1. proflayton123

    proflayton123 Sakura思い
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    May flashcarts forever be, a clone of a clone, of clone
     
  2. Joom

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    The font used on the front sticker is the main tell. The "a" has a small gap at the bottom. This gap doesn't exist in the font used for legitimate cartridges. The clones from nds-card should be fine though since you obviously don't have to flash a firmware to update it.
     
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  3. Snooli

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    Well, you are actually flashing an upgrade of sorts to it.
    BTW no wonder they are clones, the AK team is dead for some time.
     
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    I mean, hopefully said clones work with the upcoming ntrboothax


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  5. Normmatt

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    On all my official ones it has that small gap too...

    But yeah I haven't seen that particular model... would be nice to get a nand dump from it via decrypt9/godmode9.
     
  6. stl25

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    Got mine (AK2i) from nds-card.com. Here are the PCB/Shell pics. Quick note I was able to flash the firmware to the latest bootloader (Pipa Funnel) without error. The card did come with the latest bootloader, but I reflashed it anyway. Not sure if it is a clone or not. Works fine for AKAIO 1.9.0. HWID 81
     

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    Same here man, all of what you mentioned :o

    I got mine 2 days go ^^
     
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    Really? I saw a side by side comparison of the card available from nds-card and a supposed official one and the post claimed that the "a" on legitimate cartridges was closed. Oh well. Another tell, I'm guessing, is that legitimate cartridges never claimed to be 3DS compatible on the cartridge itself as well. Also, I made a dump if you want it.
     
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    Guess I'm lucky then. I found a seller with an original acekard 2i and I can get it for, I guess 15 in dollars.
    Thanks for telling me the description, Joom. Now I know it's not a fake
     
  10. zoogie

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    Heh, at 4:24 you can see the magnet used on the new2ds for the lid sensor

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  11. Razor83

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    Has anyone checked if the DSi bootrom could potentially be exploited in a similar way?
     
  12. RedBlueGreen

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    It could be possible if the bootrom has been dumped and decrypted.
     
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    Can we be even be sure that it will be released anytime soon?

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  15. Yepi69

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    Yes, it will be released when its released.
     
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    The question I have is wether this falls in the category : only released when Nintendo stops the 3ds support.

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    It falls in the category of "released when it's ready to be released", no sooner, no later.
     
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  18. TheKawaiiDesu

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    While we can't say for sure, probably much, much sooner. The devs have pretty much no reason to keep it for themselves until the 3DS' end of life, as it's impossible to patch (unlike kernel exploits). As far as we know, the only reason they haven't released this yet is because they want it to be compatible with as much flashcarts as possible.
     
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  19. EliteGamer105

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    True. I have 2 DS flashcarts I used to use a while ago for playing online with myself on a custom server called "AltWFC" that allows hacking (seems a bit silly, but that's because it's like a ghost town unlike Wiimmfi) unlike Wiimmfi where rules are placed against online cheating/hacking. 1 flashcard I know for sure is a R4i SDHC 3DS RTS or whatever, and I think the other one is a R4i gold. Either way, I hope either of these flashcarts will eventually be supported in the future. Sorry if this is TLDR to anyone. I tend to spill too much unrelated information while typing... ._.
     
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    The rom is obviously not encrypted, the CPU needs the reset vector to point to a valid instruction...
     
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