Got 1.44 fire card, how can I update?

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Mar 31, 2008
  1. Hermessz
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    Hey all, decided to prevent issues in the future, and update the ds fire card.
    The question is, how?
    This is my second Fire card, the last one got a weird issue. I updated the firmware with a source from the DS Fire card main site, then when I pressed menu at start, it showed a white screen. then I put the xmenu that was with the ds fire card main site's package, then the DS didn't even READ the flashcart, it was dead and unable to transfer files to it. Sence then, I fear from updating.
    I want help, I gotta update it, tons of games won't work with my flashcart, like FFCC I want to play so much.
    Please help [​IMG]

    BTW - what happenes if xmenu is deleted? If that happenes, can I still transfer files to the fire card?
     
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    If it shows a white screen and says Xmenu.dat required you will need to update it, if it didnt show that and showed Udisk needed you will need to download it. You will also need to upgrade it to play new games. (which i dont know where to update or how to download). You can still download games on it if xmenu is deleted but you wont get access into the games menu.
    (Hoped it help [​IMG] ) [​IMG]
     
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    XMenu is only needed for the Game-List-Menu.
    The firmware are 2 things: UDisk and XMenu, UDisk turns your Fire Card to a USB-Drive and XMenu lists and loads Games. AFAIK UDisk doesnt depends on the xmenu.
    The "USB Mode" , "Menu" screen is showed even if xmenu is deleted.
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    Latest firmware: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=825

    Haeh ? Never heard of that error, if there is a error like that, if would mean that the Card isn't usable/fixable anymore
     
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    Where do I double click that file? through the DS? or through the PC? any chance for photoes?
    And the most important thing, Where is the latest update? and I mean the LATEST.
    BTW, leinad, thx, you really helped, I'm gonna try doin' it today, inform you what can happened.
    But...
    Can someone tell me the risks? I mean, what's the worst thing can happen?
     
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    Double click the file whilst the DS is plugged into the computer and wait for a few seconds untill it upgrades .
     
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    Latest firmware: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?download=825
    If you got that workin, there is another xmenu update, but thats only a xmenu.dat which have to be copied to the card which only works with that update. So first, get that working.

    Double Click: Its in the Firmware archive, you will have to start it through your PC.

    Risks: Hm, the worst would be that something interrupts the updatin (closing the CMD/Firewall/Antivirus whatever) so if you want to be 99% save (100% impossible imo, there can happen something everytime ._.' ) turn of your Firewall/Antivirus before executing the NAND_ALL.bat. And make sure that the cable is connected in a way it can't fall off x)

    Iv already updated my NCard for about ~5 Times, 1time there had been a error after finishing but a second format solved it =)
     
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    How can I format my N-CARD from files? I mean, just to make it cleaner?
     
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    hm, I don't understand what you mean with "format my N-CARD from files"
    You can format it anytime you want, you "just" (Hell, copying 2GB of data from that card takes endless [​IMG] ) have to backup the data
    + backup the xmenu.dat [ and the DSystem folder ( afaik the DSystem folder will be created by the menu itself in the latest firmwares, but imo it's better to backup some more bits than have problems after that), ]


    btw: don't format it trough your PC ! The card will get problems / slowdowns / damaged. Format it with DOWN+A+B+L+R hold on booting the N-Card
     
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    I have the latest firmware but my xmenu is 2.53. Silly question but to upgrade to 2.54 is it simply a case of copying over the newer .dat file to overwrite the existing one?
     
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    Yes, afaik thats the way Ive done it... Im not 100% sure because in the description of the 2.54 xmenu there are some guides.
    But just replace the old xmenu.dat with the newer one, if it won't load its no problem to get the older one back to the card~
     

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