R4i Gold Cards - Which One?

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Aug 1, 2012
  1. FaheemFuzzNasir
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    Hi Guys (and Girls),

    I have spent the past two-days trying to wrap my head around R4i Gold cards and which one to get etc, but each day I just end up getting more confused than the last, as I discover even more types of cards and no answers. I have a DS Lite at the moment and would just like to play games on there, as well as have real-time options like saving and cheats etc, so which card from these should I get;
    • R4i Gold Plus (r4ids.com)
    • R4i Gold 3DS (r4ids.cn)
    • R4i Gold 3DS (r4i-gold.eu)
    Thank you so much for your help in advance, as its very much appreciated :)

    PS. Does anyone know of any UK sellers of these cards which have them in stock, so delivery in like 2-3 days via Royal Mail is possible?
     


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    You want the R4i Gold 3DS from r4ids.cn
     
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    Ah, thought as much mate (the forum rules said that r4ids.cn is legit, but didn't mention any of the other sites). Do you know if this card has real-time features, such as saving or cheats? I was considering purchasing the R4i Gold card from r4i-gold.eu, because it has these features, but it also looks like it has less support/updates than r4ids.cn.
     
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    It seems that R4i Gold card from r4i-gold.eu does not support 3DS 4.3.0-10. Just make a research before buying. I recommend you r4i gold 3ds from r4ids.cn too, which releases the updating patch as fast as dstwo.
     
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    Thanks guys; I'll buy the Gold card from r4ids.cn in that case.

    On that note, does anyone know of a reliable site where I can purchase the card from the UK and ensure fast delivery (i.e. of a few days), as opposed to having the card shipped from China which could take a few weeks? I've found a few sites, but all of their payment systems seem to be down, so I can't actually purchase anything :(
     
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    The r4ids.com's R4i Gold Plus has real-time save and gets frequent updates.
    It works with 3ds 4.3.0-10.
    And it goes for $10, at least the simple edition.
     
  7. FaheemFuzzNasir
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    See, that's my dilemma; which one is the better one to get from the three :S
     
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    The safest bet is the one from r4ids.cn, since they got frequent kernel updates and quick bootloader updates, but if you want RTS (real-time save) then I would go for the Gold Plus, and besides it's only 10 bucks and it works with the latest 3DS firmware.
     
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    Thanks mate.

    Do you know of any UK sites which have this item in stock, or indeed any European sites which can deliver to the UK within a few days? I've either found UK sites which don't accept payment, or ship from China, which can take a few weeks at least :(
     
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    A UK or European site will probably charge a lot more than a Chinese one, in that case you might as well get a Supercard DSTWO, which is the best card out there at the moment, when it comes to updates and extra features.
     
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    The only good R4i Gold is the R4i Gold from http://r4ids.cn/. It's the only one that officially supports Wood R4 and actually has a real team updating it and they are the fastest at their updates.
     
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    If you want RTS and such, go for the DSTwo, since it has an update ability that can sometimes bypass an already-updated DSi/3DS system ontop of it.
     
  13. FaheemFuzzNasir
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    Thanks guys.

    Do any of you know of any UK sites which have this item in stock and can thus deliver within a few days? I've either found UK sites which don't accept payment, or ship from China, which can take a few weeks at least. I've literally spent the past 5 hours searching, but to no avail.
     
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    discoazul.co.uk sells them and they are based in Spain.
     
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    That's a PERFECT site mate (quick delivery, UK phone number, great support etc), but they don't sell the R4i Gold 3DS from what I can see unfortunately :(
     
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    They do sell the supercard dstwo, which is even better.
    And I thought you were going with that now tbh.
     
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    The DSTwo is too expensive mate; have you heard of http://r4-3.com mate? They ship to the UK within the week and including postage, have the R4i Gold 3DS at £15.
     
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    You find 23.80£ expensive for a dstwo, but are willing to pay 15£ for a r4i gold?
    Anyway I don't know the website you just mentioned, but the other one has the acekard 2i for 13.50£ might as well get that one if it's really a money issue.
     
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    As far as I know, r4i gold 3ds from r4ids.cn has been confirmed to support the latest 3ds v4.3.0-10, it can support SDHC,Cheats/AR,Save type detection, Some native slot-2.
    I got one from this US reseller with free shipping, which has been listed on official site: http://www.gamekool.com/r4i-gold-3ds-version-p-402.html, yeah, it worked on my 3ds well.
     
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    How long did it take the card to arrive to you from the US mate?
     

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