Flashing a DS witha slot 1 card

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by 7llusion, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. 7llusion
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    I've searched the forums and found no real answer, so here's my question:
    I have a Ninjapass X9 and an Acekard(don't ask me to buy and r4 or an m3simply!), and to be able to download play with some non-working roms, and would like to flash one of my DS's (phat or lite).
    My question is, can I, with a slot-1 device flash a DS.
    Illusion
     
  2. Scorpei

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    should be possible, flashme loads into RAM if I'm not mistaken.
     
  3. onneeye

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    [​IMG] Yes you can. I just did with my DS PHAT. I wanted to see for myself. I was using M3 Simply to flash the DS.
     
  4. CatScam

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    So after your DS is flashed & all you have is a slot one card. Is your DS booting straight
    in to the card? Or do you need to hold a button such as start or select on a flashed unit?
     
  5. -EX-

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    Of course not. When you play original carts on a flashed DS, it boots straight to them, if there's no slot 2 cart inserted.
     
  6. Scorpei

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    Negative, when you have an original card in your flashed DS and no homebrew slot-2 device you'll nicely get the DS's main menu (unless you choose the setting to automatically boot DS games)(possibly via the health and safety screen depending on your version of flashme).
     
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    Sure with the automatically game loading option. That's what I meant. I had a flashed DS.
     
  8. 7llusion
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    I have successfully flashed my DS phat with my X9, it now receives games in download play.
    Thanx for all your advice.
    Illusion
     
  9. nds_gamerz

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    have a question, i have the m3 simply and i'm trying to flash my ds lite. the problem i'm having is its not loading the flashme.nds file. does anybody else have this problem?

    EDIT: nevermind i fixed it. had to take out all my games and then reformat the microsd.
     
  10. outphase

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    Just be careful when doing this. The fail safe of flashme only works via slot2
     
  11. Kaphis

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    really can u explain this fail save only slot2 thing?
     
  12. 7llusion
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    It means that you can't recover a half bricked ds(that turned off after 5%) if you don't own a slot-2. If you fail to install flashme you will need to have a slot2 card to do the operation again. Also changing from flashme_stealth to flashme(and vice versa) doesn't require you to connect the sl1 hole.
    Illusion
     
  13. Kaphis

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    hmm interesting ! I didn't know that, I would need to be careful then
     
  14. outphase

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    They do on the DS Lite. The original DS didn't require this though.
     
  15. Modrak

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    Just flashed friends poor DS with my R4, pen and a chocolate foil during school break, we can now finally race each other at Mario Karts during classes [​IMG]
     
  16. TLSpartan

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    talk about safe
     
  17. yourdaddy50

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    finally an answer ive been wondering about this for a while because i want to flash my cousin's ds lite with my m3 simply but wasn't sure if it would work
     
  18. kersplatty

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    hmm i dont see the point tbh as long as you get your stuff from a trusted site you should be ok, as far as slot1s are concerned
     
  19. myclock

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    ok i dont know anything about flashing, i got an R4. i got 2 one on the first day it came out and a DSL which i bought 2 weeks ago.

    why would i need to flash a DS? and wats the benefits?
     
  20. bfoos

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    You don't need to flash your DSL. I have mine flashed just to get rid of the health and safety screen and for download play.