Flashing your DS.

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by loathsome, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. loathsome
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    loathsome GBAtemp Fan

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    Okay, so I've read some stories about people who have fucked their DS by flashing it.

    My question is: Why do people flash? I mean, what's the point? I'm fairly new to the scene, and as far as I can see, there's no point flashing if you have a flash card? Or are there any other reasons people flash?

    Thanks for updating me [​IMG]
     
  2. jaz

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    If you have a slot-2 card, you will either need to flash or use a passcard to boot nds roms.
     
  3. Scorpei

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    lol, two people replying already [​IMG].

    I guess I won't explain it then, just link you to my guide;
    http://nds.scorpei.com/TBGTDSHB.html
    I cover the history of DS homebrew briefly in there and all passthrough methods [​IMG].
     
  4. loathsome
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    So that's the only reason?

    Thanks!
     
  5. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    I flashed mine because I have a slot-2 flash cart and with FlashMe I don't need to have my Max Media Launcher (PassMe varient) on me.
    But you can flash an alternative firmware for a different front end, can't remember the name of the one I used previously.
     
  6. loathsome
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    Wow, damned fast replies [​IMG]

    So you've flashed your DS successfully? Are there any other advantages except a different frontend? :=
     
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    Also if you are really annoyed at the "Touch the screen to continue" screen for some reason then you can remove it by flashing or you could also use it to change the phat DS firmware into the DS lite firmware for the extra brightness settings.
     
  8. loathsome
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    Are you serious? Can my Phat be flashed to use the Lite firmware? If so, I'm so going to try it. I have like three Phat's I never use.

    Any more info on this, please? [​IMG]
     
  9. Scorpei

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    My DS phat is also flashed (and I've also flashed a lite without any problems) but with flashme-stealth. No change on the outside only when you use a slot-2 card you don't need a passthrough device as the flashed DS detects and boots it itself.
     
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    That will only work if your DS phat supports the brightness settings (test with for example an R4 or something).
     
  11. loathsome
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    Hm, aren't all Phat's the same? But I'll test with e.g. MoonShell or something! [​IMG]

    Thanks.
     
  12. ZeWarrior

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    Nope, Some Phats have more than one brightness settings but I don't think they could be accessed on a the normal DS menu.
     
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    The later model DS Phats that were released in Europe had the same screens the DS Lite uses, so those DSs could be flashed with Flashme for DSL and can use the brightness settings.
     
  14. Rayder

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    I've never bothered to flash my DS, but from what I've read on various forums, Flashme is for:

    1. Running DS games from a slot 2 flashcard without the need for a passkey.

    2. Getting rid of the health screen at boot-up.

    3. To make download play work with flashcarts.


    Am I missing anything?
     
  15. loathsome
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    Okay, I'm going to flash my Phat to get rid of the health screen.

    Where do I start? [​IMG]
     
  16. ZeWarrior

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    Get a Slot-2 Card incase you brick. If you have a Slot-1 recovery mode likely won't work as it didn't with my R4DS. So I had to use my M3Lite To flash it back..