Is there a way to change the date in the NDS software of the 3DS to launch old fw R4's?

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  1. Audino
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    Audino GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi,
    I just found my old R4 card, i put it in my 3DS and surprisingly, i can launch it from the homemenu. However, when i launch it, it gives me a system date error. I know this can be solved by setting the date back to 2010 but i don't want to do that because then dates in my 3DS games are wrong. So my question is: is it possible to change the date of the NDS software in the 3DS or bypass this error without having to change the date? I'm running a9lh+luma on my 3DS.
     
  2. Arubaro

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    IIRC there was a way to hex edit some values of a R4's file so you can get rid of this problem, but I cannot recall where I read it
     
  3. Hyoretsu

    Hyoretsu Itosugi Masahiro's Loyal Reader

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    If you want to, you can buy a R4i from r4isdhc.com. They launch a new version every year, but it's almost the same every year. They don't have this time bomb that some of them have. Or (the only way I can think of) you can create an EmuNAND and launch it from the EmuNAND, so that you can change the date of it without messing with your console.
     
  4. metalknuxx

    metalknuxx Advanced Member

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    i got a R4i3D last monday, no issues with my 11.2 (A9LH with luma) new3ds so far
     
  5. Hyoretsu

    Hyoretsu Itosugi Masahiro's Loyal Reader

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    The problem that OP has is that some cards have, like, a 2016 version. Then, when it reaches 2017, the card stops working, forcing you to buy the 2017 version.
     
  6. metalknuxx

    metalknuxx Advanced Member

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    ye i know, just in case he can't solve the problem, i got a 2015 R4i3D that still works no problemo, so it looks like those doesn't have a time limit too
     
  7. YourHero

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    So they time bombed a product you purchased to force upgrade? Sounds like Nvidia.