Any changes to the New batch of R4

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Aug 26, 2007
  1. shakirmoledina
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    Not very important but wanted to know what is different from the previous builds as i heard of the following
    1.) Spring became stronger i.e. very strong
    2.) Colour Changes? from what to what
    3.) Box has more writings behind than it had before
    4.) What firmware is included in it?
    5.) Extra Question: Do u think the increase of price is necessary due to the spring and firmware change?

    Sidenote : Following sites have the R4 or are going to receive [​IMG] [​IMG]
    DealExtreme - 10$ more , Realhotstuff - already had it but sold out as mentioned in another thread , Gameyeeeah , Digimartz , ozmodchips - Australian based.
    I haven't seen any news on bamboogaming forum so i don't know whats their update... [​IMG]
     
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    1) The only changes that have been made in different batches are:

    No more Extra casing the R4 comes in either black/gray or white, usually black/gray.
    Different, better Micro SD Card writer.

    The R4 team may change the issue of the spring.

    The increase of price is due to not many shops having them in stock and everyone wants a R4 now so its normal if a shop increases the price to make a little profit.

    Dunno about the Firmware, nothing NEEDS changed IMO.

    and the following shops which have R4's in stock can be found in MY topic:

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=58179
     
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    1) i dont know how people's spring break. just some mistreating is all i can think about. i've had mine since batch one and is still strong [​IMG]
    2)probably some more colours to match current NDS console colours
    3)Does it really matter what is on the box? Its not like we're going to use it for anything important
    4)Would probably contain the latest stable firmware, although i thought they stopped shipping out installations discs?
    5)That would be unjust worthy

    just my 2c [​IMG]
     
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    The last 2 batches I've had have had 1 major difference.....they have come flat packed !!
    I've had to assemble the insert, add disk and wrist strap, insert cart, usb reader...etc etc etc.
    Real pain in the arse.
    Bloody R4 just get worse.
    penny pinchin rob dogs.
    Awesome product though ;-)
     
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    Always was curious about the spring problem. Guessing that it happened when production got into high gear. I got mine from "launch" and the spring is still holding up.
     
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    hmm, IMO the FW isnt a reason to change price cause, well, you can just get it from their site, or.. online.. cause well, you have to have internet anyway if you had the R4..
     
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    Well the spring many may be glad with...

    But the spring is evil and no spring is better..
     
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    I didn tuse the Disk that came with mine becausemy computers CD Readeris broken, so i downloaded the latest firmware....

    I Dont know it i have the latest one.... My Card reader is silver and black...

    And the spring problem with mine isnt terrible.
     
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    The spring on one of the two R4s I got from RHS when they were in stock last week broke. Did nothing at all, just put the SD card in, and it didn't stay down. The other one is holding up atm.
     
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    umm anyone confirm what firmware is inside the R4 is it 1.11 or is it 1.10 as the box i saw in another thread had info about 1.10 and did not mention about download play support so i think ppl will have to download it.
    Well it's bad tht the spring still has problem but maybe u received a bad spring build or it's just ppl thinking in their minds tht the spring is better while it isn't
    I believe in few weeks R4 will become stable in market price and all
     
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    the R4 takes micro SD Cards, the micro sd card has the firmware on it. The R4 doesn't not contain a firmware.
     

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