Help with R4i-Gold 3DS 4.40-10 Update

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by TheFinalCut, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. TheFinalCut
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    Hello, GBAtemp. I have an R4i-Gold-3DS (r4ids.cn) and it was working fine while I was on 4.3.0-10U. For some reason I updated (horrible idea) to 4.4.0 and now my card is blocked. I read about updating the card using an older DS model and I was wondering if I need another card to update mine. Do I just put the update files onto my card, update it through the DSlite, then it will be unblocked on my 3DS?
     
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    Yeah, that's right. Start the flashcart on any DS model it still works on, run the update and it'll work on your 3DS again.
     
  3. TheFinalCut
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    Ok cool, so I can just format my SD, place the update file (I think it's a .NDS file) and it should update through the DSlite?
     
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    Yup. Run the NDS, follow instructions and you should be fine. Make sure you have the 4.4.0 update though.
     
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    For some reason when I run the 4.4.0 patcher on the DSlite, the card check says "Fail". I tried everything: putting 1.53b kernel at the root, I ran the 5.05 firmware update.

    Can somebody tell me what's going wrong?
     
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    Nevermind, I got it. I had to take out and then re-insert the r4i before pressing A at the card check.

    Pokemon Black 2, here I come >:D