Did I get a fake R4 card?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Bronos, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Bronos
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    Hey guys so I recently bought an R4 card from http://www.r4-usa.com/

    and I have tried so many kernels but always get the error: "can't find _dsmenu.dat"

    I am totally new to this so I'm not sure what's going on.
     
  2. YoshiInAVoid

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    Yes.

    What is the website on the front of the sticker?
     
  3. Bronos
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    It is www.r4isdhc.com.cn

    its a white silver box and the box is different from the one pictured on the website.

    I was told this site is legit from one of the people on gbatemp chatroom.

    EDIT:

    Yea many people have gotten fake cards.

    Great start to NDS homebrew. thank god it was only $20 and not $30+

    I'm still wanting to get a legit card. Is there any ACTUAL US supplier?
     
  4. migles

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    get hem from trusted sellers like nds-card.com or realhotstuff.com (realhotstuff is from USA)

    btw. go here http://www.r4isdhc.com.cn/download.asp

    check which card is yours and download the kernel, and copy to the sd card

    even if its a fake, the kernel\firmware from his website MUST work

    make sure to select the right card on the list
     
  5. Bronos
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    Oh yea it works now with wood-1.62.rar
     
  6. Bronos
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    So I can't ever use official firmware D:?
     
  7. migles

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    what do you mean with "official firmware"?

    there are thousans of r4 etc cards if i am not wrong they do all have their own firmware\kernell..
     
  8. Schizoanalysis

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    All R4s are fake cards these days.
     
  9. elmoemo

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    Never had a problem with fake r4s they all worked fine for me
     
  10. Cocoli

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    You'd better go to r4ids.cn official website to find the retail sellers from there.