should i upgrade to M3 Sakura firmware?

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Apr 20, 2009
  1. summer02
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    Newcomer summer02 Advanced Member

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    umm, i recently bought the M3 real flash cart for my ds lite and i was wondering since my friend gave me the firmware (the box came with no disk) should i upgrade to M3 sakura firmware? and is it better then the older firmware for m3 real? ALso, where can i download it so all i have to do is extract and copy the system file into my mirco sd card?

    Thanks alot for your help =D
     
  2. Advi

    Member Advi GBAtemp Maniac

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    it can multi-boot to the original firmware with sakura as well.
     
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    You can download the firmware from this site.

    And yeah, I reckon it's much better than the older firmware.
     
  4. DQ424

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    yeah i'm thinking of doing the same thing. However, I don't know what to do with my old SYSTEM file. Should I just dump it and replace it with the new M3 Sakura SYSTEM file or do I have to do some other formatting things besides just deleting?
     
  5. saxamo

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    Check the Sakura FAQ for info on duel booting. I'm still on touchpod. I dunno why! I still update my games, but I feel like sakura would take up a lot of space. I also run a lot of homebrew and some coding stuff so touchpod's homebrew capability is what i'm interested in.
     
  6. Kingfield

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    Its MUCH better, much more responsive, much better looking, much more compatability....

    The only problem is there are a few pointer cheats which do not work.
     
  7. The Jackal

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    Is that really true, regarding the compatibility for games?
     
  8. Kingfield

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    yeah, the sakura is still being updated still unlike the original firmware.
     
  9. The Jackal

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    The M3-team has officially said they won't support the original firmware anymore?
    There seems to be some bugs for GBA-roms running on Sakura though, regarding savefiles.
     
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    No they're still updating the original and Sakura.
     
  11. Don Killah

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    i was wondering the same, i really don't care for gba game so i might consider switching.
     

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