R4i V1.4.1 stuck on kernel version 1.42. Please help!

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  1. Electromagnet
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    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to update my R4i V.1.4.1 to the latest kernel V1.74b but I'm having a few problems.

    I opened the zip file and copied over all the files contained within V1.74b to my SD card, I then read that you may have to update through going into config and update but it says

    "Current version: Support Model: NDSL,NDSI 1.42" and there is nothing else there (no start option or any other version available).

    How can I get my R4i v.1.4.1 up to date?
    Also will this let me use my R4i V1.4.1 on my 3DS? (the whole reason I'm doing this ha!)

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    I tried to get this to work before I realised you had to go into config and update....I hope it hasn't messed up my R4i :/

    http://gbatemp.net/threads/how-to-make-r4i-sdhc-1-4-1-and-1-4-2-works-on-3ds.299025/

    Thank you for any suggestions, they are much appreciated! :)
     
  2. Pong20302000

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    Kernel is purely the menu version and game compatibility

    Firmware Updates is what updates the card to work on newer consoles Firmware
    and as thats states the last update available for you card makes it work on 2.1.0
    and that is as high as it will go
     
  3. Electromagnet
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    Ahh ok thank you,

    does the R4i v1.4.1 work on the 3ds?

    When I plug it into my 3Ds xl I get "There is nothing inserted into the Game Card slot".

    Thanks for the help, I'm new to all this.
     
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    that may mean the card is bricked then if it does not show up at all
    or that there is a contact issue
     
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    So I guess my only option now is to buy a new R4 card? It works on my DS still.

    Could you recommend one for the 3DS?

    How do they get "bricked"? Just so I don't end up doing it again in the future...

    Thanks.
     
  6. Pong20302000

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    normally bricking is turning it off while updating the card firmware

    DSTwo is the best flashcard
     
  7. Electromagnet
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    Could you link me to it? Just so I know which one to buy (obviously one for the 3DS).

    Thanks for all the help, much appreciated!
     
  8. Electromagnet
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    Could I put my R4i SD card straight into the SD card slot in the 3DS?

    Just wondering as I can't get my 3DS xl to detect the R4i card.
     
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    RGF's Kernel is on this forum

    erm no lol lol the Flashcard files can only go on the MicroSD that goes into the flashcard
    is a DS card also, and only goes in a DS card slot
     
  10. Electromagnet
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    Ahh I forgot its a MicroSD and the 3ds has an SD slot haha

    I only just got a 3ds today you see.

    What is special about RGF's Kernel? Will that help my detection problems?