1. BenRocha

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    I am very new on this forum and not sure if this is the right section to ask for help. My two sons' acekard 2i do not work anymore and I have to buy an R4i flash carts. My sons have dsi v.1.4.1 consoles. What R4i flashcarts model must I buy that work well for their dsi v1.4.1? Are those r4i pre-loaded with kernel/firmware (sorry, I am not well verse about this) that would be a plug and play onto their dsi v1.4.1? I am in USA, so where can I buy these r4i flashcarts? I know there are few websites I see but which ones are reliable and can accept payment from USA and can ship items to USA. I hope you guys can help. If the r4i flashcarts are not pre-loaded with kernel/firmware, where can I get those? Will the seller provide the kernel/firmware and instructions? Thanks a lot in advance.
     
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    nxwing TYPE-MOON Enthusiast
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    Hey, welcome to the temp!

    As for what cart you should buy, the ones that I know that are usually recommended are either the ones from r4ids.cn or the Supercard DSTWO. If you have some time, I recommend you look into TWiLight Menu++ as that's what I'm using instead of my flashcart now.
     
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    I went to check r4dids and viewed the USA online stores...unfortunately a lot have missing URL links and bad wesbites. I see old.r4wood and r4wood but they do not sell R4i cards to US customers. Is nds-card a good online store? Thanks
     
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  4. Kwyjor

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    A flashcart is no longer necessary for the DSi. You can install HiyaCFW and then run games directly from the SD card (specifically using the aforementioned TWiLight Menu++). The installation process is fairly painless.

    The DSTWO might be nice, but isn't it discontinued and expensive on the secondary market?

    The R4i 3DS Gold Plus is a safe bet, since it wasn't blacklisted by the latest firmware update, but it might be overkill if one does not plan to ever use it for ntrboot on a 3DS.
     
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    Hi Kwyjor,

    Sorry, I am not a gamer and know nothing about HiyaCFW or any tricks to tweak the dsi. I just want to buy flash carts so my sons can play their dsi games again. So you recommend the R4i 3DS Gold Plus? Where can I buy it? I am from USA. Thank you very much.
     
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    I haven't been updated on flashcarts really, apologies.
    As I'm not in the US, I can't really assist you on where to buy inside the USA but online, nds-card should suffice as they once had an advertisement partnership with GBAtemp. Should you change your mind about installing TWiLight Menu++, this seems like a good guide. Note that should you choose to buy from nds-card, it might take some time because as far as I know, they ship from overseas and with the current pandemic, that might take even longer. I suggest giving the guide a read because it isn't really all that much complicated and you can do it ASAP as long as you have SD cards laying around.
     
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    Hello,

    WELCOME to GBATEMP website:yaywii:
     
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  8. Kwyjor

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    Didn't you come here hoping to learn from knowledgeable people? Especially if you are having difficulty obtaining a new flashcart? The setup process is described in simple terms at https://dsi.cfw.guide/ .

    You are aware that the DSi has a separate SD card slot in addition to its cartridge slot, right? I am saying it is now possible to load ROMs onto that SD card directly rather than using a separate flashcart. Doesn't that sound convenient to you?

    Why did your Acekard 2i stop working, anyway? If you accidentally did a firmware update then they would be on 1.4.5 and not 1.4.1. Either way, installing HiyaCFW also enables blacklisted flashcarts to work again.
     
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    Welcome! Look into TwilightLoader++ With AP patching now built in, it's even better than an r4 card.
     
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  10. BenRocha

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    Yes, I am here for a primary objected of asking experts like you to help me in recommending a good R4i card for my sons' dsi console. They were using acekard 2i. One card suddenly became inoperable (maybe it has a timebomb). The other card, well I made it into a brick (my mistake). My two sons are not avid gamers. They just want to have fun from time to time.
    I know you wanted me to tweak into the dsi so we can just use the sd card without R4i cards. I know it seems easy for you and maybe I can do it too BUT I just do not want to take a risk in me doing that. So if someone there would be kind to recommend a good R4i card to work on my sons dsi with version 1.4.1, and send me instruction how to download (and from where to download the kernel), I would appreciate it very much. Also, maybe you could recommend too where must I buy this r4i cards. I am in USA and I know some overseas sellers do not want to sell and ship the cards to USA. Thanks y'all.
     
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