Newest firmware

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by stopthepress, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. stopthepress
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    stopthepress Newbie

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    Hi, I got an r4...I think it's American early this year. I was wondering if where I could find the newest firmware, and how I would go about putting it on my r4.

    thx
     
  2. Joey R.

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    1. GBATemp (i.e. the site you are on right now). Download Section. R4 Firmwares.
    2. Extract the contents of the zipped file you get from GBATemp and put them in the root of your microSD card.
    3. Read this, for Christ's sake.
     
  3. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

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    Here's the problem:
    You got a product that is no longer supported.
    So, you'll have to go to the GBATemp download section and look for the R4DS 1.18 firmware.
    Unless you got a fake.
     
  4. JPdensetsu

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    On r4ds.cn or nentindo.com or GBATEMP.net [​IMG].
    In the download Selection !
     
  5. SavageWaffle

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    What? I don't understand a product that is no longer supported? Are you trying to say no SDHC?
     
  6. Rock Raiyu

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    R4 is being shut down. There will most likely won't be any more firmwares for it. Making it obsolete.
     
  7. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

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    Dead support team is dead.

    Anyone getting a R4 at this point is just stupid, or a fanboy.

    If you bought it long before that( over 4 months ago), then you're fine.
     
  8. stopthepress
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    Yeah it was over four months ago....and back then it seemed like r4 was the best choice and not to mention the easiest for me to find. Now I'm hearing about this cyclo stuff, and I have a feeling once/if I get that there will be something else new and better for homebrew.....
     
  9. ojsinnerz.

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    Well the CycloDS has been the best cart for a year. It's gotten Realtime saves, Realtime guide, SDHC support, native 3-in-1 support, and everything. Trying to beat that will be nearly impossible at the moment.

    CycloDS will remain the best for awhile.
     
  10. stopthepress
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    Any way guys, thanks for the help.

    Once I loaded the firmware on r4 my problems with homebrew went right away. I guess r4 isn't too bad for now....
     
  11. paul3100

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    I don't think its a good idea actually everyone running out to purchase a cyclods! why?

    Well look at the R4 , very popular and its the first name on everyone's lips when it comes to flash cards on the ds which was good for the R4 team to begin with as they sold tons but with all the popularity comes nintendo hot on there heels and as a result the R4 has suffered and that is the biggest reason for the decline of the R4. oh and lack of features & non sdhc.

    So if now everyone goes for the cyclods then nintendo will start with them and before we know it they too will be shut down and hence no new updates.!

    So i have the supercard and its a good choice as it has as many features as the cyclods and is cheaper but doesn't get talked about as much as the others but gets regular updates and so should be a good choice for the rest of the DS commercial life ...SC team support all there cards all the time and were here from the start :-)

    paul
     
  12. jcm4

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    Wherever flashcart users flock to next (first R4, soon cyclo) the companies will be targeted. The supercard won't be exempt to it at all when it is chosen for the flashcart spotlight once the cyclo and r4 are dead.
     
  13. PyroJames

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    There is at least one more R4 firmware update coming on Sept. 15th. What happens to R4 after this is anybody's guess.
     
  14. Tanas

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    I'll believe it when i see it...
     
  15. g4med4d

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    The R4 never had SDHC support.
     
  16. stopthepress
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    Good logic. But for me personally, the cyclo or some other card similar might be good because it goes up to 4 gigs...or more I think. Although I could always just switch out my 2gig, I'd rather have it all in one.

    I also want one that's supported, it's kind of hard to ask questions about a card if no one knows about it. So like you maybe I should go for the somewhat popular, but not the most popular... but still works reasonably well.

    But seriously r4 is awesome, this is really the first problem I've ever had with it, and the firmware worked. I just hope it'll be enough until the next new homebrew ap.

    Nintendo should let us have our DS fun, it's software and hardware will still sell regardless. And for the people that are getting games illegally, it's not like they have all the features of a regular cart like online and stuff. I have a feeling homebrewing won't be possible with nintendo's next handheld if they're following wii's way, whenever that is.
     
  17. paul3100

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    Cheers :-)