Questions about R4i Gold

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Sarynda, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Sarynda
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    Hello,

    I've been browsing around and I decided to get an R4i Gold for my 3DS. I already have a micro SD card though, so I don't want to buy that. However, I have absolutely no idea what to download and install on my micro SD to make the R4i card work. I read stuff about Wood and Kernel...

    So my questions are: what do I need to download for my micro SD card? And is a 2GB card big enough or do I need a bigger one? Also, do I need to keep my old fat DS to update this card or can I update it in my 3DS, much like my CycloDS Evolution?

    Last but not least: Can I just copy + paste the games and game saves currently on my micro SD or do I need to do something else to keep the saves?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Nicole Luyben

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    i guess the R4i gold you mentioned is R4i gold 3DS flashcard from r4ids.cn team. when you get this card, you can use it to work on your 3DS (V2.1.0-3) directly! Just download the latest wood firmware and your game roms on your SD card.

    R4ids.cn download page : http://www.r4ids.cn/r4i-download-e.html

    1. latest wood firmware V1.32 : ftp://r4idsdown:r4idsdown@www.r4ids.co.cc...iGold_V1.32.rar
    2. download some game roms
    3. Extract the wood folder and put the files and game roms in the root of your SD card !
    4. put the SD card and R4i gold card in your 3DS
    5. Done !

    If you buy the R4i gold 3DS card now , i think most of them are already preflashed for your 3DS , such as this one : http://www.digitopz.com/r4i-gold-3ds-flash...-3ds-p-216.html so you dont need to do any update with a DS or DSi this time...3

    And yes, just the download ----copy ----paste things....

    hope i didn't miss your questions! [​IMG]
     
  3. Sarynda
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    Very clear. Thanks a lot!
     
  4. Sarynda
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    Well, it seems that where I want to buy my flashcard, it's not preflashed... Does the card work in my fat DS for an update?

    Or is there a webshop that sends their stuff to the Netherlands as well within a week? The one I have is a Dutch site that can send my flashcard within 3 days but the card is not preflashed.
     
  5. Harsky

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    R4i card will work on any DS phat/lite without having to be preflashed. The flashing thing only concerns the DSi/DSi XL/3DS.
     
  6. nico445

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    just buy one from a chinese shop. it's way cheaper and usually takes about 1/2 weeks. if i were you i would buy a acekard or a supercard. they cost a bit more but are way better [​IMG]
     
  7. Nathanaël

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    R4 Gold is way better than Acekard or Supercard in playing ROMs.
     
  8. Sarynda
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    Yeah I decided to get the R4i Gold because of the price vs quality. Found a dutch webshop now, also not preflashed but at least I can use my old DS to update. [​IMG]
     
  9. Sarynda
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    Never mind that last statement... The R4i Gold sold by that webshop is a fake, apparently (yellow cartridge and wrong site). So now I'm thinking of getting their Acekart 2i (real enough since the site on the cartridge is the real site), I've seen that AK has an upgrade so that it works on my 3DS with 2.1.0-3. Will I be able to upgrade the AK2i in my fat DS? I'm not sure what upgrade I should use then.

    Sorry for the (maybe) silly questions and double posts, but I just want to be sure everything is going to work when I buy a flashcard. [​IMG]
     
  10. kotaro_14

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    Use the AKAIO update just search for it on their website, it should be there.
     
  11. Sarynda
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    Okay, but can I use my fat DS for the update or do I need a DSi or higher?
     
  12. Nicole Luyben

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    Yes you can , if you get the r4i gold, dont need to update , because pre-flashed , if you choose acekard , yes, use your acekard do the update.

    Hope it works for you!
     
  13. Sarynda
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    Hi Nicole,

    I wanted to get a flashcard rather fast because I'm going on vacation next week and I want to have it before then. That's why I checked out some dutch webshops, and the one I found the R4 at, sold a fake one. That's why I'm going to get myself an Acekard because that one is real. [​IMG]

    I emailed team AK with my questions so I know what I need to know now. Thanks for all the help! *gets herself the Acekard*
     
  14. liuping3ds

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    R4 Gold is way better than Acekard R4i Gold 3DS For DSi V1.4.3 With New Packing Released