"R4i 3DS Revolution for DS" Revision 7 outdated?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Slynch, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. Slynch
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    Hey GBATemp!

    I recently acquired a 3DS as well as a DS flashcart that supposedly supported 3DS. After some research, I found that the newest FW version of the 3DS does not support my flashcart revision (7).

    So I did what any customer would do and emailed the website (r4ids.cn).



    From that response I can establish that they have positively no intention of updating it.

    I make this thread for two reasons:
    1) To warn that "r4ids.cn" sucks complete donkeys, and avoid like the plague. Who knows if you buy a new version if they'll stop supporting that one quickly too?
    2) To ask if I am well and truly screwed. I can use the cart on my fat DS, but that means I need two devices, when I'd really like to have an all-rounder.

    Thanks.
     
  2. gunner007

    gunner007 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Just two things:

    1. If you're honestly buying a DS only card - get a SuperCardTwo. R4 cards are notorious for being blocked in almost every firmware update.
    2. 3DS is still 4.1-4.5

    Most of the info is in the stickies.
     
  3. gamesquest1

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    i wouldn't set my expectations high on something that was already on revision 7 :P

    they are actually upto rev c now i think....that's 12 revisions lol, looking on their site i think the rev 7 only works up to 3.x or 4.2....something in that region
     
  4. Joe88

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    Pretty much, you get what you pay for
    They wont fork over an extra $20 for a dstwo and complain when their r4 clone in blocked and r4 teams says to buy the new hardware and then continue to buy clones
     
  5. Technicmaster0

    Technicmaster0 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    They already have a Rev. D.
     
  6. Slynch
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    Well I've cut my losses and bought a new flashcart that's compatible with 7.1.0-16. Thanks for the replies!

    And yeah, they keep putting out more and more revisions :\
     
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