Dump DS game saves using R4i on DSi

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by linkmaster95, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. linkmaster95

    linkmaster95 Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    United States
    richfield MN
    I have an R4i-SDHC v1.4 running 1.24b (flashcart firmware) on my DSi, and i've been trying to dump my saves from my original DS games using NDS backup tool and smallftp, buy whenever i take out the R4i when it tells me to, when i put the game card in, no matter which game, it keeps saying "the card in Slot-1 was not recognized. please pull out once and reinsert". Is there a tool I can use on my DSi to extract the save files? Or is there way to fix this issue? the games i've tried are:
    Pokemon HeartGold
    Pokemon Platinum
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue team
    Mario Kart DS
    Mario Hoops 3 on 3
    Mario and Luigi Bowsers Inside Story
    New Super Mario Bros.
    The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks

    I'll need this to work on the R4i ON DSi.

    Thanks for all your help.
  2. Dter ic

    Dter ic ~

    Feb 19, 2009
    ji think you should blame your card for that issue,
  3. indask8

    indask8 New Member Forever

    Apr 19, 2007
    Look at the Flag...
    No, the problem is the DSi.

    You can't replace the cart on the slot-1 on the DSi "on the fly", there is a switch which detect this (this switch is used to detect when a new card is inserted on the DSi menu, and to prevent piracy).

    You need a DS/DSlite in order to use this tool.

    Or cheaper, buy a "NDS Adapter" (about 20$) or neoflash's "SMS 2" (49$ on the official neoflash shop).

    NDS Adapter can't dump Pokemon Heartgold/soulsviver save without a modification, SMS 2 can.
  4. SaddQ

    SaddQ GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    Sorry to hijack your topic, linkmaster, but the issue I have is that I can't even go into the rom backup mode of the NDS backup tool (v1.9).

    Just like when running ExpLoader, I can switch between two modes only: PSRAM and NOR. No "Expansion Mode" (for ExpLoader) or "Rom Backup Mode" (for NBT) whatsoever. Oh, and I'm using the same flash card as you (R4i-SDHC), with the same firmware (1.24b).

    How did you bypass the soft-reset requirement? I mean, an R4i with 1.24b firmware does NOT have a global soft-reset option meaning I can't run ExpLoader or NBT with soft-reset turned on. Therefore, I believe, I cannot access the rumble or expansion pack functions.

    I need help!
  5. worlok375

    worlok375 GBAtemp's prince

    Feb 17, 2009
    United States
    SaddQ make your own thread don't steal someone else's.
  6. SaddQ

    SaddQ GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    Alright, will do! But don't tell me 'bout stickies or other old topics then. I'm not gonna search every single topic to find a possible answer. [​IMG]