Flashing firmware / Using other branded software

Discussion in 'Acekard' started by sabih, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. sabih
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    sabih Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I have an Acekard 2.1 and wondering if its possible to install other branded firmware on the SDHC card instead of the official Acekard 2 or AKAIO firmware and if so, has anyone tried it and got it working.. ie. CycloDS firmware, M3Real firmware etc.

    Secondly, i have changed within the Akaio firmware to auto load the cartidge firmware instead of boot to the standard screen and then select the Acekard 2. Is it possible to change this option back? Or at least get back to that original menu?
     
  2. mrSmiles

    mrSmiles Dundunduuuun

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    1.You can install multiple firmware on the microsd card but you wont be able use any of them unless you have the cart specific to the firmware, therefor even if you have akiao, and cyclods firmware you can only use akaio on your Acekard2.1, of course if you have a cyclods you can switch between the two carts which is something i do.

    2.Turn on your NDS without the flash cart and then change the setting.
     
  3. AgvirtheSilent

    AgvirtheSilent Newbie

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    will solve your problem.
     
  4. sabih
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    sabih Newbie

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    Cheers..

    Another quesion..

    What is all the rave about this Panasonic formatter?

    Is it that much better after formatting one's SDHC card (mines 8GB class 2)
     
  5. AgvirtheSilent

    AgvirtheSilent Newbie

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    The Panasonic SD Formatter properly formats the SD card to specifications (formatting the SD in your OS will not do this) and as such you will notice better performance from your MicroSD card. If you want to do a comparison test, you will notice after formatting with the Panasonic formatter there will be a drop in the amount of time that the Acekard 2 takes to read the MicroSD card in a folder with many files (more so in AKAIO 1.2 over AKAIO 1.3b2, I think).
     
  6. dsoutware

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    since we are on this topic, just curious, what is the proper way to format the micro sd card with panasonic sd formater. is the quick format sufficient or should it be a full erase. thanks.
     
  7. VatoLoco

    VatoLoco Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

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    a quick format does the trick
     
  8. gratefulbuddy

    gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

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    Sounds like you are talking about the auto mode in the DS menu. If so, you can take all the carts out and power on to get to the DS menu where you can also change this option.
    http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/dslite/hookups.jsp
     
  9. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

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    You can also hold Start while the DS boots up to override the autoboot setting and display the menu. Or hold B to force it to boot in GBA mode.