[Release]ARDS Firmware Tool -Improved NTRBoot for ARDS(EZ/ME/i), flash your own FIRMs and more!

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by RattletraPM, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Plstic

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    I would give wine a shot, it's been running a lot more stuff great lately.
     
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    Then it might do that because the firmware file is too big (keep in mind that official ARDS firmwares never go over 214kb, while ARDSi ones are around 125kb). I was able to flash GM9 to my ARDS ME, but it could be different for an ARDSi, and if that's the case then there's not much we can do.

    Also, afaik the only way to get a precompiled Luma3DS nightly build at the moment is to download it from here: https://astronautlevel2.github.io/Luma3DS/
     
  3. lone_wolf323

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    I had used a ARDSi which was the black one with a sd slot. The only thing was the getting of the sleep mode to launch was a bit awkward. But once that loaded up everything worked great to get it flashed.
     
  4. Beerus

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    you could use winehq to run the program
     
  5. Hundredears

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    I see, that could be case then since the size is 420kb.

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    So it said booted from SD via B9s. Edit: doing the ntrboot button combo using magnet then pressing select to luma setting gave me that line "booted from SD via b9s".
     
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    I will give it a try with Wine. Hopefully they got usb working...I barely ever use Wine
     
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    That's exactly what I'm doing. It recognizes it as a firmware file just fine, but says there's not enough space.
     
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    Try to flash the official 1.25.14 firmware then ( http://uk.codejunkies.com/support/article.aspx?article_id=433 )
    If that works, append some padding (or random data) to the firmware file, fix the CRC and try to flash it again (don't let the file go over 124kb in size, tho).
     
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  9. Hundredears

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    It didn't say "Booted from B9S (ntrboot)", but it said "booted from SD via B9s" using the nightlies with the key combos n then select. What does this mean?
     
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    That it didn't work and your ARDSi model is most likely incompatible.
     
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    Anyone know if this will ever be compatible with an m3ds real flash card?
     
  12. Soulsilve2010

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    Does this not work with Action Replay DSi without sd card?The firm flashed onto it successfully but won't boot.I'm sure it works becasue when im on home menu the icon for the AR is a white square.
     
  13. CRTdrone

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    Same here. Black label, no SD slot. I thought maybe my card was bad, I restored it and tried it on a DS lite just to make sure and it works fine.
     
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    The firmware generation for ARDSi is based on the official update on Datel's site, which they say is for the MicroSD variant. It should, in theory, work for other models too, but your mileage may vary. If you want, try al3x_10m's way of installing ntrboot to it, but if this one didn't work then there's a great chanche that his one won't too (both do the exact same thing but mine uses an external firmware firmware, while his own edits DSi Code Manager's recovery firmware)
     
  15. JFlare

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    wait I have a dsi action replay, so can I actually use it for ntrboothax?
     
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    Yes, but keep in mind that unlike ARDS/EZ/ME models (who are always compatible), ARDSi compatibility is pretty much hit or miss. If you're like me and your ARDS has been sitting in a corner collecting dust, I'd say give it a shot - you can always restore it if it doesn't work.
     
  17. Eix

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    ive got an ar dsi with no sd or usb slot
    how would I go about that?
     
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    You need a USB cable to install NTRBoot or flash firmwares to an AR.
     
  19. JFlare

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    "You need a USB cable to install NTRBoot or flash firmwares to an AR."

    Thanks, but I just realized I can't find my wire to connect it to the computer D:
     
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  20. BooDaRippa

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    So if I understand the GitHub properly, to restore an ARDS from ntrboot to stock requires booting a stock ARDS then swapping devices to update with Code Manager?