Problem with R4i SDHC Upgrade Revolution card for DSi - 1.4.3E firmwar

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by NDSplay, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. NDSplay

    NDSplay Banned

    Apr 18, 2012
    Gambia, The

    I recently bought R4i SDHC Upgrade Revolution for DSi, red. It is this famous small red box with big R4 on the front side with small i next to it.
    I downloaded kernel from R4i SDHC Revolution for NDSi/NDSL/NDS (file name is R4i V1.43b - my card is exactly the same as the one on the picture under the title
    R4i-SDHC V1.4.2 kernel download(with[​IMG]or[​IMG]or[​IMG]mark***65289;

    the one with WiFi on the animated image - just the yellow mark is not V1.4.1, but V1.4.2.
    I formatted the micro sd card, unzipped the kernel and copied the files to the micro sd card. There are 3 directories - moonmemo, moonshl2, R4iMenu and one file R4.dat .
    Unfortunately the card was not recognized by the NDSi. I got the message 'An error has occurred. Press and hold the POWER Button to turn the system off. ...'
    NDSi Firmware is 1.4.3E. I read a lot of articles and in some of them was mentioned, that there is no kernel for 1.4.3E.
    Is this right? Should I wait for new kernel update which supports 1.4.3E or just my card is defect?

  2. MengHong

    MengHong Banned

    Mar 28, 2012
    Nothing is wrong with the card most likely

    had same issue with one of mine exact same in reference to R4i sdhc from r4i-shdc website with slash in address...

    Heres how i fixed it:

    reformat the micro sd

    go here and dl zip

    drag the 3 folders and r4idat file that are in zip onto root of card put micro sd back into r4i and put into ds

    click right hand side download tab not one above explanation of contents its for a download management prog no one needs its not for the file.

    you should use a ds lite it is a sure fire way to gaurantee the card can be accessed (they are not hardware version updateable so no issues with version exist on ndsl)

    3: on the bottom screen there is always three tabs
    from left to right

    The first/left hand tab will always be for running your back ups

    the second/center tab is moonshell/homebrew app running access

    the third/right hand button is the configuration settings

    regardless of version and or skin they always are aligned as such

    Click the third tab

    click config

    on the left hand side shut off the sleep option tab if it is on and system goes to sleep while updating firmware on r4i card it will corrupt and be useless just the same as if the ds shuts off and there is no fix for this its a brick after that point

    it is important to plug in your ds even if it has full power and shut off sleep before going any further

    Now click upgrade

    click start this should start the 1.4.3 upgrade

    if all goes well you should have updated the r4i card to work on your dsi 1.4.3

    now to get the firmware for the down load function up to speed the card is built with a upgrade kernel feature just click the rolling wifi icon that appears when r4i menu loads and it will automatically update all kernel info and cheat files to working 1.47b

    for some reason these card are tempermental and makes it as hard as it can be to update the cards internal firmware and kernel (sd) firmware

    Hopefully this works for you and anyone else as it did for myself that may need the info

    I know i trolled the interwebs for three days before figuring this method out by trial and error and destroying the first i did this to by not shutting off sleep mode

    so again hope this helps any and all
  3. PetMetroid

    PetMetroid Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    United States
    Long Beach, CA
    Is your DSi pretty new/is it version 1.44? The R4i SDHC website claims their cartridges don't work with this DSi yet, but the 3DS one does. Kind of misleading. I have a DSlite though, so I'm not affected by that. BTW, They're on version 1.55b right now, try downloading again.
  4. PetMetroid

    PetMetroid Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    United States
    Long Beach, CA