How to check if a 2nd hand DS is flashed?

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by TrolleyDave, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. TrolleyDave
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    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    I recently bought a 2nd hand DS and I'm pretty certain it's pre-flashed (the guy I bought it from denies it but he seemed a pretty paranoid type) and was just wondering if there's any way to know for certain.

    I haven't got a Slot-2 card to try out so I just used an original GBA cart. I set the macine to auto-boot inserted carts. Put my R4 in Slot-2 and my GBA cart in Slot-2. When I booted up it auto started the GBA cart. I powered down and booted up while holding select and the R4 started up.

    Is the DS pre-flashed? Sorry I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to the DS stuff and after looking around for info I reckon it's flashed but want some expert opinions! Cheers.
     
  2. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    take both the GBA and DS slot cards out. Hold in A+B+X+Y when you power on the system. If you simply get two white screens it's flashed.
     
  3. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

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    Off topic but do flashed DS sell for a little bit more than the ordinary unflashed DS?
     
  4. outphase

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    First, you speak as if being flashed is such a terrible thing. Second, even if flashed, it would not auto-boot to a retail GBA cart.
     
  5. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Try running the flashme rom and it will tell you or if you do the takemeout thing (2nd room in pictochat and eject the DS cart) and get a dark green screen I think (it corresponds to rev 4 firmware which flashme is based upon) then you may well have a flashed DS (this will definitely be the case for a DSlite but it may be legit for a original model).

    Or you could just do as everyone else has said.
     
  6. TrolleyDave
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    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

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    Thanks for the help guys, it's definitely not flashed! It was the cart that I was using. If I put any other cart in it boots direct to the R4 but when I have my IK+ cart plugged in it automatically boots straight to it unless I hold down select.
     
  7. Jiggah

    Jiggah GBAtemp Maniac

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    I know you figured it out, but the real way would be to put in a ds game and go to the pictochat and remove the ds game. If it's a purple it means it's running the flashme firmware. I can't remember the color for the regular ds lite firmware, I think it's green or blue.

    Oh wait nvm, someone already mentioned the above method.
     
  8. _Mazza_

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    sounds flashed to me
     
  9. falseadress

    falseadress Newbie

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    does it show the health and warning sign?
    if i dosen't it is flashed
    if it does it might be flashed with the flashme stealth
     
  10. GBAer

    GBAer GBAtemp Regular

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    Thats because it is... [​IMG]
     
  11. kalibar

    kalibar GBAtemp Regular

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    This topic is dumber than shit.

    FlashMe is a perk, not a hindrance.
     
  12. 2cb2ct7

    2cb2ct7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    If it has been flashed correctly and is in (better than) perfect working order then what does it even matter?
     
  13. Bali

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    Or you could just start any DS game from your slot-2 cart and see if it locks when you put the DS in sleep mode.
     
  14. outphase

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    the sleep mode "bug" has nothing to do with flashme
     
  15. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    The DS won't go into sleep mode unless you've got a DS cart in the back. Nothing to do with flashme as the last poster said.