Somebody help me get this N5 working.

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by lostreverie, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. lostreverie

    lostreverie Advanced Member

    May 22, 2006
    United States
    Okay so I know the N5 sucks. But my girlfriend handed it to me along with a hundred and twenty dollars (from her uncle) and said "could you get me a ds lite and set it up for me for my birthday?" At the time I vaguely remembered that the N5 was some R4 clone. "This should be a snap" I thought.


    It hangs at the loading... screen, of course. I've tried using the 1.3 firmware on this site--no go. And apparently I can't use YSMenu to fix it, because of some N5-specific problem. The SD card is a sandisk 2GB: shouldn't be any problems there.

    Is there anything else that could be causing it?

    EDIT: I fixed it. For anyone else with the same stupid problem, try formatting and then using firmware 1.26 or below. Apparently 1.27-1.30 can be a bit dodgy. Somebody please close this.
  2. canderousa

    canderousa GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 28, 2009
    United States some research. N5's is knowin for bricking DS systems...
  3. Leonidas

    Leonidas GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 27, 2009
    Just don't stick the microSD card too deep into the N5's msd slot, and you should be fine.