basic-ish R4 questions

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Nitro Edd, May 21, 2013.

  1. Nitro Edd
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    I own a DS lite, and have had an ak2.1 for a few years now.
    a friend recently bought a 3DS, and came to me for flash cart advice, being the only person he knew personal that owns one, and he asked me questions that I could not answer, hopefully someone here can clarify.

    1. Does the orignal R4 team still exist?

    2. Are clone cards inferior in terms of function?

    3. What exactly is 'wood'? is it a kernel or firmware?

    4. Who is yellow wood goblin, and why is he so awsome?

    5. Will wood persist to work with any possible 3ds firmware updates?

    and a question from me:

    6. Why did acekard stop updates for the DSi/3DS? have they gone under?
     
  2. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    1.No
    2.Yes
    3.Kernel = Game Compatibilty, Wood is Kernel updated by YWG
    4. just a guy
    5. Wood is a kernel not a firmware, so the card needs to have firmware support to work on 3DS updates
    6. the Hardware chips became full and the 4.5.0-10 3DS update stopped loads of cards due to more hardware needing emulation
     
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    7. are all currently in production R4's classified as clones though?, because they seem like the best 3DS option (aside from the expensive DStwo)
     
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    R4ids.cn/r4idsn.com have there own hardware even thought its a modified version of the original but there very well made (they have had quite a few revisions but only 2 major revisions that made a large difference)

    R4i-SDHC.com have there own but seem to go through a major change every other update (seems more like a cash thing though, why release updates when you can sell more cards sort of thing) but evidently its a DSTT clone

    Supercard DSTwo being the only real card that is an original team and not based of any previous hardware but there own
     
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