Flashcart for GBA SP and old DS?

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by synt4x_3rr0r, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. synt4x_3rr0r
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    Hello.
    I am going to buy a GBA SP from a friend and naturally i want a flashcart for it.
    Also, I already have a phat Nintendo DS that I would also like to use the flashcart with. So which one should i choose?

    It cant be too expensive though. About $50 is what i'm ready to pay.
    Oh and I have an R4 for the DS as well if that makes any difference.
     
  2. PikaPika

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    For the SP you should get an EZ Flash IV. It takes MiniSD cards and has excellent compatibility. If you want a slot-2 cart for your DS, you should get the M3 Lite, it takes MicroSD cards and if you ever get a DS lite you can keep your carts for it.
     
  3. synt4x_3rr0r
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    Hmm, so there are no carts that work on both consoles?
     
  4. JPH

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    I recommend buying an M3 Lite.
    Great compatibility, with both NDS and GBA.
    They are a tad expensive, but definately well worth it.

    There are many other flashcarts you can consider buying, look at the top and go to REVIEWS.

    Good luck. [​IMG]

    Edit -
    If you've got questions for me about the M3 Lite, feel free to hit me up with a PM.
     
  5. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    All Slot2 cards work on both consoles, it's just a matter of size. There are Slot 2 cards made for the DS Lite, in a tiny casing, and they won't fit in a Phat DS or a GBA SP without changing the casing, and there are the "normal" GBA flashcards, that stick out from the DS Lite (or even the DS Phat). They all work on both consoles, though.


    The reason Pikadude recommends two different cards is because the M3 Lite has a smaller casing available, that makes it sit flush with the DS Lite, without sticking out. But if you're looking for a (cheap) card for your DS Phat and GBA SP, go for the EZFlash 4. It's the exact same size as a GBA cartridge, uses mini SD memory cards, and has great compatibility, and you can use it as the RAM expansion pack to run the Opera web browser from the R4.
     
  6. Lupigen

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    I have also been looking for a good GBA flashcart for my SP. The EZ-Flash IV sounds good, but I have a question about the miniSD slot:
    Is it possible to use a MicroSD card that's inside a MiniSD adapter?

    I'm referring to putting my MicroSD card into something like this:
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5341

    It seems like it should theoretically work, but I just want to find out if anyone has tried it yet.
     
  7. Veho

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    It works. I've tried a 512 Sandisk microSD in the micro to mini adapter, and it works fine.
     
  8. Lupigen

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    Ah, that's good to know. Thank you.