Hacking How do i know if i'm buying an original Acekard2i?

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As topic says, i have to buy a flashcart for my brother's DSi, i've found one at a decent price in an european shop (http://www.shoxx.com/en/Gaming/DS/Linkers/Backup/13454/Nintendo-DSi-/-DS-Lite-/-DS-Acekard-2i.html [hope its ok to post links]) but now i'm hearing about this clones with AKAIO blocked so not nearly as good

So my question is, how do i spot a fake one before having it in my hands wich would probably be too late?
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Buy it from a trusted source. There are a few listed on gbatemp: GBATemps List or do research on the company you are looking to purchase. As far as I can tell, as im still mostly new to homebrew on DS, you can ask the company you are buying from about the tell tell signs of a clone cart and hope they give you a legit answer or you will have to wait to have it in hand.
 

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Thanks for the answer, its probably the best course of action
However some people got a fake (or older "defective"? ones) even when buying from recomended shop... so i was wondering if there was any distinctive feature like in the package

Cardboard or plastic? reader included or not? Stuff like that
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Have a look here for official resellers. I got mine a week or so ago from the NDX-systems, which is cheaper than the one you listed for Europe (dont think they deliver world wide)
 

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Was checking that list in this very moment
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By the way since you got one recently... would you mind telling me how the package is? I've seen a lot of contradicting info about the cardboard box vs plastic blister
 

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Its not on the acekard list or on gbatemps but i bought mine from Simplymods.com Their customer service was excellent in answering my questions and hooking me up with a black 3in1(now out of stock, i asked they looked and they had 2 laying around). I ordered on monday, shipped tuesday, should show up tomorrow as it was in Cali(im in Washington) on Wednesday. Also they test their cards and update them to 1.4 for your dsi.
 

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BTW, the white box is the "compact pack" (only includes the AK2i), while the blister pack is the regular pack (also includes a microSD adapter).
I recently purchased a "compact pack" AK2i, and it was a genuine HWID 81.
 

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YayMii said:
BTW, the white box is the "compact pack" (only includes the AK2i), while the blister pack is the regular pack (also includes a microSD adapter).
I recently purchased a "compact pack" AK2i, and it was a genuine HWID 81.
Both versions with and without the MicroSD/ TF Card readercurrently come in the cardboard box.

There's a cardbox version with a TF reader with a cutout in the plastic insert for it. Someone posted a picture on here within the last week or two.

They do this mainly because it's easier to bulk ship them to retailers. The boxes fold flat, the plastic inserts stack inside one another, and then they ship the carts and the box stickerless to retailers.
 

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