R4iDSN/R4iGold Firmware Update Bugfix

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May 13, 2011
  1. Rydian
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    [​IMG] R4iDSN/R4iGold Firmware Update Bugfix
    And news about older carts.
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    The R4iDSN/R4iGold team has stated that the first firmware update they released to bypass DSi/XL firmware 1.4.2 (1.4.3 for China) was not tested thoroughly enough and can malfunction for users. The team states that if your cart bricks during the update process with the original update, you can attempt to re-flash and unbrick it it using the V142_Patch_NDSL.nds update file via the use of another flash cart, and an original DS or DS Lite. This is accomplished by booting the update on another flash cart, then swapping it for the R4iDSN/R4iGold before choosing to apply the update. A video tutorial should be posted soon.

    If this is not possible for you to do, you can try to contact the store you bought it from for a replacement, but there's no guarantee.

    Fixed update files have been released, and the previous downloads on Filetrip were replaced with the fixed versions

    In addition the team states that they are working on an update for the older carts, and that Yellow.Wood.Goblin is helping them.[/p]

    [​IMG] Download (R4iDSN)
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    They are the ones who released a fix that bricks people's cart they should be the one responsible for replacing the bricked carts.
     
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    does that comment from snailface on the download page apply to this revised update? or is that from the 1st update?
     
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    It's the updated one. (this one)
     
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    R4i Gold fix released, updated first post.
     
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    Well I've tried both 'updates' (on DSLite) & both give me
    Code:
    Card Check OK
    Upgrading
    Result No Upgrading is needed
    So I guess I've got one of the 'older' R4i Gold cards.

    Glad to see they're gonna try & do an update for the older ones
     
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    Score one for Nintendo it seems.
     
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    when i bricked my acekard 2.1 beta testing 1.8.2 it took a few back and forth conversations with acekard to get a working unbricker. each unbricker checked for the HWID and gave a response that "no upgrading was needed" when clearly it was because i knew for a fact the card was bricked and exactly how the bootloader was overwritten down to which part of the source code did it =P. eventually they got it right but i had to explain to them that they needed to remove the check or just check for the HWID i kept telling them i had. (sorry acekard but communication on that issue was confusing with our 3rd party inbetween).

    my point is that the R4iDSN and R4i Gold.cn were said to be clones of the AK2i (YWG mentioned this when he started porting Wood for them). it is very possible that the update program just needs to have that 1 line fixed so its not checking the HWID (again i'm just assuming).

    you can contact their team here: r4idsn@163.com

    they are really friendly and the person who responds has excellent English skills.

    -another world
     
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    In case you're interested here's the back and forth between me and the team so far. As you can probably tell, I'm not best pleased.

     
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    The swap trick doesn't work on DSi console. You must do that on a dslite.
     
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    Yeah, the only problem is I only have a 3DS and DSi. The team have told me to return it to the reseller. So I have contacted Lightake. The only problem is postage to Hong Kong is expensive.
     
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    Maybe a friend can lend you one for a couple a minutes ?
     
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    updated!

    Thanks.
     
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    Lightake are sending me a new one free! and I don't need to send the old one back. Love their customer service!
     
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    New card from Lightake just arrived! One of the new ones that actually has 3DS on the card's label!
     
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    I don't know. Mine was sent May 21st and arrived today. Contact their customer service. They're usually really helpful. Could be held up at customs or anything.
     
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    I know this thread is old but it deserves a bump for the issues that seem to happen too regularly with Lightake.com I was only refunded part of my money on my last order, and Lightake.com know they owe me more money and they didn't pay it. They used Paypal's "45 day rule for refunds" rule to their advantage. I would steer clear of Lightake.com unless you like problems and giving your money away. I knew there had to be a reason why they are not on Shoptemp or listed here, at gbatemp, as a reputable seller. I had to learn the hard way, and I wish I had read this thread earlier. :hateit:
     

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