http://www.modchipsdirect.com/r4i-3ds-r4ds-wood.html Is the card and where I bought from. I opened the packaging and inserted the card into a N3DS XL, and there was no game icon and I could not boot the card. I then tested on an O3DS, and then an NDS and there was no game icon on any. However, the NDS would run the blank icon game, but would run into an white screen that never ended. Indicating to me it was already bricked on arrival. Did not have a chance myself to do anything that could potentially brick the card such as updating as it never booted even once. Did they not test it, or am I doing something wrong? I don't have another flashcart to try to do the unbricking cart swap I've seen as well.. EDIT: Updating this thread for anyone that runs into the same issue: I bought another R4I 3DS card from the GBATemp sponsored website, it worked as it should out of the box. I paid for it with paypal(a huge plus to get around these shady websites), however it took a while longer to ship then I would have hoped. The one I bought from http://www.modchipsdirect.com/r4i-3ds-r4ds-wood.html was clearly bricked on arrival, but had fast shipping time. I used the R4 unbricking trick you can find on google and fixed the one I had received from modchipsdirect. (I had to use an old fat DS to do this) Overall, I wouldn't recommend modchipsdirect as they sent me a bricked R4, and it wasn't worth the effort of sending it back for the price point you get these at, imo. Luckily, since I fixed it myself with my working one I can now give it away. Also, these T-Flash things that come with them are absolute garbage. Don't rely on them if you don't have an SD card reader.