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hi everyone! I have a nintendo dsi xl, which i got ageessss ago, and my parents are kind of cheapskates, so they bought me an NDSTT card, and successfully installed games on it. i had sooo much fun with it for years, then i never looked back at it again once i got an ipad haha. but months ago, i discovered my DS again and it still worked! but, the dumbass i am, i updated the ds software to 1.4.5e and then the NDSTT was not compitable anymore or whatever. (it gave me an error when i tried to start it up) today, i tried to upgrade the card but i have no clue how to do it, and so i formatted the card but i have no sd adapter so i used an old phone to access the sd, but this also means i cannot format it to FAT32. now i am ordering an adapter soon, but i need help with:
  1. what software do i download and how? i cant acces sandbox, so no viruses please!
  2. if modding my ds is neccesary, how do i do that?
  3. will my copy of old games still work if i put them back?
i am a total tech noob, so any help and advice is welcome! ty in advance :)
 
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Answering in no particular order, I recommend you follow this guide to mod your console with Unlaunch installed and TWiLight Menu++ installed on your console's SD card.
While TWiLight Menu++ can be used alone, Unlaunch is required, if you want to be able to use your DSTT flashcard, as well as dumping ROMs and save data from your physical DS game copies.

TWiLight Menu++ has more features a DS-mode flashcard alone cannot use (even if TWLMenu++ is installed on it without modding the console prior), such as running DS games and homebrew with the DSi clock speed, and DSi-Enhanced games in DSi mode, as well as DSi-Exclusives and DSiWare.

It is also against the rules to ask for ROMs here.
 

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Hi, thanks for your reply! @RocketRobz
Also, I'm so incredibly sorry for breaking the rules! Since it's all about mods and stuff here i assumed it was allowed, oops! I removed it from my post.

I read the tutorial, however i don't know i have an sd fitting the ndsi sd slot, i have a micro sd which goes into the ds card. (It also has an official ndstt logo sticker) so, is there a way i can just use the card with the sd in it, or is the mod necessary?
 

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Hi, thanks for your reply! @RocketRobz
Also, I'm so incredibly sorry for breaking the rules! Since it's all about mods and stuff here i assumed it was allowed, oops! I removed it from my post.

I read the tutorial, however i don't know i have an sd fitting the ndsi sd slot, i have a micro sd which goes into the ds card. (It also has an official ndstt logo sticker) so, is there a way i can just use the card with the sd in it, or is the mod necessary?
You can use a microSD to SD adapter, in order to use your microSD card in the DSi's SD slot.
Also, yes, Unlaunch is still required to use your flashcard in any way.
 

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@RocketRobz ok, so if i have successfully did everything the cfw guide said, what do i do next?
Do i use the sd in the sd slot or can it go into the ndstt card?
Also, can i play 3ds games then?
 

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@RocketRobz ok, so if i have successfully did everything the cfw guide said, what do i do next?
Do i use the sd in the sd slot or can it go into the ndstt card?
Since you only seem to have one microSD card, you should use it in the DSi SD slot to play games, until you can get another (micro)SD card.
Also, can i play 3ds games then?
No, you cannot play games designed for newer hardware, on older hardware.
 

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@RocketRobz thank you for your fast reply! The adapter i ordered comes with a 32 gb microsd, however i was planning on using that one for my phone (i need more storage space lol)
So can i just use the 3gb micro sd only? And can i take it out if i want? (We don't have any other adapters in the house so i might need to take it out)
 

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@koffieleut the video is from march 3 2022, and i thought that nintendo has stopped bringing out updates for the dsi ages ago. and i have read tons of descriptions but i need to have things visualized to understand it better lol!
is there any up to date video?

also i like your name haha :)
 
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ok so i have kinda made a decision on what i want to do, i will follow dsi.cfw.guide and to avoid all risks i will use the flipnote lenny exploit. but my question is, if i do anything wrong in the process, how big is the chance of a brick?
and will i have to start over?
 
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ok so i have kinda made a decision on what i want to do, i will follow dsi.cfw.guide and to avoid all risks i will use the flipnote lenny exploit. but my question is, if i do anything wrong in the process, how big is the chance of a brick?
and will i have to start over?
the chances of bricking are low, but please do everything right to avoid killing your dsi.
 

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@koffieleut the video is from march 3 2022, and i thought that nintendo has stopped bringing out updates for the dsi ages ago. and i have read tons of descriptions but i need to have things visualized to understand it better lol!
is there any up to date video?

also i like your name haha :)
Video guides shouldn't be followed no matter how up to date it is, or how many positive comments there are.
Whenever we update our guide, the video guide gets outdated quickly.
Some video guides may also leave out some steps.
no i was planning on doing everything right but like what if i accidentally do it wrong?
Then your DSi will not boot anymore, and will just stay on black screens, or the screens not being powered on.
This only happens if you uninstall Unlaunch, which has a high chance of this happening.
 
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no i was planning on doing everything right but like what if i accidentally do it wrong?
if you don't plan installing unlaunch then pretty much nothing can happen, there are checks, if you forget to copy something there will be a error, but whatever you do, DO NOT UNINSTALL UNLAUNCH.
 

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Then your DSi will not boot anymore, and will just stay on black screens, or the screens not being powered on.
This only happens if you uninstall Unlaunch, which has a high chance of this happening.
oh ok so if i misplace a file or click a wrong setting in TWL its fine?
also, how hard is it to uninstall unlaunch?
 
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