I'm new, which R4?

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  1. royalon
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    Hey guys - A friend told me to get an R4 for my boy and all I know is that I can put games in it. I will learn how to put games or friend will teach me but in the meantime he suggested to buy from gameyeeeah.com since it will take a week or so. I also see gameyeeeah is one of the recommended place to buy. Browsing the website I can see R4DS, R4 III Upgrade SDHC and R4 SDHC.
    I do not have an micro SD or SDHC so I plan to get the bundle (with SDHC card).
    I'm confuse, which one would you suggest? R4DS, R4 III Upg or R4SDHC?

    I dont know the difference between R4 III Upgr and R4SDHC?
    Or do you recommend another flashcart?
     


  2. Nathan-NL

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    DON'T go with any R4!!

    All the R4 flashcarts you will now purchase are fake, clones and not supported like the original one + they could brick (break) your DS (Lite/i)!!

    You can better get yourself an Acekard 2.1 from www.dealextreme.com [​IMG]
     
  3. dylan2228

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    well i suggest the r4ds cuz its the only one made by the official r4ds team (yes technically the others are fake) and it's the easiest to use.
     
  4. Sharpz

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    Agreed.
     
  5. ball2012003

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    the r4 is outdated and those are all fake r4's
    i recommend another flashcart
    dstt acekard 2 cyclo ds and so on
    the cheapest place you can get them is dealextreme.com
    it a good site but pretty slow shipping
     
  6. Nathan-NL

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    ^^^ It's still fake, R4 flashcarts are NO longer produced. Don't buy a R4, nobody should go with the R4 [​IMG]
     
  7. DeadLocked

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    Don't get R4DS because the firmware updates are no longer coming and basically you will have to hack it (plus it's the oldest card and it sucks, I have one btw and I'm sticking with it because I know how to keep it alive)
    Don't get The other R4s they are fakes, even though they're better than the real since they still get updates now.
    I recommend you buy an M3 for a user friendly and inexpensive card or try CYCLO ds/ Acekard2 if it's coming up to a birthday or don't mind a hefty pricetag.

    Although if you are dead set for an R4 get any of them except R4DS (Real one) Unless you want your son coming to you one morning and saying that none of the latest games work anymore.
     
  8. dylan2228

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    the original was fine i used it for 2 years.
     
  9. Nathan-NL

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    ^ Yes, but it isn't available anymore [​IMG]
     
  10. dylan2228

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    If u really want a good one buy an M3 Real Then load it with the m3 sakura firmware
     
  11. Ballistic

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    I speak for the smarter part of GBATemp when I say get another cart. The original real R4 is obsolete. Its updates have completely stopped, same with production. It can't read high capacity microSDs, thus limiting its memory storage to 2 GB. Newer games have piracy protection, and R4 is unable to deal with this because of halted updates. As for the other R4s you mention, they are clones, fakes, whatever you want to call it. They're just a bunch of chinese people using a popular name to get their share of the sales.

    I'd say get an Acekard (fairly cheap but has amazing support [hi Normatt and Smith]). The good Acekards to get are either Acekard 2.1 or Acekard 2i. The ONLY difference between those two is that the 2i supports the new upcoming console - DSi; and the 2.1 doesn't.

    Hope it helps.
     
  12. dylan2228

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    wow thats like 11 posts in 4 mins lol
     
  13. Nathan-NL

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    ^^ The Acekard 2.1 is almost similar to the M3 DS Real, but is much cheaper: http://www.dealextreme.com

    And with the M3 DS Real you will get an expansion pack with it, but if you go with the Acekard 2.1, you can buy a 3-in-1 later [​IMG]
     
  14. dylan2228

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    But if u buy a m3 real u can get sakura for free
     
  15. Nathan-NL

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    But it's more expensive and not needed for a kid.
     
  16. Ferrariman

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    Please don't get an R4DS. They are outdated, have no support, and usually cost the same as other carts. Get an Acekard 2 or a CycloDS instead.
     
  17. Nathan-NL

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    I disagree with myself, we first have to know how old the boy is, before we can say that those features are not needed for a kid(?).

    How old is your son?
     
  18. aphirst

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    I concur. An M3DS Real with Sakura is possibly the greatest thing since sliced bread. Or an Acekard if you want an excellent budget solution. [​IMG]
     
  19. royalon
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    royalon Newbie

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    boy I'm sure glad I found this forum and you guys are fast lol I can't keep it up new post every seconds lol

    I searched dealextreme only found AceKard 2i no 2.1??
    I'm checking out M3

    Thanks guys!! you rock!!
     
  20. GexX2

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    This is an Acekard 2.1 Also, you can run the Sakura firmware on an iTouch. Which makes it a budget M3.