Hacking Time Bomb fix? R4i SDHC Gold Pro 2021

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Hi,

a few months ago I bought the Gold Pro 2020. Yesterday I found that new Version on ebay. The r4isdhc-com-cn site stated that the Time Bomb is fixed. There is also a new firmware update for the old cards. So my questions are: Is the new r4i gold pro 2021 really without the 2024 Time Bomb? Can anyone confirm it? Can you fix the Time Bomb issue with the old cards (2011-2020), with installing the new firmware?

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Hi,

a few months ago I bought the Gold Pro 2020. Yesterday I found that new Version on ebay. The r4isdhc-com-cn site stated that the Time Bomb is fixed. There is also a new firmware update for the old cards. So my questions are: Is the new r4i gold pro 2021 really without the 2024 Time Bomb? Can anyone confirm it? Can you fix the Time Bomb issue with the old cards (2011-2020), with installing the new firmware?

Thanks
It has timebomb to make idiots buy again and again
 

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Hi,

a few months ago I bought the Gold Pro 2020. Yesterday I found that new Version on ebay. The r4isdhc-com-cn site stated that the Time Bomb is fixed. There is also a new firmware update for the old cards. So my questions are: Is the new r4i gold pro 2021 really without the 2024 Time Bomb? Can anyone confirm it? Can you fix the Time Bomb issue with the old cards (2011-2020), with installing the new firmware?

Thanks
I would suggest you look in to the DSone clones that have now started to come in to circulation, they are overall a better card with better compatibility. and does not include a time-bomb

https://gbatemp.net/threads/dsone-clones-appear-to-be-available-for-purchase.586226
 

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It has timebomb to make idiots buy again and again

That was true for the 2011-2020 cards. But as I said: The site for the 2021 version states that they are now Timebomb free. I want to know if somebody can confirm that and not just suspect it.

Thanks for the replies, but that wasn't what I asked for. I looked into that DSone, but I don't want to hack my DS. So that's the wrong card for me. Why do you think they have a better compatibility? Maybe that's right for older gold pro cards, but with the 2020 from last year I have a compatibility of 100% for every of my almost 200 DS games.
 

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Hi.:)

I have the same flashcart as you and the same year, and I solved all future problems by installing YSMenu.

The r4isdhc-com-cn site stated that the Time Bomb is fixed
Maybe you misunderstood what they mean by "fixed"; the manufacturers have every interest in maintaining the "timebomb", so they will have found a way to prevent you from "defusing" it by moving the console date or installing an alternative software.
In all likelihood they will have made the expiration of the r4 software more secure and irreversible.

There is also a new firmware update for the old cards.

For this same reason I strongly advise you not to update the firmware of your r4 since it's not necessary (better safe than sorry), or do it at your own risk.
 

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Hi.:)

I have the same flashcart as you and the same year, and I solved all future problems by installing YSMenu.


Maybe you misunderstood what they mean by "fixed"; the manufacturers have every interest in maintaining the "timebomb", so they will have found a way to prevent you from "defusing" it by moving the console date or installing an alternative software.
In all likelihood they will have made the expiration of the r4 software more secure and irreversible.



For this same reason I strongly advise you not to update the firmware of your r4 since it's not necessary (better safe than sorry), or do it at your own risk.
This just going to push them out of the market of people buying when the word gets around
 

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Hi.:)

I have the same flashcart as you and the same year, and I solved all future problems by installing YSMenu.


Maybe you misunderstood what they mean by "fixed"; the manufacturers have every interest in maintaining the "timebomb", so they will have found a way to prevent you from "defusing" it by moving the console date or installing an alternative software.
In all likelihood they will have made the expiration of the r4 software more secure and irreversible.



For this same reason I strongly advise you not to update the firmware of your r4 since it's not necessary (better safe than sorry), or do it at your own risk.

Very much doubt so.
 

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I have the same flashcart as you and the same year, and I solved all future problems by installing YSMenu.
I did the same but I'm using YSMenu only for emulating GB/GBC/GBA games. As I said the DS games runs at 100% with the firmware.

Maybe you misunderstood what they mean by "fixed"; the manufacturers have every interest in maintaining the "timebomb", so they will have found a way to prevent you from "defusing" it by moving the console date or installing an alternative software.
In all likelihood they will have made the expiration of the r4 software more secure and irreversible.
That's just your opinion and no facts.


I think I have to clarify something: I didn't ask for opininons about the company or the new 2021 card, I want to know facts. I also didn't want to know witch cards you like more and think are better than the gold pro 2021. If you can't answer one of my questions from my starting message than that is off topic.
 

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You're right about other users' responses, but mine is relevant to the topic instead.

In any case, there is no need to get upset, here we are all fans of video games, and in a sense "friends" with each other: indirectly they are doing you a favor by bumping your thread. :)

I too am curious to know if I could upgrade my r4 without risk, but I don't think I'm wrong in what I've said before.:unsure:

We just have to wait for the answer of a possible buyer of the new model...;)
 
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The solution is to not buy these clones. R4s have not been made in years and people are just buying them based off on its original reputation enabling these kind of scummy companies.
 
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The site for the 2021 version states that they are now Timebomb free. I want to know if somebody can confirm that and not just suspect it.
Uneducated guess from inspecting the kernel-files:
2020 and earlier are "r4i-sdhc.com"-clones, 2021 is a clone based off r4itt/dstt.

Can you fix the Time Bomb issue with the old cards (2011-2020), with installing the new firmware?
No, they're different.
One hint is that 2021 can't be used for ntrboothax anymore, which was possible with 2020 and older models.
https://github.com/hacks-guide/Guide_3DS/pull/1865#issuecomment-811810242
 

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In any case, there is no need to get upset, here we are all fans of video games, and in a sense "friends" with each other: indirectly they are doing you a favor by bumping your thread.
Sorry if I sounded rude, but I was not upset. I'm just a direct guy. ;)


Uneducated guess from inspecting the kernel-files:
2020 and earlier are "r4i-sdhc.com"-clones, 2021 is a clone based off r4itt/dstt.
Thanks. That's helpful.

No, they're different.
One hint is that 2021 can't be used for ntrboothax anymore, which was possible with 2020 and older models.
https://github.com/hacks-guide/Guide_3DS/pull/1865#issuecomment-811810242
Hm, ok. Interesting. Do I understand it right that they have different hardware and that's the reason why you can't take the 2021 card's firmware for the older ones?
There is also a updated firmware version for the 2011-2020 cards. So it might be possible that they can become timebomb free now. Has anyone tried that yet?
 
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