I looked around and couldnt find an exact answer to my question, only bits and pieces. I am brand new to his flashing stuff so please bear with me and give me a break. Tonight decided to get one of these babies to play with in my daughters DS that she just got for Christmas.. I purchased (before thoroughly reading around here, my fault) the R4. Then I see all the topics about fakes, bricking and how it is outdated and I purchased the Cyclo soon after. I am trying to get my original order cancelled but not sure if that will happen. My question is will the R4, if it is a fake..damage her DS? If I never update the Firmware past 1.18 or whatever..will it "brick"the DS? What exactly does brick mean anyways? I assume make it dead, not work? Any advise would be helpful. Im thinking if they dont cancel I will use the Cyclo for my own DS when I get it soon and just let her use the R4 but I want to make sure it won't damage anything?