Accidentally updated your dsi/3ds system before your r4i?

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  1. fossda
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    Updated your dsi/3ds system before your r4i, so you cant play it? Well, instead of having to get another ds lite or dsi/3ds which hasn't been updated, you can get an action replay dsi. It is a cheats system where the ar dsi card has a card slot, and you put the game which you want to cheat on in the slot. But if you put an r4 in the slot, obviously it won't have cheats but you can still boot it regardless of your system's or r4i's version! And, of course, it will work if you already have an action replay dsi.
     
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  2. Cartmanuk

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    Not everyone has one of these but interesting.​
     
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    u can add codes for the r4 but i dont know any codes that would be of any use.
     
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    Wow, that's the first I ever heard of this. Did you test this personally, or are just reporting some of your findings?
    Also, after it boots the R4(i) card, can you use your precious .nds ROMs?
    Have you tested this on more than one type of R4 card? Which cards have you tested?
     
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    Wow, pretty interesting find. No sarcasm intended.
     
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  7. Luigi2012SM64DS

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    Wow didin't we know this since the AR for ds came out?
     
  8. Lucifer666

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    I thought the updates block Action Replay as well?
     
  9. fossda
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    no updates block action replay, only flashcarts. it only works for action replay dsi (not action replay ds) but works with all versions of all consoles (including the new 3DS XL). I have only tried it on R4i 3DS but I don't see why it wouldn't work with other flashcarts.
     
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    The R4i itself boots fine, but the .nds roms have a couple of problems, sometimes they go blank with a white screen or you lose all your data, but you can upgrade your r4i card to support the latest firmware on your DSi/3DS, so that doesn't really matter. I found this myself and tested it on 3DS and 3DS XL with R4i flashcart and Datel Action Replay DSi.
     
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    A couple of games do work fine, though.
     
  12. Pong20302000

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    actually the older DS action replay was blocked on DSi and 3DS
    they have only recently got the DSi action replay out and it does indeed work
     
  13. fossda
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    yes, and the action replay ds does not have a card slot, and it only works on ds lite so it is useless for this.


     
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    I have only tried it on the R4i 3DS card.
     
  15. BrianXP7

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    Wow, why didn't we though of this before. Now I feel like a dumb***. Really great finding, by the way! :)
     
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    So simple....
    Occam's Razor once again.
     
  17. fossda
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    thanks! it seems the reason why only a couple of games work is because unfortunately you cant save or load, but again this doesn't matter because you can just upgrade your card.
     
  18. fossda
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    just waiting for www.r4i-sdhc.com to release the patch for the latest 3ds firmware...