Time bomb?

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  1. ikorodu
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    ikorodu Newbie

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    i have just got this cart

    http://www.nds-card.com/ProShow.asp?ProID=490

    And also just seen the term time bomb used on here for the first time.

    Will my new cart stop working after a year?

    Is there a list of carts with time bombs anywhere?
     
  2. proflayton123

    proflayton123 Undeclared Shitposter 2.1

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    This cart is not a time bomb no, things like R4 Dual Core are known TIME bomba
     
  3. Sleet

    Sleet GBAtemp Fan

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    Newer cards labeled r4isdhc.com will not boot with their current kernel if your DS/3DS date is past 2019. They won't permanently stop working though, you can change the date or use YSmenu to get around it.
     
  4. BARNWEY

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    I also recently found out that there's a modified r4i-sdhc.com kernel that works on these cards. However, it won't boot games such as Pokemon Black(2) or White (2). So, there's really no advantage to use it over YSMenu (unless you really like the way that kernel looks).
     
  5. Yepi69

    Yepi69 Vivid and busy gamer

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    I'm curious as to why they would implement such a thing.
     
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    how_do_i_do_that Blue Wizard is about to die.

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    It is all about money. It will make people who don't know about the trap to think that the flashcart has failed and for you to consider buying a new flashcart, preferably theirs again. That way you continually pay them. There is enough people who are oblivious of this trap to continually pay for a new flashcart from them to keep them in business for several years.
     
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  7. Yepi69

    Yepi69 Vivid and busy gamer

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    AFAIK there were companies who did that to a few of their products in order to keep people buying.
     
  8. Sleet

    Sleet GBAtemp Fan

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    If you mean midkid's patch, strangely I couldn't boot anything when I tried it.
     
  9. BARNWEY

    BARNWEY Legen-wait for it-dary

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    It's kind of iffy. I still prefer to use YSMENU though...
     
  10. ikorodu
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    So I set my date to 2020 and get the time bomb error.

    I have downloaded ysmenu which I can boot by running it as if it was a game from the default kernel. How do I get it boot directly to ysmenu? Is it just a case of renaming files?
     
  11. BARNWEY

    BARNWEY Legen-wait for it-dary

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    Copy the .dat file in this zip file to the root of your sd
     

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  12. ikorodu
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    Thanks! I'll give it a try.