How do I rip firmware from my NDS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by someonewhodied, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. someonewhodied
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    someonewhodied Lazy Person

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    What homebrew app would I use to rip firmware from my ds for use on desmume? And would I be able to rip the DS firmware from a 3ds that is running in ds mode?
     
  2. Click This

    Click This Surgite!

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    Ripping the firmware as in the DS software itself?
     
  3. Presto99

    Presto99 You slammin, bro?

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    dunno, but you can download a firmware.nds if that is what you are thinking...
     
  4. wasim

    wasim ♫ Music addict ♫

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    Are you asking if there's an homebrew to rip the firmware from the DS itself ?
    No you can't.
     
  5. jurassicplayer

    jurassicplayer Completionist Themer

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    Only idiot users wouldn't know about it. But then again... it's found by simply searching nds firmware dumper :/... so I don't know what the OP is having trouble finding . You could dump the ds mode firmware if you want but I doubt that would be of any use
     
  6. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    Dumps Bios & Firmware

    http://library.dev-s...f_dump_dldi.zip
    (contains both a GBA & DS Flashcard homebrew for dumping Firmware & BIOS)

    may require DLDI patching for certain cards but should be fine
     
  7. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    I didn't know about it.
     
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  8. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    An alternative method, especially if you have slot-2 RAM, is to use DSLinux. The firmware is readable but you cannot write to it, for good reason. You'd "cat" the firmware to the screen and ">" output it to a file on your memory card. For the BIOS, you'd have to use a tool linked by someone else earlier in this thread.

    More than likely, all these methods only work on a DS/DSLite, no clue about DSi / DSi XL / 3DS.
     
  9. someonewhodied
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    someonewhodied Lazy Person

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    Ah, i was googling "Rip Nintendo DS firmware" not "Dump NDS firmware"

    That would explain why i couldn't find anything.

    And i need to rip my own firmware so I can go on wifi from desmume. Using a downloaded firmware means someone is likely also on wifi using that firmware, meaning I can't get online with it.
     
  10. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Yep, that'd do it. Glad you got it sorted out. Not gonna lie, it's kinda awesome to have the firmware and BIOS files available to see my name showing up when starting a game in no$gba, hehe.
     
  11. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

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    Found the topic too late, but yes you can, I've done it myself a couple of times.