Which console should I buy to avoid the nintendo update fiasco?

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  1. JessePriest
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    I have a 3DSXL and I'm not rebooting it till SCDStwo updates, but I'm thinking of having a my 3dsXL be only for 3ds games and have another one for just using the flashcard. Which one is the least hassle? Is it the dslite? Is there an xl version of the ds without a firmware that can block flashcarts?

    One other question, when the firmware gets updated by the supercard team, is all I have to do is just drag and drop the stuff to the proper portion of the sd card?

    Thank you in advance:) have a wonderful day.
     
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    The update for the SCDS2 is already out...

    EDIT: here's link http://forum.supercard.sc/viewthread.php?tid=10778
     
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    DSi XL. It's not going to be updated ever again. Kept mine for this very reason (and its the Mario 25th aniversery one).
     
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    I say buy a DS Lite. There is no chance of it updating, so there is no worry of it blocking your flashcards.
     
  5. JessePriest
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    Oh, the download page hasn't updated yet. Thank you so much. Do I need a dslite for this update?


     
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    If your 3DS isn't updated, then no you don't need a DS Lite.
     
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    The DS/Lite will never update... but there is no XL version of them.

    You could just use a DSi/3DS (they have XL versions) and then never put them online.
     
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    Thanks for being so nice everyone!

    I updated using this tutorial and it was completely painless!

    The only issue I had was that I wasn't sure whether to overwrite the files or not. For the record, you do overwrite.

    Thanks again!
     
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    You could go buy another 3DS and not update it, EVER, that way your flashcart will always work.
     
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    But you can usually update a Supercard DSTWO after you've updated your 3DS. You must rename the dstwoupdate.dat to dstwoupdateb.dat and you have to wait about five minutes at the "An error has current" screen.
     
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    Oh, I bet that is 'b' method I keep hearing about.
     
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    This was my solution to this too. Partly because of the frequent "updates" on the 3DS, partly because DS games just look fantastic on a DSi XL (and so-so on 3DS), and lastly because for $129.99, it was just a hell of a deal.
     
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    Yes, it is :) and it's a really nice feature!
     
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    DS lite. Cheap, NEVER updates, batt lasts longer (I think?), plays GBA games, oh and did I mention cheap? XP
     
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    You forgot extras through slot-2 and that you can put it into your pocket (you can't do that with a dsi xl)
     
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    Well, GBA functionality kinda covers that. But yea I suppose you're right :P
     
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    Totally get a DS Lite. I love my DS lite, It's probably the system I've played the most. Screen looks great, system feels right in the hands, GBA functionality! What more could you want?
     
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    Although it's best to update the firmware using the normal method, THEN update the 3DS, you'll usually only have to wait about a day or less anyway.
     

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