Has anyone bought, and received an R4 from Shoptemp?

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  1. RupeeClock
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    Right now I'm very curious about R4 again because of the Wood R4 firmware.
    I want to know if anyone who got this R4 from Shoptemp can run Wood R4, and that it appears to be a legitimate original unit or a clone.

    I'm tempted to buy one right now, honestly, the only thing putting me off is that free shipping could take 2 to 5 weeks.
     


  2. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    I imagine it will be the same one as the "original R4" they used to sell on DX for $4 or so.

    I have one of them, and as I recall, the firmware on it is different to the firmware I had on the "Genuine R4" I purchased for a hefty price many years ago.

    I am not quite sure that it is a 1 to 1 clone -- but I would love to hear from someone who has both. I sold my "Genuine R4" last year, and can no longer compare the two...





    edit -- typo
     
  3. Schlupi

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    I dunno, man. Considering they just opened up itll be hard to get and hear results so soon. perhaps days or a week or so and you'll have some feedback. That's all I can contribute yo, I'm sorry.
     
  4. iamthemilkman

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    It's confirmed to work on this model:
    [​IMG]

    The R4 team disbanded years ago and production of R4 flashcarts ceased, so yes, all "new" R4 flashcarts are "clones", unless someone has old stock, which I sincerely doubt.

    But this model does work since it's the original in a sense. It's basically the same build. The other "clones" such as R4i (and on and on) won't work, however.
     
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  7. RupeeClock
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    In any case, I've sent a support ticket to shoptemp.
    I might as well actually ask them directly, right?

    Edit: Come to think of it, their image preview is of the authentic boxing, not of the fake plastic wrap.
    [​IMG]

    And it's the same image that Gamekool.com uses, so...eh.
     
  8. pcmanrules

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    There's a Chinese factory still producing R4's to the same specification as the original. That is where these original like or re branded come from.
     
  9. thiefraccoon

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    i heard this as well.
     
  10. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    BTW -- I bought one that looks just like the one pictured from DX and Wood R4 works on it.
     
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    I'm not holding my breath regarding the fact that ShopTemp might have regular two year old r4s lying around. Its very hard to find a legit one these days.
     
  12. iamthemilkman

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    Well, they're all fake, but the one's that come in the plastic wrap are usually slightly cheaper in price, and they're confirmed to work.

    The boxed one should be the same, but I can't confirm that.
     
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    I don't think shoptemp would sell clones...
    But either way it is nice to know that I can use my original r4 again. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, I'm not sure about this one, but I still have an original R4 which I bought over 3 years ago.
    Damn it was expansive at the time... bought it from amazon for like 40 GBP.
     
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    Yeah, I still have mine from when it was around $40 USD...I don't use it anymore, but my brother does (I might buy him an AK2i for his birthday though).
     
  16. RupeeClock
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    Looking back, I paid something like $80 for my original R4, wowee.

    Ah anyway, I got a response about the R4.

    Sounds good enough to me, I think I'll buy one.
     
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    Same design and firmware, but the cart is being manufactured somewhere else. Damn, they're good! Clone. [​IMG]
     
  18. RupeeClock
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    By definition, I'm not sure if you actually can call it a clone.
    Think about it, if they really are designing it to exact specification of the original, then they HAVE the specifications, and the rights to produce them.
    If it were a clone, it would try to make it as close as possible to the original, but there would be some very subtle or minor differences, that set them apart.

    I'm not seeing that difference.
     
  19. Blastoise

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    If its the same as the DX one then yes. I can barely tell between my one which definitely is an original (I actually got it from a shop here in Australia... and I mean a storefront aswell!) and my sisters one which she got from DX for roughly the same price. Give it a go mate... its only 7 bucks.
     
  20. 431unknown

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    I bought 4 of them last night off of shoptemp and just checked out the status and it said completed so when i get em i'll let you know.