Nintendo blocks flashcards with DSi firmware 1.4.1

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Nintendo blocks flashcards with DSi firmware 1.4.1
do not update!
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Nintendo has just blocked flashards on the DSi yet again with the release of firmware update 1.4.1 today. However, it does not seem like all flashcards have been affected.

Nintendo's system menu update page says the new firmware provides "behind-the-scenes improvements", but as expected that is really just PR speak for "no more homebrew for you". This is the first incremental update for the DSi in over a year, yet it is not believed there are any new features for the DSi outside of flashcards being blocked.

Several GBAtemp users have updated and tested their flashcards and ended up with a black screen that tells them to turn off the power. The Supercard DSTwo and Acekard 2i are confirmed to be blocked, but resident AKAIO developer and flashcard wizz Normmatt says the EZ-Flash Vi and iSmartDS have not been blocked. We will keep a list of confirmed flashcards.

Thanks to SickPuppy for the original tip-off on the forums about this update.

For now, steer clear of the update if you want to keep using your flashcard!


Nintendo said:
Nintendo DSi Menu Ver 1.4.1U

+ This update provides behind-the-scenes improvements to system performance.

Below is a list of confirmed blocked/unblocked flashcards as reported by GBAtemp members.

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Blocked:

Acekard 2i
Supercard DSTwo
M3i Zero
iPlayer
DSTTi

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Unblocked:

EZ-Flash Vi
iSmart DS
Hyper R4i

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Update: Nintendo has also updated the Wii's firmware to remove homebrew. The firmware is still listed as 4.3, but if you update it will remove all homebrew. So do not update your Wii or DSi for now. It appears Nintendo have launched a two-pronged attack against homebrew on their devices.

NintendoImprovements to Wii Menu 4.3

+ An update that provides behind-the-scenes improvements to Wii Menu 4.3.


 
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I'm pretty sure "behind-the-scenes improvements" means "Fuck your flashcarts!".
 

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Im Going To Update Let's See nintendo

Why Does It Say I Can't Connect To the Server?I Have 3 Bars....Error Code: 034302

Nintendo Dsi Shop Is Going Through Maintainence Huh Sounds Fun
 

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DeltaBurnt said:
It's obvious this was made to block the exploit wintermute made (or added onto if you want to get technical).
? I'm always the last to know about anything XD
 

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So does this mean we should not update? Ill disconnect from my wifi until this is confirmed and tested >_<

Everyone, dont update!
 

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"Behind the scenes".................Come on Nintendo. Almost a full 13 months since your last update and you can't come up with anything new? F*ck you!
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thanks for posting this news! my dsi is nothing without a flash kit and dsi-ware. i'll wait to see how this plays out before trying to run any updates. sadly i have 500 dsi-ware points in the shop right now. lets hope their little shop update doesn't screw up my stored points =P

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