FlashMe on DSi?

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  1. Carbonator
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    Just curious to see what would happen, though I'm not expecting much. I have a DSi but my flashcart hasn't arrived yet. I searched and found some mentions but no results.
     


  2. SifJar

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    Does it even have the SL1 contact accessible?
     
  3. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Even if it's possible, why would you?

    I can hook a donkey up to pull my 95 pontiac....but that doesn't make it a good idea.
     
  4. RPG Hacker

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    What would be much more interesting would be a mod, which makes it possible to launch homebrew from SD card.
     
  5. kobykaan

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    The whole point of flashme is primarily to run a SLOT DS 2 card on a DS or DS LITE without having the need to have a PASSME/PASS THROUGH/SUPERKEY/SLOT 1 card device in the SLOT 1 ..to enable it to boot the roms from the SLOT 2 card!


    Since the DSi does not even have a SLOT 2 anyway the whole idea is POINTLESS!


    As above a way to exploit the SD card to boot homebrew/roms would seem a better idea but .. only time will tell if this is even possible!
     
  6. Carbonator
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    FlashMe should also disable the signature check in DS Download Play. I've heard that the firmware is inaccessible from DS mode, though, so it probably won't work.
     
  7. SifJar

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    seeing as how the DSi uses a completely different firmware, there's absoulutely no way this could work IMO. We'd need a completely new flashme, and also some way to run it in DSi mode. It cant modify the firmware of a DSi, because it cant access it, and also, seeing as how its designed to modify a DS, not a DSi, it would probably result in a brick if we could run it.
     
  8. NakedFaerie

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    Dont go tell him that. I want to here what happens when he tries it. I guess he'll be the first to brick the DSi but I want to know if someone is that stupid to try it.
     
  9. Apache Thunder

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    In all likely hood Nintendo wised up so it isn't write able in DS mode. Seeing that you can update the firmware without the doing anything to a probably none existent SP1 contact by doing it legally through Nintendo's official firmware update method. So best bet is to be in DSi mode and then your free to re-write the firmware and this time there would be no SP1 contact to worry about! But of coarse in order to made a custom firmware for the DSi you must first get your hands on the original copy! Last I heard it's encrypted and you need some form of decryption key or something to even have a chance at it...

    Also did anyone try and run a homebrew that puts the DS into GBA mode on the DSi to see what happens? I think DSision was one app that does that. I wonder if the DSi still has the GBA firmware in it for GBA mode. It still has the hardware...
     
  10. coolbho3000

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    The DSi's architecture is more similar to the Wii's than the original DS's. Don't even try it.
     
  11. Thezapper602

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    I tried to run flashme on my dsi.
    It wouldnt even let me flash it
    It said "Unknown BIOS" as
    if i was trying to flash an emulator.

    So it doesnt work [​IMG]
     
  12. OSW

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    I'm not so sure...

    Wii is to Gamecube as DSi is to DS. They have some similarities firmware wise i believe, however hardware wise I would believe it to be far closer to the DS.
     
  13. Ace

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    I believe a SL-1 contact STILL exists on th DSi. Remember, guys, it's based off a DS, not a Wii.
    Take a look at the circled red part:
    [​IMG]
    The SAME sticker that the original DS's have is on the DSi. Of course, only someone who owns a DSi can confirm if the SL-1 still exists.

    We need a willing volunteer who'll check exactly WHAT is under there if we wanna get started cracking the firmware.

    SIMEDIT: Pardon the bump.
     
  14. eyeball226

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    Oh man, you are lucky. You shouldn't be going [​IMG] because the fact it didn't work is what saved you from bricking your DSi. Seriously...
     
  15. Brian117

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    But seriously, whats the point of Flashing the DSi?
     
  17. fgghjjkll

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    Well, We could enable Unsigned DSiWare running from SD card, Maybe hack the DS Sound Channel so it supports more formats, delete the flashcart whitelist and a whole lot more.
     
  18. Overlord Nadrian

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    Impossible, because flashing a DSi would still only give access to the DS-specific functions, nothing DSi-related.
     
  19. Duckthom

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    i was able to run noflashme on my dsi but it said that i needed to do the SL1 thingy.
    and it said: Current BIOS: ? New BIOS: V7
    so it is possible
     
  20. Dter ic

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    and even if it is why would you?
     
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