Will R4i firmware work on R4?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Centrix, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Centrix
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    Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    I was just wondering if the new R4i's firmware will work on my R4 (Offical) since there exactly the same files...I'm getting an DSi next friday so what I'm going to try is drag and drop the R4i's firmware on my R4 cart and and then try it on my DSi...

    "I'll phone in the verdict"

    let me know your thoughts on the idea!
     
  2. LokusT

    LokusT Advanced Member

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    I'm pretty sure the initial bypass is performed with the hardware itself and since old flash cards don't work on the DSi, I'm going to guess it certainly won't.

    Also, if the firmware worked on the old R4, it would defeat the purpose of making new hardware. That would screw them out of their own market.
     
  3. a2h

    a2h GBAtemp Regular

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    DSi blocking flashcarts is hardware based.

    This has been confirmed enough times that only those who do not bother reading have no idea.
     
  4. Narin

    Narin The Cheat Master, kupo!

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    The R4i is actually an AceKard 2i clone and not based on the R4 firmware.
     
  5. iSubaru

    iSubaru Kitsune

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    DSi and DS are diffrent devices, there is no way for that to work...there were already problems in developing homebrew for DS Lite (long time ago) so don't expect there this way to work [​IMG]
     
  6. dajavax

    dajavax GBAtemp Regular

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    the firmware's not the problem and it has been discussed many times... you NEED to get an "i" flashcart for your DSi
     
  7. N-TG

    N-TG GBAtemp Fan

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    the weirdest Idea I ever seen...

    I will take my R4 original and right a small i in the end...will it work in a new DSi? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. mercluke

    mercluke ‮҉

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    holy crap, this is big. We must alert the masses! [​IMG]
     
  9. NakedFaerie

    NakedFaerie GBAtemp Fan

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    Quick answer. No.

    Long answer. Crap, Crap, Crap, Crap, Crap, Crap, Crap, Crap, Crap, Crap, Crap, Crap, Crap, No.
     
  10. Fat D

    Fat D GBAtemp Maniac

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    Also, the R4 does not even have upgradable firmware. Their Kernel is not a firmware, but merely a loader software, which is run while the DS shows the loading... screen.
     
  11. iSubaru

    iSubaru Kitsune

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    Aye aye sir! Right away! [​IMG]
    *alerts masses*

    Erhm
    Now serious
    Quick answer NO as mentioned above, no way for it, maybe closing this topic will be good idea??? (I don't want to force for anything, just proposition)
     
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