Please Help me identify clone

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  1. Qazar
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    Hello, I recently acquired a product labeled as R4i Gold SDHC, based on the package I assumed it was one from R4ids.com, however, closer inspection revelas that the label on the flash cart is gold with black instead of black with gold, I ignored that and proceded to update firmware, now I am stuck at white screen after loading, YSMenu also does not work, obvously wood isn't working either. Here I add some pictures:

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    sorry for the blurry pic, i transcribe all of the text here: R4i SDHC Revolution for DS (NDSI/NDSL/NDS)

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    Again sorry for the horrible quality, this are from my webcam, but as you can see, the board is yellow instead of (red?)

    I haven't actually tried the firmware from R4i, but I suppose they have the same files as R4i Gold as they both promote a very VERY similar product, if not the same, please hurry, I am dying to try out TetattDS. Tahnks in advance
     
  2. Juanmatron

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    Originals R4 DOESN´T EXIST!
     
  3. basher11

    basher11 GBAtemp's Official Vocaloid Lover

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    just try the firmware on the site that's on the box.
     
  4. Qazar
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    Yeah, Im trying to do that, but the download speed is at 4.3 kbps.
     
  5. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Whats the site? If it's r4ids.com, then try this:
    English: http://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/dl....31_English.rar
    Spanish: http://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/dl....31_Spanish.rar

    You can find a LOT of mirrored firmware here:
    http://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/
     
  6. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    As do I. [​IMG]
     
  7. Qazar
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    Thank You! You know, even though marketed as R4i Gold SDHC, it is a R4 ultra, or at least works with that firmware.

    EDIT: Ok ... it Boots with that firmware, but is as far as it goes
     
  8. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Try these:
    English: http://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/dl...32b_English.rar
    Spanish: http://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/dl...32b_Spanish.rar


    If that doesn't work, just go down the list and try different Gold cards firmware... I doubt it's the "R4i-Gold r4igold.cn" since that is a yellow cart, black sticker with gold lettering.

    Without knowing the site from the box, or someone with the same cart, there's not a whole lot we can do.
     
  9. Qazar
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    Sigh ... alredy tried those ... and also all of the different firmwares, anyway Im just going to go to the shop tomorrow and ask the seller "What the heck you just sold me!?" ... or ask for a refund
     
  10. twiztidsinz

    twiztidsinz Taiju Yamada Fan

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    Good idea [​IMG] (( I'd suggest a refund if you can get another cart ))
    Sorry I couldn't be of more help.


    If you can get some money in a PayPal account... I'd suggest an AceKard2i:
    $15.10 from GameKool
    $14.95 from ShopTemp

    Or at the very least a "true" R4 Clone that can run WoodR4:
    $6.60 from ShopTemp
    $3.30 from PriceAngels
     
  11. Qazar
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    So ... I DISCOVERED THE CLONE!! YAY ... Im leaving this here in case anyone is in my situation

    The Cart is an R4 Pro (website). It seems to be a clone of a clone of a ... you get the point, the firmware works, letting me load TetattDS and it is awesome! here are a few pics:

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    Thanks to everybody that helped me through this process
     
  12. Inunah

    Inunah The Female Mistaken for a Male.

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    Does it HAVE to say gold on the package? We can see it's pretty much gold there.
     
  13. exangel

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    Great, that packaging and contents is almost identical to the R4ids.com Gold flashcart on my first impression.
    There are five differences that stand out:
    1 - The cartridge label is different.
    2 - The pattern in the R4 logo itself is different.
    3 - The UPC code on the back of the box is larger.
    4 - In the places where it says (NDSI/NDSL/NDS) the R4ids.com says (DSi/DSL/NDS)
    5 - On the R4ids.com box it says "E-BOOK" below "MUSIC" on the upper sides of the box.

    The feature list of R4 Pro Gold describes an older version of Moonshell (1.71) than the R4ids.com Gold (2.02).

    But every other detail in the color and design looks scanned and copied, on both of them. I wonder which R4/R4i Gold packaging they cloned.
    I mean, even the R4ids.com box looks like it's a scan because of the fake "shimmer" on the sides of the front and back panels.