Hey guys, First time poster here, though I've lurked for a while and have previously hacked my Wii/Dreamcast (if those count...) before. I know this is probably a compilation of questions that has definitely been answered ad nauseam before, but I checked the various faqs and couldn't quite get what I was looking for. So, I recently bought a 3ds XL and bought Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei 4 to support some genres I don't think get enough love. I am, however, very poor and can't afford to spend very much money (+ I'm interested in homebrew, though I think one of the faqs mentioned there's not a great scene on the 3ds due to Nintendo?). My basic question is...Is there any way to consistently keep my firmware updated (it's currently fully updated) so I can I can keep using the e-shop, while simultaneously using a flashcart? Or are these things patched nonstop? I know with a lot of consoles/handhelds these days it seems you can either buy things legally and use them online, or get a few things illegally (but simultaneously purchase legitimate games) and be completely unable to access the internet on your console. Maybe I should just buy a regular DS and get a flashcart for that...? I suspect that's probably the most viable option, but I want to make sure. Of course, if anyone has any suggestions for flashcarts, that'd be great, but I can search around for more info on that rather than wasting people's times on common questions. Thanks in advance! edit: I saw another poster more or less just below me mention this card http://nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=135 aka Supercard DSTWO which, at least according to the website, looks like what I'm looking for. The seller also says "Reply:Dear Victor, 7-35 days is possible but the average time should be 10-20 days. Yes. DSTWO can work with 3DS v6.3.0-12u and can be upgraded forever. Thanks. nds-card.com " Anyone have any experience with the card? Sounds like what I'm looking for, I think.