R4 with FlashME

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  1. Gamefrk
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    Download play works great with my R4 (1.11). I want to install the FlashME firmware just to get rid of the bootup warning screen (no other reasons). I don't want to find out later that the game that was working with download play isn't working anymore. Will installing FlashME affect any download play compatibility? And do any of you advise agains't getting this FlashME update just to get rid of the annoying health warning? Thank you!
     
  2. lowbelly

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    if there's any adverse effects, flashme is very easy to reverse.
     
  3. Gamefrk
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    Ok, that sounds good... I plan to just drag the flashme.nds over and run it from the R4. Anybody advise agains't this? Cause all that toothpick with foil at the tip, and run from slot 2 seems like a LOT OF WORK.
     
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    DON'T DO IT!!! THAT WARNING SCREEN IS JUST 2 SEC!!!!! AND R4 SKIPS IT AUTOMATICALLY, TOO!!!!!!
     
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    NO IT DOESN'T, IT SKIPS THE BOAT SLOT LOADER!

    and don't use caps (when he can i can do it too [​IMG] )
     
  6. Gamefrk
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    I see what you're saying, the health screen appears 2 secs, then the R4 (i think) gets out automatically without having to touch screen.

    I've decided agains't the update... I have an EZ 3 in 1, and if I update it, I think it's gonna boot my slot 2 everytime I power on my DSL. F that!

    And if I get the no autoboot flashme, there's only the stealth version which makes it useless for my needs since it keeps the health screen.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    There's a version that boots from the slot-1 first and then the slot-2. Mine does this -- FlashMe'd w/R4 & EZ 3-in-1.
     
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    And is this the stealth version that keeps the health screen? Or is there a no autoboot and non stealth flashME available?

    EDIT: Well dumb F***in me! I should have looked at the GBATemp guide, they do have one. the FlashME website doesn't have it.
     
  9. Jeda

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    Hmm I don't want to tell you what to do with your DS, but even ignoring the risks of messing it up.... How long does it take to flash?!? Divide that by two second to get the number of times you need to start your DS before you are saving time.
     
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    I have a non-autoboot non-stealth version installed on my DS, why do you think it doesn't exist?
     
  11. leetdude_007

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    Never really needed to flash mine. I thought of it, but that was before that onslaught of slot-1 carts around the holidays 2006.
     
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    some hardware's RAM can be protected with the using of flashme, recommended, and i ordered mine at digimartz.com for testing, confirmed the result. good choice.
     
  13. shinji257

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    I had someone flash one of my DS units with the no-autoboot flashme v8a. It was done to test to see if download play gets better or worse (which it doesn't either way) and to try and create backups of my nds carts. Now it is pretty much needed now that there is a utility that will allow that without needing to modify your ds.
     
  14. DSGRIM

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    i like flashme. I have a ds and a lite along with an R4 and a Supercard so its a great thing to have on my old DS.
     
  15. superrob

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    Well theres no need for flashing at all.
    The R4 allready have 100% download play.
    But the part with the force start that secures the DS from malware is the reason why i did install Flashme v8 No-autoboot [​IMG]
     
  16. coolbho3000

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    Yes. Flashme was worth it for me because it prevents any malicious code from bricking my DS. [​IMG]

    Besides, I need it to boot to my Supercard SD. I know my R4 has a built in nopass feature, but I can't access it without the MicroSD card inserted. I use the same MicroSD for my Supercard and R4, and it can't be in both devices at the same time.
     
  17. superrob

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    Well coolbho3000 if the R4 and the Supercart is intertet in the same time you are loosing more power [​IMG]
     
  18. shinji257

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    Not necessarily as the power usage goes up and down. Watch the battery light when it gets low on power. It will flick from red to green and go between each other for a little before staying red. Usually when it is saving data to the card.

    Using FlashME has 2 features and only 2 that are considered remotely useful
    1) Protection against bricking. The unit has a failsafe that allows you to boot the system enough to run the flashme application and restore the flash.
    2) Being able to boot slot-2 into nds mode.

    Note that being able to create your own backups is no longer one of the reasons since a utility has been released that allows you to do that on an unmodified unit.