Does >>THIS<< R4i Gold work on a 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by CherrySkitty, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. CherrySkitty

    CherrySkitty GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 3, 2011

    I think there are 2 R4i Golds. The one from, and mine, which you can buy at

    What I don't know is if there's a 3DS update for my R4i. I mean, it's supposed to be reflashable, right? It shows up as Star Wars Lethal Alliance on my DS Lite menu. I'm getting a 3DS on Friday maybe and although I DON'T WANT 3DS PIRACY (it would totally kill it, c'mon, it hasn't been out for a lot of time! Not even a month!) I want to be able to play my old NDS roms again, since my DS Lite has a broken hinge.

    Do you know if there's a 3DS update for my flash cart? Or should I buy another one? Maybeeee... someone could do a unnoficial patch? I think I'm not the only one that has this R4i Gold (but it doesn't seem to be popular at all ._.)

  2. XanLoves

    XanLoves Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Glasgow, UK
    Same shi**y card as I have. It unfortunately does not work in the 3DS.
    The Star Wars cart is recognised by the firmware, (cool to see it spin in 3d lol) but when you click/tap it to load it it tries, then states there is an error, and to switch the console off.

    Not sure if they'll be able to make it work on the 3DS, that team always seem to be about a month behind everyone else and seem to update the card first. With the 1.4 & 1.41 DSi firmware updates they did however just release new hardware.
    Looks grim for us I'd say. [​IMG]
  3. CherrySkitty

    CherrySkitty GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 3, 2011
    WAIT. Does that mean that our R4i-Gold is almost the same thing as R4i-SHDC? Once I was helping a friend with activating AR cheats and I noticed that the firmwares are VERY similar, if not the same. Could this mean that if we put the R4i-SDHC firmware in our R4i-Gold, it could work?
  4. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Former Staff

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    Aug 29, 2008
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  5. CherrySkitty

    CherrySkitty GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 3, 2011
    CycloDS iEvolution (Works on firmware v2.1+)
    R4iDSN or R4i Gold
    Acekard 2i (Team Acekard is releasing an update that will enable 3DS compatibility soon)
    Supercard DSTWO
    M3i Zero
    Supercard DSONEi
    EZ Flash Vi
    iSmart Premium

    Yeah, what R4i-Gold? There are two >_>
  6. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    Only R4iGold "3DS edition" is working.
    It's not the same hardware than the R4iGold that the team offered for the Tempmass 2010.

    The 3DS edition has a "3DS" logo sticker on the box, along with a "Gold" printed logo.
  7. CherrySkitty

    CherrySkitty GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 3, 2011
    Boo.. that totally stinks. I guess I'm going to buy a SCDS2 o.o
    Thanks for your help everybody x3.
  8. Buleste

    Buleste Old Fart

    Dec 19, 2010
    There are about 4 or 5 R4i-Gold cards (after having a quick google there's a lot more than that) on the market and AFAIK the is the only one that's updateable to work on the 3DS whereas some of the others have just brought out new cards for example.

    Personally I think if you're going to spend all that money on a new console then you should treat yourself and it to a new flashcard. If you haven't much money left get an AceKard 2i or if money is no option try either the iEvolution or the SCDS2.