It's probably been asked before, and I was just so stupid that I couldn't find it (tried search, and searching for it manually couldn't find a topic). I'm just wondering how many people have their DSes flashed vs those who don't have it flashed. Posting why you flashed/didn't flash it would be good. Was thinking this might be good for those thinking about flashing or not flashing. I myself am still debating this, and came to a conclusion to flash my DS Phat, and leave my DS Lite stock. Thanks Update: Though I'd list why people are flashing and not flashing in the first post. Flashed: -Supposed battery life last longer. -Didn't want to lug around an older passme device. -Download play. -Malicious software (malware) -Removes splash screen. -Removes health warning screen when not using stealth. Not Flashed: -Risk of malware is significantly low that there's hardly a reason to bother if you play your cards right. -Don't want to invalidate warranty on a new system. -Might blow a fuse during the process (known for DS Lites) -Might brick while flashing. (Only occurs if the progress of flashing did not reach 1% and over. Not tested with slot 1 solution yet.) Issues brought up about flashed hardware: -Very few games do not work (about 2 DS games and 1 GBA game, has been confirmed about the 2 DS games. I think a thread like this is worth it because, people ask why they should and shouldn't and some people are just like "just flash it it isn't hard." That doesn't exactly help people.