O_O I have the sudden urge to Flash my DS...

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by Nero, Oct 5, 2007.

Oct 5, 2007
  1. Nero
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    Member Nero GBAtemp RPG Maniac

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    For some reason, I have a sudden urge to Flash my DS... [​IMG]

    I know it can protect my DS from getting bricked by certain Homebrew... (I download from the Original site and GBAtemp, and I don't look at the Hentai slideshows [​IMG])

    It bypasses the Health and Safety screens. (People unaware of Flashme will go wtf?)

    and something to do with Download Play. [​IMG]

    Is there a big chance I will brick my DS by Flashing it? I have NEVER had major soldering skills either. [​IMG]

    ~Nero
     
  2. cubin'

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    no way dude not worth it at all
     
  3. nintendofreak

    Member nintendofreak Around. Shoot me a PM.

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    Ive flashed 4 ds'es and never had a brick. It was pretty intense though... I was acctually sweating [​IMG]

    DsLazy has a "crashme" checker (not sure how/if it works!!!) thats suppose to check it...
    http://blog.dev-scene.com/ratx/archives/category/dslazy/
    If you dont feel comfortable doing it i wouldnt do it... Otherwise go for it, its not hard at all!!
     
  4. titoboy666

    Newcomer titoboy666 Advanced Member

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    I flashed 4 DS'es too and not one bricked. To short the pin I use a round toothpick that I cut in half, put some aluminum foil on the end and wrap it in tape (only 1 layer of tape so the toothpick can fit in the hole to short the pin). That way there's a lot less chance to touch the other piece of metal close to the pin you have to short that could brick the ds. Just be sure to have a full charge on your battery and to plug the AC Adapter too. Good luck!
     
  5. jpxdude

    Member jpxdude GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    If you have a slot-1 solution, there seriously is no need to flash. I flashed my DS Phat ages ago, and it's very simple, just gotta follow the instructions properly :-P

    If you're only doing it to 'protect your DS' The chances of getting a homebrew brick now is extremely slim and really isn't worth it.
     
  6. thieves like us

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    in addtion to jpxdude's comments, the only reason that I could justify flashing your ds/ds lite is because you want to dump your own roms.
     
  7. xalphax

    Member xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    i flashed at least 3 ds'

    its done before you know it.

    but unless you need it for a slot2 device its, apart from the recovery function, rather pointless
     
  8. superrob

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    Ive flashed my DSLite 3 times.
    No bricks.
    And i cant get it to turn off!
    Ive tried for fun while in the main menu and i CANT hit the metal [​IMG]
     
  9. DanTheManMS

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    I personally think getting rid of the health and safety warning screen makes it all worth it, but to each his own I guess.
     
  10. JPH

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    Get someone who's done it before and knows what there doing to do it for you.

    There's always a risk...but, heh, it's you're decision.
     
  11. HyoImowano

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    9 DSes flashed here, 7 of which were Lites. Just get a small flat head screwdriver and wrap electrical tape around the tip so only the smallest bit is poking out to short the SL-1. The only hard part is finding the sweet spot that will short it.
     
  12. Scathraax

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    I had no problems flashing my DSPhat.

    I used a toothpick with a nice flat end, wrapped it in a layer of tin foil pulled snug, and taped the foil down.

    Plug in your charger, and boot up Flashme.
    Do what it says, when it says and you'll have no problem. [​IMG]



    Which reminds me, I need to reflash with an updated version sometime soon.
     

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