Originally Posted by lylacfey
You can revert the Create back to standalone if you use Cricut Design Studio. It's the old design program for the Cricut before CCR and Gypsy came out. Lots of people still use it. It is free to use but you can only cut with the cartridge your machine came with such as the Create- Don Juan. You can revert back the firmware for free. Then your machine will be standalone again. Cricut moved the DS download when they redid their site but apparently it's hidden somewhere. PC will give you the link. Somebody might see this and post the link.
No, Imagine cartridges will only work in the E2 and Imagine. I don't know if they will work in the Mini. Create, Expressions and original Cricut don't have a slot to fit the Imagine cartridges. There is a small workaround for the Expressions but you have to use CCR- Cricut CraftRoom Blog: Using Imagine Art cartridges in the Cricut Expression
The Imagine cartridges only Print the designs with the Imagine. E2 will only cut a silhouette and no printing.
Not sure if you knew that when you revert your machine you do download the old DS , but once everything is downloaded and set , you can still use the CCR.