Im currently in China and have desperately searched for a SC Mini/Lite. I was hoping to purchase one SC mini before ordering a few from hopebuy (hassle to send them money via bank transfer etc etc). I went to Nanning from BeiHai and found some shops selling SC mini's. The guy at the shop installed the roms and played it back on my DS flawlessly...so I thought they were real.
I took my three hour journey back to BeiHai and was excited to get this started. I patched and loaded the games onto the miniSD and when I tried to play it back, it wouldn't work. So I checked on SC's website and then realized I purchased a fake With nothing to lose, I patched the fake SC mini with the 1.63b patch. The patch was a success! I tried to load a game and got the following message telling me my SC card is fake and I should return it back to the retailer. Owned....on top of that the fake SC no longer works. Im not sure what the patch did but it's pretty ingenious.
Going to order the real SC cards tomorrow from hopebuy and wait a week for them to ship it Moral of the story? Make sure you memorize the back of the SD cards prior to purchase If your in China. I noticed the FAKE SC cards are everywhere. I haven't found a retailer in the GuangXi area that sold a genuine one.