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Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by bradzx, Nov 7, 2011.
I notice most of them people said R4 is best flashcart. May I ask you why r4 is best?
It's the cheapest card that supports wood, which is a very good kernel.
Not a lot of people say R4 is the best. It's great for NDS/NDS Lite, but only because of Wood kernel support.
There's a LOT of clones of R4, so there are a lot of them in the market. That doesn't make them any better.
I just ordered R4i Gold (r4ids.cn) & R4i DSN (r4idsn.com) cards to test because I decided I liked Wood kernel better than AKAIO after a long time of using an Acekard 2i. I have several different DS consoles in my collection.
I really like the original R4 on my DS Lite, but the 2GB MicroSD limit is crap. Being able to use the Wood-compatible R4i Gold on my DSi XL will be nice too. I don't like playing DS games on 3DS at all so that part doesn't matter to me.
Please check the link at the beginning of my post for the thread with a really good comparison chart.
btw Wood is kernel not firmware. This is an important difference when it comes to choosing a card with update-able bootloader (firmware updates can bypass blocks that Nintendo implements in DSi/3DS) which requires manufacturer support and has nothing to do with Wood. but this info gets messed up in translation a lot.
Best flashcard for emulation/homebrew is the DSTwo and another one with built in CPU.
Best flashcard for low budget pirates is the Acekard 2i.
Best flashcard for DSi mode is the CycloDSi (since there are none other DSi mode flashcards)
Best GBA flashcard imo is the EZ Flash 4.
The R4 is only a good one if it supports Wood.
Otherwise it's a piece of junk.
Oh I see...well there is one creator of hack for NSMB 3 mention use R4. Which flashcart is bestest to work for everything? No lagging for game.
None of them lag. You should look at that chart for what you really do want. Features, compatibility, price.
Yes I did look of chart, but I meant is most popular flashcart to use.
So wrong, Acekard 2i and R4 are pretty much the same, if anything R4 is better as it is not spring-loaded, much less likely to break and has MUCH more frequent updates (with Wood). AK2i USED to be better, but an R4 + Wood does everything you need it to (unless you want to emulate, or play DSi games).
The chart includes the most popular flashcarts.
If you have a DS Lite system you may as well start out with the cheapest one (R4 Revolution Original). If you have a DSi or 3DS you can't use that R4.
Asking what's most popular, without asking about any other features, as if there is a #1 cart, is not going to get you straight answers from anyone on this forum, because the features are important to everyone who owns and uses them.
Well I am using regular DS.
R4 (With Wood kernel) new users guide (The guide is great but the version of Wood is outdated, make sure to actually get the latest Wood kernel from FileTrip):
Shoptemp directory of R4 (Original type, compatible with DS/DS Lite only) Flashcart sellers:
If you want to receive it soon, I'd personally recommend Realhotstuff. But if you are willing to wait a couple weeks to a month to receive a shipment from China/Hong Kong, you can save a few dollars.
I believe I said R4 that supports Wood otherwise it's rubbish.
AKAIO is equal to R4 Wood.
I got M3 from realhotstuff. So I guess I will try R4 for my DS.
It all depends on your needs:
r4 (original): cheapest flashcart and is officially supported by wood, although it doesn't support sdhc cards (anything bigger than 4gb). The cart is not supported anymore, so it doesn't even support the dsi. For people who wants a cheap cart that does the job on a ds phat/lite.
r4i Gold 3ds: $10~20-ish and is officially supported by wood. Supports sdhc cards (up to 32gb) and is still supported by the team to work on the latest dsi/3ds. For people who want wood r4 on any system.
acekard 2i: $10~20-ish and is officially supported by akaio. Supports sdhc cards (up to 32gb) and is still supported by the team to work on the latest dsi/3ds. There are some downsides, like contact issues (usually on ds lites), although I personally like akaio over wood. For people who want official akaio on any system.
SuperCard DSTwo: 30~50-ish and is officially supported by the team. Supports sdhc cards (up to 32gb) and is still supported by the team to work on the latest dsi/3ds. Has additional features using its on-board CPU. For people who want additional features on any system.
Man...I can't choose. Well I need make a vote for people's option. (I can't spell right.) You don't mind if I do that?
Well I am not going to use 3ds flashcart because I might not able to buy 3ds for christmas.
I think you meant most affordable. Other than the price, and Wood support, it is complete and total shit. If you refer to this, you will notice it has the lowest compatibility among all popular cards.
I didnt say most cheapest price. I said most of people use R4 for good reason. Not a price.
Everyone is telling you that what is best depends on what you want. But you don't say what you want. So no one can tell you what is *really* *best* for *you*.
Do you want cheap? Do you want extra homebrew features? Do you want MicroSDHC compatibility? Does being able to use it on a 3DS in the future have a part in your decision to spend more money?
Isn't it evident from this thread that pretty much everyone feels there's no one single best cart? That's why the chart exists.
This thread really shouldn't have taken more than one page.
Well just one thing I want. Everything is perfect. One of flashcart is perfect for everything.