R4i Gold 3DS

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Porkchopke, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Porkchopke
    OP

    Porkchopke Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    0
    Jun 19, 2013
    United States
    Hi,
    I have a major issue with my 3DS and R4i Gold Flash card.

    I downloaded the latest Wood kernel (V1.60). Copied it to the card, but whenever I try to start any games it just gets stuck on the loading screen.

    This is what my card looks like:
    http://i.imgur.com/PvWdIzk.jpg

    Any idea how I can fix this ?

    The card was working perfectly before the upgrade (though I have never updated the card before).
    On the root of the card there is a file "WOODR4.NDS" which is dated from 2011 (not sure this is relevant? such an old file??)

    Thanks for any help !!

    ** EDIT **
    From the photo it's hard to read what says on the card...
    "R4" "Reveolution for DS (DSi/DSL/NDS)"...
     
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Member
    27,883
    8,108
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Screenshot the files on your MicroSD?
     
  3. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Member
    8,076
    1,932
    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
  4. Porkchopke
    OP

    Porkchopke Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    0
    Jun 19, 2013
    United States
    I'm on revision 5. I downloaded the Wood_R4iGold you linked (V1.60.rar) - deleted everything else and copied it to the card.
    I'm still just getting a black loading screen :unsure:

    My 3DS is still on the original firmware 1.0.0-0E (I have never dared to update it afraid the flashcard would stop working).

    ** argh, I meant - I am on revision 6!! (not 5) ***
     
  5. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Member
    8,076
    1,932
    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    strange
    that should work, you did extract the rar straight to the MicroSD Root right?

    so the _DSMenu.dat file is on the root and the folder along with it

    when you get it working extract and run the following (boot the .nds files like a game, one will pass the checks and then run the file and then turn off when finished and delete the files off)
    that will then allow you to at least have up to firmware 4.3.0-10 and have the flashcard working (only after you have updated the card of course)

    any higher after that update the card wont boot

    what games does the cart show?
     
  6. Porkchopke
    OP

    Porkchopke Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    0
    Jun 19, 2013
    United States
    Correct! I only had the _DSmenu.dat file and the __rpg folder in the root.
    I'm not sure what you are asking me to do ? Which nds files do I need to boot ?

    As a test I copied my an old file: WOODR4.NDS to the card. When I run this file first then the games are starting up.
     
  7. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ I drool on my knife

    Member
    19,746
    20,488
    Sep 13, 2009
    Antarctica
    Between insane and insecure
  8. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Member
    8,076
    1,932
    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    the nds files inside the link i forgot to post haha
    ftp://r4idsdown:r4idsdown@soft.r4ids.cn/R4iGold_Non3DS_3DS43.rar

    ah i thought you meant originally the flashcard wasnt booting

    try this version of wood
    ftp://soft.r4ids.cn/Wood_R4iGold_V1.58.rar

    YWG changed the loading code in 1.59 and said a few people might have issues with it
    but 1.59 & 1.60 are just RTS code updates but your older cart wont support that feature anyway so shouldnt make a different but might actually load lol
     
  9. Porkchopke
    OP

    Porkchopke Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    0
    Jun 19, 2013
    United States
  10. Porkchopke
    OP

    Porkchopke Newbie

    Newcomer
    5
    0
    Jun 19, 2013
    United States
    Ok, I give up. I have tried the Panasonic formatter, I have tried the r4ids.cn Wood v1.57 (wasn't able to download the 1.58) and all gives me just a black screen.
    Perhaps it's because my NDS is still on stock fw ( 1.0.0-0E)

    Once there is an update for R4i Gold , I'm just going to upgrade my 3DS to latest 6.x and try again.
     
  11. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Member
    8,076
    1,932
    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    if you update to 6.0.0-11 your card will never work

    your card was perma blocked with 4.4.0