Guide:How to Fix a Bricked DS/DS lite

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by Dialga.The.Maste, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Dialga.The.Maste

    Dialga.The.Maste GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hi I am Dialga.The.Master.Of.Time. and I bricked my DS recently and I know how to fix it,so I will share how.


    - 1 DS/DSlite with at least 10% of FlashMe Installed or as long as it is bootable while pressing select + start
    - 1 Slot 1 Flashcard
    - AC Adapter
    - An insulated conductive tool to bridge the SL1 connection
    - A small Phillips head screwdriver


    1. Download Flashme (Downloads Below)

    2.Start The DS while Pressing START + SELECT (M3DS Real users make sure that when the M3 Logo comes out you relese the buttons or you will boot into GBA mode)

    3.Run Flashme.

    4.Follow the onscreen instructions

    5.Enjoy your unbricked DS [​IMG] /DS lite [​IMG]

    Flashme Installations
    Flashme Stealth
    Flashme Uninstaller
    Flashme Without Auto Boot
    Flashme Stealth Without Auto Boot
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  2. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

    Jun 2, 2007
    United States
    Georgia gave us a tutorial on how to hold the Start and Select buttons?
  3. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

    Jun 12, 2008
    United States
    This would only apply to a DS Phat since DS Lites have 100% of the firmware (excluding settings) write-protected.
    And most DS Phat FlashMe users would know this, I think.

    Edit: Well, it would apply to DS Lites if you screwed up w/FlashMe.
  4. Vague Rant

    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

    Aug 7, 2008
    Not entirely true, the latest DS Lites have almost the entire firmware write-protected, but if you get one from a couple of years ago they're just the same as the original DS.

    It's also worth mentioning that FlashMe recovery is broken on several devices, due to the way it forces booting. In my experience, it won't work on a CycloDS, Acekard 2 or EZ-Flash V. The R4 requires encrypting FlashMe in the place of its own firmware.