Need help with my R4i Gold 3ds

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Apr 25, 2012
  1. andy26129
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    It was working fine on my 3.0.0-6u 3ds but then decided to update it via the dsi updater so it can work with my other 3ds wich is in 4.0.0.7, dont know what i did wrong but know it does not work on neither of them, it does not show the spongebob icon at all. Can some one help me go back to it working on 3ds v 3.0.0-6u...thanks
     
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    No icon after updating is being shown in the home menu of either 3DS, right? If so it's bricked. Do you have another flash card?
     
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    So what can be done. Reason for it doing this is because while i was downloading the dsi patch 1.44 i believe i accedently returned to the home menu without the patch finishing...can something be done about it. Thanks
     
  4. rob white

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    Did you update the flashcart successfully, which update patch did you use. you should update it with the latest patch: The DSi V1.44 Patch for R4i Gold 3DS is released now! and it will be better if you can update it by DS console. And now, if you have bricked the r4i gold, you need to use a DS console and another working flashcart to unbrick the card.
     
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    instead of using a ds can i use a 3ds
     
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    Nope, you only can use a DS to do the unbrick job. Here is a guide. For example, if you have another working card Acekard 2i

    1. Download the latest ak2i firmware AKAIO V1.89
    2. Download the update patch which linked above, there are two files in the folder, just use the one which for updating by DS console.
    3. Put the sd card and the ak2i in the ds console,
    4. Power on and run the update patch, then take out the ak2i and insert your bricked r4i gold. And go on the updating process.
    5 Just wait until it finishes.
     
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    Why wont 3ds work, and do you mean ds or dslite
     
  8. rob white

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    there is a very important step in the guide. step 4 needs you to do a switch job, the 3DS or DSi won't let you do that, the 3DS or DSi will just start updating and update your ak2i to the end, you even can not pur your bricked r4i gold to the console. And another, there are two update patch files in the folder, one if for updating by DSi and the other is for updating by DS console. there is no file for updating by 3DS.

    DS or DSL , any of them is alright for doing the job.
     
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    Question, if my R4i Gold 3DS has the sponge bob icon and was advertised to work on the update b4 the new one, do I still need to update anything? Also is there a way to know via the wood menu which update my card has?
     
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    sentinel5000,you can click "start" menu and choose "help".You can get the system version your card can support.Besides, if your card can support NDSi V1.44, it can also support 3DS 4.0.0-7.
     
  11. japzone

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    That's not entirely true, it's better to just look at whether it's compatible with 3DS System v4.0.0-7. To find this out check out this thread: http://gbatemp.net/topic/302773-firmware-update-compilation-thread/
    If you're card isn't listed or is listed in Red, then you'll either have to wait for an update for your Flashcard and then use a DS/lite to perform the update(since it's not working on your 3DS) If your Flashcard is never updated then you'll have to buy a new one. I recommend any Flashcard NDS-Gear.com sells, like the Acekard 2i, Supercard DSTwo, or the Real R4i 3DS.
     
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    Ok in that thread, my card is compatible, now on to updating the card, when I download the 1.44 update I see a readme, on the readme it has 2 methods for updating the card, im assuming I need to use the second method, Am I right?
     
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    I can't help you if I don't know what card you're using. There are like 5 different R4i Golds. What's the URL for your card's website?
     
  14. shoulddo

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    R4i gold 3ds can support 4.0.0.7, you need upgrade it.
     

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