Question about r4i sdhc 2016 gold pro

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  1. mike a
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    OK last year I got an r4i sdhc 2016 gold pro. Now I know if the card realizes its actually 2017 it will brick itself, which is why my 3ds says it's the year 2016 lol.

    Ok my question is this: before someone on here said that I could just use a 2017 kernal and it would be ok and not brick. That the hardware is the same from year to year. So will it be ok if I use a 2017 kernal? Then I can set my clock to the right time. Will it brick the flashcart
     
  2. Ryccardo

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    Timebombs don't "brick", they're some code built into the kernel which makes the kernel refuse to work outside of certain dates (for no technical reason at all)

    So you could use a 3rd party kernel (if any), a patched official kernel (if any), live with incorrect clock settings, or just buy a serious flashcard next time :)
     
  3. mike a
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    so if i just got the r4 gold pro rts (card everyone wants), if I just got that kernel it would work
     
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    You would have to use it's own kernel. The RTS is a completely different card.
     
  5. mike a
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    so i'd have to just get the 2017 kernel then??
     
  6. FateForWindows

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    Try it and see if it works.