R4i 3DS crashes in-game

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by breath3, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. breath3
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    So I just received my R4i 3DS cart (r4ids.cn) from Gamespree and its been pre-loaded with the latest wood r4 1.42 and the latest kernel from the website. I was super excited and copied all the game files I had on my old R4 card and started playing...

    However, my game crashes after a few minutes, where the screen just freezes completely or it doesn't crash but the writing is illegible...and then crashes after another few minutes, like its pixelated or something. I was wondering if maybe I just have a defective cart....or theres a way to fix this problem that I am unaware of?

    The games I tried to play were Okamiden and Ghost Trick

    I also noticed that when I put in the cartridge, it looks just slightly crooked...which may be causing this problem?


    I appreciate any suggestions! Thank you!
     
  2. CollosalPokemon

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    I like how the 3DS hacking and homebrew section became a place for asking about DS flash carts...JK

    It could be that your game is a problem and needs to be patched, though.

    Also, if that's not the problem, then try replacing the wood kernel as there is a wood r4 1.43 now.
     
  3. s4mid4re

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    1) Format your micro sd card with the panasonic sd formatter (guide here). NOTE: back-up contents before formatting.

    2) Try clean (unpatched) roms before trying patched ones.
     
  4. breath3
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    So I have tried everything that was suggested here but the problem still persists. It seems like the crashes occur with some games and not others. For example, Ghost Trick (Clean & Patched), Radiant Historia, and Okamiden all seem to crash, but when I play Pokemon White (Patched), It works perfectly fine.

    On top of that, when I updated my Wood r4 to 1.43, the system crashes and doesn't even load the wood r4 interface...

    This is mighty confusing, any other ideas? Is it possible there is something wrong with the flashcart? I literally had it for less than a couple of days. :(
     
  5. s4mid4re

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    At this point, I'm thinking it's a contact issue (although it is uncommon for the r4i gold 3ds) or your micro sd card is corrupted/too slow to handle a flashcart.