So umm... is the R4 dead?

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  1. HipHopGunner
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    HipHopGunner Newbie

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    Funny thing that I just received my R4 in the mail today. I was talking to my friend and he's like, why did you buy an R4? And basically he said that the R4 doesn't get any updates anymore and that it's dead, and he says that you should have gotten cyclods.

    I looked at the r4 website and the last kernel was like 5 months ago. There was another forum topic about using R4SDHC kernels, 1.21. So I thought that would be a nice alternative to the conundrum, but I wasn't sure if that's entirely possible in the first place because well, I didn't really read it.

    So yea, just wondering if the R4 is dead, and start saving up for like... a cyclods or something. Hopefully that doesn't die.

    If the R4 is dead, I thought it'd be nice if someone made it obvious, cuz I sure as hell didn't know.
     
  2. Forget_the_Rest

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    The general consensus is that the R4 is dead. There may be one more firmware update on 15 September, but there's nothing guaranteed about that.

    As for using the firmware off one of the clones, yes it's possible but pointless. Some of the more tech savvy people have looked at them & the only real difference is the branding & support for SDHC. There's no extra game support & genuine R4's can't support SDHC due to the hardware not supporting it.
     
  3. psycoblaster

    psycoblaster Divine

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    it's dead - wait no, they are GONE.
     
  4. Wynd

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    Are there any other projects specifically flashcarts. Better than Cyclo. And I have my R4 like since last Christmas. I'll get the Cyclo if no other flashcarts are announced (better than the Cyclo). I ahte R4 now [​IMG]
     
  5. psycoblaster

    psycoblaster Divine

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    this does not answer the original question
     
  6. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

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    we got ysmenu, so it won't be death until the dstoptoy still get's update:

    long story short:

    it's not death !
     
  7. DeadLocked

    DeadLocked Bi-Winning.

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    Sorry but I had an R4 since last january and still haven't come across a game that doesn't work except SW:Clone Wars and GHOT:Decades but they don't work on many cards anyway... But still revert to YSMenu as soon as we do kick it. [​IMG]
     
  8. sgand

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    They work perfectly on my Cyclo.
     
  9. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    Toronto, Canader!
    unnecessary bump...
    dont do it again
     
  10. Shichibukai

    Shichibukai GBAtemp Regular

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    the team is dead but that doesn't mean that most of the games don't work

    And i'm not using Ysmenu and all the games i have work
     
  11. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

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    YES AND YES, the R4 team is dead. Even if they supposedly come back no one would believe its them since there are so many damn clones. Just get over the fact people geeezzz.