Flashcart bricking... Is it a rumor?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by c_house, May 1, 2011.

  1. c_house

    c_house GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 2, 2010
    United States
    US of A
    I really want to start using my Acekard 2i on my 3DS again... But I've been putting it off for fear that it will be bricked after this month's major update. Is that your system will be bricked by an update if you use a flashcart a fact or untrue rumor?
  2. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

    Jul 21, 2007
    There are about 800 posts about this. Nobody knows for sure, but the general opinion is that the 'rumour' is a misinterpretation of a general disclaimer about Nintendo not being responsible for any damage caused by using such devices and can not be held responsible if a firmware update renders your hardware useless as a result. People mostly don't believe that using a flash cart on your 3DS will result in purposeful bricking by Nintendo.
  3. pachura

    pachura GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 9, 2006
    Yes, this has been confirmed officially by Nintendo.
    They will also shoot a beam from the infrared port to blind you.
  4. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

    Sep 20, 2010
    Engine Room with Cyan, watching him learn.
    Since we're so close to the update, you mind as well just wait 2-3 weeks. The odds of bricking are extremely small but remotely possible. An online ban is definitely possible but still unlikely. Just wait, it won't hurt you.

    Besides, current flashcards are likely to be blocked with the update so waiting will save you the trouble of having to reflash your card in quick succession.
  5. ManFranceGermany

    ManFranceGermany Atheist, Socialist and pro EU!

    Nov 14, 2010
    Gambia, The
    I'm sure that like in Europe, in the USA no law would allow Nintendo to brick your Console.

    It's just a rumor.
  6. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters