Did I brick my R4i Ultra? Need an expert opinion.

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by AC/DS, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. AC/DS
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    Well I bought this second-hand DSi which came with a flashcard named R4i Ultra. I know it's not a good brand, but it came with the machine so I thought it would suffice for some time.
    I followed guides on this very site and managed to install a version of AKAIO on it. It worked.
    Then I found that in order to use Dsi Ware shop, I had to update DSi firmware (it was on 1.3).
    I realised that I'd first need to update the flashcard because the DSi probably could not read it after I updated the DSi to 1.4.1.
    So I found a thread with some links about how to do this, I tried to run the updater but it got stuck on 0%. Whoops! No good, I thought.
    Now the card does not seem to work at all, it does not appear in the DSi menu, WHATEVER I try to do. The paper trick, slightly moving flashcard, slightly adjusting the Micro SD etc.
    Can anybody confirm that the flash card is 100% bricked?
    Also is there no way to fix it? I only have my DSi available with 1.4.1 (I updated it anyway).
    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. AlanJohn

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    Why look for a thread if you could have download the updater from the "official" site?
    On-topic: Yeah, your cart is bricked... But you can fix it!
    You just need to update it from an older DSi or an old DS Phat/ DS Lite.
     
  3. AC/DS
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    I could not connect to their website the whole day yesterday. It only became online in the afternoon, when my card was already bricked.
    And I don't have any other DS available, as I already said.
     
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    Than get a new flashcart.
    I recommend the Supercard DSTwo or Acekard2i if you have a tight budget.
     
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