Emulation Trying to learn the basics of GBA Emulation, recommendations?

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Greetings all!
Starting to read up on gba emulation. I have IPS modded GBA's but have been wanting something with a little bigger screen that retains portability while still allowing me to pull my saves back to the Original Cartridge if I need a smaller package.
Hoping to clarify some things.

1. DS lite, need flash cart to pull off save file, are any better/more reliable than others?
1.5 - need software to pull save file
2. Need device for emulator. Have a Switch, could be nice to play on TV, heard PS Vita looks really good w/ slightly smaller screen and would have to find/buy one. Also A/B and X/O I heard are reversed? Mostly care about upping the screen res appropriately so it doesn't have the same visual issues as DS games on 3DS.
3. Need emulator, mGBA seems to work on both?
4. Need custom firmware for whatever device it is going to be played on. Is this permanent and can it be reversed if I sell it?

(WHY NINTENDO DID YOU NOT PUT GBA COMPATIBILITY IN DSI XL?!)
 

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Greetings all!
Starting to read up on gba emulation. I have IPS modded GBA's but have been wanting something with a little bigger screen that retains portability while still allowing me to pull my saves back to the Original Cartridge if I need a smaller package.
Hoping to clarify some things.

1. DS lite, need flash cart to pull off save file, are any better/more reliable than others?
1.5 - need software to pull save file
2. Need device for emulator. Have a Switch, could be nice to play on TV, heard PS Vita looks really good w/ slightly smaller screen and would have to find/buy one. Also A/B and X/O I heard are reversed? Mostly care about upping the screen res appropriately so it doesn't have the same visual issues as DS games on 3DS.
3. Need emulator, mGBA seems to work on both?
4. Need custom firmware for whatever device it is going to be played on. Is this permanent and can it be reversed if I sell it?

(WHY NINTENDO DID YOU NOT PUT GBA COMPATIBILITY IN DSI XL?!)
Hello. Based on my experience I strongly recommend you to play gba games (via original cartridge or flashcart in the second slot) on DS phat, or even better on DS lite (4 degrees of brightness).
In this case we are not dealing with emulation software (not always reliable and satisfactory), but with original, full gba compatibility.
As a flashcart, the chinese one is also fine, very cheap; in my family we have 2 of these, and never had any problems. Mine is just a suggestion. Look at the photos to judge the result. The gba flashcart (slot 2) is launched via ysmenu from DS flashcart (slot 1).
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What consoles do you have that are jailbroken?
If none, you can emulate using a PC or your phone.
I don't think I have understood correctly. The question is addressed to me or to whom opened this thread?
Are you asking me what console it is and if it is an hacked one? It is a normal DS Lite with a DS flashcart and a gba flashcart inserted. I repeat that these GBA games in pictures are launched via ysmenu (a DS software) with frame/background image.
 

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I don't think I have understood correctly. The question is addressed to me or to whom opened this thread?
Are you asking me what console it is and if it is an hacked one? It is a normal DS Lite with a DS flashcart and a gba flashcart inserted. I repeat that these GBA games in pictures are launched via ysmenu (a DS software) with frame/background image.
Of course I was talking to the guy who opened the thread, since I didn't quote you lol
 
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I don't think I have understood correctly. The question is addressed to me or to whom opened this thread?
Are you asking me what console it is and if it is an hacked one? It is a normal DS Lite with a DS flashcart and a gba flashcart inserted. I repeat that these GBA games in pictures are launched via ysmenu (a DS software) with frame/background image.
it seems like it's directed at OP
Edit: i commented before the guy responded
Edit 2: i meant before his response loaded
 
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