Problem with R4i SDHC Upgrade Revolution card for DSi - 1.4.3E firmware
I recently bought R4i SDHC Upgrade Revolution for DSi, red. It is this famous small red box with big R4 on the front side with small i next to it.
I downloaded kernel from R4i SDHC Revolution for NDSi/NDSL/NDS (file name is R4i V1.43b German.zip) - my card is exactly the same as the one on the picture under the title
R4i-SDHC V1.4.2 kernel download(withhttp://www.r4i-sdhc.com/images/v1.4.2.pngorhttp://www.r4i-sdhc.com/images/v1.4.1.pngorhttp://www.r4i-sdhc.com/images/v1.4.pngmark***65289;
the one with WiFi on the animated image - just the yellow mark is not V1.4.1, but V1.4.2.
I formatted the micro sd card, unzipped the kernel and copied the files to the micro sd card. There are 3 directories - moonmemo, moonshl2, R4iMenu and one file R4.dat .
Unfortunately the card was not recognized by the NDSi. I got the message 'An error has occurred. Press and hold the POWER Button to turn the system off. ...'
NDSi Firmware is 1.4.3E. I read a lot of articles and in some of them was mentioned, that there is no kernel for 1.4.3E.
Is this right? Should I wait for new kernel update which supports 1.4.3E or just my card is defect?
R4i SDHC V1.4.2 upgrade for DSi V1.4.3
The R4i SDHC V1.4.2 card should be upgraded to support DSi V1.4.3 console. Check below update method:
R4i SDHC Upgrade for DSi V1.4.3 and 3DS V2.1.0-4U console
If the R4i SDHC 3DS (or none 3DS) card is made before August 3rd, it has to be upgrade to support DSi V1.4.3 and latest 3DS V2.1.0-4U. You need a DS or DS lite or DSi console (below V1.4.3 version) to finish upgrade.
1. Download and install latest R4i-3DS V1.43b (R4i-V1.43b for r4i sdhc card) kernel to the TF card.
2. Insert the TF card to the R4i SDHC 3DS card, and put the R4i card to DS/DSi console.
3. Power on the console, enter the R4i SDHC main interface.
4. Choose and click the third button to enter the Config interface,
5. Press the "upgrade" button to enter the upgrade interface.
6. Press "start" button to start the upgrade process.
7. Wait about 2 minutes, the upgrade finish. More informations visit:
Warnning: While upgrading, please keep the power on. Power off will cause damage to the R4 card.
R4i SDHC V1.4.2 upgrade for DSi V1.4.3
If still can't work, it means there are some problem of the card, you can contact the reseller for exchange.
this is how i fixed the issue
Nothing is wrong with the card most likely
had same issue with one of mine exact same in reference to R4i sdhc from r4i-shdc website with slash in address...
Heres how i fixed it:
reformat the micro sd
go here and dl zip
drag the 3 folders and r4idat file that are in zip onto root of card put micro sd back into r4i and put into ds
click right hand side download tab not one above explanation of contents its for a download management prog no one needs its not for the file.
you should use a ds lite it is a sure fire way to gaurantee the card can be accessed (they are not hardware version updateable so no issues with version exist on ndsl)
3: on the bottom screen there is always three tabs
from left to right
The first/left hand tab will always be for running your back ups
the second/center tab is moonshell/homebrew app running access
the third/right hand button is the configuration settings
regardless of version and or skin they always are aligned as such
Click the third tab
on the left hand side shut off the sleep option tab if it is on and system goes to sleep while updating firmware on r4i card it will corrupt and be useless just the same as if the ds shuts off and there is no fix for this its a brick after that point
it is important to plug in your ds even if it has full power and shut off sleep before going any further
Now click upgrade
click start this should start the 1.4.3 upgrade
if all goes well you should have updated the r4i card to work on your dsi 1.4.3
now to get the firmware for the down load function up to speed the card is built with a upgrade kernel feature just click the rolling wifi icon that appears when r4i menu loads and it will automatically update all kernel info and cheat files to working 1.47b
for some reason these card are tempermental and makes it as hard as it can be to update the cards internal firmware and kernel (sd) firmware
Hopefully this works for you and anyone else as it did for myself that may need the info
I know i trolled the interwebs for three days before figuring this method out by trial and error and destroying the first i did this to by not shutting off sleep mode
so again hope this helps any and all