Noob deleted software

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by LouFace, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. LouFace
    OP

    LouFace Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    0
    Dec 24, 2011
    I have a NDS with an R4i card (the one in the white box) which I've been using for years, yesterday I managed to delete some software off it by accident which meant that all I got was a black loading screen when turning it on, after hunting down the current software and reinstalling it many of my games now do not work. Whilst they appear in the list of games, after selecting them I am greeted with another black or white screen.

    I have lots count of the amount of different versions of software I have tried. Most appear to not work - resulting in the black screen. I have only found one version (Kernel 1.56 from r4ultra.com) that allows the console to turn on properly but then I have games that worked perfectly before no longer working.

    I also have the problem where by some of the software is downloaded as an .exe file and I am on a mac so I am unable to extract them. I have tried the R4i upgrade in the sticky. The R4i however, wont open and the R4DS downloads as an .exe file.


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Buleste

    Buleste Old Fart

    Member
    852
    27
    Dec 19, 2010
    What's the web address on the front of your cart?

    Edit. Also the latest kernel for the R4iUltra is AKAIO 1.8.6a does that work on your cart?
     
  3. JonForever

    JonForever Member

    Newcomer
    22
    3
    Dec 18, 2011
    Netherlands
    Andromeda Galaxy
    There is a website with the name linfoxdomain where you can find all the firmwares and upgrades for flashcarts, maybe you can try there. I did have the same problem in the past and this website did help me out. Goodluck.
     
  4. LouFace
    OP

    LouFace Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    0
    Dec 24, 2011
    www.r4ultra.com which is where i got the only software which lets the DS turn on.
     
  5. Buleste

    Buleste Old Fart

    Member
    852
    27
    Dec 19, 2010
    The latest kernel for the R4iUltra is AKAIO 1.8.6a does that work on your cart?
     
  6. LouFace
    OP

    LouFace Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    0
    Dec 24, 2011
    I'm having the same issues. If I use the latest version most of my games wont work. If I use an older version the DS wont turn on. I have tried R4ultra/R4i - v1.51 which results in the black loading screen and v1.55 which results in a working DS but with most games having blank loading screens.
     
  7. LouFace
    OP

    LouFace Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    0
    Dec 24, 2011
    I have just tried it and I am still getting a blank loading screen. I just want to check, is drag/dropping the entire folder onto my SD card what I should be doing, or do I have to open each containing folder and put every individual file on the SD card?

    EDIT: Tried both in and out of the containing folder. No change.
     
  8. Buleste

    Buleste Old Fart

    Member
    852
    27
    Dec 19, 2010
    I know Macs can be very problematic when getting kernels to copy over correctly. have you tried extracting the .rar directly to the SD cart.

    Also as you can't use Panasonic SD formatter what format settings are you using?
     
  9. LouFace
    OP

    LouFace Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    0
    Dec 24, 2011
    Unbelievable, it worked! Something as simple as extracting directly onto the SD cart. You sir are a genius and i've no idea how to thank you.
     
  10. JonForever

    JonForever Member

    Newcomer
    22
    3
    Dec 18, 2011
    Netherlands
    Andromeda Galaxy
    Another happy GBAtemp member today :) have fun with your R4 :yaynds:
     
  11. Buleste

    Buleste Old Fart

    Member
    852
    27
    Dec 19, 2010
    I'd like to agree with you on that one but I think it was a lucky guess but thank you. Glad your cart is working again.
     
    1 person likes this.