Updating firmware for R4i gold 3DS

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by seyunx, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. seyunx
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    seyunx Member

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    So I accidentally updated my 3DS too much (currently at 6.1.0-12U) and my R4 won't run on it anymore.
    I'm having trouble upgrading the firmware, I do have a DS Lite and I've been trying to use it but it says "Fail" when I press A.
    Page I got the upgrading patch: http://www.r4ids.cn/r4i-download-e.htm
    Any help I can get for this?

    Also does anyone know a good way to open the R4? I know after upgrading I have to cut one line but I haven't been able to find any videos on it.
     
  2. zephor

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    What icon do you get on your DS Lite? Also, what revision are you and do you have a white dot above the far left pin?
     
  3. seyunx
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    I get the "DORASU" icon with a guy smiling \o/ I'm not sure which revision it is (do I have to open the R4?)
     
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    zephor Advanced Member

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    Nope, no need to open (although it's pretty easy to do). Just look about the far right and left pins. The one on the left will have a number/letter, and the one on the right SHOULD have a white dot. From what I can tell, you have a revision C with no white dot. Apparently these can't be upgraded.. I would know since I'm stuck with one also.
     
  5. seyunx
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    Ah that would make sense, I guess the only way around it is to buy a newer R4.