Why my R4i Gold 2013 don't work after update?

Why my R4i Gold 2013 don't work after update?

lWanderingl
Nov 22, 2019
Hello everyone, for first I was wondering if for resetting a timebomb I must update firmware or kernel.
Second and most important question: before making the first question I've updated both firmware and kernel of my R4 respectively to v7.0 and 3.7 (R4 type in the title);
I've used my brother's dsi (wich has 1.4.4 firm.) for the procedure but now the flashcard works only on that device and on mine it says "an error has occurred please power off etc." (Like when you use a non-updated R4)
It's strange because the files I've downloaded are specific for 1.4.5.X firmware, the one of my ndsi, and I don't know what happened.

» 8 Answers

  • alexander1970
    Nov 22, 2019
    Hello.

    If your DS(i) is on Firmware 1.4.5x then it is maybe blocked by the Firmware.It is no longer wokring on ths DSi.
    Solutions you can try:
    You can hack/mod your DSi with an Exploit (Camera Pit) and install Unlaunch/Hiya Custom Firmware and TWiLight Menu.It unblocks your Flashcard on your DSi.
    You can do a "Hardmod" and downgrade (this needs very good Soldering Skills and a matching and working SD Card Reader).

    Thank you.
  • lWanderingl
    Nov 22, 2019
    @alexander1970 the R4 worked before the timebomb, on the same device with 1.4.5X.
    And the firmware I've downloaded is made for my version
  • alexander1970
    Nov 22, 2019
    If it is an Timebomb then it also do not work on the DSi 1.4.4 Version.It has a specific DATE to not work any longer.It would not works on none of your DSiĀ“s. :-)

    Then you maybe try to use the YSMenu or RetroGameFanĀ“s MultiCard Update.
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/retrogamefan-updates-releases.267243/

    Your offical Kernel is as you maybe have determined,unfortunately blocked now by Version 1.4.5.
    Or the downloaded Kernel is maybe not the correct one.

    Thank you.
  • alexander1970
    Nov 22, 2019
    You can also use the Wood Kernel:
    http://old.r4wood.com/pages/R4i%2dGold-Firmware.html

    There is a Firmware Patch for the 2013er Version of your Card:
    And the Kernel:
    http://old.r4wood.com/Kernel/g/r4isdhc-yellow1.60.zip

    Thank you. :-)
  • lWanderingl
    Nov 23, 2019
    @alexander1970 thank you really much!!
  • alexander1970
    Nov 23, 2019
    Did it finally work for you ?
    Thank you. :-)
  • lWanderingl
    Nov 23, 2019
    @alexander1970 no because I just realised R4igild and R4igold 3DS are two different cards and I have the second one, plus my ndsi is european and cannot be hacked.
    Thanks for the interest
  • alexander1970
    Nov 23, 2019
    Ok,thank you for your Reply. :-)