Update to Firmware 1.20 from Beta 1.19 Error

Discussion in 'Supercard' started by Dr Zoidberg, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Dr Zoidberg
    OP

    Dr Zoidberg Member

    Newcomer
    30
    3
    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    I do not have a 3DS, only DSL. I like to keep the firmware up to date for when I do get a 3DS. Today I tried to update from firmware beta 1.19 to 1.20 and it gave an error. Now the DS will not recognize the DSTwo at all. I have tried to do the fix for 1.08 to 1.09 using my CycloDS, but every time it tells me to enter the DSTwo and press B, it restarts the DS automatically. Does anyone know how I can fix this, or am I bricked for good?

    Thanks!
     


  2. Dr Zoidberg
    OP

    Dr Zoidberg Member

    Newcomer
    30
    3
    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    No one?
     
  3. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Member
    8,076
    1,932
    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    no idea why it restarting
     
  4. Dr Zoidberg
    OP

    Dr Zoidberg Member

    Newcomer
    30
    3
    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    I have seen other people saying that the DS restarts once the DSTWO is inserted. Nothing I can do changes that.
     
  5. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Member
    8,076
    1,932
    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    you ar emaking sure there is no microSD in the DSTwo?
     
  6. Dr Zoidberg
    OP

    Dr Zoidberg Member

    Newcomer
    30
    3
    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    I have tried it both ways. I can try again when I get home from work, but hasn't worked yet.
     
  7. Dr Zoidberg
    OP

    Dr Zoidberg Member

    Newcomer
    30
    3
    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    Should this even work since it was an issue with firmware 1.08 and I am on firmware 1.19 beta? I didnt even know there was a beta. Could that be the issue?
     
  8. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Member
    8,076
    1,932
    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self

    all teh firmwares are beta
     
  9. Dr Zoidberg
    OP

    Dr Zoidberg Member

    Newcomer
    30
    3
    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    That makes sense.
     
  10. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Member
    8,076
    1,932
    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self

    i believe its a legal loophole
    like alot of game on facebook are branded beta, so you cant complain if they go wrong lol
     
  11. Dr Zoidberg
    OP

    Dr Zoidberg Member

    Newcomer
    30
    3
    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    Any other idea if the ds still restarts when I enter the DSTwo without the microsd?
     
  12. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Member
    8,076
    1,932
    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self

    no idea

    a DS Phat or Lite shouldn't restart when a card is removed
     
  13. Dr Zoidberg
    OP

    Dr Zoidberg Member

    Newcomer
    30
    3
    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    Not removed, but inserted.
     
  14. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Member
    8,076
    1,932
    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self

    still strange, nothing should trigger a restart

    only thing i can think of is that the DSTwo with a microSD is sending the signal to restart it when the CPU boots so it rechcecks the card slot
     
  15. Dr Zoidberg
    OP

    Dr Zoidberg Member

    Newcomer
    30
    3
    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    I will test again tonight, I also have a second DSL I can test with. I hope this works, I do not want to buy a new DSTwo.
     
  16. Dr Zoidberg
    OP

    Dr Zoidberg Member

    Newcomer
    30
    3
    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    It was a no go. My DSL and my wife's continually rebooted every time the DSTwo was inserted. There was one time that it did allow it in, but pressing B did nothing. I even pressed it and waited for 5-6 minutes in case it was working and nothing was showing. Looks like it is time for a new DSTwo. Any suggestions on a good shop in the US? I may go with RHS.
     
  17. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Member
    8,076
    1,932
    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    most strange, contact the DSTwo team and see if they can inform you any better
     
  18. Dr Zoidberg
    OP

    Dr Zoidberg Member

    Newcomer
    30
    3
    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    I have posted to their forum at link. Thanks Pong.
     
  19. Aeter

    Aeter A walking contradiction

    Member
    937
    151
    Apr 1, 2009
    Netherlands
    The lands of nether
    I think he ment contact the actual team through email.
     
  20. Dr Zoidberg
    OP

    Dr Zoidberg Member

    Newcomer
    30
    3
    Jul 31, 2009
    United States
    I may do that. I found the below information on their forum that may help. I have to wait until this evening to test.

    I recently purchased a DStwo card and like many of you, experienced the stupid upgrade error. I'm happy to report that I've fixed it and I'm going to share my findings with you.

    This forum: (http://translate.googleuserconte ... lFW1xSoQ#post443811) was most helpful in unbricking the DStwo. Not to say that this thread didn't help, but it was a collection of ideas with no unison.

    Here's what you will need:
    -DS fat /DS Lite
    -Another Flash Cart (most users have owned another flash cart and chances are, will have one lying around) I used a simple old school R4 card
    -The dstwo_load_NDSL.nds file downloadable at the beginning of this thread.
    -A slim sliver of tape
    -The bricked DStwo card preloaded with the newest EOS and Firmware
    -Patience

    Take your old flash cart (I used the R4) and load the dstwo_load_NDSL.nds file on to the cart's microsd. Here's where the tape comes in. Place a tiny sliver of tape (I used scotch tape) on the eighth key from left. I believe someone here posted of a picture of where the tape should go. Nothing fancy, as it just has to cover up some the gold contact, but more importantly the bottom part of the DStwo bricked cart. The reason for the tape is simple. Without it, you'll accidentally trigger the DS lite system to reboot before the patch is applied. Next format the microsd that will go into your DStwo bricked unit first. This will avoid errors and give you a fresh start. Load the newest EOS and firmware available on this site.

    Now that you've prepped everything , you can get started!

    -Turn on DS/DS Lite with your old cart that you have previously loaded the dstwo_load_NDSL.nds file with. Look for the dstwo_load_NDSL.nds on your game menu and execute it. You'll get a simple black screen with white text instructing you to place the DStwo card inside. Take out your old cart and place your bricked DStwo cart with the freshly formatted microsd and EOS/Firmware you loaded from before. Since you have the tape on, it should not restart the ds/ds lite. Now press B.
    +) Some tutorials will have you put in the DStwo without a microsd first, but it's pointless. You can just load the bricked DStwo cart with the microsd already in it.
    After pressing B you will notice it will seem to just hang on the black screen. Be PATIENT please! After 30+ seconds to a minute you'll notice the DStwo cart loading all the familiar menus you've missed :)
    Follow the screen prompts and finish updating your card properly and let it finish. Voila! You are back in business my friend :)

    PS: Don't forget to remove the sliver of tape please.
    I hope this short tutorial helps someone. The above link to the other forum has pictures. It may be easier to follow with the images. The site is German, but has a translation and will suffice to supply you with the general ideas. Pardon my English, as it's my fifth language, lol.

    Cheers!

    [​IMG]