[Review] R4i Gold 3DS Plus

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  1. SirNapkin1334

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    If your system is on 11.3...why did you buy the cart over an R4i Gold 3DS RTS? You could hack it for free, the Plus doesn't have RTS afaik and can't be flashed with GM9, and is in general a better cart if you don't need NTRBoot.
     
  2. Isso_Non_Ecxiste

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    i just thought it was the best option 4 me ;v
     
  3. Technicmaster0

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    The game should work with the card. Can you try another MicroSD card or check if your ROM is unpatched?

    He wants to play a DS game. The R4i Gold 3DS Plus is the successor of the RTS and has RTS. It's one of the 2, 3 best cards for DS games.
     
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  4. icemule1

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    I'm a noob when it comes to these flashcarts and I really need some help. This review looked good so I went and bought this flashcart (R4i Gold Plus RTS). I thought it would play 3DS games but I can't figure out how to get it to do it. It can read regular DS games just fine but that's not what I'm looking for. Am I correct in that I wasted my $20? I'm running firmware 6.3.0-12U on my 3DS. I'm having a hard time finding a beginner's tutorial for this.
     
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  5. SirNapkin1334

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    This is for NDS games ONLY. For a flashcart that plays 3DS games, you'll need a Gateway or Sky3DS. HOWEVER, that Flashcart can be used to install CFW to your system, and then you can play 3DS games even easier, with extra features (including DLC pirating), installing stuff to your main menu, unbanning, and MUCH more. Go to https://3ds.guide/ntrboot
     
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    SirNapkin: Thanks for your response. Having some trouble getting this working. I went to the link you provided, but since this flashcart has ntrboot pre-flashed (right?), I skipped that and went to the next section (installing boot9strap). Maybe that is my problem, I need to flash ntrboot? Anyway, I put all the required files (boot.firm, boot.3dsx, boot9strap folder with boot9strap.firm & boot9strap.firm.sha inside) on the SD card from the 3DS and inserted it back in, put the flashcart in "N" mode, inserted flashcart into the 3DS (no microSD inserted in cart), turned on the 3DS and put the it to sleep using the magnet. Held down the select, start, x, and power, and nothing happens. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Getting really frustrated. Any help would be appreciated. I feel like I'm close but something must be missing and I can't figure out what it is. I'm really trying here, so sorry if I'm asking stupid questions.
     
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  7. Hunter

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    turn the whole 3ds off,

    then place the magnet in that location, then use the key combo
     
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  8. icemule1

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    Thank you, that fixed my issue. I've completed the Finalizing Setup section but I'm still unclear on how to actually run a 3DS game. Am I correct in that, at this point, I need to run games by downloading them in .cia format and installing them using FBI? Can the games be stored on the SD card inside the 3DS (it's only 4gb - stock) or can I run them from my flashcart by putting it in "D" mode with inserted MicroSD card?
     
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  9. SirNapkin1334

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    You can do both. Use the Flashcart for NDS, the 3DS for 3DS.
    You can also use freeShop to download the games and install them.
    It will be automatically installed the the 3DS's SD card. If you plan on getting lots of games, better get a big SD.
    If you have .3ds roms you want to play, use GM9 to convert them to .cia
     
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    Hunter and SirNapkin, thank you so much for your help and patience. I really appreciate it. I think I'm good to go now.
     
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    I know this is an old thread so i aplogize in advance!

    I just got mine today. Say i wanna end my game & change to another, do i have to always hit the home button to close it out completely & restart the R4. Is there no button to hit to open a menu during game to change?
     
  12. SirNapkin1334

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    Uhh, I think it's R+L+A+B. There is a keycombo, but I can't remember exactly what it is. I know it has R+L.
     
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    R+L+A+B+Down
     
  14. Technicmaster0

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    You can change the hotkey in the settings.
     
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    Gotcha! Thank you all three of you above. :)

    I wasn't aware of that. Sweet, & i just noticed the option to change the buttons for that & such. Thank you again
    @Technicmaster0 @Darukeru @SirNapkin1334
     
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