GBA flash kart personal experiences

Discussion in 'GBA - Flashing Hardware and Software' started by sleepingkirby, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. sleepingkirby

    sleepingkirby Newbie

    Apr 18, 2007
    United States
    Hi guys, this is my first post so be gentle with me.

    I got a X-Rom cartridge a while back and I can't say I didn't get my money's worth, but the real time clock never worked on it. I've just lived with it until now (probably a year and a half now) and it's worked pretty well for the most part. Well, I've finally decided to take another crack at it and I've found to my dismay that although when I bought it, they advertised you can easily replace the battery, the batter is soldering into the metal. Not cool.

    Anyways, I'm looking to get another gba cartridge. Of course I want it to work with most if not all games, but I was wondering if any can recommend, from personal experience if possible, a cartridge where the batter is either rechargable or replaceable (or both). Any advice/personal experiences would help. If you have a "Don't get this kart, it is the suxorz!!!" That would help too. Thanks in advance
  2. lolsjoel

    lolsjoel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 19, 2003
    United States
    Well, I had the Flash2Advance, and I remember liking it a lot. I can't think of what the sort of OS it had on it, but I thought it was really great at the time. It didn't have a real time clock, which wasn't much of an issue back then. However, the battery has died, so I can't save, and it is not replaceable either. So, I'd suggest you stay away from the original F2A.
  3. amptor

    amptor Banned

    May 2, 2003
    United States
    ez flash III was suppose to be rechargable I think.. never really believed in the rechargable ones tho, since they said that about the internal battery in the dreamcast too heh.. I had to solder a battery in my mgd3 cart once because it kept failing the saves, that wasn't very fun. seems like the only way to do it right is to spotweld it. You probably could get a jeweler to spotweld a battery back into a cartridge.
  4. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

    Nov 4, 2004
    United States
    Currently in Chicagoooooooo
    I have had just about every GBA cart known to man,
    EZ-Flash II
    EZ-Flash III
    EFA II

    and the list goes on and MY opinion my FAVORITE cart would be the EZ-Flash II which recharges on the linker...every 2 weeks you let it sit for 8 hours and your good to go, but what I REALLY like is the software is stable .... MUCH MUCH more stable than the EZ-Flash III plus I like the II's more simple interface better. The EZF actually charged the battery while playing but the software was unstable and you can't use it with a DS. ... I'm not gonna list all the pros and cons right now of each cart but I will say...EZ-Flash II is my fav for GBA [​IMG]
  5. Issac

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    I have the EZFA, and I think it kicks ass... maybe a bit small... (256Mb)
    But everything worked.. now I just need to replace the battery [​IMG]
  6. dexmix

    dexmix GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 13, 2007
    United States
    I too have spent way too much money on flash carts.

    G6 2nd and 3rd Gen

    EZ2 or 3 hands down are the best for straight GBA play. both with rechargeable batteries.
    too bad they are no longer stocked.
  7. spedmetal

    spedmetal Newbie

    Apr 28, 2007
    United States
    Northern California
    Is the EZ4 miniSD rechargeable?
  8. Bitbyte

    Bitbyte GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 20, 2003
    EZ-Flash II Powerstar is pretty damn awesome. Dunno if the EZ-Flash IV has a functioning RTS, but GBA is 100% working on it [​IMG]
  9. larvi

    larvi GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 24, 2006
    United States
    Another vote for the EZ II. I've have XG Flash, Flash Advance Xtreme and the EZ II and the EZ II is hands down the best that I've used. I also prefer it to my EZ IV when it comes to GBA.
  10. Magus19

    Magus19 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 7, 2002
    Well right now I would opt for something that works on the DS too, unless you can get a gba one really cheap. I have the EZFA and it's really a nice cart, I still use it for GBA roms since the SC sucks for them. The only down side is the low space but there is no slowdown or anoying patches.
  11. -EX-

    -EX- Racer

    Aug 16, 2006
    I like EZ4. For its price, for its features, such as great compatibility and NOR memory for instant launching of games, perfect skins support. Really great.