Hacking Help updating R4i Gold 3DS RTS from r4ids.cn

nxwing

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I got this cart a week ago and it says its revision C. The site where I bought it told me that it was an old revision and it is preupdated to work on the latest DSi firmware.
I didn't mess it up around so much so I could return it if it was faulty which it's not. I tried updating the firmware of the cart using the official patches downloadable at r4ids.cn but I get a fail. When I selected the Help option from the start menu of the wood r4 menu. It says this.
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It's weird because even though I got a fail, it says that it works on 3DS 6.20-12. I didn't even cut the signal line on the cart which I think was in between C1 and R9.
 

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That's the latest patch. They only update when they need to, ie. when an official firmware version is released that the latest patch doesn't work with.
 

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Hey, I bought that same R4i Gold recently, with the small D on the back, bottom right corner. I can't get it to run though but this being my first R4i card ever of any sort, I'm probably screwing up somewhere.

The cart points to a http://www.r4ids.cn site that works but whose download links are mostly broken. I seem to have found a mirror for firmware "4.0b2" so I got that along with a "Wood R4 Kernel" that I also seem to need. Put everything into the SD card's root, formatted FAT32 as per instructions, but I just get a black screen when I boot the card (disguised as some random Japanese game). Can anyone compare if the file structure is supposed to look like this?

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the _DS_MENU.DAT and __rpg folder are from the Wood Kernel zip. The Launcher.dat is from the firmware thingy. Is there anything missing or in the wrong place?
 

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Keep the _rpg folder and the _DS_MENU.DAT file, but delete the other three files and then try again (The launcher.dat is meant for the r4ids.cn 3DS card, not the DS card)​
 

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Saoshyant. If your card label says 'R4i 3DS RTS (Revolution for DS)(http://www.r4ids.cn)', then '4.0b2' is not for your card. Just download 'WOOD R4 V1.64 (2013-11-08)' from their download page (about a 3rd of the way down). The link is working. Just extract the contents to the root of your Micro SD card.
 

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Saoshyant. If your card label says 'R4i 3DS RTS (Revolution for DS)(http://www.r4ids.cn)', then '4.0b2' is not for your card. Just download 'WOOD R4 V1.64 (2013-11-08)' from their download page (about a 3rd of the way down). The link is working. Just extract the contents to the root of your Micro SD card.

I did. It's the "__rpg" stuff as shown above, but thanks for confirming it.

Keep the _rpg folder and the _DS_MENU.DAT file, but delete the other three files and then try again (The launcher.dat is meant for the r4ids.cn 3DS card, not the DS card)​

I tried that, but the cart still refuses to do anything it seems. Currently it's just the Wood Kernel in there. I have tried to reformat my microSD card from FAT32 to the old FAT to see if it changed anything, but that didn't help. Then I went and got my ancient DS Phat out of storage to give the card a try there, but after clicking on the Japanese game it fakes itself as I only get a black screen as usual.

I currently only have a 2 GB Kingston microSD card around. I'd like to test with another SD card but I don't have any at the moment. Aside that I'm completely out of ideas.

Is it possible this R4i Gold is a dud? Does anyone have any suggestion?
 

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