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Old 09-12-2011, 05:18 PM   #1
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Nintendo DSi-XL- software update and the EZFlash Vi

I have two DSi-XL's and both are used with the EZFlash Vi card. With this card, Software and a Micro SDHC I can run most of the various Games as well as the Homebrew software such as ikuReader and dslibris reader, video and mp3's.

My wife and I desided to replace her aunts DS-Lite with the new and larger screen DSi-XL.

I bought it and while setting it up I did the "software update" via wifi.
On installing a new EZFlash Vi along with the appropriate software the unit would not boot into the card. I swapped out the flash card with my known working flash setup and it still did the same thing (Produced an error on selecting the flash card). Something in the update from Nintendo must have negated the Flash card. The unit worked fine with an Nintendo game cartridge.

I returned the device to the store and purchased another unit at a different store. This time I didn't do the software update and now the device works with all the flash cards and software that I have.

www.EZFlash.cn has come out with an FW update for their card but in the mean time I would suggest that you do not apply any Nintendo Updates via it's "Wifi software Update" option until you have had a chance to investigate this more and be careful with the Flash Card FW update as not all are compatible with the DSi-XL. Some are meant for the DSi-3D device.

I am still very impressed with my DSi-XL

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Old 09-12-2011, 08:08 PM   #2
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well you could have informed yourself
dsibrew.org warns that the last FW Updates may affect usability of flashcards
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Well my older units are at FW 1.4.1 and so was the one purchased 2 weeks ago. I didn't notice what the FW level changed to when I did the update on the new purchased unit but I assume it was 1.4.3 as my EZ-Flash Vi card was blocked. I guess it will be only a matter of time before that version gets defeated.

The only lost by not doing the Nintendo's software update is "DSi Shop" which I don't use any ways as most everything is available on the Internet - so no big loss.

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Just thought I would post that the two DSi-XL's are still going strong and the firmware for the EZ-Flash Vi has been updated to the latest level and works with the newer DSi-XL firmware.

As an e-reading - entertainment device they are still performing very well.

I use a 16 gig class 10 micro sdhc card with my EZF-Vi card. This does improve boot time and file/app access.

Nintendo has discontinued these units but they can still be had for approx $100 Canadian. They sport two cameras (OK for kids) and with the various flash cards available they support music, movie (video), the DS games, epub/txt reader, two 3.5 screens (one is a touch screen), homebrew apps expand it's functionality and the battery last approx 10 hrs. Depending on the game you can play against other users via the Internet or connect to other players within 20 feet.

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how can i download the system update
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:15 AM   #6
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When you say "system Update" are you referring to the DSi-XL or the EZ-Flash Vi card?

The DSi-XL firmware update is done through wifi and Nintendo's web site. It is actually an option under the "Settings" menu.

For the EZ-Flash Vi - just google it and you should find directions on getting the update and how to apply it. You do need a DS or DS-Lite to apply the update to the card.
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I was able to Buy EZ Flash IV from a US seller zercath on Ecrater.com, As of 2014 Ebay does no longer allow the sale of EZ Flash IV carts or any Flashcarts, You could check that seller out and see if he still has any for sale,I received mine from this seller in a few days for a great price, good luck http://zercath.ecrater.com
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