FlashMe v8 released

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  1. shaunj66
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    FlashMe v8 released

    Yes, really!








    olimar has released a new version of the FlashMe firmware replacement. This new version brings a few fixes to the table, and a new variant that stops the auto-booting of slot 2 adapters has also been introduced. Beware if you own a DSLink though, as the MK1/2 booting routines that the DSLink uses to boot have been removed in this version. Here's the changes:
    Edit: It seems the page has just been updated with v8a. This minor update allows the recovery code to boot from both slot-1 and slot-2 carts (slot-1 is checked first), and changes the recovery key combo to START+SELECT. Also, the no-autoboot version now boots from slot-2 when SELECT is held (instead of A+B+X+Y).


    [​IMG] Download at Home page


     


  2. Pikachu025

    Pikachu025 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Whoa. o.o

    This might actually be useful once my R4 arrives.
     
  3. tshu

    tshu On epic journey, brb.

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    Oh sure now it comes out, after I unflashed my DS the other day to get rid of the autoboot [​IMG]
     
  4. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    I have an R4, so I don't need flashme. Does this version have something useful for me?
     
  5. damnet

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    Only the recover feature I guess, in case you run something that bricks your DS, though I must say that I've never needed to use it to recover my ds for over 2 years now running all sorts of home brew and stuff..
     
  6. MaHe

    MaHe one lazy schmo

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    The recovery mode is only useful if you have EZ 3-in-1 or old, GBA era flashcarts. Unfortunately. :'(
     
  7. Covarr

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    This is useful if you want to be able to play download play from pirated games but don't want the slot 2 autoboot feature.
     
  8. Sonicandtails

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    Whoa...I just did this, and was going to get my dad to watch the screen while I made the short...But when I hit X B X B it started flashing by itself. I didn't even need to short it? I suppose if you already flashed it once with flashme you dont need to short it again for the updates?

    Weird...

    Also, it does make a little 'ding' every percent it goes up, so you no longer even need to look at the screen! Pretty nifty. So far no problems, but then again, it doesn't really do much because I only own a M3 DS Simply...
     
  9. Mewgia

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    Uhh, yay I guess. There was already a small mod to flashme to make it not autoboot slot-2 that Lick made so this update isn't too great. Saw it on GBAdev, but I haven't tried it yet since I'm still using Slot-2 cards. I'll go find the thread...

    I foundz it
     
  10. jaxxster

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    well i bricked my ds using this, weird i started it and it said percentage was 66% and then i shorted it and now it wont work

    *edit nevermind

    They really should put in the readme if you short it when updating from Flashme 7 and try using recovery mode it wont work. You must power on and hold x+y+b+a
     
  11. Devil_Spawn

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    x+y+b+a IS recovery mode
     
  12. jaxxster

    jaxxster The Heretic

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    "Firmware recovery

    If the DS firmware is damaged after installing FlashMe, it can be fixed using the recovery mode in FlashMe, accessible by holding Start+Select+A+B at power on."
     
  13. mikesinclair555

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    for those who have upgraded to the v8 which one did you use? as there are multible ones on the site
    there is one labeled Original version, will this version be the one that you will have to hold A B X Y when power on to goto slot 2 flashcart. because I see further down
    No autoboot (stealth) : "PASS" check is removed. SLOT-2 is only booted when A,B,X,Y are held.
    so is original version same as v7? as in if slot 1 and slot 2 carts are inserted it will boot to slot 2?
     
  14. skydoune

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    Great, just when I flashed both my ds this morning... do I have to do something special to update them, "recovery mode"? or do I flash them like I normally would have like when they had an original firmware? One phat one lite.
     
  15. peepoop

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    If I'm upgrading from v7, do I still need to bridge the two points? Or will it just go?
     
  16. Nocturno

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    this new noflashme works with DS Lite?
     
  17. adgloride

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    More than likely depending on the version of you DS. If you have an original PHAT you may get away with it.
     
  18. alcaholjunkie

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    On both the phat and the lite DS's I just upgraded the flashme on, they started from 66% and needed to bridge the thingiemajig so yeah you still need to brige, just for a shorter ammount of time. [​IMG]
     
  19. imgod22222

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    If there is no slot-1 card in, will it autoboot slot2?
     
  20. ryohki

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    so I upgrade it, even though I don't have to.....
    and my dsphat doesn't need bridging but the DSL does.
    madness
    edit: also, 66% doesn't brick your DS.