Will playing retail carts still brick my console?

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  1. TDK11
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    So I've been playing Pokemon Y lately on a retail cart running 7.1 emuNAND. However all of this bricking scare has me reevaluating my options, if I play on a "brickable" firmware am I still in danger if I only use classic mode for retail carts? If not what can I do now that won't risk or at least minimize my chance of bricking while still being able to play Pokemon on 7.1?
     
  2. Huntereb

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    Are you on 2.0b2? If not, then you're fine.
     
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    I'd be on a 2.0b2 equilvalent firmware because to run Pokemon online I need 7.1 emuNAND, which seems to be unsupported by 3.0
     
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    Dude, get the fuck off of the 3.1-3.3 firmwares NOW! Take your console, hold the power button on it until it's completely off, and downgrade to 3.0. 3.0 still supports Pokemon in classic mode.

    Let's hope the damage isn't already done...
     
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    The first thing you should have said was what card you have. If you have a clone get off of anything that might contain the brick code ASAP! Maybe there needs to be a PSA or something to make things clear for those who own clone cards.
     
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    Lol yeah I got rid of them not long after the bricking shit popped up, I should have mentioned I'm not using them right now. It's just that my Pokemon isn't 1.2 so no online. Guess I'll just have to be patient for e-shop again.
     
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    Yeah, R4i Gold Deluxe sorry
     
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    Use GW 2.0b2 for your Pokemon Cart. Just leave it in sleep mode the whole time, that way (I think) you should be fine as long as it first boots up. That's what I've been doing with my GW cart ever since this whole fiasco has happened.
     
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    Or you could just set the date to 1 December 2013 and see if the time travel does its magic.
     
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    Yeah, no, don't follow this method.
     
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    Hmmm could I be the victim of attempted sabotage? ;P

    Or are these legit options lol?

    could the Gateway kill clock run on some unalterable internal clock? Or is that not possible
     
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    I have no idea and I am not in any way encouraging anyone to test anything.

    But of there are guys willing to risk their 170USD system, then they can go ahead.
     
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    That's what people say, but it's best to not find out if that's the case, hm?
     
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    Yeah, it's risky. The main reason I did it was I wanted to finish playing my retail eshop 3D Land. The OP wanted a way to minimize the chance of bricking, I gave him an option. To be honest I think it's the best solution if he wants to play his game, because the way the bricking code works is on startup a number seed is generated based on the current date and time (NOT JUST THE DATE). Once you get that the risk should be minimized in theory, though of course there's still a chance of bricking.
     
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    I feel like it's a better idea to just use an older firmware for the time being, as I wouldn't want to risk a $130-$175 for a couple hours of play time before my system dies, no matter what the chance.
     
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    Double post, GBATemp's posting setup is fucking amazing.