I'm going to be buying a DSi and need some advice on Flash Carts..

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  1. dude3991
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    Right, so I've been using a regular R4 on my DS lite and love it. So, I'm upgrading to a DSi and know I need a new flashcart. I was originally planning on getting an R4i but I've just seen the R4i Gold and was thinking that's a possibility. But, I only ever hear people singing praises on Acekard 2i on AKAIO, so I'm kind of torn. So I'm just wondering what one I should get. I'm just looking for something that will play my games (no media, I don't think) and be supported for the long run with good compatibility. Also looking for something cheap. Oh, and I'm in the UK if that matters.

    Could anyone help me out please!
     
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    Of all the DSi cards available the R4 clones should be the last choice. Any of them.
     
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    Take my advice and get an M3i Zero (Sakura). Its the best flash kart i have used so far, i also have ackekard 2i (AKAIO) which i rate second best. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeh if i was u i wud stear clear of r4 coz there teams seem to disapear after a while. ( Orignal R4s are still great tho as i do have one myself )

    Id go with either M3i0 or Acekard 2i as they are both great cards with great teams. I have an M3i0 and its never gave me any problems and sakura is beautiful but obviously the acekard is great aswell and all i have heard is praise for AKAIO so go for either of them

    There is also the Edgei which im definitly looking forward to. i will be getting one of these straight away as i absolutely love my edge and even if this is just identical but for dsi it will still be amazing ( Edge is just a clone of the cyclo but does have a very trustworthy team in my eyes and so isnt really classed as a clone)
     
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    NO. Anything with the name R4 in it, get the hell outta there. Get a Acekard 2i or M3i Zero.
     
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    Okay, so I'm leaning towards the AceKard 2i with AKAIO. On the website I would buy it off it says I can pay a few pounds so I can have it PreFlashed with 1.4 DSi Fix. Would this be necessary? I'm assuming yes but I'm wondering if this will effect the firmware? But I'm not too knowledgeable on DSi flash carts, so could anyone talk me through this?
     
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    The R4 is still a great card with ysmenu. yes i do agree that i wudnt buy one now but if u do have one already ur not stuck as it still works fine.



    OT : Im not sure about falshing the acekard but i dont think you will need to pay that extra few quid unless u really dont want to do it as there are many people who can help you set the card up

    Edit : Damn Pharaoh im positive you can read minds and then have the advantage of typing faster than me . Read above ^^
     
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    So does the AceKard 2i come with flashing software? Or do I just download it from the AceKard website?

    I'm still not really sure on the process on flashing the firmware though. So, I use my DS lite to flash the cart with the DSi flashing software them it'd work on my DSi?

    Also, I won't be getting my DSi till Christmas, so is there much chance a new firmware will be released that could make the carts not work again?

    Sorry about all this confirmation, it's quite a bit of money so if I **** it up and break something, I won't be very happy.
     
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    You can get all the stuff from the site and members will help you. yes they may bring out another thing to block falshcarts but if u have done the first update you will no how to update the next time so dont be worried.

    You flash the acekard then put it in your ds lite or ds. it then updates and then you can use it on your 1.4 dsi.
     
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    Thanks. I think I get it now.I've got a DS lite btw on V5. So So I put the file on my AceKard that is for 1.4 and DS lite, then run it from the AceKard menu on my DS lite and then it would work on my DSi. I think that's right anyway...
     
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    yeh thats basically it, if you need more help check the site or the video pharoah kindly posted
     
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    Thats exactly right.

    I literally did this today, for a friend of mine that doesnt have a DS or Lite.
     
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    Cool! Thanks everyone, you've all been a great help! I'll probably almost definitely get an AceKard2i. I'm looking forward to Christmas this year! Lol.

    Thanks again! [​IMG]
     
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    Good choice! You wont regret it.
     
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    No problem thts what we are here for.

    Have a great christmas and hope it all goes well (which it will)
     
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    enjoy helping people [​IMG]
     
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    Well, I definitely recommend you the "EZ FLASH Vi" is the best cartridge for DSi.
     
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    A lot of R4 in the market.

    R4i sdhc,R4i gold,Hyper R4i, R4i pro, R4i ultra.....

    So many kinds of r4

    But i just like acekard and supercard

    The 0shippingzone.com is good.

    They provide the sepcial price for the flash cart, you could have a try.

    Here is the link for the special price Special price for flash cart
     

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