M3i Zero 3DS v4.5 and DSi v1.45 firmware released!

After release the dsi v1.45 patch, m3i zero released another patch for both the 3ds v4.5 and dsi v1.45. well, i remember the v1.45 patch cannot work last time. i tried many times but failed. This time, seems the patch is true.

M3i Zero GMP-Z003 Firmware Download for 3DS v4.5.0-10&DSi v1.4.5 has been released. 12-1-2013

Update the firmware of the M3i Zero GMP-Z003 card to support running in new 3DS (Ver. 4.5.0-10E, Ver. 4.5.0-10J, Ver. 4.5.0-10U) and DSi (Ver 1.4.5E, Ver 1.4.5J, Ver 1.4.5U) system version.

   Good news, though the patch released a little late, but this prove the team is alive and never give up, always working hard on the patch and finally break it. good job m3i zero! i think this news will make your fans happy and bring you more supporters~

M3i zero released the DSi v1.45 patch

News from M3i official yesterday. Their last update time is 2012.6.1..so this is an update since half years ago.. and it is just the dsi v1.45 patch, for 3ds, it still support 3ds v4.2.0-9.

Anyway, at least they are still working and try best to give more fan for players. Here is the details:

M3i Zero GMP-Z003 Firmware Download for 3DS v4.2.0-8&DSi v1.4.5 has been released. 2-1-2013

Update the firmware of the M3i Zero GMP-Z003 card to support running in new 3DS (Ver. 4.2.0-8E, Ver. 4.2.0-8J, Ver. 4.2.0-8U) and DSi (Ver 1.4.5E, Ver 1.4.5J, Ver 1.4.5U) system version. We’ll be release the firmware to support 4.5.0x for 3DS soon.

   One thing is, i tried update my m3i zero but it is failed. don’t know why and has not update successful until now. if anybody update successful, please comment here, i want to know which step i made a mistake.

How to use the EZ Vi flash 3 in 1 to play GBA games ?

If your card is not dstwo, i am afraid you need a slot 2 card such as EZ Vi flash 3 in 1 and a slot 1 card to play the GBA rom. So how to do it? There are 2 kinds of method. If your slot 1 card is a r4 series which use the newest wood kernel or the ace3ds plus (it use the wood kernel also), or your card is m3i zero or ez flash vi. Ok, the method become so easy.

Step1: Download the newest kernel of your card on the official site, put the kernel into the root of your sd card, then put the GBA roms into the root of sd card also. No matter how many roms you put, becasue the wood kernel card support play many GBA roms.

Step2: Start DS console, enter the ds mode, you will see the GBA rom in the menu, and you can load it directly in DS mode. The wood kernel card and M3i zero has this function, you don’t need transfer the rom into slot 1 card, the slot 2 card can load GBA rom in sd card directly. That is so convenience and you can save many GBA roms in the sd card.

Now, if your card is not wood kernel card, such as dstt, what to do ? That is a little complex.

Step1: Download the newest kernel of your card and put it into the root of sd card, put the GBA rom in the sd card also.

Step2: Enter ds mode, find the game, and press “R + SELECT” to put the GBA rom into the EZ flash 3 in 1  card.

Step3: Enter GBA mode, you can play the game now.

Use this method, you just can put one game in the slot 2 card once, if you want to play another GBA game, you need transfer the other game again and the old game is be covered. That means you just can play one game once.

Thanks for reading!

How to choose the flashcart? FAQ!

Q:  How to choose a good flashcart?
A: There are so many flashcart in the market right now, we always confused and don’t know which card should buy. Actually, every card has its own feature. For example, M3i zero, main to use for Media Player. DSTwo, interface is beautiful and support real time save. But both of them is a little expensive. The acekard 2i, cheap but update speed is slow. You can choose a card according to your own demands, no need pursue the comprehensive function. If you just use the card to play games, i think the ace3ds plus is a good card, update quick and easy for use.

Q:  I have a flashcart and a console, so can i play game right now?
A:  No, you need a micro sd card, to put the game and kernel in it. So you need a card reader also. the sd card is cheap, and card reader is always included in the flashcart package when you buy it.

Q:  What is the kernel? How to get it?
A:  The kernel is a firmware of flashcart, you need use it to start your card. Every card has its own kernel, you can download it on the card official site. The package has a offficial site address, you can check it. Download the kernel, unzip it, put the files into the root of your sd card, then put the games (rom file) in the sd card also, no you can enjoy games.

Q:  I have a r4i 3ds card, but some games i cannot play, why?
A:  Every flashcart has its own game update data, some is quick and some is slow. You can check the game list on every card’s official site. Or you can patch the rom by yourself, many forum has the patch method, just google it.

Q:  What is the Homemade kernel?
A: Beside official, some players released an unofficial kernel, this is named homemade kernel, it update quicker than offcial but the stability is weaker.

Q:  Is the ds flashcart can use on DSi? or 3DS?
A: The R4 card just can work on DS and can not work on DSi, beside, it just support 2 GB sd card. The other cards is no problem, support both dsi and ds such as r4i 3ds, r4i gold 3ds, dstwo, ak2i etc..And they also can work on 3DS , support 16G card, but what i mean is they just can play ds games on 3DS.

Q:  Does my r4 card can play 3DS games? Is there any card can play 3DS games?
A:  No, there is no card can play 3DS games right now, they just can play ds games on 3DS. What we know most is the Crown 3DS,maybe it can work 3ds games but it is still in progressing. we don’t know when it will be released.

How to update M3i zero?

When you get the m3i zero in your hand, you cannot use it directly, you need update it. Before this, we need to know that there are 2 kinds of m3i zero card, one is Japanese version, the other is International version, please confirm which card you get, because the kernel is different too, if you use the Japanese kernel on your International version card, it will show: “no system file”, so if your card show this message, please confirm you card version first.

Then let’s see how to update m3i zero card:

1. Download this patch: 「F_CORE_v1.6.1」  , unzip it and put it into the root of sd card

2. Put the sd card into m3i zero, use the cable (which is included in the m3i zero package box) to connect the m3i zero to pc

3. Then you can see there is a red light is flashing on the m3i zero card, that means it is updating

4. After about 35 seconds, the light will die out, then the card update finished

Now, here is a problem. Sometimes, your updating is unsuccessful. The red light is not flashing, it is lighting. That is really gloomy, i tried many times, but almost all the time, it is lighting. And i don’t know why.

And after you update the card, the last thing is the kernel. M3i zero support 2 kinds kernel, one is sakura system, This is the biggest features of m3i zero, it is very beautiful and this is also the reason why many people like it. And there is another kernel named real system. If your card  cannot work on sakura system, then try the real system, because some cards cannot work on sakura system.


The other flashcarts you may know..

Here is some cards which is not so main but still known by players.  We know some hot cards such as r4i gold, ak2i, dstwo etc.. They have their own unique feature to let us remember them. But there is also have other cards, which is walk on theirselve pace, not so popular but stand in the market for a long time.

M3i zero

The biggest feature is use the sakura system. it is beautiful. But i think the operate method is difficult for newbie. When you get this item in your hand, you need use the usb plug to activate it. I tested it before, i don’t know why, but i usually cannot activate it successful. Maybe i am stuck. Just once, i make the red light flash not lighting, then it activate successful. Anyway, i am not use this card often.

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