flashcarts refuse to work on my 3DS?

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Jun 29, 2012
  1. marksteele
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    So just recently I've noticed something very odd. Whenever I try to load a flashcart (I have 2 that were compatible with the 4.1.0-8U update). I get the "an error has occurred." message. I haven't been able to test a regular cartage on the 3DS yet but I know for a fact one of the carts was working before the 4.1.0-8U update.

    Since then I have updated to 4.2 and applied the firmware update for the supercard but I still get the error on the 3DS.

    Could something have happened in that update to actively block my flashcarts?

    For reference:

    Cart 1: R4I Gold Plus - http://r4ids.com (worked pre-4.1)

    Cart 2: Supercard DSTWO - http://supercard.sc (Purchased after I found my first cart wasn't working on 4.1. Contacted the store and they said it tested fine on their 3DS running 4.1)

    Both of these carts still work on my DSI XL.

    So...anyone have any idea's :P. Gonna try and get a regular game cart and see if that runs fine on my 3DS, hopefully that will tell me a bit more.
     


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    The "An error has occurred" message generally means your flashcard has been blocked by a 3DS update.

    One thing you should ALWAYS do is wait and update your flashcard first before your DSi/3DS (unless of course said update doesn't block any flashcard).

    Could you tell me how you updated your DSTwo?
     
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    If a regular game dosent work, try to format the system. You will lose all the data in the system and i think the eshop account too (?)
    Then test it, it should work
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    I used my working DSI XL to update the cart. (put the file onto my microSD card, put the cart in the DSI XL, started the cart, ran the updated, turned off the DSI XL, put the cart in the 3DS ran it, got the error)

    I'm going to use the external firmware updater for the gold plus cart once their firmware patch is released as well.


    Edit: tried a system format as well
     
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    Are you 100% sure it was the latest update? The DSTwo is supposed to work on the new update...
     
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    yup and when I try to update it again it shows the cart has firmware 1.6. (it also didn't work on 1.5 when the system has the 4.1 update)
     
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    Try reformatting your SD card with Panasonic SDFormatter, then applying the latest EOS and running the latest update again.
     
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    Tried that, still doesn't explain why BOTH carts don't work. The odds of both going dead at the exact same time is like really low isn't it?
     
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    Well you say it works on your DSi, so they're not dead. The R4i wouldn't work without an update to it (which, as far as I know, hasn't been released) but the DSTwo should. Either you're doing something wrong, or your 3DS might have an issue.
     
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    That's what I'm trying to figure out. the carts went dead on the 1.4 update. The R4i was working and then the moment I ran the update I got the error message. I know the carts themselves are still working because they work on the XL so that leaves what?

    (4.2 doesn't really matter at this point because the carts stopped working at the 4.1 update so them working or not in 4.2 is somewhat moot)
     
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    just wanted to update this, regular gamecarts DO work on my 3ds.

    This leaves my to believe that my 3DS is blocking flashcarts for some reason as both flashcarts still work on the DSI but won't work on the 3DS after I updated it.


    (so anyone got any possible idea for me)
     
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    Not the eShop. That would just be mean.
     
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    latest is v1.15 http://down.supercard.sc/download/dstwo/Firmware/Firmware_v1.15_eng.zip
     
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    oh? that would be ironic if the file on their site was wrong lol, I'll give it a shot though and see what happens

    what a lot of posters seem to be dismissing is that its TWO cards that are confirmed working that don't work. Not just the supercard.

    edit: nadda, still get "An error has occurred. Press and hold the POWER Button to turn the system off. Please refer to the Operations Manual for details."
     
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    Then, you should try the most recent Evolution OS version for the DSTwo. It is version 1.11 and was released on May 21st, 2012. Of course, it can be found at those two places http://eng.supercard.sc/manual/dstwo/download.htm
    http://filetrip.net/nds-downloads/flashcart-files/download-supercard-dstwo-eos-111-5-21-12-f28835.html
     
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    tried that as well, nothing

    so I do believe I have managed to stump the GBATemp community O_O. If it wasn't that this was my console we were talking about I would probably be gloating a little by now :P. (however since it is my console *sadface*)
     
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    have you tried formatting your 3ds?
     
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    yup
     

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