PLEASE HELP ME

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Dec 2, 2007

PLEASE HELP ME by Hickeyl at 6:39 PM (1,087 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. Hickeyl
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    i was on a different forum and i mentioned the R4 to some one and they said they had it but not the update

    so i link him to this websites updates and now his r4 doesnt work


    IV TRYED EVERYTHING
    please some 1 help
     
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    hmm has he tried to put the old update on it?

    What website was it? [​IMG]

    Did he put ALL The files, straight outta the zip file?
     
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    Details please... what doesn't work about it? Does it not load games or does it not boot?
    If it won't boot, does he still have the _SYSTEM folder?
     
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    he said to me it isnt reading the card i have screen shots he sent me of his folder
     
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    Ask him to get a Q-tip + Alcohol and swab it on the Contacts of the R4.

    ~Nero
     
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    i think he means card error or something
     
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    MORE INFO!! [​IMG]

    What exactly is the error? (word for word)
     
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    dude like i sed this is a person who told me its because of me that its fuked

    but theres something really weird how his r4 is set up
     
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    heres exacally what he said when i asked him what happends when you turn it on

    he says "it says it cannot read the file"
     
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    I'm going to suggest that the only thing he do is unzip the update onto his card and leave everything else out, and see if it loads. (make a backup of course)
     
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    thats wa i might do as a last resort
    can some one link me to the full update please
     
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    Dude... He's got a lot of crap on that card that doesn't need to be or shouldn't be there.

    Listen, he's the one who owns the R4. Thousands of us have been downloading and installing kernel updates without problems. He's a tool. Especially for making it your fault.

    Okay, first tell him to make a backup of his entire card to the harddrive on his computer. Then if what we tell him to do makes him unhappy he can restore it to its current inert condition.

    After the backup, format the microSD card. Full format, not quick format.

    Extract the entire contents of the 1.12 kernel to the card and see if it boots.

    If it works, have him copy his files and folders from the backup to the card a few at a time until it does what he wants. With the exception of the themes, he shouldn't overwrite any existing files when he does this. If it doesn't work, have him download a differnt copy of the firmware and extract it again. That's probably not the problem. If that archive was corrupt, it wouldn't extract successfully at all. But it couldn't hurt.

    Finally, get out of the middle of this. Obviously he has a computer. Have him come here for help himself instead of sticking you in the middle.

    striderx
     

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