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HugoJC

[MULTI] Nintendo DS/DSi BIOS and Firmware

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On 08.07.2017 at 12:31 PM, HugoJC said:

Nintendo DS

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I spent a few weeks (not continuously, obviously) looking for an original Nintendo DS Firmware dump, since my NDS has been dead for years. Here on DarkUmbra we have some posted, and is not difficult to find dumps on the internet, but all of them that I found are FlashME dumps, a custom firmware. After a while, I finally found a dump of an original firmware posted on a Spanish site, but many do not master that language, and as it is in a file with a modified DeSmuME... I decided to bring the BIOS and the Firmware dump to here.

It was posted on

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and I have not done any editing in the firmware published by them, so when booting this on a emulator, the logo and warning screen will be in Spanish, so just go in the settings and change the language, name, message and whatever else you want.

 

[email protected] Uptobox.com, MediaFire.com:

Uptobox.com:

 

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And, if you ask me what is the need to have a firmware in an emulator that does not need it to emulate? Well, I just wish could have all the menus and that boot logo I've seen so many times in my old NDS, and Emulation is Preservation... and it was cool the challenge of trying to find this file.

A big thank you to them for keeping this file there.

 

Nintendo DSi

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When I started looking for an original Nintendo DS Firmware dump I also looked for an DSi NAND dump, but soon I saw that it would be almost impossible to find. At that time.

For some time now the developer Martin Korth has worked on the compatibility of the No$GBA with the Nintendo DSi, but there has never been great interest in this update of the nostalgic NDS. Even so, apparently shortly after I has finished my searches for the Nintendo DS Firmware a Reddit user named ndizzIe made a dump of his NAND available there.

I'm bringing to you a link to it, and again I have not done any editing on files published by there, I just has put the NAND dump and the required BIOS files in a compressed file, without the No$GBA files that is in the compressed file posted there.

[email protected] Uptobox.com:

Uptobox.com:

 

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The photos, name, data, and NAND itself are of author of the dump, but you can use the "Format System Memory" option through the System Settings by running this in an emulator and data will be clean. All credits and thanks go to ndizzIe on Reddit, and you can check out more information and the link to the original file in the Reddit thread that is at this link:

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Preservation...

I would be happy if you can post this in other places (as long as you cite the sources I quoted, my job was just to find the files), or even if you click the links and start downloading.

This will keep the files alive, and I did this to make it happen, for preservation. But probably I will take a while to back here, and I can not guarantee that these mirrors will stay alive while I do not come back.

So now it's up to you. See you later.

Cool!

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Thanks! It really helped me, I was trying to find Nintendo DSi BIOS and frimware everywhere, but only thing that I found was this!

Big thanks to you.

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Does this work with melonDS? because it requires this and if i put these files in the folder where melonDS is located, i still get an error that it's missing stuff

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17 hours ago, BrighterBird said:

Does this work with melonDS? because it requires this and if i put these files in the folder where melonDS is located, i still get an error that it's missing stuff

Yes, just rename the files and extensions to the file names used by the melonDS:

biosnds7.rom => bios7.bin
biosnds9.rom => bios9.bin

firmware.bin has a MD5 of 145eaef5bd3037cbc247c213bb3da1b3, so this confirms that is from an official firmware of an NDS Lite :D

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