What version PassMe Should I use?

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  1. Mchart
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    By using this method you can find out your DS's firmware version, thus telling you if you need to purchase a passme or a passme2.

    -CREDITS TO MAHE FROM THE GBADEV.ORG FORUM-

    Original Thread - http://forum.gbadev.org/viewtopic.php?t=7961&start=0
     
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  2. ConraDargo

    ConraDargo Flashback Fanatic

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    So only if both screens turns either yellow or dark green - PassMe2 is needed? Pretty neat trick, thanks for telling [​IMG]
     
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    BTW, it would be nice if a mod would sticky this, as this is very useful information.
     
  4. Harsky

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    Next to the serial number database, this seems really worthy. Sticky plz.
     
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  5. Mchart
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    It's useful because it will make Joey shutup on which version passme he should buy.
     
  6. djgarf

    djgarf I Am A Raver

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    both the screens on my ds turned green (the ds is from the uk mario kart bundle bought on day of release) so i guess a passme1 will be fine [​IMG]

    oh and i will sticky this too

    *edit* seems someone beat me to the sticky [​IMG]
     
  7. Harsky

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    Pffft, and I'm the Pirate King.
     
  8. squirt1000

    squirt1000 Would rather have a cup of Tea!

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    Bugger, My UK MK bundle DS spat out the yellow screen [​IMG]
     
  9. MC DUI

    MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Excellent post!

    That was the question constantly getting asked that I had no real answer for. Thanks for posting.
     
  10. ConraDargo

    ConraDargo Flashback Fanatic

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    Today I flashed a "clean" silver DS, using a SuperPass1, that was showing dark green screens in PictoChat.
     
  11. Menacie

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    I get light blue screens?
     
  12. Beanz

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    Thanks been looking for some way to tell firmware version before i go out and spend money on the hardware.

    Typically though mines a UK silver DS with the NEM ****** serial (bad sign already) and the screens went yellow [​IMG] so its looks like i'm going to hold out for a UK suplier of PassMe2.

    Thanks again.
     
  13. camx

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    sorry to bother anyone. but for some reason i'm considering a passme for my DS purchased oh, the week it was released.

    i have two EZFA 256 carts, the red ones with the white linker that uses the GBA link port to interface with PC USB. i only explain that because this card at one time was very popular and now i really dont see many people (aside from madbob) talk about it. i dont care about playing commercial DS games at all, frankly i plan on buying as many games as i can. i want to do the homebrew stuff, run emulators, etc. if i cant use this cart with a passme i dont want to bother, so can anyone confirm or deny that the EZFA 256 works this way? thanks!!!!
     
  14. Dhaos033

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    Wow thats pretty neat. What is strange is that I get the dark blue/grayish screen, but i just bought my DS a week ago. I guess Best Buy still had some left over from a long time ago?
     
  15. ConraDargo

    ConraDargo Flashback Fanatic

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    Yes there are still some old silver consoles left on the market, nothing too strange about that.
     
  16. Psyfira

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    A little off-topic, but according to the list on the passme website the EZFA-128 works with passme, so I'd assume the 256 does as well (...at least I hope it does)

    Source: http://www.dspassme.com/docs/html/pm_07_flashcarts.html
     
  17. chushev

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    What are the odds for a FW4 silver DS if i buy a refurbished one from the US?


    Edit: And yet another quiestion. I found a deal here that offers a "Pre-Modified FlashMe Firmware" DS. Does this mean that i don't nead a PassMe device but just a SuperCard (for instance) to run any hombrew/roms?
     
  18. skywarp

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    Yes, that's what it means. Althou a few carts have higher compatibility running through a passme than with flashme, IE EZ3.
     
  19. Mchart
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    Don't buy from aheadgames. Check out their rating on reseller ratings.
     
  20. camx

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    yeah i saw that thanks though Psyfira. problem is the cards have always been confusing, so i never really know if they mean the true EZFA or a knock off name shifted one. i'm going ahead with the superpass i guess, its inexpensive and i guess if it doesnt work i'll go ahead with a 1g cart just for grins.
     
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