Sky3ds+ showing as an USB drive

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  1. EllioneDHunter
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    For some reason, I have a sky3ds+ and no matter what sd card or pc I use, it's showing as an usb drive.
     
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    uhm... how are you plugging it into your pc?
     
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    With the white usb cable it comes with
     
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    dude, get a microsd adapter. that thing is slow to transfer
    like 100kbps

    also, what should it show up as normally? shouldnt it show up as usb storage so you can transfer games to it?
     
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    I'm not using it to transfer games. I have a gateway as well, I'm not new to flashcards. As far as I know, it shouldn't show as a usb drive when plugged up. It should just be plugged in for updating the firmware. That's what I've been trying to do, but it just shows as a usb drive instead of updating/using the firmware.bin.
     
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    Did you by chance read this?
    http://www.sky3ds.com/sky+.html
     
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    why dont you just transfer the firmware files normally by drag and dropping?

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    he probably didnt.
     
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    I've done that many times. I used multiple sd cards and usb ports. Nothing but the firmware.bin on the card but it does not update or use the bin. All it does is show as a usb device on the pc.
    • Format sd card (64kb, FAT32)
    • place firmware.bin on the SD directly using sd adapter on PC
    • place SD in Sky3ds+
    • plug up sky3ds using the provided usb cable
    • it flashes for a few seconds and stops. But at this point, it's just being read as an USB drive instead of update the card.
     
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    you dont need to do any flashing
    all you need to do is download the files from the sky3ds site, copy them to the microsd card, and thats it

    it should detect the .3ds files on the microsd card when you pop it into your 3ds
     
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    I think I read that you just need to put firmware.bin file on micro sd card in sky3ds+ and insert it in console (no need to connect usb cable), after few seconds it will start led blinking by itself which means it started flashing firmware. Once it is done you should delete firmware.bin file.
     
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    I've done this multiple times and outta nowhere, it's working again. Thanks everyone, for your time and help!
     
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    Thank you though I already stated that I used the supplied cable. Also if you could read from my sig, I'm actually a reseller myself. I just like to be able to say that I use my product as well as sell them. That way, if one of my customers has the same problem down the line, I might be able to better help them.
    I remember that site name, quit bot shilling, plz.
     
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