R4i V1.4 Gold card troubleshooting for Frozen White Screen

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  1. TSXCman
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    Hey guys,

    I bought my R4i V1.4 www .r4igold.cn a year ago for my DSi XL and the seller had set up the card for me initially.

    I can only describe what I see, but when I boot up my DS, I am prompted to the normal screen, but my cartridge has been setup to show my R4 as a game (Star Wars). The guy explained that this was necessary to let the card work properly.

    I have had my roms work without a hitch up until I tried playing a few of the new, big name games (999, sonic colors, Golden Sun).

    So I have been researching this site since I used it for my original DS with a DSTT a few years back.

    So far I found:

    Golden Sun fix specific
    http://gbatemp.net/t268844-golden-sun-dark...ded-for-r4-sdhc?

    How to play new games in R4 clones
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?act=ST&f=113&t=264123

    RetroGameFan Updates/Releases, For DSTT/i, R4/i SHDC (from www.r4i-sdhc.com) and M3 Users
    http://gbatemp.net/t267243-retrogamefan-updates-releases?



    I tried formatting my SD card, then placing the contents from my 3rd link above: "R4/i-SDHC TTMenu v6.44" then "R4 Clone YSMenu v6.44" separately and formatted between each time. Both times I placed the contents on my card I booted up my DS to see the same "Star Wars" cartridge for my R4, then when I click it I get a white frozen screen.

    I have since tried a few other packets from that 3rd link but they all produce a white screen, I have also tried placing my backup firmware from before I started fiddling around but that is also coming up as a white screen.


    Does anyone recognize my problem? My goal is to be able to play modern games and I have no preference on which menu/program does this for me.


    Thanks alot in advance,
    Cman
     


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    Since you have R4ids with r4ids.cn, you should try wood 1.21. You can download the file from their site. try it.
     
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    is r4ids.cn the same as my r4igold.cn ?

    Is there a way that I can just do the wood 1.21 or whichever the best program is all from scratch?

    I know my card has some info on it since it always keeps itself named as a game (StarWars in my case), so is there some sort of identifier or something that I need to match up with on my SD card to make them match eachother?
     
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    Wood v1.21 are file needed to works with R4i gold. The only thing you have to do is place it inside the TF card (sd card).
    The fact that it shows Star Wars when you start your ds has nothing to o with play roms.
     
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    No he doesnt have R4ids from r4ids.cn, so i don't think Wood 1.21 would work
     
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    they are different websites. on one of the original links i was looking at it said i could try the DSTT/YsMenu if i renamed the one file to iLL.iL

    the r4igold.cn website provides their most up to date file which is packaged in a file called ENG, which contains several files including something already renamed iLL.iL . but my DS is frozen on a white screen when i click on the game icon
     
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    Who knows, I do think it will work since r4ids.cn didn't modified the r4i.
     
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    Yes you should try getting ysmenu to work then
    1.Download the latest official kernal from the website on your card
    2.Put the official kernal on your micro sd
    3.Download ysmenu for DSTT
    4.Extract and copy ysmenu to micro sd
    5.Delete existing iLL.iL and rename TTMenu.dat to iLL.iL
    6.Put micro sd back into the card and test on DS
     
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    Removed-Refreshed page from bad gateway- didn't know my post was posted many times
     
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    Removed-Refreshed page from bad gateway- didn't know my post was posted many times
     
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    I just tried putting on the files from this link:

    http://gbatemp.net/t272505-wood-firmware-v1-21

    Then added the .NDS file for R4 Gold too.

    Everything produces the white screen
     
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    1 sec. i will try this, looks promising

    site got laggy, got the multi post
     
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    followed your instructions to a T. even did full formats. Still frozen to white screen
     
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    I tried that file. but I am open to do everything again.

    should i format then just empty the wood contents into my SD then boot up,

    OR put on the kernal from r4igold.cn, THEN empty the contents in?

    could someone try DLing the file from r4igold.cn and see if you recognize the contents, its very different than the suggests files so far
     
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    T? what do you mean?
    Where do you get the white screen?
     
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    It was in response to 45gc's post.

    it means i followed them exactly
     
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    sorry about the mutipost (i refreshed the page multiple times from a bad gateway error, didnt think my post were posted)
    anyway since that didnt work,you could try following the same instructions i wrote but instead this time use TTMenu for DSTT instead of ysmenu
     
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    what is the ysmenu exactly. even the ysmenu links just contain the DSTT files
     
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    When I look at the content from your original instructions compared to this new link they have the exact same files inside, except the zip file has a slightly different number on it.
     

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