Just got a 1st Gen Chinese R4. Mod it to Engish?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by lanleague, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. lanleague

    lanleague GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 4, 2007
    United States
    I just got this and have no idea how to solder. Is there any important reason to change it to an English model? I'm going to download a new skin that is in English.
  2. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Oct 15, 2006
    United States
    Portland, OR
    Don't bother with the region mod. There are no menus to deal with, and very little text. The filenames will be the same as they are on your computer, and that's the only text that matters.
  3. fli_guy84

    fli_guy84 GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 20, 2006
    Can't you just use a conductive pen to trace a line on the contacts? Would that work?
  4. TLSpartan

    TLSpartan Kills threads

    Oct 20, 2006
    i guess if it has a fine point. pharoaohsvizier just buy one there 15AUD here for a 25 watt and 5AUD fro a fine tip
  5. cory1492

    cory1492 GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 23, 2005
    Home, WhereElse?
    If it is one of the old ones with the pads, a conductive pen would work fine, wouldn't even really need to be a fine tipped one. Just make sure to let it set for at least 7 minutes after application. To remove it you just scrape it off or use a qtip with some solvent like alcohol. Only reason I can see to do it would be because the chinese updates are a tad more difficult to track down, and may be on servers that are really slow to your location.