Is it possible to unbrick an nds flashcart via 3ds

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  1. Sigiz
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    so i suspect my r4i sdhc dual core new is bricked , since using the stage 2 launcher or the ntr launcher do not boot it up.
    i am at a stage where i cant get another flashcart
    so i was thinking if it was possible to salvage this one
    since i gave my Dsi to me sister , the only ds console i have access to is me 3ds

    (ps:- is the ds part of the forum , dead?)
     
  2. xtheman

    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

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    The card you have has a timebomb meaning that it won't work after some time. Try setting your date back to 2015 or 2014.
     
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    i tried to use with my clock set to 2010/11 also uh , it shows a simple white screen when i boot it up via ntr launcher
    and stuck on loading in stage 2 launcher
     
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    Have you tried booting it through the cartridge slot?
     
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    Have you tried booting it through the cartridge slot?

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    no card inserted , i am on o3ds a9lh+luma latest firm sysnand...
    also i might have bricked that card by booting with the kernel files for the 2013 edition of the card....they release alot of cards with the same name
     
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    How did the card brick?
     
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    The homemenu shows no card is inserted? Do other DS carts show up?
    You can try to boot these kernel files.
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/retrogamefan-updates-releases.267243/

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  9. metroid maniac

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    Booting the wrong kernel won't brick kt, but installing the wrong update will.
     
  10. Sigiz
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    setting to 2013/14/15 did nothing
    i will try those kernel files
    and yes the soulsilver cartridge i still have shows up no issues and also ntr boots it ez
     
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    Ok. Let me know if it works.
     
  12. Sigiz
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    i didnt install updates , had to update 3ds since i had to get pokemon x ... i waited for the website to update the kernel files but they didnt and so we (my brother and me) ended up trying to put the kernel files for the 2013 edition of the card ... no luck

    also we booted the card with the 2013 files in another 3ds and sadly it ended up showing an error has occurred 2 years back.... so we didnt try it again until the launchers surfaced
     
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    well i was going through the supported carts and i cant fine this specific one listen
    [​IMG]

    and umm i had to find this via the waybackmachine xD
     
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    Have you tried this?
    R4SDHC
    This folder is specifically for the R4SDHC (v1.34 kernel) from : www.r4sdhc.com

    PRIMARY Kernel :
    Extract these files from R4SDHC YSMenu folder and copy to root of your µSD :

    Games folder
    TTMenu folder
    _PATCH folder
    _system_ folder
    DEFAULT.nds
    r4dldi.dat
    _DS_MENU.DAT
    _DS_MENU.INI
    _DS_MENU.SYS
     
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    uh i tried that , no change , stuck on white screen (NTR launcher with resetslot set to 1 as recommended on thread) , Stuck on Loading (Stage 2 Launcher for r4 rev for ds), NO cart inserted....
     
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    Try installing YSMenu on it instead as the timebomb is in the card's official menu IIRC.
     
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    no instaing it still didn't change anything, white screen from ntr launcher
     
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    I've had a lot of problems with dual core R4, and I can confirm using a wrong kernel can brick the card.

    I got a kernel installed in the shop I bought it, and after opening moonshell, it bricked. Then I asked for a refund and the shop assistant bricked another card the same way. That's why I got a R4 SDHC RTS
     
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    for the sake of it , i have 2 bricked cards , this is the only one that retailer keeps , and that store doesnt offer a refund (it imports)
     
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