flash nds firmware

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  1. jamespoo
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    a mate of mine said you could change the firmware of the orginal nds

    how can i do this

    and what is the best one as im guessing there would be lots

    and what is the benefit of doing this
     
  2. Wiip™

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    The original NDS cannot be updated.
     
  3. Janthran

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    FlashMe was for DS lite only?
     
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    Fairly sure FlashMe works for DS phat...
     
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    But I have to question why would you want to? I mean it's not like the PSP or Wii where you need to mod the firmware to be able to do stuff, all you need is a flashcard, are there any benefits to changing the firmware at all anymore?
     
  7. Lilith Valentine

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    http://gbatemp.net/topic/304567-bricked-ds-lite/
    There are still DSBrickers out there and if you have flashme, you can fix your DS after it bricks.

    Also the health warning screen is annoying and not really needed at this point.

    Flashme does work on both DSPhat and DSLite, I tested both personally.
     
  8. jimmyemunoz

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    Actually there isn't "lots." The newest and best is v0.8a and there's 4 different types (Google it). You need to search YouTube for "How to use FlashMe on DS", and the benefits have already been explained perfectly, so I wont go into that.
     
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    Well there is FWNitro, although most flashcards I own don't work with it (R4, Acekard 2i, Supercard DSonei, and Supercard DSTwo) the only one that worked was my old M3 Real as well some games like Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter games does not seem to work. It's an interesting firmware, but it's not for everyone.
     
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    Yeah, the "firmware" on the DS is only 256 KB in size, if I remember correctly. There's really not much room for doing much other than hacking the existing firmware, or making your own *very* minimal firmware. Thus, FlashMe is your only real choice, and it was really mostly only useful in the earlier days of DS homebrew. Nowadays you'd perhaps use it for removing the health and safety warning screen, but that's about it. My DS is flashed because I still use my slot-2 Supercard on occasion, and I like being able to boot it into DS mode without my Superkey.

    As The Catboy said, FWNitro was another custom firmware back in the day, and the only other one I can remember was called CreeboMe which I would not recommend even trying.