Help! R4i Gold + 3DS = Not Working?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Animan, Aug 3, 2012.

Aug 3, 2012
  1. Animan
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    Okay, so here's the deal. A few weeks ago, i got a pre-owned 3DS. After that, I ordered an R4i Gold Plus 3DS flash cart from r4ids.com and got it in the mail yesterday. But, No matter how many times and what versions of the firmware and kernel I put on, the only thing I get is "An error has occured. Press and hold the POWER button to turn the system off. Please refer to the Operations manual for details.". Any idea what I can do?
     
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    what firmware is the 3DS?
     
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    Does this R4i is deluxe or standard edition?
     
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    The firmware is Ver. 4.3.0-10U. And, uhh.....about the R4i - I think it's the standard edition.
     
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    when u go to the 3DS home screen, is the icon narnia or dorasu?
     
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    Umm.....the cartrige icon has a four leaf clover-like pic on it. Does that help?
     
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    oh sorry i didnt read the plus...ok, the V 1.8 is supposed to work on 3DS v 4.3, so then u need another DSL or DSi to run the update. if u dont have one, try getting it from someone else.
     
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    Well, a friend of mine said that he has a (and I quote) "first generation DS". Would that work? And, is this the only way to do it? Isn't there a way to get the thing installed with just my 3DS?
     
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    LOL first generation DS...yes that will work. And there isn't a way, if ur 3DS was lower than a 4.3 maybe, but u unluckily have the firmware at 4.3, so u need a console that will accept the R4 without a console, aka the first generation DS. so just put the latest wood kernel and firmware onto the root card of the microSD , run the update on the DS, then it'll most probably work on ur 3DS. best of luck to u!

    edit: just to make sure, since i reread ur post about how u tried different firmwares...u did try the V1.8 right? cuz thats the only one thats gonna work.
     
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    Nope, you'll need another DS/DS Lite.
     
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    Wait. I just saw bowser's post, too. So, which is it? Will my friend's DS do the job or not? And yes, I think I tried the 1.8 firmware. But, to be honest, I don't know if I did it right. I'm still new to this whole thing and I'm completely clueless. Can you help me out?
     
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    i think he means not to ur friend's ds, but to urs "nope u'll need another DS/DS lite". ur friend's ds will work. http://r4ids.com/ind...d-plus-download

    thats the main website that ur gonna get upgrades for firmware and help. since u have the standard edition, download the standard edition firmware v1.8 download and the kernel 2.7. then, at the very bottom of the page, itll show u how to put the firmware on the root of ur microSD card. do the same with the kernel. then, take ur friends DS and run the firmware 1.8, after it finished updating, itll work on ur 3DS
     
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    Just borrow your friends DS lite and run the update for your R4. Afterwards, pop it back into your 3DS, and voila!
     
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    btw i just noticed...why is this thread in the tutorials and FAQs discussion O.o. it should be in the ask discussion or at least the forums...
     

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