My Supercard Dstwo Plus is bricked from interrupted flash is there any hope?

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  1. Krongar
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    Krongar Newbie

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    I was flashing it when someone came in and picked up the console and unpluged it and must have removed the battery when I came back from the bath room it was off and not working.
    Is there any way to fix it?
    I read through some posts that there was a way to do it using a regular flashcart and a file which I can't remember the name of but the download links were dead.
    Please help.
    Thank you
     
  2. TurdPooCharger

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    This story does not make sense. Did this event occur at home, your workplace, or at a friend's house when your flashcart bricked? Do you have a terrible family member, shitty friend, or hostile coworker that has something against you? Was your battery cover already removed when you went to do your #1/#2 business? Do you need to find whoever did this and return the favor of putting this person at the hospital and pulling their life support system?

    Were you trying to flash your DSTWO Plus flashcart with NTRboot, despite this model not being official supported or not listed in https://3ds.hacks.guide/ntrboot?
    Did you mistaken the DSTWO Plus for the DSTT?
     
  3. goldensun87

    goldensun87 GBAtemp Regular

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    However your brick happened, I would say let it go. The Supercard's dedicated CPU drains more battery power for GBA emulation. I recommend getting the best DS Flash card that can flash NTRBootHax, and buying a GBA Flash card for playing GBA ROMs on a GBA console.
     
  4. pthfdr

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    Well, I use a 3DS so there is no need for GBA emulation, but I like the feature that you can freely edit the RAM to "debug" the game (instead of a preloaded cheat file), save states (that actually works) and to reset the cartridge without exiting/rebooting.
    Of course, I hate the menu.
     
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  5. Lilith Valentine

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    What? What were you flashing? What happened? Your story makes no sense.
     
  6. pthfdr

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    I was talking about him saying SuperCard is a bad DS flashcart as he said "However your brick happened, I would say let it go."
     
  7. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ definitely not Lilith

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    I am asking the OP because I am not sure what he was flashing. The DSTWO can be flashed internally, but there hasn't been a firmware update in forever and it only takes like 10 second for the cart to update. The DSTWO also can't be flashed to use NTRBoot, thus that shouldn't be something they weren't using to install NTRBoot. I am extremely confused by the background of what caused the cart to brick.
     
  8. Mikemk

    Mikemk GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    The battery may drain during GBA/SNES emulation, but (as of a few years ago) it's the second best battery life for DS roms. It's actually better than an official cartridge if not using the internal CPU. The best is Acekard 2i, which had been discontinued at the time of the test. IDK how the new AK2i or more recently released carts compare.
     
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  9. Redhorse

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    Another downfall to the SC DS2 card (I still have two) I have owned them for more than 10 years now as well as the sc DS1 i mini; I used the DS2 daily until the cfw unlocked the DS1i mini. the DS2 will drain the 3ds battery, while in sleep mode even if the card in simply plugged in the slot but nothing is open (on screen), no game running or UI active. Though I don't recall it [passively draining] years ago on the DSi XL a dozen updates back (on either Nin and SC teams part)

    note I speak of the original DS2 NOT the new plus model
     
  10. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ definitely not Lilith

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    It also drains the battery if the cart is left in the system on the homescreen. The cart's CPU keeps running at full when not in DS-Mode and that cuts the battery life nearly in half.
     
  11. Mikemk

    Mikemk GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    A common misconception. Was fixed years ago with the release of the + variant. (Which is the same price)
     
  12. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ definitely not Lilith

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    This isn't a "misconception," this is a fact related to the original DSTWO cart. The DSTWO+ may have fixed this hardware flaw, but that doesn't apply to any Non-plus versions of the carts.
    Additionally, the DSTWO+ actually cost more than the DSTWO in most online shops. That being said, I still have no idea what the OP's issue really is and thus I can't help them until they actually clearly their issue.
     
  13. FrostYWeen

    FrostYWeen Newbie

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    Mine was the dstwo Plus
    I read somewhere that I could use an r4 to fix it somehow but the utility is not to be found anymore.
    I forgot what it is even called.
    The link was there in July but it was not working then, I was hoping that maybe someone has a working link or a backup or some kind of instructions. I really want to experience SNES and GBA hardware emulation on the 3Ds.
     
  14. AWal

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    Strange: I do know what tool you are referring to. The file name is "dstwo_load_NDSL.nds" and from what I can tell the download link from SuperCard themselves actually still works: http://down.supercard.sc/download/dstwo/tools/dstwo_load_NDSL.nds

    You'll need to run that on another device in either an original DS or DS Lite handheld, then remove said device and insert your dstwo without any microSD card insterted.

    If it is sucessfull, you should have a DStwo in a recovery mode of sorts that will take a firmware file. You can then prep insert a microSD card with your choice of "dstwoupdate.dat" firmware and EOS files, then press B to start the recovery process.

    The last device I tried this with was killing the device the moment I inserted it into the console, so I couldn't do anything with it, but if it's a software brick like you explained, you might have hope.
     
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