The Nintendo DSi is the third iteration in the Nintendo DS line, and made its debut in Japan in late 2008.

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Why isnt my R4 card working in my DSI

My R4 Card no longer works in my DSI I think it maybe because I updated via the internet connection ,, can anyone help.

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It's been a while since I've had an R4 card, but if I remember correctly you can always download the "firmware" from the internet and transfer it manually to your SD card. Is the R4 interface not loading anymore?

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hey man did U solve it?

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can i upgrade my r4 card to a r4i firmware and it work in my dsi

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you can also get a DS lite that hasnt had the updates, update the cart on the DS L then see if it works on the DSi, i have had to do this several times when i inadvertently updated my dsi's

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How do you connect your DS lite to the internet they don't natively do that? If you have the NDS web browser card you have no way to save anything to the r4 as neither the DS Lite or the NDS web browser have the ability to save data. The game save function and program routine is part of the game cartridge the r4 operating system does not have that instruction set. Even if it could or I have misunderstood and you are actually referring to do this with a DSi R4s are updated by replacing the operating system which comes in a zipped file. Nothing that Nintendo has put out to date can unpack a zipped file. Learning is my first love. Please teach me how to do this.

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i'd like to know the answer too. my question ages ago was about an R4 card in a dslite that wouldn't load..as far as I know you can't update a dsl and I still have no idea about why this R4 failed..I'd love to sort it out...70+ games.

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I updated my DSi via internet and had the same problem. You'll have to buy a newer R4 card because the bios in the DSi now recognizes the old card and blocks it. You can sell or give your old card to someone who hasn't updated their bios. Get the newest firmware for the new card to be able to the latest rom releases.

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You must buy a new card like the M3i Zero or the R4 TT

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where can i buy them

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well i do not know how but i also updated mine ant it thought it said turn of while updating but it said do not turn it of and my r4 card has not been working for maybe 3 or 4 days

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Well, the latest upgrades of the DSi have locked the access to older cards and firmwares, for obvious reasons. I won't get in detail, but only a few people are honest enough to use the flashcards to play titles they already own, or to keep playing the old GBA titles he used to have.

Thus, with almost every single update Nintendo tweaks the firmware codes that bit that's needed to prevent the flashcart to run.

Some flashcarts, like the Supercard or newer, simply shell out new firmwares to counter every Nintendo firmware. Some other cart can be updated only with firmwares compatible with older revisions of the Nintendo Devices.

You may recognize a newer flashcard because it has special markings on the sticker, such as a golden "V1.43" or similar stuff, save for the DSTWO Supercard who lacks similar markings.

However, I suggest you next time to open a new question to get a swift reply, since this one is already years old.

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Hi,You should upgrade your r4 card in a DS or DS Lite.http://www.r4cardusa.com

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but it will work in the ds lite or just the dsi?

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Make sure you get the right kind. From what I've read, only the SUPERCARD DSTWO, Wood R4i Gold 3DS, R4i sdhc rts and R4i dual core will continue to work. http://www.thegamerdepot.com/buy-wood-r4... and the wood r4i card is currently the best and the most popular one out there

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every cards has its own kernel firmware and if the r4 card you mean like this one : http://www.modchipwarehouse.com/r4-origi... , then sorry to say even if you use r4i firmware,it can work on dsi,for it only a cart for NDS/XL.

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it just keeps lodeing

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i updated too and the same thing happened.I think you must remove the wifi board look at the guides thank you:}

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Hi I know how to fix this.

Put your r4i into an action replay dsi and set it up as a game

Hopes this works!

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Buy a new one

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in my r4 sdhc card it is showing that error has occurred

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have you download the right and complete kernel? please make sure it https://www.digitopz.com/buy-r4isdhc-3ds...

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i have an r4 for nds/ndsl and i downloaded the r4i kernel onto it but my dsi doesnt recognize it. the problem is that the original r4 doesnt support dsi/dsi xl/3ds/3ds xl. if you want to use an r4 then buy the 3ds r4

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ive got a r4 gold v 1.41 and a nintendo ds lite where the hec do a find the right kernel to install!!!

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The best way is too set ur date back all the way to 2012 at any date. Although it may corrupt or destroy some of ur game data in the game. But it should work if the card is expired and comes up with some red text.(before you change the date) I hope this works as it works for me. As well as if u want to play a normal game cardige then just set the date back. This mainly would work on the 3ds. But if you have a dsi then you have to go into the settings by taking out the r4 and any other inputs.Then I had just tampered around then when I turned it on and on the games worked. I hope it works but yeah it might not

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And normally for the ds it keeps saying it's loading follow the steps above that I wrote and that might help. But when it says it's loading you have probably corrupted or ruined the card meaning you have to pay for a new one.

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Maybe you should change to another R4 card, the better choice is r4 3ds card now for the time being.

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