How to pull data from gba cartridges using ds?

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    Ok so I have a few old cartridges which has awesome data on it and I do not want to lose the data when the batteries die. I was figuring I could use a flash card somehow to pull data from the gba cartridge and put it on a blank sd card and keep my data awesome. How should I go about this?
     
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    There's actually not a battery in GBA games. Only in a select few that use RTC. If you want to dump saves use GBA EXPloader.
     
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    What, do you want to back up save files from GBA games? Check out GBA ExpLoader.


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    Gba exploder? I am not familiar with it. but the problem I have had with games like the gba fire emblems and ffta is that after awhile all my save data is gone. And when I restart and re save then turn off and back on all the new data is gone. I want to back up my data or transfer if to a pic to put it on an emu of some sort.
     
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    This gba exploader, is it something you have to buy? I am kinda stupid here, and am also looking to buy an R4i? card for the ds as well, but that is another story.
     
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    GBA Exploader and the GBA dumping tool are pieces of DS homebrew and are available for free.

    You need to run them on a DS slot flash cart, which, if you just needing DS/DS lite compatibility, can be had for next to nothing these days (get a flash cart but make sure it is compatible with Wood). If said cart also needs to work on a DSi or 3ds then you will probably be told to get a DStwo as the only real alternatives get blocked for good every other update.
     
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    ds slot flash cart such as the R4-DS? I would be running the flash cart on a dsi lite. I just want something that would run my save files and be able to use cheats like a Ln action replay and play roms.