will tell you it can't read anything and invite you to try again.
    Press Y. Eject the EZ5i and clean the golden traces. Blow in the slot 1, insert the EZ5i and retry point 4.
    If after several attempts your EZ5i is still not recognized, then it's probably totally dead. Sorry, no way to recover it.

    6. Press A now to start the first step, the firmware update. Do not interrupt it or you will kill your EZ5i for good ! Wait until the end of the process.
    7. Once the firmware update finished, the unbricker ask you to eject and insert again your EZ5i. Proceed.
    8. Press Y to start the flashcard recognition. If all goes well you should see the hardware version (HD=705 or 805) and the new firmware version 107 of your EZ5i. Go to point 10 now.
    9. If the flashcard is not recognized, the unbricker will tell you it can't read anything and invite you to try again.
    Press Y. Eject the EZ5i and clean the golden traces. Blow in the slot 1, insert the EZ5i and retry point 8.

    10. If you get the message "sorry your ez5i can't unbrick directly, send key1, key2, key3, key4 to ezunbricker[at]gmail.com", please send those keys by email. Shutdown your DS and wait for the answer and instructions.
    11. If you get the message "Ok! your ez5i can unbrick directly!", then press A to start the second step, the unbricking process. You will see an erase and write process with hexadecimal addresses scrolling on the screen. Wait until the end, do not interupt it !
    When all is finished you get the message "***** Unbrick successful!! *****". Congratulation your EZ5i is re-birthed, you can shutdown your DS.

     
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    Thanks a lot :)
     
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    Btw, does the host's cart need to be an EZ?
     
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    No, any flash card will do.
     
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    alright thanks a bunch
     
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    You are welcome. :)
     
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    Oh one last question. After Unbricking it, I run the v108 update or it's good to go?
     
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    BTW, black screens could also mean you are trying to use the kernel 3.0ob7 on an ez5i with v15 firmware flashed on it.
    In this case you have to download the firmware v101 first and unzip it on your microSD : http://filetrip.net/file.php?id=12017
     
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    And having the firmware inside, and performing that update, then i can update to v108? doing so two updates
     
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    Yep.

    Once in v101 you can update in v108a.
     
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    using unbricker 2.0, you dont need to anything more it's updated to 108


     
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    Alright, thank you very much for your help.
    I'll try it soon and post feedback asap.
     
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    Regarding the v101 update, i can leave the kernel 3.0 ob7 in the card right?
     
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    Yes. K3.0ob7 + firmware v101 from filetrip + v108a and you are ready for the 2 updates.
     

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