I just got my new Acekard2i from DX need opinions

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  1. hammer35
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    So I just got a new Acekard2i from DealExtreme that I ordered on 1-5-10, I had also received one from them last month on 12-24-10 but the spring broke so I sold it along with my 4 GB Micro card and ordered this new one that I just received. My prior card was black, this one is all gray and also looks like it may be non-spring loaded but I cannot tell for sure because I have to wait for a new 8GB Microsd card to arrive in the mail. My question is when it arrives should I first attempt the standard 1.4 update or should I do the r4i one instead??? If I do the standard one first is there a higher risk of bricking the Acekard2i?
     
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    Well, you should never presume to receive a clone/fake, so always use that products update/fix 1st. Should that fail, maybe try the R4i FW fix.
     
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    I got mine from DX, and it was legit. Use the "official" 1.4 update file.
     
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    Has anyone got a all gray card that is still a legit Acekard2i?
     
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    i've not heard of a grey ak2i. can you please provide some pictures? can you provide pictures of boths ides of the acekard and the box? if possible the pcb as well? what is the hardware id? load up akaio and goto start > help.

    thank you.

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    i can get you a picture of mine, mine looks gray :S

    might be black but looks gray, i dnt know how to open it saftly tho
     
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    all of the cases are clear and they inject color into them. so i'm thinking this might be a batch of the hwid 81 ak2is which had a crappy color injection. as of yet there are no known ak2i clones. there were some r4 ak2.1 clones going around that had the legit 2i sticker on them tho. this happened last summer, and they were sold at conventions not through high volume wholesale web sites.

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    let me go check my HW id

    um.. let me see.... HW: 81
     
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    Why do you want opinions?

    Don't you want facts?
     
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    So -- give us some...

    If you don't have any facts, we just might have so settle for opinions...
     
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    You took me seriously. [​IMG]

    Everything he needed to know was answered already...
     
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    First run the official Acekard update. It will display the HWID. If it is some weird HWID such as 8181, 4444, etc, then it is a clone. If the HWID is something like 81, 80, 85, etc then it is official and a real acekard.
     
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    Okay, thanks that is what I will try first I just have to wait for my new Microsd card to arrive first because I do not have a spare.
     
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    Your wrong. I ran the official updater on an Official Acekard HW:44 with the bump. It displays HW:4444 in the updater. Others have watched the youtube videos which show a 4444 or 8181 ID as they successfully run the updater and flash their bootstrap. So I think the duplicated numbers in the program is a glitch. Akaio displays HW:44 on the original 2i. My recent Acekard has HW:81 in Akaio 1.5, which also displayed HW:8181 in the updater. The update was successful.

    Also keep in mind I bought that HW:44 card when they first came out, I liked the terminal protectors on the case, so no chance of a clone being made.
     

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