Help with my R4i

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  1. xXErrorXx
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    So I have this R4i Sdhc card and it worked perfectly fine, until my dsi xl updated to v1.4.5e. When I put it into my dsi xl it doesn't even recognise the card. Is there any way to make it work again? Or do I have to buy a new one? If yes, any recommendations?
     
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    It sounds like a contact issue if it doesn't recognize the card at all. Otherwise installing a custom firmware might help.
     
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    And which one exactly?
     
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    Hiya is the state of the art for DSi.
     
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    Alright, so I have done a bit of research on hiyacfw. Does this mean I don't need my R4 anymore to play games?
     
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    You can launch games with dsimenu++, yes. But if you want to use features like cheats you still need the R4. Another advantage of Hiya is that it removes the DSi checks for flashcarts. That means that you can boot any DSi compatible flashcart - whether it got blocked in an update or not. There are even workarounds for many non-dsi compatible flashcarts.
     
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    Hm, I think I'm just better off with buying a new one. :/
     
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    You should really install Hiya if your DSi has flipnote studio. Otherwise buying a new one is a good option.
     
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    I'll probably just buy a new one. Do you know any, that aren't that expensive?
     
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    I suggest the r4i gold 3ds plus by r4ids.cn. It has the famous wood kernel. The price should be around 20$.
    Don't buy a card from r4isdhc.com or r4i-sdhc.com. They share the same hardware and the software is crap. Just one word: timebomb
     
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    Does it support WiFi?
     
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    What do you mean by that?
     
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    Does it support online features for roms that are modified to have online functionality (games like Mario Kart ds) after the wifi shutdown?
     
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    Yep it should. But keep in mind that DS games only work with WEP encryption.