Is my R4 Fake or Real!?

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Aug 28, 2008

Is my R4 Fake or Real!? by Centrix at 11:31 PM (6,040 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. Centrix
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    Member Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    Hi, I went to the offical R4 website to see where I could buy an R4 and they sent me to Gadget Asia. So I order this R4 with a 2GB Kingston Memory card.

    Heres the site and a Image of my R4:
    http://www.gadget-asia.com/index.php?page=...rt&Itemid=1

    Please note that my R4 came black and not white, not sure if the color of the cart really matter or not?

    Any hoot whats the verdict...Also my R4 came in the small white box with out the Big black R4 box and CD...Yes I know the R4 company stopped making the CD since you don't need it.
     
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    Member Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    Which R4 website was it? A lot of them claim to be "official".

    Without seeing pictures of the cart, it's pretty hard to say whether it's fake or real though. IIRC, the production of real R4s has halted. That site could be clearing some stock though.
     
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    I've ordered R4s from Gadget Asia loads of times (before July this year), and haven't had any trouble with fakes yet.
     
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    How do you know they're real?
     
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    If it comes with small cd, microSD, microSD adapter and microSD USB reader, then its real. Mine also comes with case for the R4 and strap for the case [or NDS].

    My R4 is black, and it fits with my black NDS.

    Works fine, I've update the firmware, change theme, update moonshell, no problem occurs.

    Try searching for TTDS. A new flash cart for NDS. Same feature as R4 except it supports larger size microSD. [thats what the salesman told me]. There's also a new flash cart with triangle box but I dont know its name.
     
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    EDGE. Stripped down CycloDS.

    Also, I thought the black R4s weren't shipped with CDs?
     
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    Certain places ship the CD's, while others don't. Just depends where the company bought the R4's.

    Mostly - no more CD's.
     
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    theres a guide to how to spot a real R4 in my signature [​IMG]
     
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    Sigh. Why did you buy a R4?
     
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    Well I was told on the offical site that they stopped making the R4 with the CD...since you really don't need it!


    Heres the site that I bought my R4 from which lead me to Gadget Asia!

    http://www.r4team.com/eng/index.htm
     
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    dont be an ass. Thats not helping him out in any way possible. He didnt ask "ask me why I got an r4" did he?
     
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    I'm so glad i didn't know about these forums when i got my "R4", which is an R4-III, i.e. a fake/clone/whatever... cause i woulda been worried about getting a fake, after owning a fake, i LOVE it, works with a 4gb msd, plays everything, and the firmware is being updated (v3.03 2008-9-11), i actually think my fake IS a newer R4, the companies R4-II is at fw v1.18 (sounds like a true fake R4).

    Fake or not... does it work? Does it do what you need it todo? Past that... why worry.
     
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    there's no such thing as a NEWER R4 ...its a fake NO SDHC R4 exists!

    there's only 2 actual physical revisions of R4 and choice of white or Grey black!

    If it works for you then that's great .... just be careful if R4 team release an official update it may contain card bricker firmware!

    or maby not! lol [​IMG]
     
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    The R4 original is dead...

    You are correct that NO R4 supports SDHC, but the R4-III does indeed support SDHC, my 3yo son has a 4gb card in his along with the 3.03 firmware, it works very well and has for several months.

    I feel bad for all the people that put their trust in the original R4 and have been let down. But it is dead or dying, It is an outdated card anyway by todays standards. The no SDHC thing is a hardware problem, cant be fixed by firmware... so file it away with all your other obsolete equipment, keep it for a spare for when your newer card dies (happens eventually to ALL of them) and move on.
     
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    just peel back the r4 ticker. if you see a chip, its a fake. no chip is real
     

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