Specific R4DS Firmware Help!

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by nakedmoniker, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. nakedmoniker
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    nakedmoniker Newbie

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    Here is my problem:

    I have an R4 card, i am almost positive it is a clone considering i can run a 4G SD card on it and on the cart itself it says exactly the following: R4, SDHC, Revolution for DS, NDSL/NDS. I am sure this is a common card but as it was handed down to me by a friend I am not sure where it came from exactly. I am currently running the original R4 1.18 firmware but am having the notorious problem of being unable to run specific games on it (i.e. Korg DS-10, HP Deathly Hallows, Black Ops, etc.) so after looking and searching and stressing I decided that a firmware change may be in order.

    I know Acekards work for most of these fallible games from research and by setting up my friend's Acekard and these games running fine. She is running AKAIO firmware and I know it is unlikely I can run that as well (or is it?).

    So my questions are as follows...

    1. What kind of R4 am I looking at?
    2. What kind of firmware can/should I run? I looked into Wood but it seems very specific in its compatibility.
    3. Where can I find information pertaining these questions plus more?

    I apologize for these noob questions but any info that would confirm what my cart is or where I can obtain the correct, updated firmware would be greatly appreciated.


    Thanks in advance,
    Travis
     
  2. Rydian

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  3. nakedmoniker
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    nakedmoniker Newbie

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    Thanks a ton for the help and the patience I know these types of inquires pop up a lot around here. No website on the cart but the link was extremely helpful. I'll update with some results.

    Travis
     
  4. nakedmoniker
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    nakedmoniker Newbie

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    Well...I tried 1.34 for R4DS HDSC and after getting everything set up as I knew how it said "Loading..." and then here was nothing. Just a black screen and nothing more.

    I am returning to 1.18 at the moment. hopefully it will work as it did before but I am at a loss to explain why it didn't work for me. Is this a common reaction to using the wrong firmware? I thought I was using the right one and I just place all the files that came with the update and my games folder, as well a few tried and true homebrew apps.

    I am hoping things will at least go back to normal once I see if my old firmware works. After that, I dunno.

    Travis
     
  5. Rydian

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    Yeah, sounds like it was the wrong firmware.

    As I said there's many carts that use the SDHC label, so you may have to try a few from the linfoxdomain site.
     
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