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Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by 420Smiles, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. 420Smiles
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    420Smiles Newbie

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    I'm new to this, so don't break the ninja's out on me......lol.
    I'm coming over from the xbox scene, so modding isn't new to me...but DS modding is.

    1- Can I flash my DS with FlashMe?( using GnM)
    2- If I do flash it with FlashMe, what else do I need to backup my DS games.
    3- I have ver. 1 firmware
    4- will I need a SuperCard to run my backups or will they run from GnM card?

    Yes...I know GnM sucks, but since the DLDI patcher was released for it...it will run emulators and moonshell, so why not backups (after flashing)?

    And before someone screams piracy......Ive been on xbox modding for years now and haven't pirated. All I need to do is backup what I own.....but why back it up if you cant use the backups.........feel me?
     
  2. TheWingless

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    The GnM card can't play back ups ( except for maybe demos), because it doesn't allow a .nds bigger than 4 MB to be run I believe.
     
  3. 420Smiles
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    420Smiles Newbie

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    has anyone found out how the GnM recognizes file size? if it limits file size, that means something tells it to, it should be a way to somehow change the size limit therefore allowing the backup to be ran.

    by only responding about backups,....I assume I can Flash with GnM....right?
    Will the last release of FlashMe work on my ver.1 firmware?
     
  4. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    You can install the latest version of FlashMe on your v1 DS with the GnM, yes. I'm not 100% sure that the autorecovery code will work on it, though I don't see why it wouldn't. Since you've got a Phat though, you should be fine as long as you keep the DS plugged in.

    I think the 4 MB limitation is more of a hardware limitation than a software limit. It's probably only capable of launching a game by loading the entire binary into the DS's 4 MB of RAM and executing it. This works fine for homebrew, since that's how homebrew has always been run. Commercial DS games are 8 MB or larger, so this cannot be done.
     
  5. TheWingless

    TheWingless Wafuu~

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    I don't think there is a hack or crack out there for the GnM. I heard it reads the micro SD card slow so the games would be slow too.
     
  6. 420Smiles
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    420Smiles Newbie

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    From what I've read, and the things said here.......I think I'm going to use the GnM to flash my firmware with FlashMe.
    After flashing I wont need a NoPass device....so I can just get a SuperCard to run my backups on, seeing as how it also provides extra RAM. This would work....right?

    The good news is with just the GnM....I'm now running DsOrganize, MoonShell,+ DSComicVeiwer. Nice to be able to play around with this thing.

    P.S.- I seen this site has a section for other platforms.....so if anyone has Xbox Questions, I may be able to help. PM me or send me an email or just put it in the forum and I'll start checking it out......

    Thanks for all the help.
     
  7. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Yup, you're correct as far as I can tell.

    EDIT: post #1000, w00t! Perhaps I need to get an avatar one of these days...
     
  8. gizmo_gal

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    Welcome!

    Why are you trying to flash it? Why not use a Flashcart instead?
     
  9. gratefulbuddy

    gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

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    They accomplish two different purposes. One is not a substitution for the other.
     
  10. Sticks

    Sticks GBAtemp Regular

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    Err, not in this case. It's much easier to just get a slot-1 flashcart for what he's wanting.

    By nopass device, i'm assuming you're planning to get a slot-2 solution? They're mostly outdated, and have a lack of support. You would only need a slot-2 nowadays for extra RAM and the ability to run GBA - the ez-flash V 3 in 1 does this fine - $20 from dealextreme.com, $33ish from realhotstuff.com. No need to flash your DS either.

    And yes, it's possible to back-up slot-1 games without a slot-2 cart. It's on these forums somewhere.
     
  11. grimmyx

    grimmyx Newbie

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    I would just buy a Slot-1 device if I was you. It covers all of the things like having to get a NoPass or whatever, and it also allows you to not have to use flashme. However, along with a slot-1 device, i would suggest you install flashme anyway so that your ds is protected; then you won't have to worry about homebrew hurting your ds and stuff [​IMG]