Frustrated...r4 help!?

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Mar 18, 2013

Frustrated...r4 help!? by UrkeytaY at 12:11 AM (1,359 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. UrkeytaY
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    I recently acquired a DSI from craigslist, which has firmware 1.4.5 on it.

    I came across this r4 card at a local pawn shop today

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    I popped it in my computer and of course it was loaded with games. I put it in the DSI and I get "an error has occurred. press and hold power button...la la la"

    I then hopped over to http://www.r4i-sdhc.com/downloade.asp and downloaded the appropriate firmware

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    But I keep receiving the same error. I'm usually pretty good with this stuff, but I am starting to think either the R4 card is bad...or there is a possibility I may not be doing something right?!

    Any help or guidance would be really appreciated!

    *edit* I had also tried the Wood Kernel 1.57 as well, but same thing occurred.
     
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    Ahhh ok, so it sounds like I acquired a DSI at the (temporary) wrong time. I guess I'll have to be patient for a bit...thank you, that saves me from banging my head a little bit while still learning the in's and out's of this =)
     
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    So I was able to borrow a friends original DS, I ran the update. Everything seemed to have updated fine...now the card says Metroid Prime Demo rather than Star Wars from before. I get the same error on my DSi.

    am I still missing something here? Sorry to sound so newbish about this, but I've searched around before even replying to my own thread.
     
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    When you did the update, what did it say the new supported model is?

    R4-SDHC is well-known for putting out new cart models instead of updating the old ones, and their front page even says they put out a new model for DSi 1.4.5.
     
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    I guess maybe I didn't pay attention to that part?

    Right now when in the upgrade screen it says

    Current version
    Support Model: NDSL, NDSI 1.44, 3DS 4.4

    New Version (2-10-2012)
    Support Model: NDSL, NDSI 1.44, 3DS 4.4


    and only the option to go Back.
     
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    If the card you posted above is exactly what you have, then something is wrong. A friend of mine still have this card and it still works on his 1.4.5 dsi. Are you sure you downloaded the correct kernel, and ran the update properly?
     
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    that model of Flashcard will never support 1.4.5
    the manufactures released a new card to support the DSi 1.4.5

    as it states on there site


    they have done this with all there previous cards,
    when they release a new one all the previous are dropped
     
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    Sadly, it had fw1.4.5 on it already, and as I said I came across the r4 card at a pawn shop.

    RE: Pong

    Now that I read that though, it says "until we release the new update patch for it"

    But you also said "that model of Flashcard will never support 1.4.5"

    and yeah, I ran the update just fine...in fact, I can run it perfectly on my friends DS and even tested with a few games. But as per all this information, that was to be expected.
     
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    they have said that about every previous card
    there plain R4i-SDHC, there 1.4,1.4.1,1.4.2,1.4.3
    they have all had exactly the same said and no update appear ever

    it will always work on a DS Phat & DS Lite as they dont have updates to the system so they cant be blocked
     
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    As long as it works in the current 1.4.5 firmware, at least I know I'll be ok for a while. Worse case scenario, I trade off this DSi for a regular DS.

    Plus, is the big N really going to release that many more updates for this system?
     
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    That's what people thought when 1.4.4 came out, but then 8 months later, with the 3DS already released, came 1.4.5, and it only takes one update to render a cart inoperable on a device.

    Also the team's assholes for pulling this stunt on purpose, so I'd not buy out of sheer principle.
     
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    I'm obviously still learning, but from what I gather there aren't to many games being released for these things anymore, so I would be willing to sacrifice not playing any future games. Plus, this is mostly for my daughters to play, so what they don't know about the future, can't hurt them =)

    I agree though, kinda crappy to discontinue support on something only to try and sell them an updated card.
     

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