Flashme tool (good for DS lite)

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by KirovAir, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. KirovAir
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    KirovAir Dutch Alcoholic Programmer

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    Hi,
    I know i'm just new and stuff but I have been into the DS scene long time. [​IMG]

    I just wanted to say that i've created a video that shows you how to create a 'cotton stick' flashing tool since I don't like the toothpick thingy. xD

    Here's the youtube link

    I have flashed alot of ds's on this way and I never had a brick. [​IMG]
     
  2. striding

    striding Advanced Member

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    Thankz for sharing, This flash tool is so gd much better than the toothpick and scotch tape Great stuff.
     
  3. PBC

    PBC What!? I can change this??

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    Well damn, I might actually try to flash my DS now that I don't have to stick a rusty nail in it....
     
  4. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

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    Good idea, I'll give it a shot the next time I flash a DS Lite [​IMG]
     
  5. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    Good video and a nice tip for people who still want to flash their DS's.
     
  6. myuusmeow

    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Nice, but it's very rare to find a hollow Q-tip around here, most are tightly rolled up paper. XD
     
  7. chuckstudios

    chuckstudios Putting the pro in procrastination

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  8. MaHe

    MaHe one lazy schmo

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    Wow, thanks! Nice idea, I've always used a toothpick and was always worried that I'd short the screw near SL1 (never did, thankfully). I'm about to flash another Lite next week, so this will come in handy. [​IMG]

    Well, if you pull it off, your DS is software brickproof. [​IMG]
     
  9. TeenDev

    TeenDev GBAtemp's Original Hipster

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    ooo... me likey, next time I flash my DS to FWNitro or something, I will remember to use that instead of a screw driver.
     
  10. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

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    Hail the cheapo Cotton Swab! [​IMG]
     
  11. Jaejae

    Jaejae Superfly Don't Used

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    Hmmm, my foil tipped toothpick is looking a bit fucked..... I might try this the next time I need to flash.
     
  12. scootmcfly

    scootmcfly Advanced Member

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    Just for the record, I have used this q-tip method twice with zero problems. thanks
     
  13. bfoos

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    Yes, the foil plugged, cut cotton swab is a most excellent flashing tool. I had been using a tape insulated hex key, but this beats it, hands down.
     
  14. krazykirk

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    I tried to do the whole wrap-the-foil-around-the-toothpick thing and it didn't really work too well.. I ended up flashing it with just rolled up foil.... It's amazing how I managed to not short it out [​IMG]
     
  15. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    With a Phat, that's not too surprising. If you have a Lite however, you're very lucky you didn't hit the contact right next to the SL-1 contact, as that would have caused the DS to turn off in all likelihood.
     
  16. krazykirk

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    It actually was a lite I flashed it with XD

    I just tried using this method on my sister's DS and it worked flawlessly! [​IMG]
     
  17. 704jaffer

    704jaffer GBAtemp Regular

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    I check out my q-tips, not the right type. But I realized when opening my DS that my set of small bits are all very slender for almost a centimeter. I used one of my hex bits and it worked perfectly.
     
  18. Ericthegreat

    Ericthegreat Not New Member

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    I flashed 4/5 DS with this tool. One would just not flash no matter what tool i used (was a new ds) but it didn't go pass 0% so it was ok.
     
  19. Searinox

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    Okay I finally got my lazy ass off to flashing my 2nd DS. And this time as I looked I noticed something: the goddamn toothpicks ARE THIN! I don't understand why all the fuss about flashme failsafing. You can CLEARLY see the toothpick as you're inserting it and move it around. Just keep it oriented to the right as possible, propping it against the left side of the hole. And is it just me or did the flashing get faster? This one took about 10 seconds I coulda sworn the first took 30. Nervousness much? XD