R4i Gold Pro - games get stuck on white screen

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  1. kleinir
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    kleinir Newbie

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    So I bought this card, without microSD and after a lot of research I found out about the existence of clones, frequent problems with firmware and updates,...
    Anyway, I had to install the proper files to microSD and none worked.

    This card has www.r4i-gold.com written, but the website doesn't exist anymore and redirects you to http://www.r4isdhc.com/ instead. My card seems to be an older version, it doesn't say '2013' anywhere.

    Also the website www.nds9.com doesn't load.

    When I turn on the DS the icon is from Spongebob.
    With most of firmware the screen would just get white or black.
    After trying several firmwares, formating the card and trying again, I got it work, so I can open the software now, but when trying to load ANY games, the screen freezes at white again! I've tried several roms and still the same result.

    I'm doing all of this in a NDS Phat, because in my DSi it just gives an error screen.

    Most of the help about this issue, provides links to r4i-gold.com, and everything is redirected to the homepage of r4isdhc.com, that's why it's so hard for me to solve this on my own.

    I hope the images will help. Looks like I don't know how to insert them here, so I'll leave the links :b
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m7xu9l7sp29tvor/DSCF1577.JPG
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m7oxjlr5n9mlej0/DSCF1586.JPG
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/2cdkwnefn375fr8/DSCF1579.JPG

    You can see exactly which card is. I have seen similar cards and mine seems to be missing a little chip compared to them.[​IMG]
     
  2. Pong20302000

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    this looks to be the http://www.r4isdhc.com/gold-pro-2013/
    but again yours might be older, but you said you did research and you chose the biggest clone group there is

    Kernel is the Menu of which you load games
    Firmware is the update to the cards to make it work on newer systems (as your using a DSPhat this doesnt concern you tho)
    updating the Firmware is done by running a nds file from the kernel (this may allow the card to work on DSi)

    you can only use that clone carts kernel or maybe RGF's Kernel (which would be better)
    white screen normally means the rom needs patching (because the kernel is crap) or a kernel update
     
  3. kleinir
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    kleinir Newbie

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    I didn't do the research before buying the card, only after getting it (I didn't know this was such a big issue, didn't have a clue about clones before either). So it was a mistake choosing this one, I noticed :b
    The kernel from that link doesn't work on my card.

    What is RGF's kernel?
    until now I couldn't do a kernel update. Everytime the update is lower or equal than the kernel itself.
    Is it possible for me to patch the rom successfully? I wish I could update the kernel, though.
     
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  5. kleinir
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    kleinir Newbie

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    Thank you. I don't understand very well what to do, but will try.
     
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    kleinir Newbie

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    I have no clue how should I use RGF's Kernel. Is it possible for someone to walk me through it?
    I mean, the site no longer exists, the new site's kernel doesn't work, but I found another kernel that works on my card. The problem now is that I don't know which files should i replace in RGF's kernel :\

    Edit:
    The one kernel that works, looks like this:
    - 1 folder named "_rpg"
    - 1 dat file named "_DS_MENU.dat"

    to see the inside of _rpg folder, check this image:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kmbxetgbuqseq6y/inside _rpg folder.PNG
     
  7. Rezatron

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    Delete that kernel from your card, do a FULL format of your microSD using the Panasonic formatter (with size adjustment set to 'on' in the options) and try the kernel at the link below:

    http://www.r4isdhc.in/download_gold_new2013/index.html

    Formatter:

    https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/

    PS: you can get he card working in your DSi by running the firmware update nds file from the .IN URL via the R4 wood game launching menu in your DS Lite. Just wait for the process to finish programming (it will take about a minute or two)
     
  8. kleinir
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    kleinir Newbie

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    Thank you for your suggestion.
    I did as you said and used the kernel on the link. But when I turn my ds on and click on Spongebob icon, the screen still goes blank/white... :\
    Do you have some other solution? Or am I doing something wrong?
     
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    The white screen remains :\