R4i-B9S flashcart: tested and impression

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  1. jamesbox
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    Got a R4i-B9S from max-console.com yesterday and tested it out. At the beginning my Old 3DS is on firmware v11.6.0-39U, and finally I managed to use R4i-B9S flashcart to hack the console and install 3DS CIA games. Take a look at the following pictures: I installed a US region 3DS CIA as well as a Japan region CIA.

    A few things to keep in mind:

    1. Please make sure the first SD card is the original one of your 3DS console, otherwise it will show errors when installing B9S.
    2. At step 5, please remove the magnet first and then hold power button to power off, otherwise the 3DS console can’t be powered off.
    3. At step 12, When it shows “copy successful”, first click A and then click B to return to B9S menu. Only at B9S menu can you press Start button and reboot the system.
    4. Make sure the targeted SD card(for installing games) is authentic TF card, and with enough capacity, otherwise the convert and installation of CIA games may fail
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    2017/10/10 (updated)
    Just got the B9S updater from the r4i-sdhc factory and have successfully switched the R4i-B9S card to R4i-SDHC NDS flashcart.

    Here are the steps:
    1. Copy r4i-sdhc.firm to SD:Luma\payloads
    2. Copy r4i-sdhc.bin to SD:nrtboot, create “ntrboot” directory if not exist.
    3. Press “START+POWER” button to run r4i-sdhc.firm.
    Note: this can only be used for flashing R4i-B9S card and cannot be used for other cards.

    Download here(2017 10.12): https://uploadfiles.io/2wl7t

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    FROM: http://www.3ds-blog.com/r4i-b9s-flashcart-tested-and-impression/
     
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  2. windhazard

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    Is it possible to revert it back to play DSiware?
     
  3. rikumax25!

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    you dont need the original sd card from the console. Just make sure that whatever you are going to use its fat32
     
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    Formerly I used a non-original SD card, and it prompted error every time I tried. But once I used the original SD card, it worked smoothly. So I just said that as recommendation based on what I experienced, though it's not necessarily correct.
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  5. Byokugen

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    Just a bit to the right, or was left...
    You than had a fake sd card. You can use any sd card
     
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    I want to buy 1 here in the Netherlands, but can't find where.
    Because they are saying on some sites the transfer service is free.
    But it isn't
     
  7. Lilith Valentine

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    So it's officially confirmed that it only installs B9S? No NDS games? No kernel? Just B9S?
     
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    Just a bit to the right, or was left...
    Check the Temp sponsor, they are available

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    Yup, you are correct
     
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    Thank you :D
    I had a problem, to get homebrew on my console.
    My Nintendo 3DS was updated to 11.6.0.39E

    Edit: Can't find the R4i-B9S on the Sponsor website.
    ( Panda on right side )
     
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  10. Lilith Valentine

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    Cool, I kept reading like 3 different answers to that I wanted at least one physical test for conformation.

    With that said, then the cart is a complete ripoff if you can only use to install B9S. There's no reason to invest in a single function cart unless you are intending to setup shop and flash more systems. Otherwise without any other function for this cart, then there's no reason to keep it.
     
  11. jimmyj

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    that cart kinda sucks tho. I mean it does install b9s but like with the other carts you have a couple of reasons to still use it like nds games and dsi ware
    But this kinda defeats the point of even being a "nds flashcart" since it does not even play nds games. Sure it installs b9s but point still stands
     
  12. Lilith Valentine

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    I noticed every single picture of this cart avoids showing the top of the cart. Does this cart still have a microSD slot?
     
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    It comes pre flashed and does not play games, doubt it has a micro sd card slot

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    Even if it did why would it need it?
     
  14. Lilith Valentine

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    That's not confirmation. I want to see what kind slapjack job these assholes provided
    To confirm just how poor a job they did when creating this cart. I want to know if it's just re-flashed previous cart or if they actually put a little effort into making something "new."
     
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    that's why i said I doubt it was not giving confermation
     
  16. Technicmaster0

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    The team confirmed it as well:
     
  17. jimmyj

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    yup my point still stands, sucks
     
  18. Lilith Valentine

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    I didn't see that quote before. I skimmed through the other thread previously and saw different answers. Thus I decided to wait until someone actually got one to ask these questions.
     
  19. jimmyj

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    probably made new ones but without an sd card slot to make em cheaper
     
  20. RY0M43CH1Z3N

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    what a shit of "flascard".
     
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