Brand New R4i Gold 3DS won't work on DSi

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  1. v3rn
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    v3rn Newbie

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    Picked up an R4 Gold 3DS for my niece for her DSi and I can't get the thing to work. She already updated her firmware to 1.4.2 so I have a fresh R4 trying to load on a newly updated 1.4.2 DSi. I got an 8GB Kingston micro SD card, downloaded WoodR4 1.29b, put the files on the root of the SD card. Then I downloaded V1.4.2b R4i 3DS gold upgrade patch and placed that in the root of the SD card. I put the card in and boot up the DSi and I see Meet the Robinsons. I press A to open it, and it goes to a black screen and tells me that an error has occurred, shut down and contact support.

    I ordered the card from http://www.r4ds-ds.com.


    Any ideas what it could be? I formatted the card using the official SD card program.
     
  2. tranfeer

    tranfeer GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You should update your r4ids gold 3ds to support V1.4.2.
    Do as the procedures listed below:

    1. access http://www.r4ids.cn/r4i-download-e.html
    2. choose V1.4.2b R4i 3DS gold upgrade patch and download it.
    3. read readme.txt attached and do as the procedures listed in it.
     
  3. Rydian

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    You have to apply the update from another DS that currently runs the cart.
     
  4. v3rn
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    v3rn Newbie

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    Ugh, that sucks. There is no way to update the card without having another DS? I have a 3DS I could probably update it on, but I didn't want to use a flashcard in my 3DS just incase something ever happens. I guess I'll have to look around and try to find a DS Lite to borrow.
     
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    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    There's no other way.

    The first rule of hacking game systems is don't update. The official updates do all they can to block unofficial stuff.