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    Default Unpatched Firmware for DS Lite

    Is it possible to find the latest genuine firmware (unpatched) for DS Lite?

    I did some googling but nothing came up except FlashMe...

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    you cant update the DS firmware.
    and the lite had the most updated firmware.

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    well the point is for how long is it going to stay most updated

    what exactly nintendo's motive for not to provide latest firmwares like sony does for psp?

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    Because unlike sony, they got it right the first time and didnt rely on updates to fix their own mistakes
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeDX View Post
    Because unlike sony, they got it right the first time and didnt rely on updates to fix their own mistakes
    firmware upgrade != fixing bugs
    firmware upgrade = fixing bugs + new features + optimizations

    as far as I know there is 7 different firmware version
    so how come they got it right the first time ?

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    As far as i know the only things changed in new firmwares is:
    1. Greater copy protection against booting with those old PassMe devices
    2. To enable the DS Lite to adjust the screen to its 4 different brightness settings.

    TBH, new firmwares for the DS are a bad thing -- it just means that less types of Flash cards are going to work with you DS. So be greatful if your firmware is not that up to date! it's a good thing

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    Right, Nintendo doesn't offer firmware versions for download, and there are no real feature upgrades with each one. Technically there is a way to update your firmware through some FlashMe trickery, but it's not necessary really.

    There really isn't all that much space for the firmware anyway, so even if Nintendo added new features with new firmwares, the features would have to be REALLY small in size for it all to fit.

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    This would be a nice reason WHY to upgrade:



    I would like those brightness settings on my FW V3 ds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramono View Post
    This would be a nice reason WHY to upgrade:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcLa2wfRPFE

    I would like those brightness settings on my FW V3 ds
    Nintendo does not release firmware upgrades nor releases them. That brightness setting is through a hack known as FlashMe. This is not released or authorized by Nintendo.

    You can also change the settings with a Slot-1 device such as R4DS, M3 Simply or similar products. Not to mention, it does not require any flashing to the DS.
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    That only works with DS systems whose original firmwares are v5 or higher, and you can't simply use a trick to upgrade the DS to v5 and then install FlashMe, as that won't work. v5 DS systems actually have different hardware bits that make the brightness controls possible with FlashMe, so it's likely that Nintendo created a new firmware version just to differentiate the ones with this new hardware from the older versions. While performance is the same, the internal parts are different, most likely made in preparation of the arriving DS Lites so that they didn't have to worry about two completely different types of hardware.

    I too wish for brightness controls on my Phat, but alas, I only have v4.

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