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Having a NIGHTMARE finding the correct firmware for R4 card??

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Hi guys, I wonder if anyone can help me.

I have finally got my R4 cards and micro SD's

I thought I could just put the firmware onto the SD that I already had from an R4 I bought a few weeks back, but when I tried to add it on it says (when put in the DS that) no menu could be found.

I have looked around to try and find the right firmware but ended up getting a virus on my computer which took 8 hours to get rid off!!!!!!! It was called Internet Security 2010 a really nasty one grrrrrrr. Anyway, thats eventually gotten rid off and I'm a little dubious now to download anything. Is anyone able to send me a link direct to the firmware for the card:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/568963/r4-microsd-tf-adapter-flash-cart-fo?p=7365247#post7365247


Would really appreciate help as I am going mad!!

Many thanks.

Stacey
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
what i have found you have to do is find somewhere on the inernet that sells exactley the same card as you have and the normally they give you links to the right software, try this as thats what i had to do last time:)
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#3
I think this is the direct link http://www.r4ds.cn/download/r4ds.html
As far as I know this firmware should work for all R4 cards.
#4
I have 3 cards each has different software.

Look for a web address on the box which the card came in, go there and they should have the correct software (or a link to) for your particular card.

I believe R4 cards are no longer made, the ones you can buy now are all generic cards with slightly different names based around the R4 name. e.g R4 SDHC, R4Ultra etc.
#5
[url]www.gbatemp.net[/url]

should help you out
[Holiday Pirates]#6
Right I have calmed down slightly and going to have another go now.

Fingers crossed!
[Holiday Pirates]#7
right so I have been onto the site on the box - R4I-SDHC.COM and clicked on download - which it has done. But then it wont let me click on it. Says windows cannot open it???

grrrrrrrr
[Holiday Pirates]#8
I think I need something to open the Zip file??? can anyone shed any light on this??? please xxxxx
#9
StaceyAKelly
I think I need something to open the Zip file??? can anyone shed any light on this??? please xxxxx


Use Winrar http://www.rarlab.com/
[Holiday Pirates]#10
Gimme


do I have to pay for that?
[Holiday Pirates]#11
ok so I have downloaded thaqt winrar thingy. Managed to open the file and extract it onto the sd card. Wacked some files on and when I put it in the ds it still says

Couldnt find DS menu - DAT
#12
StaceyAKelly
do I have to pay for that?


Perish the thought ! :roll:
#13
I think it would be easier if you gave it to a monkey to do.
#14
did you format the mem card 1st
#15
Why do people insist on buying R4 cards?
[Holiday Pirates]#16
jamstaruk1972
did you format the mem card 1st


I just deleted everything and formated the card, tried again and still no joy, had to give up for a while before I stamped on it!


I appreciate all the help guys thanks x
#17
I have a copy of the latest hacked ttds firmware that works perfectly on these old r4 cards.

It will play all the latest games with no problems.

Let me get home from work and I will upload it to rapidshare for you, I had the same problem as you. I ended up making my own firmware using some app, i can't remember the name.:thumbsup:
[Holiday Pirates]#18
the__mayster
I think it would be easier if you gave it to a monkey to do.


Unfortunately I'm not familiar with any monkies
[Holiday Pirates]#19
thesaint
Why do people insist on buying R4 cards?


I didnt insist on anything, saw the deal on here and went for it????? If you are able to help in anyway that would be appreciated but I find that comment of no assistance whatsoever????????
[Holiday Pirates]#20
Orekul
I have a copy of the latest hacked ttds firmware that works perfectly on these old r4 cards.

It will play all the latest games with no problems.

Let me get home from work and I will upload it to rapidshare for you, I had the same problem as you. I ended up making my own firmware using some app, i can't remember the name.:thumbsup:


thanks thats much appreciated xxxx
#21
thesaint
Why do people insist on buying R4 cards?


why whats wrong with them
#22
Just put the files within the zip file on the root of your sd card and add the roms accordingly.

This worked with all new games I tried it on, including the kingdom hearts, gta chinatown etc.

Enjoy

http://rapidshare.com/files/336736884/R4_working_jan_10.zip
[Holiday Pirates]#23
Orekul
Just put the files within the zip file on the root of your sd card and add the roms accordingly.

This worked with all new games I tried it on, including the kingdom hearts, gta chinatown etc.

Enjoy

http://rapidshare.com/files/336736884/R4_working_jan_10.zip


awww I'm not a member of rapid share so it wont let me download it :-(
#24
StaceyAKelly
awww I'm not a member of rapid share so it wont let me download it :-(


you can download it for free, just click the link and choose free download.:thumbsup:
[Holiday Pirates]#25
Orekul
you can download it for free, just click the link and choose free download.:thumbsup:


I get this message when I try:

Currently a lot of users are downloading files. Please try again in 2 minutes or become a Premium member

I have made some progress although not very successfully. I have now downloaded some firmware of the forum site suggested above but I only get as far as a black loading screen and thats as far as it goes :-(

I have tried formatting the sd card to FAT and FAT32 I have tried everything most people suggest all to no avail????
#26
jamstaruk1972 has a point there.

If you have files remaining on the card from previous installation attempts, they could be conflicting with the software you are now putting on.

Format the card, install the software and game files.

Good Luck!
#27
Apologies for the last post, I hadn't seen your latest reply.

What is the web address on the packaging? It sounds like you still have the incorrect software installed.
#28
kurtnut
Apologies for the last post, I hadn't seen your latest reply.

What is the web address on the packaging? It sounds like you still have the incorrect software installed.


the problem with official r4 firmware is that it is out of date by about two years, and they stopped making it.

it won't run new games only old ones


There are guides out there to run ttds firmware on the r4, or you can grab it from the rapidshare link in my post. It should work for all users if there are slots available.
#29
StaceyAKelly
I didnt insist on anything, saw the deal on here and went for it????? If you are able to help in anyway that would be appreciated but I find that comment of no assistance whatsoever????????


I'm not familiar with DS cards. Sorry. Good luck. :)
#30
Just looked on the site you put up. Very confusing layout.

(I can only see R4i downloads on this site)Edit Ok I see you download the same software for R4 card and R4i with 1.4 sticker. Do you have an R4 or R4i with sticker.

You have followed the instructions at the bottom of this page.

http://www.r4i-sdhc.com/aboute.asp

Longshot here, but my son got what turned out to be a slightly dodgy R4. If you push the micro SD in as far as it goes is does not always see it. I found out after a while if I pushed it in flush with the R4, which is about 1-2 mm short of it stoping itself it works fine.
1 Like #31
Here, to put an end to firmware issues is a full guide for the r4 firmware updates (it's for this very card and not any of the other clones about)

HERE

This contains links to the firmware already made and a guide to put it on with roms etc.
#32
Orekul
Here, to put an end to firmware issues is a full guide for the r4 firmware updates (it's for this very card and not any of the other clones about)

HERE

This contains links to the firmware already made and a guide to put it on with roms etc.


I apologies in advance for this stoopid question:oops: but where it says '3. Drag and drop all files from .rar archive onto the root of your micro SD' where is the .rar archive? what is it and what does it mean by the 'root'??:oops:
1 Like #33
hannah19790
I apologies in advance for this stoopid question:oops: but where it says '3. Drag and drop all files from .rar archive onto the root of your micro SD' where is the .rar archive? what is it and what does it mean by the 'root'??:oops:


.rar is the extension used by winrar compression program. It wraps files up in a very small package for storage and transfer.

You should download this from the site and then using winrar or another compression programme you uncompress the files. You should then have a set of files that you can transfer to the SD card. Root just means that you don't put it in the folder but actually put the file onto the SD card so you see it as soon as you look at the SD card. If you imagine storage as an upside down tree the root is at the top and folders are branches going down (folders inside of folders).
[Holiday Pirates]#34
OMG!!! I finally got it working!!!

Thank you sooo much OreKul, I cant thank you enought (((((((((((hugs)))))))))))
[Holiday Pirates]#35
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to help me out with this, its much appreciated, I really was going nuts!

For anyone else looking for the firmware for the R4 SDHC Upgrade Revolution for DS (NDSL/NDS) it can be found on the link above that Orekul put up!

xxxxxxx
#36
Happy thieving :)
[Holiday Pirates]#37
iNSOMANiAC
Happy thieving :)


thanks hun xxxxx
#38
Plum
.rar is the extension used by winrar compression program. It wraps files up in a very small package for storage and transfer.

You should download this from the site and then using winrar or another compression programme you uncompress the files. You should then have a set of files that you can transfer to the SD card. Root just means that you don't put it in the folder but actually put the file onto the SD card so you see it as soon as you look at the SD card. If you imagine storage as an upside down tree the root is at the top and folders are branches going down (folders inside of folders).


Wow! thanks for the info hun....am gonna take a look now......although is looking very complicated lol, thanks again ur a star :thumbsup:
#39
StaceyAKelly
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to help me out with this, its much appreciated, I really was going nuts!

For anyone else looking for the firmware for the R4 SDHC Upgrade Revolution for DS (NDSL/NDS) it can be found on the link above that Orekul put up!

xxxxxxx


Glad u got it sorted hun.....and thanks for letting me gatecrash lol
[Holiday Pirates]#40
hannah19790
Glad u got it sorted hun.....and thanks for letting me gatecrash lol


lol, no probs, it was a right headache - hope you get yours sorted - it really is a couple of very simple steps once you have been able to translate what on earth everyone is talking about lol

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