How do i update r4i Gold 3DS (r4ids.cn) for 6.3.0 12U?

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  1. chrisluna413
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    I downloaded the kernel on their site and installed it on to the root of my SD card, but i keep getting a screen that says that i have to hold the power button to turn off my 3DS (same screen you'd get by starting up the r4i gold without any files on it). I have no idea what to do now
     
  2. Elemi

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    Could be a fake, skip the flashing bit for now and open it up and just check it has the fuse you're meant to destroy in the final step, I had the same issue but found out that on the outside it was a 1:1 copy, but inside I saw it was a definite fake because the chips were in weird places and the fuse was not there at all.
     
  3. Austin4606

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    I'm having the same problem. My R4 was working fine until one day i started it and got the restart system error.
     
  4. chrisluna413
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    yeah, I was on 5.1 and then updated once i got pokemon, now it won't even start. usually I just google for solutions, but i haven't any relief for this problem.
     
  5. chrisluna413
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    is your card working fine on those firmwares?
     
  6. Rezatron

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    You're trying to update a card for 6.3 using a system on 6.3? :huh:

    Flash cart 101: You can't run a firmware update for a card that is blocked on your system (with the exception of Supercard DSTWO). The firmware update file for the card is run from the game select menu like a DS rom. If you can't start up the card (because it's blocked) you can't run the fix.

    Solution: You need to borrow a DS, DS Lite or a DSi/3DS that can still boot up the card to run the card update.

    edit: I can't believe all the people above me don't know/can't read. It's unbelievable.
     
  7. Another World

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    the kernel is wood, wood runs the games and homebrew. what you want to download is the bootloader. you'll need a ds phat/lite, or a dsi/3ds on a firmware lower than the one you are updating for. by this i mean, your 3ds woud need to be on a 5.x firmware if you are updating to the 6.x bootloader. this is due to the fact that the updates are .nds files. you can't very well run a .nds file using the wood kernel if you can't boot the card to begin with.


    the latest design does not require that.

    -another world
     
  8. chrisluna413
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    thank you so much. IT'S WORKING :D
     
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  9. djkrafty

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    I just received my card in the mail and I can't get it to see any games I put on. I've followed the instructions with the download for wood 1.64, but on step 4 I can't get the launcher process to work. Would I need to update the cart on another ds in this case?