A few doubts on R4.

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by gardaa, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. gardaa

    gardaa Newbie

    Nov 16, 2006
    OK. Here's the thing:

    Recently, i've been seeing lots of different "models" of R4DS, them being: R4DS Ultra, R4DS Pro, R4DS SDHC, R4DS Deluxe and derived stuff, which I have already heard are fake, and that's why I'm here. Are they all made by the original R4 Team? If not, which one's the original R4DS? (If possible, with the sku item identification from dealextreme or a link to it, please =) )

    Another thing i've also heard recently is that the original (i mean, the first model released) R4 card (which i own) has been discontinued. Is it true?

    The reason I'm asking these questions is: a friend of mine is willing to buy a DS, but he doesn't know which flashcard to get. Since I own an old R4 that fits my purposes very well and has never failed me, I've recommended it to him, but now we don't know which one to buy at dealextreme, because of the huge variety of "models" there.

    Here are the websites for the different models i've found:

    www.r4ds.cn (the one i've always visited for kernel upgrades)

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Aug 14, 2007
    Don't get any of them.

    Get an Acekard 2, a DSTT, EDGE, whatever.

    Just don't get a goddamn R4 clone, the firmwares don't even get updated anymore.

    And yes, the original has been discontinued and none of the ones you listed are made by the original R4 team.
  3. XRacer101

    XRacer101 Advanced Member

    Feb 6, 2009
    I've got an answer. Don't buy anything with R4 on it's name. The R4DS sucks now (although it was great in its time)

    My suggestion to you is to get a CycloDS Evo or an Acekard.
  4. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

    May 11, 2008
    United States
    Do not get an R4 or any of its clones. Don't get a DSTT either. CycloDS, EDGE, or Acekard is the way to go.
  5. gardaa

    gardaa Newbie

    Nov 16, 2006
    Thanks to those who answered.
    I'm sorry for asking something that many people had already asked before and that had already been answered a million times, but as I was in a bit of a hurry because I had some stuff to do and was waiting for a friend to pick me up, I ended up with crappy search results and skipping the sticky R4DS questions post.

    Once again, thank you for the answers. =)