Where should I buy R4 Flashcart?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by BigTex-Dallas, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. BigTex-Dallas
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  2. zoogie

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    ndscard is your best bet from china. they're honest and have a good rep, but china post can take 2-3 weeks this time of year.
    modchipsdirect is a good reseller based in the US so you get stuff quick (< week). You'll have to pay about 8 bucks more though.

    I'm just curious, why did you decide against a free softmod like Frogminer?
    About 600 people do this a day so you could too.
     
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    Maybe he wants it for DS games.
    I can vouch for nds-card, bought from them a couple of times and had no issues. I suggest the R4i Gold 3DS Plus, it's the best one.
     
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  5. BigTex-Dallas
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    Honestly I don’t know WHAT I need. I mean, I’m working on learning the CFW stuff.

    My kids (3) got DS’s for Christmas. None of us have ever owned one. The boys (8 & 9yrs) have Pokémon Ultra Moon and Y, The Legend of Zelda and Mario Kart 7. My daughter (18yrs) has Super Mario Bros and Mario Kart. I just ordered a DS and I have nothing.

    I don’t know much if anything about the games. DS vs 3DS or their availablilty. I don’t even know of a DS game that I want to play.

    I just assumed that whatever I find in terms of games online it would probably be a combination of the two.

    Would I be fine with 3DS games only? (Probably hard to answer and more personal to the individual)

    Am I overthinking this??

    I have this whole other thread going on how to get started. I just thought this was going to be an easier question so I asked it separately to get more responses/recommendation on WHERE to buy.

    Here’s the other thread. I wasn’t trying to create a new long thread. I know that is not polite to those helping me already.

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/where-to-start.528984/
     
  6. Shadow#1

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    I did not read all that but yea get the 64GB cards for 3ds slot and 32GB cards for flashcart slot
     
  7. wormdood

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    behind a parental advisory sticker
    probably my fault although i and others have suggested frogminer i was still talking up ntrboot (as a potential unbricking utility/tool) due to the op having 4 3ds consoles (3 of which operated primarily by children)
    off topic
    i think you answered this in your post...

    ...sounds like a no to me


    better to overthink than never consider
    no problem by me i just haven't done much of flashcard shopping the past few years so i cant recommend(/vouch for) many websites ... sorry
     
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    I confirm to the op from this tread ...i have a ace 3ds plus and r4 gold 3ds rts,both of them works with a 64 gb microsd card sandisk.You are asking 64 gb its too much for nds card ?well you are right but to get the best games from nds games usually you need 32gb of space(thats include translations games and good hacks pokemon&mario).
     
  10. TurdPooCharger

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    Hey, man. I was helping someone out with a problem related to this.
    His 64 GB card didn't work on his Ace 3DS+, and a quick glance about that flashcart's product page said it supports SDHC or up to 32 GB. That would imply anything bigger doesn't work.

    How did you manage to get your 64 GB card working on your Ace 3DS Plus? Does it recognizes the entire (actual) ~60 GB capacity?
     
  11. BigTex-Dallas
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    Ok. I ordered one of these http://www.modchipsdirect.com/r4i-gold-3ds-plus.html today. Total was $25.48 with shipping. I wasn’t into waiting 2-3 weeks from China. Hopefully it will be good. I read a couple other posts saying they are legit.

    Thanks to everyone! I’ll report back.
     
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