Why should I NOT buy Acekard 2i ?

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  1. jbloggs
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    I'm thinking of getting the Acekard 2i and I would like to know if there is ANY reason I should NOT buy that and instead buy another brand. The couple of things that concerned me when looking at the Acekard 2i on shoptemp site was the following text in the description :

    Since I'm just looking at these cards for the first time, I'm concerned that if it need special 'tricks' to do updates then it really isn't for newbee like me. Also in another thread some talked about needing to do a "paper trick" not sure what that was about but doesn't sound good.

    On the other hand I have read positive reviews about the card and I really wish its not an "expert" only card. I would just like it to be plug and play and be able to easily update when necessary.
     


  2. Opium

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    It's a great card. All you need to do to make it compatible with the later DSi firmwares is to run one update file on it. Unfortunately you will need access to a regular DS, DS Lite or DSi with firmware under 1.4 to run that update on the cart obviously.

    DSi firmware updates are trying to block flashcards so that is why you need to do this. All DSi compatible cards need updates when new firmwares come out.

    As for getting another card, the Supercard DSTwo is great. It also needs updates to run on later DSi firmwares, but they do not need to be run on an older DS. Just drag and drop onto your microSD and you're good to go. It also has good GBA and SNES emulation and divx video playback. If those and the higher price tag don't interest you then go for the Acekard 2i. It is easily the best card next to the DSTwo.
     
  3. Knyaz Vladimir

    Knyaz Vladimir 3DS Hacker

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    Yeah, AK2i is a decent card, but it needs to be patched to run on DSi/XL 1.4.1 or later by a system that's 1.4 or lower or just a DS without cameras.

    If not, just take my recommended flashcard, a DSTWO. I recommended Cyclos before, but TC's being mean and no DSi support. So, buy a DSTWO (and maybe a Dingoo)
     
  4. Moose13

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    I love my acekard, and there are many store that will upgrade the firmware for you, including Shoptemp, for just a few bucks if you don't have a DS/DS lite to upgrade.
     
  5. AndroidDem0man

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    AK is a good card, i thought it looked amazing when WOOD wasnt around.
    You can just use Wood R$.
    you could get an R4i gold and use wood on it i believe.



    @ vladimir, he could just go with an iedge, it just released the bootstrap for 1.4.1, and its made by tc and a really low price too, it has everything cyclo has except for some of the extra features.
     
  6. RoMee

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    reasons to NOT buy it??

    1. ghetto rigged (paper trick)
    2. DSTWO
    3. CycloDS iEvloution
    4. final price on the acekard after registered mail, and flashing= $21.49 USD

    Reason to buy??
    AKAIO, this is all the reason you need, and it out weighs all the negatives
     
  7. Knyaz Vladimir

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    iEdge is TC's only DSi card, but it doesn't work perfectly. Missing all those extra features that my regular 2-year old Cyclo has. On B.4.
     
  8. outgum

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    Price wise, Definitely Acekard!
    I have one and i dont need the paper trick at all.
    ive had no problems with it!
     
  9. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    Away from you.
    Have an Ak2i and a 1.3 DSi in front of me.

    Works like a charm.
     
  10. AndroidDem0man

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    Well, but if you dont want to waste 40$ on a cyclo and dont care for its extra features you can go with an iedge.
     
  11. FireGrey

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    It has contact issues.
    And it bricks easier then other cards.
    He wants negatives guys [​IMG]
     
  12. AndroidDem0man

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    Oh yeah theres actually a video on youtube, some person bricked the dsi and now the acekard also wont work on any ds.
    but then she compared it to her brothers, which wporked fine on thatr dsi

    Edit: i still think an r4i gold with wood firmware would do the trick...
     
  13. lolzed

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    There
    Proof?
     
  14. FireGrey

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    I hear people that have got bricked Acekards but not with other cards.
     
  15. lolzed

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    You believe them? They must've just done something wrong. They're easy to fix anyway.
     
  16. FireGrey

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    Believe them?
    It happened to my friend and took a month to find out what the heck is wrong with it.
     
  17. Etalon

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    The only negative thing about Acekard is it's price.

    It should be $6-8. Just like R4i Ultra and it's clones (R4 Gold).

    Or Akaio should start to support R4i Ultra. I don't really get it why Akaio supports "Acekard Classic" that much.
     
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    Thanks all for the input.

    What exactly is this "paper trick" , when/why would it need to be used?. The bricking aspect is now concerning me too.
     
  20. Knyaz Vladimir

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    You need to place a piece of paper between the AK2i to make it read better and to avoid it getting stuck in it.