NDS Lite jailbreaking help

Discussion in 'NDS - ROM Hacking and Translations' started by azula551, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. azula551
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    azula551 Newbie

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    I know I might get quite a hate for this, but help this poor soul maybe ?
    So this happened.
    I was trying to jailbreak my friend's DS lite using a flashcart to play games in it(you know roms and all).
    Now this happened.
    Whenever I try to select a game after a certain scrolling, the DS stops responding.
    The lights are on and running but none of the buttons and the touchscreen responds.
    This was happening when I tried to select Mariokart DS.
    Now, I deleted the Mariokart off his memory card and now, the problem occurs whenever I try to select Pokemon diamond.
    Anyone have any clue about the issue and any way to solve it ?
    Btw, i'm using a R4i-advance flashcart(you know, the red one with a Mario pic on it).
     
  2. Demifiend

    Demifiend The bored one

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    Why don't you try to update the firmware from your R4?, the flashcard should point you a website where you can download a Kernel Update for the flashcard, just download and extract it on the R4 (Replace if necessary).
     
  3. azula551
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    So, this is a firmware issue ?
    Also, the website which the flashcart manufacturer has mentioned(r4i-advance.com)is either down or doesn't exist.
    Is there any way to use any other firmware ?
    Also, this ain't a hardware issue right ?
    I'm a newbie so please bear with me.
    The whole DS jailbreaking scene is something completely vague to me ;-;
     
  4. Demifiend

    Demifiend The bored one

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    Well, for the looks of it, if the page isn't working, try to find a new update from here:
    http://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/

    Find the flashcard, and replace the files, once you do it, i suggest you to re-update (again) with this:
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/retrogamefan-updates-releases.267243/

    If neither of that works, put your page on "Wayback Machine" or websource, in order to obtain a screenshot from an old page, and possibly download something from it.
     
  5. azula551
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    azula551 Newbie

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    To be even more specific, the console freezes when I try to select a game.
    I'm feeling like..........
     
  6. m45t3r

    m45t3r GBAtemp Regular

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    This looks like a bad SD card. Try to format using SD Formatter (just Google it) or even better, replace it with a another one.
     
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    azula551 Newbie

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    Any chance of the flashcart being damaged or the firmware being corrupted ?
    I should've gone for the R4-SDHC.
    Sigh........
     
  8. Hiccup

    Hiccup GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Only if it is poor quality, or you installed bad firmware (not software).