Just bought two AceKard 2i from PetEgg..

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Dec 31, 2010
  1. oxMUDxo
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    OK, I'm kinda freaking out now.

    My nephew and I both got a DSi XL for Christmas, the first thing we check out is the Nintendo Online Shop "I'm stupid!" witch we had to update the DSi XL operating system for.
    I'm not a compleat dummy I did some research and found that the AceKard 2i works on the latest DSi Firmware 1.4.1U.. [​IMG]

    Now both DSi XL are at 1.4.1U.
    I thought I'll do some more reading on this AceKard 2i after I bought 2 of them from PetEgg and found that you need to update the AceKard 2i to work on a 1.4.1U DSi.
    Then I see you need a DSi or Light with 1.4U or under to do the update!!!!!!!!!WTF!!!!!
    I have nether!!!!!!!!!

    So, I guess I need to know,., can I use a plain old NDS "not a light or a DSi" to do the AceKard 2i update??
    What are the chances the AceKard 2i will be 1.4.1U ready???

    Thanks to all the reply.
    I'm so bummed right now.... [​IMG]
     
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    A ds lite will do ya just fine or you could use a dsi that hasn't been updated
     
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    Chances it will be ready for 1.4.1 are highly unlikely, most shops require you to pay extra for that service.

    You can use any DS to update your card except from DSi's updated to 1.4+, and that includes DS Phat and DS Lite.
     
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    Cool, I do have a Phat DS, bought it the day they came out!
    Glad to here it will work. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the good news! [​IMG]
    Now where is a good place to get the AceKard 2i update.?

    THANKS!

    ---EDIT---
    "You can use any DS to update your card except from DSi's updated to 1.4+, and that includes DS Phat and DS Lite."

    Wait that is kinda confusing me, My DS Phat will work right??
     
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    Chances of the Acekard 2i being 1.4.1 ready? Slim to none.
    But you can use ANY DS/DSLite/DSi 1.3 or lower to flash the Acekard 2i.

    All you have to do is download the update file from Acekard.com and copy ONE of the "DSl" or "DSi" version to your MicroSD/HC and run it, preferably through AKAIO.
    There is no real difference between the two, the DSi version flashes the card it is run from and can be used on the DS/DSLite/DSi while the DSl version asks you to swap cards. The DSl version can also be used to 'unbrick' a card, but can only be run from a DS/DS lite.
     
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    Big thanks Twiz...!!!

    I'm very happy again. [​IMG]
    So the DSI is the best in case of a brick.?

    --EDIT--

    I'll do some checking, I need to get my learn on with this AceKard stuff. [​IMG]

    Thanks everyone. [​IMG]

    Just one last thing dose anyone have a step by step on how to do this AceKard update... I'll hate to brick it the first time...
     
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    Well the answer is "yes", there is ALWAYS a chance to brick something when you're updating firmware, but there really isn't any reason to be scared.
    I've updated my AceKard2i probably 20 times without issue (usually to check for the messages to help walk people through it), the DS' firmware itself with FlashMe as well as literally hundreds of PC BIOS updates on my computers, my families computers and school computers in Highschool and haven't had one bad flash that wasn't related to old/dead hardware.

    The only real precautions to take would be to:
    1). Fully charge and then plug the DS into the AC power just in case the battery dies.
    2). Walk away! Remove the temptation and impatience of watching it update.


    As for the step-by-step guide, there is one in the n00b guide by tk_saturn (scroll down to Step 11), but the instructions are simple.
    Just run the NDS file and follow the steps. I think it just involves pressing a certain key combination (like press Y then A) so you don't accidentally run it, but beyond that it's cake.
     
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    Link. Step 11 [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks again!!!

    One last thing, is the AceKard 2i still the best card for the DSi/ DSi XL?
    Oh, and dose the DS Phat have system updates? If so how can I find out what my DS Phat is?
    Thanks!!!!!
     
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    The DS phat/lite don't have any system updates, that's why you can use any of them.

    The best card now is the Supercard DSTwo, but it's like twice the price.

    Incoming copy-paste...

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    • DS / DS Lite
      The card will work on an original (fat) DS or a DS Lite.
    • DSi / DSi XL
      The card will work on a DSi or DSi XL as well.
    • Game Updates
      Firmware updates are what let cards play newer games, these are the life-blood of the card.
    • SDHC
      SDHC refers to SD cards larger than 2GB (gigabytes). If there's no SDHC support, you can only use SD cards up to 2GB.
    • WiFi Update
      The Acekard 2i can update it's cheats (and get minor bug fixes) over WiFi without having to connect to a computer.
    • Clean Mode
      The DSTwo has special features to ignore AP in most games, letting you play them without having to wait for a firmware update first.
    • RTS
      The Real-Time Save (Save State) function lets you save and reload your game progress at any moment you wish.
    • In-Game Guide
      You can pull up text files and images in-game, in order to check a walkthrough or map you downloaded at any time during a game.
    • Slow Motion
      The card lets you slow down the game speed as you wish.
    • In-Game Cheats
      The card lets you create and modify cheats while the game is running.
    • Special Homebrew
      The card has multiple pieces of special homebrew, such as it's own GBA and SNES emulators, as well as text/PDF reader and video player.
    • Battery Life
      Unfortunately the DSTwo's extra CPU and RAM (which give it the special features) eat into the battery life a bit.
     
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    Thank you!

    I'll leave everyone alone now.
    I think I know and have everything I need. [​IMG]
     
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    I got my AceKard 2i a few days ago and now I have a few quick questions if you have time..?

    1st long wait!! about 2 or 3 weeks to get it mailed, but it was 1.4.1U ready. ":) I didn't have to do the ak2ifw_141 update so that was cool:)". PetEgg is ok with me!!4/5.
    My AceKard 2i is running on 1.4.1U with AKAIO.1.8.5 system menu..

    Now I have a few quick questions..?

    1. Can I watch Videos with the AceKard?

    2. Can I play GBA games on the AceKard..?
    2b. I just got a DSI XL, I'm missing the GBA game slot..!!!

    Thanks for your time every one!
    I love my AceKard tho, that DS Two looks hella cool too.

    THANKS!
     
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    Out of luck. [​IMG]
    Nintendo removed compatibility with GBA games with the DSi.
     

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