Is this Hardware legit?

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  1. SgtThom
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    It's a Acekard 2i and bought it from Console source.


    The HW says HW:8181 and the Chip ID is 0fc2

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    I also can't seem to update it on my Ds.lite.
     
  2. Hatsu

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    It's legit.
     
  3. SgtThom
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    Well than it's Something I'm doing wrong or am not patient enough for the update.
     
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    The HW ID *should* be two digits (i.e.- 44 or 81), so I'm thinking it's fake.

    Try running AKAIO on it. If AKAIO doesn't work, it's fake.
     
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    So all acekards must be fake... I had many of them and all of them got the same HW 8181 and Chip Id 0fc2 [​IMG]
    I am running AKAIO on it without any troubles (so must be original card)
     
  6. soulx

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    Ra ra ra.

    It's legitimate. There are no fake Acekard 2i's. HW8181 probably just means HW81. Nothing special.
     
  7. SgtThom
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    What ever.Anyways my friend Have a dsi but he haven't updated yet so I'm going to try the acekard 2i on it when ever he comes.
     
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    Yeah, I have just discovered that. AKAIO is limited to 16 bits so it is only 2 digits. However the updating program is 32 bits. (I think) Therefore it is 8181 instead of 81. And for HWID 44 it is 4444.
     
  10. Normmatt

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    You have things confused. AKAIO is 8bits and the updater is 16bits
     
  11. ineedaspeed

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    Just got my AK2i HW 8181 from consolesource too.

    My 1.3u DSI see's the cart in the menu. When I try to load it gives me the "error,power off dsi, check manual etc". I tried 4.21/akaio 1.5 firmwares and none of them work. The cart does work with my DSL though fine. I do have a real one according to the "Cloned AK2i, Official Announcement" thread linked above.
     
  12. penthaler

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    So you dont have dsi 1.3 but have dsi fw 1.4 - just fix it and will be working [​IMG]
    Or use the paper trick...
     
  13. SgtThom
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    The flash cart work perfectly on my Ds lite(note DS.lite).It even work with AKAIO
     
  14. bach3609

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    That's right. I knew something was wrong. AKAIO is 8 bits and updater is 16 bits therefore it displays the 4 digits. AKAIO displays only the first two so 8181 is 81 and 4444 is 4444, 88 is 8888, etc.
     
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    Thanks for replying.

    My DSI currently has firmware 1.3u and does not have 1.4u. Akiao and and 4.21 run perfectly on my DSLite.
     
  16. bach3609

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    Here is your answer.

    HWID 8888, aka 88 is legit.
     
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  18. SgtThom
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    So 8181 isn't legit?
     
  19. Dark^'^Knigh

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    I'm not convinced you are accurate with your 'information'. You keep posting your definitive reply as to which HWIDs are fake, but AK Team don't go to that extent of defining which ones are real or fake. Where have you sourced this from? If its not based on proven facts, then you are simply scaremongering.
     
  20. tk_saturn

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    It would be interesting to find out if this new Firmware upgrade posted by Normatt also works on the AK2i 0fc2 8181 cards that previously required the R4i Ultra firmware update.