R4 + ez flash 3 in 1 expansion combo question!

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  1. shred6waves
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    hey, i have rudolphs booting tool 1.9 on my ds and i used NOR mode to get a game flashed onto my ezflash 3 in 1 expansion.

    the problem is, i dont want any games on there.... how do i delete a game off of it so there is no game flashed to the expansion pack?
     
  2. madlobster

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    Why? There's really no point to that.
     
  3. shred6waves
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    because i beat the game that i wanted on there and there is no other game i want on it right now, and i dont want to leave that game on my expansion pack, i want it cleared out
     
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    Google "Dummy File Maker"

    Make a 32MB "Dummy File" (Filled with 00)

    Flash that to your NOR.

    EDIT: Scratch that, I made the dummy file for you:

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/mcy1vw

    To do it yourself:

    Code:
    time dd if=/dev/zero of=dummy.gba bs=33554432 count=1
     
  5. shred6waves
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    thanks, that gets it blank, so thats good.

    but is that how it is when it comes in the original package? i mean, when you get the expansion pack brand new is there is it a dummy file or is it just empty?
     
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    Another way i've found is just let it start erasing the NOR by loading a new rom, then just as it gets towards 99% turn off power, there won't be anything to load then.
     
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    Won't that damage the battery or EZ Flash V 3-in-1?
     
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    i agree with madlobster, there's no point really... i understand if you're trying to sell it, otherwise, there really isn't a problem....
     
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    thank you all! one more question:

    the game that i had on there was sonic advance 3, and i beat it but i didnt really care about the save so i flashed the dummy thing over it.

    but, just for harder future games, is there a way to back up the sav file from the flashed cartridge? i couldnt find the sav file for sonic advance 3 before i over wrote it.

    and what is so bad about PSRAM mode?
     
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    This is one of the most pointless threads I have read in ages.
    WHY would you want to do this?

    Can you please tell us the reason? I am very curious.
     
  11. shred6waves
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    i like loading games through PSRAM, but thats because i dont quite understand the NOR saving/backing up process. once i figure that out i might go back to using NOR, but for now PSRAM is good... so i wanted to clear the NOR memory till i find out how to use it.
     
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    It works the same as the PSRAM.
     
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    It works the same as the PSRAM.

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    could you explain how? i beat sonic advance 3 in NOR and i couldnt find the sav file.

    of course, it was only sonic advance 3 so i didnt care that much, but im more worried about games like zelda and castlevania.

    how do i get the sav file?
     
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    could you explain how? i beat sonic advance 3 in NOR and i couldnt find the sav file.

    of course, it was only sonic advance 3 so i didnt care that much, but im more worried about games like zelda and castlevania.

    how do i get the sav file?

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    Load another game into the NOR and it writes the sav file to the save directory.
     
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    Actually, that just erases the correct amount to flash the next ROM, so if you had a 256Mb Rom on your 3 in 1 and Turned off at 99% when flashing, say a 128Mb ROM, there would still be half the old ROM left.
     
  16. MaNsiu58

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    Hello people. I juz got my EZ Flash 3 in 1. Got a question here. Must we create the folder GBA, Can we create other names instead?
     
  17. Urza

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    It has to be GBA.