New to the 3ds and need a Flashcart

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Jul 14, 2012
  1. Seratonin
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    Hey guys, I am new to this forum and I am kind of a noob to the whole flash cart scene. I heard the Acekard 2i is where it's at but I would like to get second opinions from you guys. I also heard about the whole bricking situation with some individuals who have a ds.

    Another question, I have a setup folder from my friend for the Acekard 2i because he recommended me it. I am confused on whether or not the root of the R4 is correct (just in case if I decide to go for the Acekard). What should I do?

    Root: - Without parenthesis


    __aio (Folder)
    ak2ifw_update_3ds40_dsi144_onDSi_DSXL_3DS.nds
    ak2ifw_update_3ds40_dsi144_onDSL.nds
    akmenu4.nds
    GAMES (Folder)
    MEDIA (Folder)
    moonshell (Folder)
     


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    The only flash cart that was known to damage a DS was a really old model of the N5.

    Yes, that's the correct setup.

    Take something else into consideration, though. The AK2i has been lax on updates lately (it doesn't run on the last 1-2 3DS updates yet, for example), and it has contact issues. Go with something like the R4i Gold or Supercard DSTwo right now.

    http://gbatemp.net/t290097-which-flash-cart-should-i-get
     
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    Can you send me the correct root list for the R4i Gold? Can you also include a good website to buy it?

    Best regards,
    Seratonin
     
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    Just extract whatever is in the zip folder containing the firmware and kernel( i'm sure you know what they mean) to you microsd. Copy some games and your good to go!
    You could buy one from nds-card.com (gbatemp's official sponser)
    (though the above is a little pricy)
    or
    0shippingzone.com(cheap)
     
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    Should I use Wood R4?
     
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    Just making sure.... you know no flashcart plays 3ds roms right?
     
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    Make sure that the r4i gold is released by r4ids.cn,which is officially supported by WOOD R4.
     
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    Yeah, it's a cartridge that acts like a ds game and it has a microsd slot, it also allows you to use loaders/firmware to play the games, correct? One more question, do I need a dsi or a dsl in order to upgrade the firmware and place it into the 3ds in order for it to work? The reason why I ask is because in the instructions it says the following, "3.You should get a NDSL;"(R4i Gold Instructions).
     
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    If your 3ds can boot up the patch, the updating process can be done on your 3DS. If you have updated your 3ds and you can not enter the menu, you need a NDSL to complete the updating process.Besides, all r4i gold have been pre-flashed to support the latest 3ds system . Attention: make sure your card can support the latest 3ds system or not before updating your 3ds system in the later days.
     
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    The only other DS I have is the phat DS. Will this work? Here is a quote from someone in this forum "The DS phat is identical software-wise to the DS lite. So Just pretend that your DS phat is a DS lite and follow the instructions."
     
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    phat DS is also OK for updating.
     
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    Thank you so much guys, I will give you guys an update when I get my card.
     
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    your wrong only with latest update 4.2.0-9 its not been updated for.
     
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    Should I use R4iGold3DS_V144_Patch_NDSi.nds or R4iGold3DS_V144_Patch_NDSL.nds when updating the card with my phat ds?
     
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    R4iGold3DS_V144_Patch_NDSL.nds, Because you're updating on your phat.
     
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    The root should look like this?


    __rpg
    _DS_MENU.DAT
    changelog.txt
    R4iGold3DS_V144_Patch_NDSL.nds
    readme.txt
     
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    Readme.txt and changelog.txt can be deleted, but yes it looks fine to me. :D
     
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    I found a 16gb Micro SD laying around the house and it's class 4, will this one work fine and will I notice lag?
     
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    That would be impossible to tell, you will only know when you use it
     
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