can r4 use n5 firmware?

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  1. Twiggy12
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    since SO many people complain about r4 firmware not updating its dead its dead yada yada I GET IT, but the n5 is an r4 clone and the firmware basicly is too BUT since n5 is a clone that updates firmware (even if its just a bit) why cant us r4 users use n5 firmware so we still get updates?
     
  2. Narin

    Narin The Cheat Master, kupo!

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    Why not just use YSMenu?
     
  3. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    YSmenu doesn't work for everything. sonic chronicles doesn't work for me
     
  4. Twiggy12
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    because i could have gotten a TT before i knew much about flashcarts and because i like the r4 menu the simple 3 buttons id rather that than a TT remake for r4 users
     
  5. anubiss

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    N5 How it works? is it better than r4
     
  6. kobykaan

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    YES it can use N5 kernel but .. it still has the same issues as R4 1.18 kernel of loading games ... you need to patch the N5 kernel to make it work on R4 [​IMG]
     
  7. Rayder

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    Really? I just set up YSmenu in my old R4 and used Sonic Chronicles to test it.......worked for me.
     
  8. AeroHex

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    crap rom?
     
  9. Raestloz

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    How come? Isn't N5 a clone of R4? Shouldn't it be able to run it smoothly?
     
  10. cpm

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    You haven't tried YSMenu then, it's more like it's imports the R4 look for TT [​IMG]
     
  11. Centrix

    Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    You probably need to patch it with the Arm 7.bin...Mine works fine!
     
  12. kobykaan

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    not really N5 is a blatant rip off of 1.18kernel just hex edited and the themes changed ..It still suffers the same fate as R4 with games that need arm 7 patching on the R4 they also need patching on the N5 too!
     
  13. Raestloz

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    No I mean, shouldn't N5's DS_MENU.DAT can be casually put in R4 and R4 will run it smoothly? That's what the OP asked, isn't it?
     
  14. zhuzhuchina

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    n5 = R4 II clone but is different from R4 original, firmware are different