R4 Confusion

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Yar2084, May 24, 2016.

  1. Yar2084
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    Howdy, first off I'd like to apologise if this post is in the wrong place or on a topic already answered, but I've looked and I'm confused.

    Currently, I own a Nintendo 2DS and an R4i card that I had when I bought a dsi and runs kernel for the 1.4.5e firmware, and this cart works on my 2DS no problem. My girlfriend has a 2DS system and I'm in the process of getting her a flashcart too. The one I'm seemingly getting is just a standard r4 card and I'm confused about the compatibility of it with a 2DS system. Will a standard R4 cart work? Can I put the version of wood from my r4i cart onto it?

    Again, I apologise if this is in the wrong place or already answered, but I know I'll get an answer here :)
     
  2. Kinqdra

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    It will work if she's got a9lh installed on her console.
     
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    She does not, it is just a stock unit. :/
     
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    Well if either one of you has a 2DS with a firmware less than 11.0, I'd suggest installing a9lh and going for a cheap ds flashcart, otherwise, you'll just have to buy a 3DS/2DS compatible flashcart.
     
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    I will double check tonight when she comes over. Is the a9lh process difficult?

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    Or just get R4i card like and leave the firmware intact.
     
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    The only part that was difficult for me to understand was the entrypoint, as you usually need additional hardware to work around it depending on the firmware you're using.
     
  7. Potato hoarder

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    Get an r4i 3ds cart from nds-card.com It's cheap and has free shipping.
     
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    Show pics of the cart
     
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  9. wormdood

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    come on gbatemp
    a9lh is not the answer to everything 3ds
    in fact a9lh will not help anything in this case any newer cfw will patch twlfirm allowing old flashcards to work even without a9lh . . . a9lh is a fucking hack not a god . . . you dont have to praise it for any and all things
     
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    But... We're just saying that it would work... We aren't worshiping a9lh as a god or anything, we're just saying that it would be helpful to have and this is one thing that it would be helpful for...
     
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    Sorry, I read from someone today that a9lh was the one to thank for getting ds flashcards off the whitelist, didn't bother double checking - my bad. But still, al9h is love, al9h is life.
     
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    ok mabey my response was a bit extreme (not meant to be personal to anyone in particular i have just seen this same incorrect advice passed out countless times)
    a9lh has no coloration with a ds mode flashcard
    the cfw luma3ds however does
     
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  13. Kyojin

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    The thing is, people that followed Plailect's guide without getting the essence of it (especially those who never ran a CFW before that) often mix up A9LH and Luma3DS (some do not even realize that Luma3DS is just an option among a few others). Sad, but true.
     
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    It will take some time to set up but once it is
    isnt it a simple CIA to enable blocked flashcarts? Once you have cfw or a9lh, shouldn't flashcarts not be a problem anymore?
     
  15. Kyojin

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    Hum, my reply wasn't really related to this so I'm a bit surprised that you quoted it. But yeah, it's as "simple" as that (plus probably using Apache Thunder's Slot-1 Launcher) when you are not using a CFW that automatically patches TWL_FIRM (like Luma does). To be able to use the original R4, you would have to use Apache Thunder's Stage 2 launcher.

    I doubt @Yar2084 wants to go through all that trouble for this, as it was suggested before (by you): buying a 2DS/3DS compatible flashcart (such as the R4i Gold 3DS) is enough.
     
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    I saw a CIA floating around that you install t band and it unblocked the original flash carts. I'll have to look for it.
     
  17. wormdood

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    you probably refer to
    whitelist.cia
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    blucardfix.cia
    correct?
     
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  19. Kyojin

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    It's probably the ones from cearp, the ones that @wormdood mentioned. The thing is the console would need to be on a hackable firmware 4.x - 9.2, I don't know if it re-enables the original R4 though.
     
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