DSi Blocks Flash Cards and Homebrew

By Jorge Ba-oh 31.10.2008 11

Reports from those testing flash carts on DSi suggest Nintendo have blocked access to them by denying auto boot.

When the revised DS model, the DSi, was announced back at the company's fall conference some had speculated that Nintendo would take action into flash carts and homebrew on their portable baby. According to the GBA Temp forums it's looking worrying for those who do own one of many different types of cart as they now seem to be blocked from access.

For those that do load up onto the DSi's revamped menu, an error appears that prevents the console from accessing the card, but for the majority the card fails to show entirely. Whether or not homebrew folk can override the change is currently uncertain, but given past the performance and mind-numbing speed of the talented guys behind the carts, it shouldn't be too long before DSi owners can run their software once more.

Carts that have failed include: CycloDS, G6 DS Real, M3 DS Real, Supercard DS One, iTouch DS, FCard, M3 DS Simply, NCard and U2DS.

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It's almost as if Nintendo don't like us hacking their delicately made consoles. Smilie

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I give it two days or less before a workaround is found.

Well this seems logical seeing how the large game companies are also quite anal about the rise in piracy on the DS.

Personally I think this is the real reason behind the DSi, now they can constantly send updates out via internet and games like what sony do with the PSP.

( Edited 31.10.2008 18:18 by Mario_0 )


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... the most popular one of all has not been tested/works on it.
the R4

Good, it's about time Nintendo did something about the massive piracy.

Good I'm not getting a DSi, then. DSL fo' life, manizzlesSmilie

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Give it about six months after it's been released and it'll be cracked.

Oh well, I'm sure most people who buy a DSi wont care about it.

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tiamat1990 said:
Give it about six months after it's been released and it'll be cracked.

Hmm, I'll give it at least a month or possibly two before it's cracked and a firmware is released specifically for DSi models. Probably before the end of 2008 methinks.. unless Nintendo have really done their research.

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jb said:
Hmm, I'll give it at least a month or possibly two before it's cracked and a firmware is released specifically for DSi models. Probably before the end of 2008 methinks.. unless Nintendo have really done their research.

That'd be a first!

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