Installation of firmware

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  1. GXice
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    Hey guys, my new EZ Flash V arrived from DX this morning and I'd like to start playing. I've been reading about the process being a bit complicated, and some cases of people bricking their devices. I'd like to avoid this obviously.

    I've had an R4 previously, but that was an easy "Format SD, drag-drop firmware, add games" process.

    I have here the 1.70 kernel. Do I just do the same thing? Format to FAT32, then add the stuff from the kernel zip?

    Thanks in advance! [​IMG]
     
  2. ozling

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    Just as easy to setup. Format, unpack the firmware, and copy both the firmware and ROMs to the MicroSD
     
  3. d3bugu

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    So meaning I just format my SD card, place the firmware kernal into my SD? Do I also need to download MOONSHELL and place it in as well? Or just the official firmware Loader will do
     
  4. Saylient_Dreams

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    When you downloaded the 1.70 kernel it should have came with the moonshl folder, which has to be on the root of your card as well. You can change the attribute to hidden so it doesn't show up in moonshell upon boot up. If you do not have the moonshll folder on your card you'll get an error indicating this. Make sure when you flash the firmware you flash the ezupldr.bin and not the ez5sys.bin. Some people renamed the ez5sys.bin to the upldr and flashed it to the card using I beleive 1.67 kernel, which was imediately taken off because that person bricked their card, although EzTeam fixed it, he just had to send it back to them on his own cost. However, this should not happen if you follow the 1.70 instructions. Anymore questions could be clarified by going to http://ezflash.sosuke.com, the unofficial english forum for EzFlash products. [​IMG] Enjoy
     
  5. d3bugu

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    cool thanks you
     
  6. 123ericn

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    how do you flash it (the software) i dont get what you mean by flashing the software please help
     
  7. 123ericn

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    i think i briked the card i dont know what to do please help =( dang i really mad
    please help
     
  8. mmalone

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    yeah im the same what do you mean by flashing it ??

    i thought it was just like r4 etc drag and drop the files then load games ? and if the firmware changed just remove and drag and drop new firmware ??
     
  9. gratefulbuddy

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    quoted from mbmax here
     
  10. 123ericn

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    well i think my card can be fixed i can still go to the card and press R and the screen comes up so i just need to charge my ds (ps does the nds really have to be fully charged and why?please explain ) [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    Oh and do you remove the ez5upldr.bin after step 3 or at the end sorry for being a noob
     
  11. gratefulbuddy

    gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

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    During step 4
     
  12. mmalone

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    guys, just got mines delivered today as was wondering about this bit in bold!!

    Download the latest version of the Loader (kernel zip file)
    Unzip content to the root of your MicroSD card.
    Insert your MicroSD into your EZ-V
    Insert your EZ-V into your DS and turn it on
    Touch the health screen warning
    In the DS Main Menu, while holding down R, launch the EZ-V
    When the EZ-V splash screen appears, press R again to update the Loader
    Wait until it finishes updating then press A to continue.
    Your Loader is now updated


    why do i need to update the loader ?? is this a must as this seems to be the bit where the card can be bricked !!

    I have only used r4 before and thats a simple drag and drop, with this being a brand new card does this loader require updated ?

    doesnt look to hard to doo but dont want to do this bit unless i really need to and not sure if this is just for updating previous cards / kernels ???

    one other thing is it best to stick with firmware 1.70 or the beta 1.72 ??
     
  13. gratefulbuddy

    gratefulbuddy amateur lunatic

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    I wouldn't worry about it. I just did this update two days ago. Follow the steps I quoted above and you'll be fine.