Need help in determining if I bought a legit or clone R4 Flashcart

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by ShikaSan, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. ShikaSan
    OP

    ShikaSan Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    57
    8
    Jun 30, 2016
    Somewhere
    Hi!

    The title of the thread says it all. I just recently bought an R4 flashcart for my 2DS to run some of my DS game backups, when I was overwhelmed to find out that it has several clones, and websites as well, I couldn't determine which is which.

    Setting it up was a bit of a pain, I had to find the right website/download, and finally found one kernel that works.

    Here's a few pics:
    Images

    (I apologize for the shitty camera quality of my phone)
     


  2. Davidosky99

    Davidosky99 Eevee :3

    Banned
    2,582
    1,570
    Jun 7, 2015
    Porto
    Yes , it is a clone.anyways, the only non-clone one is the original r4, so you can't really be safe :P
    The kernel for that card is at r4isdhc.com .
    I can help you put ysmenu on there to get rid of the time bomb.
    Shoot me a pm if interested
     
    ShikaSan likes this.
  3. ShikaSan
    OP

    ShikaSan Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    57
    8
    Jun 30, 2016
    Somewhere
    Oh God... anyway, thanks! I'm interested about ysmenu, and what's this about a time bomb?
     
  4. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

    Member
    1,122
    648
    Dec 29, 2015
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Modding Xbox'es
    Looks like a r4isdhc.hk.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Does your card use r4.dat to start the kernel if so format the card and put my ysmenu autoboot package on it http://www.file-upload.net/download-11734861/Ysmenu.7z.html.
     
    Last edited by DarkGabbz, Jul 18, 2016
    ShikaSan likes this.
  5. ShikaSan
    OP

    ShikaSan Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    57
    8
    Jun 30, 2016
    Somewhere
    That's where I got the kernel, and it's shady as well. When you type the address of the website without "www." it shows an Apache error, but if you complete the address, it shows the actual website. Weird.
     
  6. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

    Member
    1,122
    648
    Dec 29, 2015
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Modding Xbox'es
    Format the card and put the package on it.
     
    ShikaSan likes this.
  7. ShikaSan
    OP

    ShikaSan Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    57
    8
    Jun 30, 2016
    Somewhere
    About that, it uses a file named _DS_Menu.dat, not an r4.dat kernel.

    Is there a difference between the two?
     
  8. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

    Member
    1,122
    648
    Dec 29, 2015
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Modding Xbox'es
    Yes then download the official ysmenu package and use the files from the R4SDHC YSMenu folder .
     
    Last edited by DarkGabbz, Jul 18, 2016
    ShikaSan likes this.
  9. ShikaSan
    OP

    ShikaSan Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    57
    8
    Jun 30, 2016
    Somewhere
    Will the ysmenu autoboot package you linked will still work with this?
     
  10. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

    Member
    1,122
    648
    Dec 29, 2015
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Modding Xbox'es
  11. MarcusD

    MarcusD nobody's hero

    Member
    1,169
    2,298
    Oct 16, 2015
    Hungary
    a pixel between life and death
    That one is a very decent flashcart if you put a normal kernel on it :P Just watch out with YSMenu, it bricked my previous flashcart permanently!
     
  12. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

    Member
    1,122
    648
    Dec 29, 2015
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Modding Xbox'es
    On my R4iSDHC.com card it works perfect with forwarders.
     
  13. ShikaSan
    OP

    ShikaSan Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    57
    8
    Jun 30, 2016
    Somewhere
    Now, I'm suddenly a little bit confused on which to use. :rofl:
     
  14. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

    Member
    1,122
    648
    Dec 29, 2015
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Modding Xbox'es
    The filetrip package.
     
  15. MarcusD

    MarcusD nobody's hero

    Member
    1,169
    2,298
    Oct 16, 2015
    Hungary
    a pixel between life and death
    Well, I don't want to risk potentially bricking my flashcart with YSMenu, so I'm using a very specific version of R4 Wood (because other versions cause an indefinite loading screen). I'll get home in an hour, I could upload the kernel I'm using.

    But if you want to try out YSMenu, it's okay. But if it freezes on a gray screen, you're damned.
     
    ShikaSan likes this.
  16. ShikaSan
    OP

    ShikaSan Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    57
    8
    Jun 30, 2016
    Somewhere
    MarcusD was right. It bricked.

    Edit: Is there anyway to recover it? The cart doesn't show up on the home menu of my 2DS anymore.
     
    Last edited by ShikaSan, Jul 18, 2016
  17. MarcusD

    MarcusD nobody's hero

    Member
    1,169
    2,298
    Oct 16, 2015
    Hungary
    a pixel between life and death
    I'm trying to find a way to recover it, which involves turning the updater nds (which is a homebrew) to a cia. I may be able to finish the ROM patcher today, so I could try to unbrick my cart. If the updater unbricks my cart, I'll upload the cia.
     
    ShikaSan likes this.
  18. ShikaSan
    OP

    ShikaSan Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    57
    8
    Jun 30, 2016
    Somewhere
    I see... well, I wish you luck with that. I'll keep an eye on that, but I'm thinking of buying another R4 later this week.

    If by chance, can you upload a .3dsx file as well? I'm on 11.0 firmware, and can only use HBL. Granted that the updater doesn't need kernel access, of course.
     
    Last edited by ShikaSan, Jul 18, 2016
  19. MarcusD

    MarcusD nobody's hero

    Member
    1,169
    2,298
    Oct 16, 2015
    Hungary
    a pixel between life and death
    Well, the updater is originally an NDS file, so converting it to 3dsx is fully impossible. Then you'll need to buy a new flashcart then :(
     
  20. ShikaSan
    OP

    ShikaSan Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    57
    8
    Jun 30, 2016
    Somewhere
    That's a shame. But thanks, it was a gamble I took, it's okay.

    Also, would someone mind telling me what's this "time bomb" mentioned a few replies earlier?