R4i GOLD on 3DS... possible?

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  1. Krakatau
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    Krakatau Nintendo 3DS XL

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    I got myself an old R4i GOLD and I was wondering if I would be able to use it on the 3DS. It's the one from r4i-gold.com, I heard that almost all DSi/DSi XL cards should be able to run on 3DS, what can I do?


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    Step 1: put it in your 3DS. Did it work? If yes, you're done. If not, did you already try step 2? If yes, go to step 3. If not, continue to step 2.
    Step 2: is your 3DS exploitable? If yes, install flashcardtimewarp.cia. Return to step 1. If not, continue to step 3.
    Step 3: your R4 card is not useable.
     
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    Krakatau Nintendo 3DS XL

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    I heard that other methods instead of flashcardtimewarp might do it. The 3DS detects it as a Star Wars game, is that a good sign?
     
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    It still might not work. You need the correct kernel for it.
     
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    Krakatau Nintendo 3DS XL

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    So when it crashes the 3DS (power off) when it has wrong kernel is a normal problem? That doesn't mean it won't work?
     
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    Well where did you get the kernel from? If a reputable place then it is probaby blocked. Install the flashcardtimewarp cia and see if that changes anything.

    I have a vague memory that R4 Gold 3DS is a gateway clone and will therefore need 4.5 and under. Could be wrong though. I think in this case flashcardtimewarp won't help as it's not a DS-mode flashcart. Again could be wrong.
     
  8. Krakatau
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    Krakatau Nintendo 3DS XL

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    Actually my card wasn't intended for 3DS, but Acekard 2i wasn't as well... what can I do?
     
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    Install the flashcardtimewarp. Try a few different kernels. If nothing doing then give up. (Maybe search the forums for the name of your flashcard to see if anybody has ever had it working).
     
  10. Krakatau
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    Krakatau Nintendo 3DS XL

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    Already tried that but every result is about the R4i GOLD 3DS and not about the R4i GOLD.
     
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    You can find kernel downloads here (under r4i-gold.com): https://www.linfoxdomain.com/nintendo/ds/#dlscat136i
    There are no downloads for firmware updates so the cart is likely not upgradable which means it won't work on 3DS (even with flashcarttimewarp)
     
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    what is the website on the sticker?
     
  13. Krakatau
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    R4I-GOLD.COM
     
  14. wormdood

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    yeah that was blocked on 6.2 so flashcardtimewarp.cia (along with the proper kernel) should work just fine
     
  15. Krakatau
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    Krakatau Nintendo 3DS XL

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    But remember that it's not the R4i GOLD 3DS but just the R4i GOLD, does that matter a lot?
     
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    should not matter
     
  17. Krakatau
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    Krakatau Nintendo 3DS XL

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    Can you help me to find the good kernel and should I install flashcardtimewarp on sysNAND and emuNAND?
     
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    Krakatau Nintendo 3DS XL

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    I can't install updates (not kernel, but real UPDATES) will that matter?
     
  20. wormdood

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    hmm yes updates fought off the ap implemented in the console
    in 4.1 nintendo introduced a second check in addition to the whitelist (flashcardtimewarp.cia is the old whitelist) this one hidden inside the twl-frim
    as a result some ds flashcards require the twl-firm to be downgraded as well (example ak2i)