Please Identify this R4 clone and a firmware question

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  1. ss4vegeta786
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    I just got a flashcart. I know its a clone. But, I'd like to know what is it a clone of, because I really want to play pokemon black, but the firmware that it came with does not load it. I tried every wood firmware and it didn't work. So could you recommend a firmware for it as well that works on similar clones and can run pokemon black.
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    Sorry if I'm not allowed to link to pictures, but I can't attach anything. I tried.

    Oh and also, here's a link to the website that is written on the box. I updated the firmware, and apparently pokemon black is supposed to work, but it didn't.
    The error that I get is:
    [Rom laoding failed]
    load rom errcode=-4
    Please reset the system

    www.r4ll-net.com

    I'm really new to the entire flashcart thing, so please help.
     
  2. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    It's a clone alright. The most I can suggest is to either use ysmenu or get one of the better R4's or a acekard or supercard 2.
     
  3. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    Sounds like a DSTT clone. Have you tried YSMenu?
     
  4. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    Can someone write up a list of all the different types of R4's? It seems like new ones are coming out weekly, it's insane.

    Also, if YSMenu doesn't work, chances are you have a crap card and can't play any of the newer games.
     
  5. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

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    I can name about 5 right off the back, but the first one that came to mind was http://r4-king.com/.
    And yes, it is a DSTT clone that is HORRIBLY out of date.

    Also, its an inception clone.

    (A clone of a clone of a clone of another clone.)
     
  6. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    I'll admit, that R4 king is a pretty shitty clone lol.
     
  7. ss4vegeta786
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    Thanks guys. YSmenu works on it! And its working fine. Thanks again
     
  8. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    There's So many different R4 it's almost impossible to actually to keep up...

    Back in March 2010 - a website tried to show a 'family tree' of flashcards
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  9. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    Sounds like a challenge to me... Lol.

    I think I may actually try that... I've got too much free time on my hands anyway.
     
  10. Mbmax

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    I like the family tree idea but with flashcart release date in plus. This picture need to be updated. [​IMG]
     
  11. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    Well I did say 'tried to show'
    - looking @ that family tree there's only ~8 'R4' cards shown but according to here there's is ~68 'R4'/'R4i' cards

    I would HATE to see how THAT chart would look like - after all we need to know which of those cards are clones of what other cards (ak2/DSTT/Original R4 etc)
    - but having a chart of pictures of all flashcards may help future identification & to know which firmware works with what

    I also like the idea of different sections (DSLite/Dsi) for the different cards - perhaps the idea could be extended for 3DS as well IF some1 willing to have an attempt
     
  12. redblue

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    Just try ysmenu
     
  13. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    I'm typing up a list of R4 clones with descriptions and clones of etc. as we speak.

    But I draw the line at making a chart.
     
  14. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

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    (I've only put in random values ATM)

    The 'R4 Web link' and 'Alt OS' would/could also be links to latest versions
    The 'last updated' columns won't need updating as much IF it's been a few months since the last version released (so that '(aug 06)' example will never be changed)

    & the next time someone asks - 'can you identify this ??', we just point them to the Wiki page & ask - is the web address on that list, if so try the alternative OS ??
     
  15. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    So far it's along the lines of

    Name
    Website
    Brief description
    Clone of
    Shoptemp listing (where available)

    but the last update idea is a good one, will add

    EDIT: it also mentions what alternative OS's cart is compatible with (if any at all)
     
  16. huangyu

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    yes , you should tell us where did you get this clone , and what is the official site of this card, the full name of it and more info would be better....