New DSL won't flash

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by pesprowl, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. pesprowl
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    pesprowl Newbie

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    I have been using Acekard2 and/or R4DS to replace firmware on DSL. This, of course, requires running the appropriate installer and shorting the SL1 contacts. My recently purchased NDSL runs the installer, but the progress indicator stays at 000% while shorting SL1. I tried an older unit( purchased Nov 2009) and it works fine. I tried a friends new unit, with no luck. Are the newer units secured, or is an alternate write enable method required?

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  2. Matthew

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    I doubt there are any new security measures, this is weird. Also, why DO you want to flash your DS, its one of the biggest causes of bricking it.
     
  3. pesprowl
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    pesprowl Newbie

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    I intend to send it to a friend who is institutionalized. He is allowed games, but pictochat has to go. replacement firmware with no picto is allowable.
     
  4. retiredjerk

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    wow a prison checks for pictochat? crazy..lol
     
  5. pesprowl
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    A mental institution, actually. My friends and I have a suite.
     
  6. tk_saturn

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    That's not something I would go round telling people lol.
     
  7. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

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    Why does Pictochat have to go? It's not like it can cause any harm...
     
  8. Vulpes Abnocto

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    If you wanted to organize a riot, an escape, a drug deal, or any number of activities in a small place, pictochat would be a useful tool.
     
  9. dnniwa485

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    well, i heard that some DSL have some kind of new coating that guard the SL1 against shorting, so you might need to cleaned up that first.