flashing or a superkey

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by akalic, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. akalic

    akalic Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    which one is better in your opinion?

    i'ms till deciding between the two

    even if my warranty is void by flashing, i'm pretty sure i can get a new one because i live very close to a walkin nintendo center

    but then i like having the feeling that my DS lite is the same as when it was manufactured with the use of the sueprkey

    but i don't like the fact that it consumes more battery

    HOW MUCH more battery life is there if i flashed instead of using the superkey?

    was there any test for this?

  2. melloncollie

    melloncollie GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 30, 2006
    United States
    I've chosen the FlashMe route.
    It does void the warranty but I got my DS Lite replaced (the hinge was cracked) no questions asked.
    Well, for me, it saved about 10-15 minutes of battery.
    Still, I like how I only need to carry around one piece of equipment (SuperCard SD) as oppose to two.
  3. dimsum411

    dimsum411 Advanced Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    United States
    dark side of the moon
    Using flashme still requires you to use an original cart to bypass the sleep mode bug, so your still carrying two pieces of kit. Not that it's any burden either way. Then theres the risk involved with flashing. I personally don't see any advantages to flashing. Unless you feel as if your purchase of a noflash device was a waste, why bother?
  4. cenotaph

    cenotaph GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 24, 2006
    United States
    There's really no point in flashing if you're not going to utilize download play. Well, unless you consider getting rid of the health screen worth the risk...

    I actually flashed mine recently even though I had no need to (passcard worked just fine) and it's not nearly as difficult as it's made out to be. Just make sure you insulate your tool properly.
  5. melloncollie

    melloncollie GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 30, 2006
    United States
    Not if he plans to use a SuperKey. If so then he should really look into flashing, considering those things are huge.
    There's very, very, very, very little risk.
    I've flashed 8 DS's (6 DS Lites and 2 DS Phats) and I've had absolutely no problems.

    EDIT: Oh yeah, I also forgot about DS Download Play. Most carts will only work if both DS's are flashed. So that'd be an advantage, I guess.
  6. CatScam

    CatScam ScamaRama!

    Apr 29, 2006
    United States
    I have 2 units one flashed & one not.

    Pros to Flashing:
    No splash /Warning screen.
    Better battery life. (20-60 min)
    Unbrickable if you ever run malicious code.
    Better compatibility with Download Play.
    No need to buy a No-pass device, just borrow & flash.

    Cons to Flashing:
    No sleep mode. (unless a cart is inserted)
    Possibility of bricking DS. (But it’s hard to brick)
  7. canvasch

    canvasch Advanced Member

    Nov 24, 2006
    United States
    FLORIDA Home of the BEST PIZZA
    yeah if you were to download a rom with the virus (virtually non-existant) and you didn't scan it... and you put it on your ds... if it's flash you don't have to worry about it bricking your ds... and when you install it the only way it can be bricked is if both the ds battery falls out and your power wire falls out... there is no chance this will happen if you're not retarded.
    plus no stupid warning screen... if i had a second chance i'd flash.