Have a 3DS XL with newest firmware, any card work currently?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by MrUnoriginal, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. MrUnoriginal
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    Just like the topic says. I just got a 3DS XL with the newest firmware and looking to play NDS and homebrew stuff on it. I have a NDS if that helps. I also have an Acekard but it looks like there isn't firmware yet to let me use it on my 3DS. What's my best bet currently?
     
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    Member Clydefrosch GBAtemp Psycho!

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    theres a bunch of r4i 3ds cards from various producers, but i believe the dstwo cards are the best you can get right now. though they cost about as much as a full game, they're apparently worth the price due to gba/snes support and being somewhat unblockable
     
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    So an R4 card out of the box with current firmware will work with a fully upgraded 3DS XL?
     
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    I would ask for the cart to be pre-updated to work on the latest 3DS firmware when purchasing.
     
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    An R4 might not work out of the box, whoever you buy it from would have to apply the firmware patch. A DSTwo on the other hand can be patched even on consoles that have already been updated, so it doesnt matter if you buy it patched..
     
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    In everyone's opinion, is a DSTwo cart worth the extra price?
     
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    In a word. Yes.
     
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    Ok, one last question (for now?): Can a DSTwo play EShop games or are they locked the same a 3ds games?
     
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    No they're locked to the console.
     
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    A DSTwo only plays DS games and can emulate GBA, SNES, NES, etc. games.
     
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    Thanks everyone!
     

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