I think I got a counterfeit R4i-SDHC

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  1. JesseJamesSmith
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    I bought an r4i-sdhc on craigslist last night, and it works, but when I go to r4i-sdhc.com and look at the guides on things like installing skins, it shows menus that this r4 does not have. The first screen I see has three buttons, and the website says the far right one is supposed to be settings, but all that button does is open up a menu that lets me do stupid things no one would want to do on an r4, like a ebook reader and a file browser. I suppose it's okay that it works, but I feel like I got ripped off. All the pictures of the r4s on the website have the word Upgrade somewhere on the card, whereas mine does not. This is what mine looks like: http://i.imgur.com/XauLM.jpg


    Did I get ripped off or something? I can't figure out why things like skins wont work no matter what.
     


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    Do you see the website on your card, how it says r4i-sdhc.hk? The official website is r4i-sdhc.com so unfortunately, yes, you got ripped off.
     
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    All R4's are counterfeits.

    Your best bet is to buy a more expensive flashcard or try YSMenu.
    I don't know of R4Wood will work on it.
     
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    That's frustrating. I paid $50 for it too, since I didn't want to wait around for a month to get it in the mail. My girlfriend bought one from the same guy too, it isn't the same kind either... and upon looking into it, hers is a counterfeit too. We're out $100 for something that doesn't work right. Rage.


    In that case I'd like to own an authentic product, where should I look to buy one, and which one would my best bet be? We both have 3DS's with the newest system version... Gah...
     
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    Try selling it on craigstlist again.

    Take no offense in the following!
    Some sucker would buy it off you for that price if you praise the card just like scammer did.

    A good place to buy a Acekard 2i is from the GBATemp sponsor or from any of the sites on Shoptemp.
     
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    Is the acekard 2i the best one to go with? As you can see I was willing to spend like $50 on one... I just want to know I'm not buying crap again.
     
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    If you're willing to spend a lot then I'd suggest a Supercard DSTwo.

    I've had one since launchday and had nothing but GOOD things.
    The release of Pokemon black & white.
    My card could play it whilst EVERY other card had to wait.

    It's rather pricey but you get a good product for your money.
    It's also for sale on the Shoptemp sites.
     
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    Good to know... This is quite frustrating. I should have looked into it. I bought an r4 for my DS Lite a long time ago on craigslist and everything worked out fine, so I never even thought about it.


     
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    You bought an R4, of course you got ripped. But seriously, all R4i-SDHC's are "counterfeit" because none are original.
     
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    Yes shoptemp.net.

    The DSTwo is priced at around $40.
    It's just downloading the software from the Supercard website and dropping it on the MicroSD.
    Easy as pie.

    If you're still not convinced that the DSTwo is the best card out there just ask any other member here.
    They will respond with similar answers.
     
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    Thank you so much for your help! I can't believe how quick that was too... My only concern is that it doesnt actually say it works on a 3DS on the shoptemp website. I'm assuming it works though, since it was recommended.
     
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    DSTwo works on the 3DS just as fine as on a DSi or an DSLite or a DS Phat.

    Just update the bootloader in a DSlite or DSPhat and plonk it in a 3DS.
    It will bootup fine.

    You're welcome ;]
     
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    Wait, it won't work out of the box on a 3DS? I have absolutely no access to a DS Lite right now, so if I have to use one to get it working, then I'm screwed.
     
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    you can ask the retailer to update the card for you.
    I think that they will do that, after all you purchase a product from them ;]

    If not.
    Be creative.
    Just see if someone is willing to lend you a DSlite for a minute or 2
     
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    I don't know anyone who has one >_
     
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    Yep all the shops on Shoptemp are reliable.

    Just ask if they want to update it for 3DS sysmenu 3.0.0-6 and refrain from updating your 3DS untill a update comes out for the SCDS2.

    When you have updated your DSTwo you can update your 3DS.
     
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    Thank you so much! You are my hero!
     
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    You're welcome.

    It's possible, never tried it before tho since I kept all my DSses.
     
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    Is there a Cyclo for 3DS.