Flashing a Flash2Advance with a DS flashcard?

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    I just bought an old Flash2Advance 256mbit card. It didn't come with any linker, but i do have a DS flashcard. Any software that'll let me flash a ROM to a slot2 card?
     
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    If you got an Ak2/i with AKAIO, you can use the built in 3in1/FAS functions to write to the F2A. It works with the F2A 256M.

    If your save doesn't stay on the F2A after a reboot, it means the battery is dead and you will have to replace the battery.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    can't he also use xploader to write the game?
    i can use it with a m3 or even ez iv

    ps: @how_do_i_do_that i was about to mention on your profile but you should change your signature about flashcarts with rtc, because krikzz made one recently (and got 2 more planned)
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i had used xploader, i remember i read somewhere that it could be dangerous for a ez iv cart?
    it's great to play with the gba frame, is there other tools that can do this? launch gba card with the frame?
     
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    Exploader can erases the boot sector of a EZIV, it is fixable but requires the use of a EZ writer/reader from a EZ2 or EZ3.

    There are only a handful of stand alone loaders, most of them stopped development before the 3in1+ came out.
    I don't remember if Cory's loader did or didn't support the use of a frame.
    CycloDS didn't use a frame, if it did I don't remember it.
    NDStation, didn't have frames from what I remember. Frames were new when the v1.2.1 was released. here
    Every R4 clone basically relied on wood for 3in1 support, all the R4 clones that used the older system files didn't have 3in1 support and had to use an external loader.
    YSMenu probably had frame support.
    M3 basically didn't use frames for their gba expansion pack, even in the M3i zero.
     
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    thanks for the information.
     
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    Using that tool gives me
    'detecting flash type: unknown
    ***exception unsupported flashcart (0xff)'
    I wonder if my cart is broken. I don't have an AK2/i.
    Oddly, this appears to be the homebrew ROM on the cartridge right now. http://pdroms.de/files/gameboyadvance/apydia-release-2
     
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    Depends. There is a 256M F2A Ultra version which has 2 buttons and likely not supported by the FAS1 loader.

    [​IMG]

    If you got this one, your going to need to get your hands on either the cable or reader/writer.
     
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    Mine is a card like this: http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/izumififty/imgs/7/3/7340b86e.jpg
     
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    You should have been able to use the FAS1 with that version.
     
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    This is....odd. May have to write this one off and just buy me a decent card when I get my next paycheck. :/
     
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    It doesn't necessarily mean it is a lemon. It might be mean you have a hardware version that isn't supported by FAS1, in that case you would have to get the cable or reader/writer to use the F2A.
     
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