Restoring old headers for the Acekard 2i

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  1. Lilith Valentine
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    So upon stumbling into this thread, I thought to myself, "I do hate that horse icon." Then I forgot about because life got busy. While I was drinking and screwing around, I was like, "I do really hate that horse icon! I wonder if I can change that?" So with a little digging, I came up with a web archive of the old firmware files. That's when I discovered running the Acekard 2i through NTR Launcher actually allows me to run the Acekard 2i updater and change the icon.
    So that's just what I did (ง⌐□ل͜□)ง
    HNI_0065.JPG HNI_0066.JPG HNI_0068.JPG
    So there's really not much required to accomplish this. You need a hacked 3DS with NTR Launcher installed in order to launch the "dsi" updater. You can also use any older method; DS Lite/Phat or DSi(XL) v1.4.4 or below.
    What can you get out of this?

    [​IMG] Danny Phantom - Urban Jungle (DSi v1.4.0)
    Shows up as ak2i.png Acekard 2i icon
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    [​IMG] Alex Rider: Stormbreaker (DSi v1.4.1)
    Shows up as ak2i.png Acekard 2i icon
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    [​IMG] Atama de Do! Koten Kotenko DORASU (3DS v1.0.0-0)
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    [​IMG] Chessmaster - The Art of Learning (DSi v1.4.2 & 3DS 2.0.0-2)
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    [​IMG] Hello Kitty no Panda Sport Stadium DORASU (DSi v1.4.3 & 3DS 2.1.0-3/2.1.0-4)
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    [​IMG] Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian (3DS 3.0.0-6)
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    [​IMG] Deep Labyrinth - Digital Bros (DSi v1.4.4 & 3DS 4.0.0-7/4.1.0-8)
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    Mega: Mirror
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    [​IMG] Rafa Nadal Tennis (3DS 4.2.0-9)
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    Mega: Mirror
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    [​IMG] Pippa Funnell (3DS 4.3.0-10)
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    Theme made by BRKUN and used in the screenshots
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  2. Adeka

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    This is good, my acekard uses the basic icon so iv'e wanted to change it to something else since the ban wave

    Hopefully someone has the Alex Rider Stormbreaker one so it can match my dstwo
     
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    Any chance this can be done with other cards? Or with a custom icon?
     
  4. Lilith Valentine
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    In theory, so long the card's NAND is can be re-flashed, then it should be doable.
    I only tested this with the Acekard 2i because I really hated that pony.
    I have an older R4i Gold that I could test out.
     
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    What an ugly horse, so cool that you made this. Any chance for a SuperCard DSOne to get a fancy header? I don't know if it is reflashable (don't think so?).
     
  6. Lilith Valentine
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    I have a DSOnei and I could try to work with it. But the backup battery is dying, so I am most likely going to replace that before trying anything
     
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    hell yea! great work as always @Lilith Valentine

    launching through ntr is worth it if I can use the ak2i icon.
     
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    oh hey btw, witch nds file do I use? the dsl one or dsi one?

    @Lilith Valentine So it looks like the ak2 one will launch fine on its own after all.
     
  9. Lilith Valentine
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    I forgot to add that little note. You launch the "dsi" updater.

    The Ak2i icon actually launches on your system?
     
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    Hoy, OP, where'd you get that theme? Care to share it?

    Sent from my SM-T280 using Tapatalk
     
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  12. Lilith Valentine
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    Luma 8 can run any non-autobooting card with a valid icon... and some more like the DSOne!
     
  14. Lilith Valentine
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    Tested, gave me Ak2i icon. Thanks for the effort though! ^_^
    Huh, more testing is needed on my end. Thanks for informing me! ^_^
     
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    Sweet. the pony has been getting on my nerves for ages.
     
  16. HamBone41801

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    yes ma'am it does. no idea why. just a N3DSXL with luma 8.1
     
  17. Lilith Valentine
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    Apparently it works just fine on Luma3DS. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    I did all my testing on a private CFW, so my results can vary from the general public.
     
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    Superb. I'll definitely be doing this when I get home. I've always wanted the AK2i icon because that's what the card is, and the horse looks incredibly stupid. To me, that's better than changing the icon to any other random game!

    @Lilith Valentine Can confirm the AK2i icon works great with Luma 8.1. Thanks so much for this. Its a small cosmetic change that totally makes a huge difference.

    Side note: Since we just technically "downgraded" the card, is anyone aware of any potential drawbacks? For example, are there any later games that are now incompatible with the card?
     
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    This makes me SALTy.
     
  20. Lilith Valentine
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