Generic R4 Help

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  1. James Nunn
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    So my sister bought an R4 recently and wanted my help. Unfortunately, I haven't got a clue as I haven't used one in years. I have a sneaky feeling that the one my sister purchased is a fake one. Anyway, I tried to put a firmware in there but I get an error saying it can't access _dsmenu.dat.

    http://imgur.com/7iuscJI
    http://imgur.com/fuVWavl

    This is where I'm supposed to be downloading the firmware from: http://www.r4carduk.com/

    Any help is appreciated.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    you posted pictures, but can't see the website printed on the card

    you are supposed to go to the website printed on the card and get the firmware from there.
    the website you posted is the store that sold her the card..

    if the website is offline or not available you can use https://archive.org/web/web.php
    this website provides old copies of websites, and usually you can get files from there
     
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    Yeah, I know that the card is where it was bought from. The email stated saying that once the R4 has been received, then a firmware has to be downloaded from there.

    The link written on there says: www.r4isdhc.com.cn

    When I go onto that link my anti-virus blocks me from accessing that website.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    ok, all you have to do is go in that website, download page, click the card that is yours and then download the kernel file from them
    its a zip. or rar file, you have to extract it into the micro sd on the card


    if that doesn't work, you may want to format the card with panasonic formatter here https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/index.html
    choose options: format size adjustement on, and format type full overwrite

    and by any change are you using a card bigger than 32gb? because its the maximum they support...
     
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    The website is blocked to me because of anti-virus.

    She's using a 4gb card.

    I'll give the formatter a go.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    direct link for the file: http://www.r4isdhc.com.cn/soft/wood-v162.rar
    if av still blocks it, you will need to temporary disable it.. its safe.. the AV's are sometimes racist because its a chinese weird website
    but it has no problem that i can see...
     
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    Success! Thank you. :)

    Is there a specific folder I put these games in? And I assume this will work for 3DS games and not just regular DS gmes.
     
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    you assume wrong, only DS games. even if you use it on a 3ds..

    you put the games wherever you want, create a folder for them with the name you want