Quick question on recovering for the bricker

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by Trel, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Trel
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    Trel Advanced Member

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    In this scenario, I already have flashme installed.
    I now get hit with the bricker.

    Do I need to short again to recover?
     
  2. ZAFDeltaForce

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    If the percentage stops, then yes. Otherwise the progress percentage will fill up itself.
     
  3. paul1991

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    I don't think so. You need to short it to write the recovery code. The bricker is not able to write it.

    Dont worry about the bricker. I have activly looked for the bricker and I CANT find it.
     
  4. bfoos

    bfoos GBAtemp Fan

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    I can't find it either. I wanted to do some recovery testing.
     
  5. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    From my understanding, you'd use the failsafe recovery code to boot your homebrew device, where you would run FlashMe.nds again to reinstall it. No shorting necessary.
     
  6. paul1991

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    I wanted to play around with this too. Let us know how it goes.
     
  7. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    I wouldn't mess around with it. There's parts of the firmware that aren't meant to be erased
     
  8. paul1991

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    I just downloaded both the brickers. (Thanks for the link) I havent run any yet, but I have found that they are a harmless way to test Virus Scan programs.
     
  9. bfoos

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    I've run both of them on my flashme v8a DS Lite. They didn't erase anything other than the system settings. No brick, no need to recover.
     
  10. paul1991

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    On the DSlite, there is more protected are than on the Phat. Thats why that happened.
     
  11. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS aka Ricochet Otter

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    Right, the DS Lites protect everything but the user settings underneath the SL-1 contact. Guess I forgot to mention that earlier.
     
  12. golden

    golden What a Digital Dummy!!!

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    Then you are a VERY bad searcher. It is called crashme/trojan dsbrick. By Darkfader. I searched for 36 seconds and found this out.
     
  13. bfoos

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    Well that's no fun. I had to pull my battery while flashing to get a right proper brick. Recovery worked well. I had to encrypt flashme_noauto with r4enc and rename it to _DS_MENU.DAT in order to recover though. The R4 doesn't like to run .nds files when booted with the fail safe.
     
  14. iritegood

    iritegood GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    So you held select during the boot up and the new R4 'firmware' booted up? I didn't know that you could do that, I always assumed that you could only recover with a slot-2. Guess I was wrong.

    Also - to anyone who flashed their lite with v8a_noauto, when I boot up my DS there is a fraction of a second where the screen is static. (it's garbled, seemingly-random pixels). Anyone else have this problem?
     
  15. paul1991

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    Never had that problem. Do you have a phat or lite? A vid would be cool.

    400 POSTS!!!!
     
  16. Trel
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    Well I just learned that you most likely could use R4enc to make a temporary firmware on the R4 for flashing initially. [​IMG]