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Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by vampirelord54, Oct 16, 2012.

Oct 16, 2012

New Guy by vampirelord54 at 1:51 AM (2,511 Views / 0 Likes) 22 replies

  1. vampirelord54
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    Newcomer vampirelord54 Member

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    Hey GBA temp!

    I bought a 3DS XL about a month back and a buddy was telling me about R4 cards and what they can do. I figured I'd bite and give it a shot. Well I went and bought this card with a 32 GB MicroSD and am getting started. Is there a thread I can look at for basic getting started instructions? I looked around, but I wasn't able to really find the step by step instructions I was looking for.

    Thanks!
     


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    Welcome!

    I do not have a R4, so I'm not the best person to help you, but you will find tons of usefull information here: http://gbatemp.net/forum/113-r4-ds/

    I suggest you start reading the stickies for general information and I sugest you to avoid any firmware updates too.

    Are you trying yo raise your post count? Fool kid...
     
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    What in specific would you like to know?

    Do you need help finding firmwares?
    Help with media?
    Help with games?
    How to use?

    The list is endless dude, you just need to know exactly what things you need help with and people here can hep you.
     
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    Gah! too late for that, but thanks for the direction!
     
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    Well I need to get started. I have tried to install the latest Wood Kernel (1.52), which is supposedly compatible with the DS Firmware 4.4.0-10U I'm not sure I'm doing this part right, but when I get the .zip file extracted onto my SD card I'm not sure it is correct. I guess setting that up is my first question
     
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    "R4iGold.cn" from r4ids.cn is strongly recommended as the R4 of choice these days - it's Wood-compatible and gets the fastest updates.
     
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    What firmware are you using, out of curiosity?

    Also link wouldn't load for me so I'd also like to know what card you're using.

    LOL!! must have posted at the same time.
     
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    The latest Wood Kernel is actually 1.53, I'm fairly sure it is compatible with your version, I remember hearing a while back that to get a 3DS card to work in a 3DS you have to have like an older version of the software or use an old model of DS (like DS lite) to apply the firmware update to the cart so that the cart can load on a 3DS
     
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    Yeah, that's the wood I have, my mistake. I think I have also read what you are talking about, but I can't really find a "guide" to do it. Also, it would be helpful if I could find a few screenshots of what my folder should look like when I have the Kernel installed initially
     
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    On the root of your memory card (the first screen you have when you click on it) you should have a file named _rpg and the firmware which should be named something along the lines of _MENU_.DAT and a folder named Games which you should be using to have your games in,

    Is that what you have?
     
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    Yes that's it exactly. Here's a imgur link when I load up I get an error message on the touchscreen that says "An error has occured. Press and hold the POWER Button to turn the system off. Please refer to the operations manual for details."
     
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    vampirelord54, please do as the procedures listed below:
    1. Updating: It seems that your 3ds xl has been udpated to 3ds 4.4.0-10. You need to update it first of all.
    1>Borrow a NDSL, a NDSi or a 3DS whose version is under 4.4.0-10.
    2>Download WOOD R4 V1.53 from www.r4ids.cn
    3>Download 4.4.0-10 patch from www.r4ids.cn
    4>Read readme.txt attached with this patch and do as the procedures listed in it.
    5>After updating with success, just download roms to your tf card

    That's all.
     
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    Ok I contacted a friend and will be trying this in the morning. Thanks for the instructions!
     
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    Welcome to GBATemp

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    Be a good sport and have fun!
     
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    I followed these directions using a friends DS lite. When I launched the game cartridge, it froze on the loading screen "R4i 3DS Loading"
     
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    there are different version of wood
    try this one
    ftp://r4idsdown:r4idsdown@www.r4ids.co.cc/Wood_R4iGold_V1.53b.rar

    please note

    Wood is a KERNEL, Kernel is what allows Game compatibilty and anti-piracy removal on games
    Firmware is what allows your Flashcard to work on higher Firmware of the console
     
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    Huh. That link didn't work for me. Thanks for the info on the lingo though. That will be helpful getting my point across more clearly!
     
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    strange, works for me
    thats off teh R4ids.cn card teams website
    heres there download page
    http://r4ids.cn/r4i-download-e.html
    wood is on it
     
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    Well I've been to that site before, but the download isn't working (I am at work but I have full admin rights to this computer and nothing is blocked) This is where I got the one I am currently using: http://www.r4ds.me/download/r4ds.html#1

    Is it different?
     
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    yes they are very different
    only a few cards are offically supported by wood (there are many fakes and moddifed version , they appear to have been stopped by the latest updates to wood tho)
    and each have there own specific version

    strange how the link doest work
    maybe try a different web browser like firefox as that is what i use and it works fine
     
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