Just got my G6 Lite and have a couple of questions

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by Lynx The Dark, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Lynx The Dark
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    I don't have a DS yet, I'll be getting one in a few days.

    - Can I use the U-Disk Manager and burner to flash my old F2A? If so do I just put a normal bin Pogoshell file on it and just flash that?
    - If I put some GBA games on my G6 now and run it on my GBA is it going to work fine or is there a risk of some system files messing up so I end up not being able to use it with my DS later when I get it?
    - What about updating the G6 Loader, can I update it now using my GBA or should I wait till I get my DS in a day or two?
    - And fially, what happens if the G6 gets corrupted, will a simple format fix it? I know it can get corrupted if you don't use the Safely Remove hardware feature to remove it from your comp, but all flash drives are like that and usually a format fixes the problem, I just want to make sure it's the same for the G6 Lite as well.

    To be honest I'd rather not mess with the G6 now causeI have to replace the cover to fit in the GBA SP, I tested it on my comp, seems to be working fine, well it showed up in my computer and it had stuff on it so I guess it's fine.
     
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    I have an old Flash Advance card and tried to use the USB burner with it that came with my G6L but it does not work. As to your other question, It may be best if you wait as the screws strip pretty easily (well, it is not the screws but the plastic that they are screwing into) but it "should" work in a GBA but I have not tried it. [​IMG]
     
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    To answer one of your questions, I have used my g6 lite in my GBA SP with no problems. And you can update the firmware in your GBA also since firmware updates are done in GBA mode.
     
  4. Lynx The Dark
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    I won't mess with the G6 now, but there's one other thing I don't understand, what exactly am I updating? Just the program or the DS/GBA Firmware by doing this:


    What happens if your accidentaly turn your DS off, I mean of course I won't do it lol, but still I want to know what's the worse that could happen and if/how it can be fixed.
     
  5. thaimonkey

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    Just don't turn it off man.
     
  6. Lynx The Dark
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    lol dude I know, I just wanna know what I'm actually doing by updating that and what would happen if the DS gets turned off during that process.
     
  7. pelago

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    I expect your G6 wouldn't work any more.
     
  8. natkoden

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    Just format the card :S
     
  9. tama_mog

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    you are updating the firmware of the g6, which some people call the loader.
     
  10. Lynx The Dark
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    Thanks everyone, now just one more thing I forgot to ask, when updating the Firmware of the G6 should I have the Passcard inserted or not? I mean if I don't it goes to GBA Mod automatically right, so should I just update it like that?
    I actually don't even know how you get to GBA Mod since I don't have a DS yet lol, but that's no biggie I'll figure it out first thing I get my DS.
     
  11. tama_mog

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    yes you enter gba mode automatically and you can only update in gba mode on g6.
     
  12. kobewan

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    Actually, I'm pretty sure that nothing major would happen. You would not be able to get into the main menu of the G6 and/or if you do nothing would work properly (garbled images and text etc.). However, its simple to fix: just load the updated to your card and upddate like normal. Update properly this time, and no problems.

    I can't guarantee this, but I have an M3 and I purposefully turned it off in the middle of a FW update and thats what happened to me. Just power back on and it will give you the same 'update detected' message.
     
  13. ugly_rose

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    ^ Yeah and if it doesn't boot; connect the flash cart to the USB Burner and run the maintenance tool from your computer to format the G6.

    By the way, you can update the loader without removing the passcard. Just press "y" to enter gba mode when you reach the main G6 screen (touch pod).