What Flash cart to get?

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  1. major_mew
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    Hi I'm just decided to buy a ds flashcart to play on my 3ds (NOT GATEWAY OR SKY 3DS) And I've heard great things about the supercard dstwo plus but also I heard that The different r4 cards are great as well can someone help me pick out the perfect flash cart and the cheapest/most trustworthy reseller to buy it from. My 3ds firmware is 9.2 sysnand and 10.6 emunand. I have the New Nintendo 3ds XL Thanks in advanced
     
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    You can get one here: http://www.modchipsdirect.com/r4i-3ds-r4ds-wood.html

    I have been told before that DS flashcarts are no longer blacklisted on 3DS, since nintendo is trying to stamp out Sky3DS and Gateway flashcarts and custom firmwares. If you want a more definitive answer you can either email modchipdirect or R4i as to if the flashcart I listed above will work on 10.5.
     
  3. Sachi

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    Here's the one I ordered and is shipping. You'd definitely want the R4i Gold though. It also goes by "R4i Gold 3ds," "R4i Gold RTS," etc.
    The R4i SDHC is cheaper and decent-so I've heard. But the team behind it might stop updates down the line.
     
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    So can someone tell me the pros and cons of the supercard and r4i I heard the supercard is better in some specs

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    Thanks guys I think I'll most likely get the R4 Thanks!
     
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    If you still haven't bought one, get a R4i Gold 3DS RTS. The DSTWO is better (more features, better build quality) but it was made for the DSL specifically.

    The CPU inside the DSTWO will drain your battery thrice as fast, even with the lid closed. I wouldn't recommend it for a DSi or 3DS.
     
  6. HentaiHedghog

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    Yes. These flashcarts are constantly updated to work with the latest firmware. I have had one for like a year now.
     
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    Those are terrible, even with YSMenu (I think the latest YSMenu supports them? They're just bad all around otherwise), but then you'd be better off getting a R4i-SDHC for 10 bucks shipped. Specially with the rumors floating around Chinese forums that R4iSDHCs have a timer.

    They're only afloat still because they advertise literally everywhere.
     
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    The team behind it is composed by scammers, lots of clones (the cart itself being a clone... of a clone), no support, less features, terrible build quality, etc.

    Also there are rumors that newer batches have a self-destruct timer inside of them. Those were reported in Chinese forums where R4iSDHC carts are more popular.

    I wouldn't be surprised, really. Like I said, these guys manage to stay afloat thanks to aggressive marketing- whereas resellers have to track down stuff like R4i Gold 3DS RTS and SC's DSTWO, the R4iSDHC team contacts them directly, and why'd you order better cards for more when you can get a huge batch for cheap?

    It's not like the average customer cares. They just want something 'that works'.

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    Here: https://www.reddit.com/r/3dshacks/comments/3jgmfc/firmware_expired_on_r4_dual_core_2015/
     
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    R4i SDHC Dual Core
     
  10. helltoast

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    Well, you did say you got it from eBay. I'm gonna take a leap here and say it's a clone.

    R4iSDHC clones are common.
     
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    I would prefer the R4 cards for the bargain prices. Like R4i gold 3ds, r4i dual core and r4i gold pro, they are enough for playing nds games on your 3DS.
    I think the old supercard dstwo is hard to get as the manufacturers may have stopping producing it.
    If you also want to play gba games on your 3ds, you may consider getting a dstwo plus which can be for both nds games and gba games on your 3ds firmware version. So its price is higher than the r4i cards.
     
  12. Sleet

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    How could they possibly have a self-destruct timer? Yes, they do "expire" but they are based on r4i-sdhc.com's, which also had the firmware expire too, at least at one point according to Google (not sure if they removed in recent updates). Makes me wonder what team originally implemented this.
     
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    I have no idea myself, that's why I said rumors. Sounds like an awful lot of work to implement a chip designed to kill the cart after so many ticks. I can't into Chinese and Google translator isn't very helpful. I don't know, maybe it's worth it if they can keep on selling 'upgrades'.

    Regardless of its veracity though, R4iSDHC carts are still crap.
     
  14. Technicmaster0

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    That's wrong. The DSTWO was one of the last DS flashcards that got developed. Yeah, it drains much power on 3DS when beeing in stand by mode but that's the only downside. On the other hand it supports many exclusive features like free cheat, GBA/SNES Emulation, AVI playback (up to 640x420p) etc. I never heard of these power problems on a DSi.

    Apart from the reason already mentioned I dislike the R4 SDHC Dual Core because it's menu is cheap and slow as hell and it has serveral settings that impact the game compatibility seriously.
     
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    You can apply a simple hex-edit to the R4iSDHC cards loader to boot YSMenu automatically, bypassing any possible time-bombing. There's a thread around here somewhere to do it. I agree though those cards suck, I get some graphical glitches occasionally on them that I don't get on other cards.