Is my R4 Gold Pro an original or a clone

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by NicLobo, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. NicLobo
    OP

    NicLobo Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Mar 31, 2019
    Germany
    have ordered a R4 Gold Pro for 3DS on german ebay - comes from Macau.
    Wonder if this is an original.

    item: R4-Gold-Pro-SDHC-DS-3DS-DSI-Revolution-Patrone-USB-Adapter
    seller: bestsale_de1

    I've read clones will probably break if you flash them with NTRboot.

    Looks like everything on the picture on ebay, only 2019 instead of 2018 on the cart.

    r4.
     
  2. NicLobo
    OP

    NicLobo Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Mar 31, 2019
    Germany
    If it helps to dertermine clone or not - the card is recognized as "touch bomberman land"
    Unbenannt.
     
  3. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

    Member
    14
    Feb 3, 2017
    Czech Republic
    I gues on earth.
    Clone. Original R4 cards are impossible to find.
     
    NicLobo likes this.
  4. Technicmaster0

    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    9
    Oct 22, 2011
    Gambia, The
    The question is not if it's a clone but if it's a good clone... which this card is not
     
  5. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ definitely not Lilith

    Member
    25
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Many moons away
    Last edited by Lilith Valentine, Mar 31, 2019
    NicLobo likes this.
  6. NicLobo
    OP

    NicLobo Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Mar 31, 2019
    Germany
    thank you very much for yout feedback.
    The reason whi I'm asking is, that in the tutorial "Flashing ntrboot" is written ", it may be possible for the flashing process to brick a counterfeit flashcart and render it permanently unusable."

    So my question should have been - do you think, this is my card in this listing?
    r4comp.
    (there are also different plastic colors on the "original" homepage of the cart.)
     
  7. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

    Member
    14
    Feb 3, 2017
    Czech Republic
    I gues on earth.
    Yup.
     
    NicLobo likes this.
  8. NicLobo
    OP

    NicLobo Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Mar 31, 2019
    Germany
    why?
     
  9. Technicmaster0

    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Member
    9
    Oct 22, 2011
    Gambia, The
    Because it has a "feature" called timebomb
     
    NicLobo likes this.
  10. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

    Member
    14
    Feb 3, 2017
    Czech Republic
    I gues on earth.
    Which can be bypassed by ysmenu or simply by changing your date.
    Don't worry. It does what you want it to do. Play .nds games and it will do that until a hardware failure.
     
    Last edited by Kubas_inko, Mar 31, 2019
    zfreeman and NicLobo like this.
  11. NicLobo
    OP

    NicLobo Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Mar 31, 2019
    Germany
    I'm ok with this "feature" as it was the cheapest card which supports NTRboot. Will use it after installing the CFW to the 3DS on my old DS Lite (no problem changing the date when it's time).
     
  12. larrypretty

    larrypretty GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    3
    Oct 18, 2018
    United States
    It's a clone but it can work still, support NTRboothax and DS games, with Timebomb.
     
  13. Zaphod77

    Zaphod77 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    4
    Aug 25, 2015
    United States
    the cheapest one is actually the r4isdhc.com.cn one

    what you got is almost certain to actually work, as touch bomberland is what their "legit" ones should show.
     
  14. Der_Blockbuster

    Der_Blockbuster GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    8
    Mar 2, 2016
    Germany
    How could you actually know if it is realy?
    Is there any benefit of having a real one?
     
  15. Zaphod77

    Zaphod77 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    4
    Aug 25, 2015
    United States
    you can generally assume that if the kernel from the website (r4isdhc.com, in this case)works, it's real enough to count.
     
  16. NicLobo
    OP

    NicLobo Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Mar 31, 2019
    Germany
    Card does seem to be a clone - impossible to flash boot9strap.
    -tried different sd cards, different devices (3ds and ds). Used the tutorial from 3ds.hacks.guide and downloaded the files there.
    20190405_004237-2.
     
  17. Zaphod77

    Zaphod77 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    4
    Aug 25, 2015
    United States
    you put the firm file in the wrong place. read that error message.

    if it was a clone problem either it would say cart not recognized or it would brick it.
     
Loading...