updated DSTWO not working on current 3ds xl firmware

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  1. godofrandomness
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    Hello there,

    I just got a DSTWO, and used an original NDS to update it to firmware 1.25. While it works fine on the NDS, whenever I try to use it on my 3ds xl, it keeps coming up with a screen taht says "An error occured..." and asks me to old down the power button and reset. I can't figure out how to fix this. Does anyone have any advice?
     
  2. Tomy Sakazaki

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    Have you tried to update it again in your NDS? You have to copy the update file again to the microSD, because SCDS Two erases it after doing the update.
     
  3. godofrandomness
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    Yeah, I've tried redoing it about a half dozen times now. I even changed to a different SD card, and had used SDformatter on both of them.
     
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    I tried that method too, with no luck... :-(
     
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    The 3DS is on version 7.1, right? Some of the newer DSTWO firmwares don't work on the older 3DS versions.
     
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    yeah , its version 7.1. My guess at this point is that it might be defective, except it works fine with the regular DS. This is all very frustrating.
     
  8. user64

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    I'd agree that it's probally defective, you should return it.
     
  9. Aeter

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    If it works on the regular ds it is not defective.
    You either have contact issues on the 3ds or the firmware didn't install correctly.
    When you put the firmware file on the sd card, did it actually say it was updating the firmware when you started it up?
     
  10. kingleg

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    I spent literally hours on this today trying to get my dstwo to work. I also had updated my ace3ds and that would not work as well. I followed the full guide on supercard, and still no luck. After scouring the message boards, one user suggested what sounded like an insane idea; to put the card in the freezer for five minutes (and yes, my supercard works fine on dstwo). Shockingly, I did this three times and it worked all three times, which suggests that the problem is simply power consumption in starting the game as that initial user had suggested. I don't know what to make of this, and I hope supercard personnel are aware of this, but it seems like the dstwo, with all of these updates, is now no longer compatible with the 3ds xl due to the power consumption issue.
     
  11. scottydog27

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    Ok very easy fix if its a contact issue
    my dstwo has a contact issue also
    here's what I do
    1. Put the dstwo into the 3ds
    2. Take an old credit card or card of equal firmness and thickness and cut it so its the width of the card slot make sure your cutting the card so u dont have the number bumps
    3. While putting in the dstwo slide the credit card in with it on the sticker side or after the cards in gently slide it in if it dosn't want to slide in u may need to wiggle it in do not force


    if its updates to the newest fw updating again to try to get it to work wont do anything it would tell you it failed to update

    and what user64 said about older firmware not working is incorrect
    as long as dstwo say it supports and you have it installed (the current firmware aka. 7.1) any old firmware is also supported
    they have to have old firmware supported cause some people haven't updated or have older systems
    ds fat/lite/I
     
  12. OrGoN3

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    Does the DSTwo still work on the most recent 3DS/XL firwmare/system version?
     
  13. Arecaidian Fox

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    Mine does. As for getting the cart firmware to work in the first place, all you need to do is get the latest 3DS-friendly firmware/update files off the SC site, drop it on the card and boot it on your 3DS. Just let it sit for 5-10 minutes to let the firmware update install. At least, that's how mine got working. Also, I updated mine while on the most current 3DS firmware at the time, which was well above 7.X.X...
     
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    Does anyone else have any experience with this? I've got the same issue. The DSTwo works fine in a DS but gives an error on the 3DS. If I stick it in the fridge for a minute or two, it boots up fine.
     
  15. Arecaidian Fox

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    Definitely odd that it would behave like that. I recently used my DSTWO on a 3DS XL just last month and it behaved fine. And I currently use it on my New 3DS XL without issue. Is it the cart that spits out an error message, or the console?
     
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    It's a console error. Tells me to hold the power button to turn off. I've only had it a day but it seems like as long as I get it to boot once using the fridge trick, it'll keep booting as long as I don't take it out.
     
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    I would suggest attempting the cart's firmware update again.
     
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    I tried updating it on a DS again. The update worked fine (got the update complete message and the file was deleted). I'm still getting the error on the 3DS though. I'm starting to think it may be an issue with the contacts. Every so often when I stick the game in, the 3DS doesn't recognize it at all. I just don't understand how making it cold would change that.