What to do with clone carts

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by khfan99, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. khfan99
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    I have a flashcart that is nowhere near original. It is a r4i gold 3ds from r4i-gold.eu. I have been trying to update it but I'm always told there is an 'unknown chip'. Has anybody ever used one of these because I would love not to buy another one.
    Also does anybody know about romachine?
     
  2. Rydian

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    You may have a different cart that has the wrong sticker on it (it happens), or a clone of a clone.

    Save yourself headache and buy a flash cart with proper support.
    http://gbatemp.net/t290097-which-flash-cart-should-i-get
     
  3. Deltaechoe

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    throw it away and get a supercard
     
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    khfan99 Newbie

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    Thanks for your speedy replies guys, I was afraid I would get that answer. Oh well, to ordering online I go.
     
  5. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    probally wise to post links to ones you plan to buy

    as you get dodgy sites that sell fakes of real ones
     
  6. YamiHoshi.nl

    YamiHoshi.nl I'm MKGirlism.

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    What to do with fakes?
    Simple: Throw it away!

    What to do with the real thing?
    Simple: Use it!
     
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    Spread the word that nobody should buy R4 cards.

    Having a gazillion different R4 cards should ring a bell to someone that's not the real deal anymore...

    Anyway as some people suggested.
    Burn it and get either an Acekard or a Supercard DSTwo
     
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    The WoodR4 cards aren't bad!
     
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    If you live by a lake, you can use it as a fancy skipping stone!

    But seriously, toss it and get a new flash cart. It's not worth the headache, to you, and especially to those who are to inevitably help you in the future.
     
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    Yeah, pretty much every ROM works with the latest Supercard so it's sure buy!
    I only have the Supercard DSONE and with the last upgrade for it, I have had no trouble.
    Good luck :)
     
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    WoodR4 isn't bad indeed.
    But for "noobies" it's not recommended.
    1 thing doesn't work and they spam it like there's no tomorrow.

    Imho they should jack up the prices of R4 cards to 70 quid.
    It'll save a lot of headaches and annoyances of others from people asking the same question over and over and over again.
     
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    The people who would spam questions when they can't get their R4 working are the same people that would spam questions when they can't get their AK2i or DSTwo working...
     
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    True to an extend.

    But it's quicker to solve then a unsupported R4 clone.
     
  14. Rydian

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    The thing is the AK2i and (proper) R4i Gold are in the same category as far as support goes. The people behind the cart itself make the firmware/bootloader updates, while the game compatibility updates are made by a separate group or person (contactable on the forums at times).
     
  15. Technicmaster0

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    But the R4i Gold has updates within 24 hours- The Acekard needs more than one week.
     
  16. Rydian

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    Yeah, the acekard team isn't nearly as fast with their updates as they used to be, but as long as you don't update it's not an issue (and people who update their unit any time it asks are usually the people that get blocked out of their cart).