Tool used for flashing DS lite question

Discussion in 'Other Flashing Hardware & Software' started by Harsky, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    My sister is getting a DSlite just so she can play her EZFIV on it. Unfortunately, I just remembered that it won't boot slot 2 carts on it's own unless it has a passcard or I flash it and since I can't be bothered ordering a passcard, I decided to go for the flashing option. Now, I flashed my original DSPhat before and the tool I used was a a mini screwdriver to put into the little hole to flash. Isn't it true that I have to use something different to flash because if it accidently touches any other points, I'm in danger of messing up the DS? Also, is it okay to put flashme.nds on R4DS?
  2. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

    Sep 9, 2006
    Gambia, The
    I ever wondered the same because my Bro has a Lite too... I guess it is right that you need to use a specific tool that ONLY shorts the point you need to rewirte the write protected firmware area. Maybe a thin flat headed screwdriver ?
  3. tomqman

    tomqman This Is Everyone's Fault But Mine.

    Aug 7, 2007
    Isle Of Wight
  4. berlinka

    berlinka You have sustained a lethal injury.

    Jul 31, 2003
    Harderwijk, Netherlands
    I've flashed a couple of DS Lite. The best thing I think is a toothpick wrapped in aluminium foil. Then some scotch tape around it so only the tip has the foil uncovered. It works like a charm, all the time it went to 100% like a bullet.
  5. sanchoquo

    sanchoquo Advanced Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    unfortunately without a passthrough device you wont be able to boot into the flash cartridge to start the firmware update.
  6. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

    Apr 4, 2007
    GBATemp factory.
    I used a paper clip.

    It works just so nice ive flashed mine and my sisters DS 2 times all succes.
  7. TLSpartan

    TLSpartan Kills threads

    Oct 20, 2006
    He is going to be using his R4 to hold the flashme files.

    EDIT- From what I remember it was easy to screw up an installation if you trembled to much on a DSL. Have it plugged into a power supply as well and you will be fine.
  8. sanchoquo

    sanchoquo Advanced Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Apologies, then in that case your R4 will be perfect for holding the Flashme files,
    enjoy [​IMG]