Okay so I think I did something wrong

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Feb 13, 2013
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    Yeah so first off, please excuse my stupidity. I'm on no sleep right now. I went to www.r4ids.cn for the first time in a moth or so and saw that they put up some new patches. I hastily downloaded the top patch which is
    The new patch for DSi/XL V1.45 is released now! (for DSi/XL V1.45 only)(Jan.23,2013)

    I'm on a 3DSXL and when I ran the patch it took. It told me accepted and everything lulling me into a false sense of security. After rebooting my 3DS, I find that the cart is no longer recognized when being put in the slot. Is there anyway for me to fix this or do I need to get a new cart?
     
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    Looks like the update didn't finish properly.

    You will need a second flash cart and an original DS or a DS Lite in order to unbrick yours (the DSi and 3DS will not work as they killed cart-swapping).
     
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    I think there might be a chance that you can fix it, using a DS or DS light... but I'm not sure at all. I'll let those with more experience let you know for sure.

    Edit: Ninja'd by Rydian :P
     
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    Damn that sucks. What's worse though is the update finished properly once but then I clicked A again by accident and was scared that updating again might cause damage so I shut it down. Really wish I could go back a few minutes in time right now lol.

    No other way without a ds or ds lite hm? Sadly, I might just be better off buying a new cart.
     
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    you broke it by shutting it down after pressing A for the second time, updating again would of caused 0 harm

    you now need another working flashcard to load the update and then flash the r4ids.cn again

    live and learn
     
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    Yeah, lots of people here have bricked a cart by accidentally hitting A a second time and then shutting off. I've had to sit through update processes twice a few times by hitting A by reflex, then needing to wait for it again...
     
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    Thanks for the help guys.

    So now that I have to get a new cart, should I just go for another R4i 3DS or the Supercard DSTwo? I know it's like double the price but is it worth it?
     
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    Well it has quicker firmware updates, and additional features for DS games like a real-time cheat menu and slow-motion and stuff, but if the r4ids.cn cart worked for you (before the update issue), it's cheap enough to get a replacement.
     
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    slightly OT but does anyone know which versions of the 3DS firmware are supported by this update?
    (I know its not 4.5 . I got a rev 8 cart and would like to play sticker star.)
     

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