R4 ds problem?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Coolguy26, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Coolguy26

    Coolguy26 Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    United States
    Ok so i've had my R4 ds for about a year now. It works ok like the games dont lag or anything but sometimes when im playing a game, it just stops or it becomes frozen.
    then i turn it off and i have to redo everything again. its not in a certain part of game, it just happens.

    Is there a way to fix this?

    I couldnt find a way to fix this.

    ive been using 1.18 firmware, is there a new one?
  2. fearofshorts

    fearofshorts GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 12, 2009
    First, which R4 are you using? Is it one of the originals or is it a clone? If you don't know the answer, it's almost certainly a clone.
    The real R4's haven't actually been made for many years. Anything you see at markets or online with the name "R4" in it is made by other companies, most of which don't offer proper support for their products.
    In the long run it may be best to buy a nice AceKard 2.1 off dealextreme for $14 or a M3i Zero off the same website, both of which have far better support than the majority of the makers of the R4 clones. Note however that the website takes ages to ship.
    Meanwhile, if you want to hang on to your R4, you may want to check out YSMenu, an unofficial firmware originally developed for the DSTT but which has been ported to the R4. It may fix your R4 problems and has support for the latest games without requiring patching. A quick, ten second Google search will give you a list of YSMenu installation tutorials.
    The reason that people have to use YSMenu is simply because there has been no new offical R4 firmware for years (if anyone suggests a new firmware number, it's a fake firmware produced by one of the companies that make the R4 clones) and so R4 users are left without proper support for new games.

    Good luck with fixing up your R4 and/or getting a new flashcart (if you decide to).
  3. Eon-Rider

    Eon-Rider GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 15, 2008
    Many years? Try around June last year. I think it's very likely he has a genuine R4.
  4. fearofshorts

    fearofshorts GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 12, 2009
    Really? Last June? Boy, have I been out of the loop.
  5. PettingZoo

    PettingZoo yesss

    Oct 5, 2008
    in the trap
    Your connector pins might not be lining up properly anymore bro, try the paper trick.
  6. Bluelaserman

    Bluelaserman I shoot BLUE LASERS MAN!!!!

    Sep 13, 2009
    The Land down under.
    Make sure the slot for the micro SD card is clean, I also had these problems before.
    Sometimes the MicroSD cards build up dust/ dirt on the end of the cards, so try to clean the microSD card also.