What firmware is in new DSi units?

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Nov 29, 2010
  1. Rafinesque
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    I want to buy a DSi that's compatible with the flash carts that are available. What firmware is in the new units on store shelves?
     
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    1.4 mostly, maybe 1.4.1 if you're unlucky... but both have been bypassed by every single cart worth it's money anyways.

    Do you already have a cart, or are you looking?
     
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    Most likely 1.4. Unless you somehow got a one in a million 1.4.1.
     
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    It's most likely 1.4

    A used one may come as 1.3 (like mine)

    But yeah, as Rydian said, every single cart worth the money has a 1.4.1 bypass already anyway.

    Just don't update your DS.

    EDIT: Btw, ShadowSoldier, congrats on 1000 posts.
     
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    What kind of store do you think would have the oldest stock (USA)?
     
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    You're not going to find a new one with less than 1.4. 1.4 was pushed out around the beginning of the year.

    When you buy your cart, buy it from a place that offers a flashing/update service (like shoptemp, this site's official partner store) and get that service when you order the cart, then they'll update it to bypass 1.4.1 so it's ready to use when you get it.

    The Acekard 2i and DSTwo are two main recommendations.
     
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    I know all about the flash carts (I've been doing this longer than some of you have been alive :-) )

    I just want to make sure I get a compatible DSi. I had a DSi with 1.0 firmware, and sold it on Ebay, without realizing there are some hardware advantages, even for DS games (I already had two DS Lite's).
     
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    Like I said, it's only up to 1.4.1, and any card worth it's salt works on 1.4.1 (after being updated).
     
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    Thanks. I'll go out and buy one. I'm hoping the new CycloDS DSi cart lives up to their reputation....
     

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