wheres that $5 ds flashcart I heard so much about?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by DarkRioru, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. DarkRioru
    OP

    DarkRioru Akage Chan's Servent

    Member
    1,931
    407
    Aug 29, 2015
    United States
    Fluffing Akage Chan's Tail
    everytime I go into a post on the 3ds fourms about dsi homebrew on the 3ds, I see posts like, "get a flashcart" "they're like $5 dollars or less" I would like to buy one to see what its like using a ds flashcart and if my experience goes well, maybe buy my cousins one as well...
     
  2. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

    Member
    4,088
    3,987
    Oct 7, 2007
    United States
    Levelland, Texas
    Closest there is to a $5 DS flashcart is the original R4 which you can find on nds-card.com and a few other sites. Until recently, original R4 didn't work on 3DS. But it does now thanks to patched TWL_FIRM and special launchers. You need an exploitable console to do that however. ;)

    If using n3DS, I'd recommend a DSTT instead. It's about a dollar or two more. The main reason being that on n3DS some cheaper revisions of the original R4 have contact issues in the slot due to the slightly different size/shape of the cartridge slot being used by the n3DS. I have not confirmed this, but it may get along better with the o3DS. 2DS is known to have issues with the R4 in this regard as well.

    A DSTT is probably your best bet if you have a 2DS or n3DS.
     
    Last edited by Apache Thunder, Apr 2, 2016
  3. zoogie

    zoogie simple pimp tool

    Member
    6,150
    7,728
    Nov 30, 2014
    United States
    One problem with the R4 revolution is it needs a 2GB mSD card or less which you probably don't have and is very rare in stores. It's available online for about $8, but that adds to the effective cost.

    It's a great option if you already have a compatible mSD.
     
  4. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

    Member
    4,088
    3,987
    Oct 7, 2007
    United States
    Levelland, Texas
    That and R4 is (currently) the only card I've successfully started/accessed in DSi mode. So in the future it could become one of the very few cards that could run DSi Enhanced games with DSi features enabled. The iEvolution is the only other card that officially does that now and that one is around $38 at the cheapest.
     
  5. dragonblood9999

    dragonblood9999 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,345
    364
    Sep 27, 2007
    Canada
    so how would i make my old acekard 2i work on my n3dsxl?
     
  6. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

    Member
    4,088
    3,987
    Oct 7, 2007
    United States
    Levelland, Texas
    Not sure about the 2i. Depends on the revision/firmware it's using. I think it works with just patched TWL_FIRM and my basic TWL Slot-1 Launcher app.
     
  7. dragonblood9999

    dragonblood9999 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,345
    364
    Sep 27, 2007
    Canada
    well im going to try it. thx for the info
     
    Last edited by dragonblood9999, Apr 2, 2016
  8. coredalae

    coredalae Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    2
    May 25, 2009
    Netherlands
    2i works just with patched twl_firm