Noobs Class: How to setup a R4 Card

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  1. Dr.Hacknik
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    Welcome, and today i'll be introducting you to the world of R4/R4I. Now since this class is ment for peeps who know nothing or aren't very sure what to do. Then your in the right place.​
    1st: Were going to need a few things.
    A: 1 R4 Card (Any Model)
    Note: Most R4 Cards Can Run Another's Firmware, but some features may not work.
    B: A PC/Laptop with a SD port or a reader (USB)
    C: Winrar or 7zip to unzip the files.
    And last but not least, a copy of Pokemon Bl....I mean totally not pirated games that you didn't get off of coolrom.com. Well, lets face it, we need etleast 1 game ROM to test out our Card.
    The one i'll be using is the: R4I SDHC Dual Core. This card is very good for games, since its dual core.
    I got it for about $21.00 on R4USA. Okay now we need to get the kernal and firmware for our card, dont
    worry though its quite easy!

    2: Getting your hands on the firmware files.
    A: Lets go and grab them shall we! Link: http://r4ids.cn
    B: When you got the correct kernal & firmware for your card open both zips with a zip archiver and extract the file to the root of you card (SD).
    C: Lets Grab some homebrew and games Shall We. Games: Search for em' Homebrew: http://gamebrew.org
    D: Once you have the games/homebrew you want make a folder called: games on the root of your SD. Then extract the files to the folder.
    Last: Insirt the micro SD card into the R4 card and insirt the R4 into your DS/3ds.
    Then a simple DS game shall appear. Run it!
    Then the main screen will Appear and your ready to rumble.
    Navigate to your Games folder and start playing with arceus.
    Or if you prefer sonic games than thats fine with me.
    you should probably figure it out by yourself by now.

    So enjoy your R4 card, i hope i helped you peeps out today.
    If you got a error at any point of the tutorial please leave a comment below detailing the error.

    Thanks & bye bye!
     
    Last edited by Dr.Hacknik, Jul 31, 2015
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    wait, can any clone use that kernel/firmware?
     
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    Yes, most of the time depending on what the card boots to, most are the same: Eg: Most boot to "DS_MENU.DAT". And can be used on really any card. Like wood 1.6
     
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    Hey! Now what are you doing there. Thes are the offical sites nothing else!
     
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    Okay i changed it a little.. XD