Hacking Luma3DS - R4i Gold pro (2013) - r4i-gold.com

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Hi All

After discovering my Sky3DS wasn't working anymore I recently put cfw on my 3DS XL (Luma3DS), very happy with it!

I have an old 'R4 gold pro' flash card, 2013 version. Same as this one:

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When I put the card in my 3DS, it detects it. On launching it, I get a white screen and it freezes. I Installed the R4i launcher.cia. I somehow managed to open the card and browse the games. When I tried to open one of the games, I again got the white screen.

After some searching and trying, I can't seem to open the card. I now get the white screen immediately, before even seeing the games. I found the latest firmware / kernel of the R4 here:
http://old.r4wood.com/pages/R4i%2dGold-Firmware.html

I copied the kernel but no luck.
How can i even update the firmware when I can't open the card? I have no idea which firmware I have now.
I did install Twilight Menu++ which works fine, but I still want the flashcard to work if it's possible :)

Anyone else having this issue?
Hope someone has a fix for this.

Thanks in advance!!
 
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Hi All

After discovering my Sky3DS wasn't working anymore I recently put cfw on my 3DS XL (Luma3DS), very happy with it!

I have an old 'R4 gold pro' flash card, 2013 version. Same as this one:

20180329_222317-jpg.119096



When I put the card in my 3DS, it detects it. On launching it, I get a white screen and it freezes. I Installed the R4i launcher.cia. I somehow managed to open the card and browse the games. When I tried to open one of the games, I again got the white screen.

After some searching and trying, I can't seem to open the card. I now get the white screen immediately, before even seeing the games. I found the latest firmware / kernel of the R4 here:
http://old.r4wood.com/pages/R4i%2dGold-Firmware.html

I copied the kernel but no luck.
How can i even update the firmware when I can't open the card? I have no idea which firmware I have now.
I did install Twilight Menu++ which works fine, but I still want the flashcard to work if it's possible :)

Anyone else having this issue?
Hope someone has a fix for this.

Thanks in advance!!
Well... You also can check on the next web for some kernels for your card (search for "r4i-gold.com" text) and try with one of those:

https://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/

If none of those works for you, then try with one generic kernel (like Wood or YSMenu). You can keep an eye on this thread, if you want (but apparently your card will be not compatable with that):

https://gbatemp.net/threads/retrogamefan-updates-releases.267243/
 
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Is this card supported by the WOOD firmware?

I do recall using WOOD firmware on it in the past.

I bought a new one, the 2020 version (https://www.nds-card.com/UploadFile/P490_1.JPG).
I downloaded the latest firmware from the website r4isdhc.com but I get the timebomb thing : 'Date or firmware expired'. Any other firmware I can use without modifying the date on my 3ds?
 

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I do recall using WOOD firmware on it in the past.

I bought a new one, the 2020 version (https://www.nds-card.com/UploadFile/P490_1.JPG).
I downloaded the latest firmware from the website r4isdhc.com but I get the timebomb thing : 'Date or firmware expired'. Any other firmware I can use without modifying the date on my 3ds?
Y's Menu should work on all timebombed units, even though the menu isn't exactly the best or very feature rich, it should still let you launch games.
 

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Try this i also recommend installing twilight menu to your flashcard and turn off b4ds in the settings then it will boot games with ysmenu. just make a folder called games on your sd card and put your .NDS games in there.
 

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