Hacking Is this safe?, of course, not legal wise, but is this okay to use?

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EXTRA:
Does it work on DS lite (high priority)
Does it work on NN3DS (low priority, but wanted)
 

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Any slot-1 flashcard works on original and Lite
Any slot-1 flashcard designed after approx 2014 works on any 2/3/DS/i

Most flashcards sold more or less stealthily on mainstream sites are shit quality (aka r4isdhc.com or clones)
 

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Amazon item name:
Small Size Wide Compatible R4 SDHC Micro Secure Digital Memory Card Adapter Suitable For DS 3DS 2Ds Ndsi Nds
(I’d downscale the text but safari on IOS is a cunt with the selector tool)
EXTRA:
Does it work on DS lite (high priority)
Does it work on NN3DS (low priority, but wanted)

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Picture is broken

Any slot-1 flashcard works on original and Lite
Any slot-1 flashcard designed after approx 2014 works on any 2/3/DS/i

Most flashcards sold more or less stealthily on mainstream sites are shit quality (aka r4isdhc.com or clones)
Updated.
 

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The one with a gold and blue box? Yeah, an r4isdhc.com "gold" (intentional soundalike of a more reputable r4ids.cn model)
 

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Does it work on the systems above? :/
Yes: for how long (between timebombs in the official kernel, and poor build quality) is a separate question

"People who invest more money don't always get more in return, but people who cheap out always get less"
 

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What? Does it have a timebomb? if so, How do I “disarm the bomb”?
That, as better documented in many other topics, means the official kernel will refuse to run after a certain date: this means that you can, either:
- get a newer kernel (if they bother to make one)
- get a patched kernel to remove the limitation (if someone made one)
- get an unofficial kernel like YSMenu that doesn't have this bullshit
- change the date on your console and live with inaccuracies in all time-based games
- dodge the issue and not reward bad business practices by buying a more serious flashcard the first time ;)
 

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That, as better documented in many other topics, means the official kernel will refuse to run after a certain date: this means that you can, either:
- get a newer kernel (if they bother to make one)
- get a patched kernel to remove the limitation (if someone made one)
- get an unofficial kernel like YSMenu that doesn't have this bullshit
- change the date on your console and live with inaccuracies in all time-based games
- dodge the issue and not reward bad business practices by buying a more serious flashcard the first time ;)
Hey, Dude, Don’t be rude, I haven’t bought it yet, i’m Checking. >:angry:
Any better models i can look for?

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Hey, Dude, Don’t be rude, I haven’t bought it yet, i’m Checking.
Any better models i can look for?
Hey, Dude, Don’t be rude, I haven’t bought it yet, i’m Checking. :angry:
Any better models i can look for?

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Hey, Dude, Don’t be rude, I haven’t bought it yet, i’m Checking. >:angry:
Any better models i can look for?

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Hey, Dude, Don’t be rude, I haven’t bought it yet, i’m Checking.
Any better models i can look for?
Goddamn I fucked that comment up.
 
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Hey, Dude, Don’t be rude, I haven’t bought it yet, i’m Checking. >:angry:
Any better models i can look for?
The "good value" DS flashcard has been for a few years the r4ids.cn - this one, which runs the acclaimed in compatibility Wood kernel (from a trusted Chinese website): https://nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=575 - and I can personally recommend it :)

Other respectable cards like the original R4* (non-SDHC, unbrickable), the Acekard 2i* (Wood is actually based on this card's AKAIO kernel, can be used simultaneously as a 3DS recovery tool and a flashcard), the DSTWO (premium product, excellent compatibility, high price) are all sold out by now

* these nominally don't work on a fully updated 3DS/DSi, however if your console has a CFW it can unlock pretty much every older flashcard in one way or another - the "after 2014" I said before applies to unmodified consoles
 

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noob question: what:s a reflash, and if it exists, a flash in the first place :P
So basically when hacking a 3ds you can use a lot of various flashcarts (not all but a lot). it requires you flash the card to have another function and after you succesfully hack your 3ds you need to reflash the card back to a normal flashcart. The Acekard 2i doesn't need to do this as it has a switch to switch between the two iirc

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R4i Gold is a great card too. I just feel like for some people the Acekard 2i might be better suited
 
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I believe the Acekard 2i is the best due to it not needing to be reflashed after using it for ntrboot
the one i mentioned has a switch inside of the card itself to swap between standard function and ntrboot.
slightly more inconvenient i guess, but you shouldn't really be using ntrboot all the time anyways right?
 
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