new R4 user

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by philtherockgod, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. philtherockgod
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    philtherockgod Newbie

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    I purchased my R4 card about 12 months ago. I didn't realise until recently I could upgrade the firmware. Can someone advise on which update to use and also how to install it....many thanks
     
  2. XWolf

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    YSmenu - do a Search for it.
     
  3. philtherockgod
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    wow.....don't think i'll bother. Looks very complicated.
     
  4. outgum

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    You assume this flash card is compatible with it?
    May i see a website of where you brought it which includes a picture of the card?
     
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    You could go to r4li (here) and download the 1.23 kernel for the R4, and then get ysmenu. YSMenu has a lot better compatability with games and homebrew (sometimes) and it's really easy to put on if you use r4ysauto or a2h's ysmenu generator thing.
     
  6. philtherockgod
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    I have been using it for a year....perfectly, other than certain roms do not play..."CANNOT LOAD DATA FILE" or something like that. I have been advised by a colleague to try upgrading the firmware. As a new user I haven't figured out how to upload pictures to the forum. R4 card is a black and silver case with R4 revolution for DS lettering.
     
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    philtherockgod Newbie

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    First of all I am not a whizz kid with technology...all this is like a foriegn language to me....being a 55 year old grandad...lol
     
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    Oh dear, One of the ones i dont know how to do properly, Where did you get the firmware you have for it now? And what size microSD are you using, if its 2GB, Maybe you have a legit R4. Meaning not a fake copy like most.

    So what firmware is on it right now? if you know.
    And did you get it off a site, if you did, thatmight help me.
     
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    I will give it a go......I will let you know....many thanks again
     
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    Your assuming its non SDHC, And if it is SDHC YSMenu wont work?
     
  12. XWolf

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    True but mone was Legit so I know they must exist! Besides, no harm in him trying.
     
  13. philtherockgod
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    philtherockgod Newbie

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    You guys are the business......wow, fantastic, .........all non playable games are now working......many, many thanks.....all I need to do now is do the same for my 2 grandsons...I will be the best grandad ever....WICKED.
     
  14. XWolf

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    Glad to have helped.

    Never be afraid to ask, never to old to learn.
     
  15. outgum

    outgum Pokemanz Master

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    Are there cards the same? because each card needs different firmware.
    Lets us know if you have any trouble with them
     
  16. XWolf

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    Looks as if it was a legit R4 - as he said, all working now.
     
  17. outgum

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    i know, im talking about his Grandsons cards now
     
  18. XWolf

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    Ahhh, gotchya! Obvious really!
     
  19. philtherockgod
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    They are the same....bought at the same time from the same site......I think....it's been a while.....lol....you'll be old one day...