[Question] Flashcards on 3DS firmware

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Kubas_inko, May 18, 2017.

  1. Kubas_inko
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    Maybe simple question, but I don't get it. Why some flashcards (I am talking about any flashcard) don't work on some 3DS firmware? I don't understand, why it shouldn't work, if it is running in DS mode. What is blocking it? I hope someone can explain it to me. Thanks.
     
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    TWL_FIRM on the 3ds is what controls DS mode, and it can block any cart
     
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    Well, that told me nothing. What is TWL_FIRM and how does it work?
     
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    When you boot into a DS/DSi game, the TWL_FIRM takes control. It's like a DSi crammed into a 3DS
     
  5. Kubas_inko
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    And twl_firm is hardware or software?