Help you figure out the “no card insert” issue of Acekard 2i

If your are an owner of a AK2i and you may have suffered  from the “no card insert”  issue like the picutrue shows below.

However, please don’t worry, this blog will help you out of this problem, just follow the belowing step by step .

Some things required:
Original AK2I,
Any flashcard(which can work on DSL or DSI console,under ver.v1.43),SD card,Card reader,PC.

Here i will take the DSTWO card as a example. I will use a DSL to fix the problem.
1. Format your SD card.
2. Download the DSTWO kernel, and unzip it, copy all the files on the root of the SD card.
3. Download the AK2i latest update patch, unzip it, you will get two different files, one is for DSL and the other is for DSi. Copy the “ak2ifw_update_3ds43_dsi144_onDSL.nds” on the root of the SD card. (If you are using a DSi, you should copy the DSi.nsd file)
4. Insert the SD card into DSTWO card, and power on DSTWO with DSL console. Find the “ak2ifw_update_3ds43_dsi144_onDSL.nds”file and run it. You can get the screen below:

5. Do not do any steps, just eject the SD card and dstwo, then insert the ak2i (without SD card) into the DSL console. Press “B” to continue, you will get the pic below:

6. Press “Start” button, the card will update itself, DO NOT power during this process, or your card will be damaged. When the update completed, you will show:

7. Just power your console, and then  your Acekard2i can work again now!

R4i-SDHC marked V4.5 supports 3DS V4.5.0-10 directly!

So far as we known, there many flashcard blocked for 3DS v4.5.0-10 updated ,However, R4i gold 3ds first to support for this updating in first time . Now , the R4I-SDHC Team also claims they launched new card marked “V4.5” which support V4.5.0-10  latest! This is amazing news for R4I 3DS users. Let me show your the latest “V4.5”  flashcart :

If you have got this card, you’re luck to working directly on your 3DS 4.5.0-10, but to the previous R4I 3DS users, please be patient! R4i-sdhc team promise that they will issue corresponding upgraded package as soon as possible and keep you informed here. Please do not update your old version 3DS firmware into V4.5.0-10 now…

You can order the newest  R4i-SDHC 3DS card from our official

Wood r4 kernel V1.54 has been released

R4ids official has released the new wood fw – wood r4 firmware V1.54 on Nov.1st, that is very amazing news for those r4i gold users
4Acekard 2i for DSi, DSL, IDSL, DS and IDS ( Free shipping )
Change Log (WOODR4 V1.54)
– fatfs updated to 0.09a.

– ‘pokemon – version blanche 2 (France)’ fixed.
– ‘pokemon – version noire 2 (France)’ fixed.
– ‘pokemon – schwarze edition 2 (Germany)’ fixed.
– ‘pokemon – versione bianca 2 (Italy)’ fixed.
– ‘pokemon – edicion negra 2 (Spain)’ fixed.
– ‘pokemon – edicion blanca 2 (Spain)’ fixed.
– ‘pokemon – versione nera 2 (Italy)’ fixed.
– ‘pokemon – weisse edition 2 (Germany)’ fixed.

Download it now (Note: this fw. for both R4i gold non-3ds & R4i gold 3ds cards).

Wood r4 v1.53 official released !

Today , R4ids official team has been released new firmware- Wood r4 V1.53 firmware for the R4i gold 3DS. This firmware fixed many compatibly update. Please see the change log for more information.

r4i gold 3ds

QUOTE: Change Log
  • ‘learn with pokemon – typing adventure (europe)’ fixed.
  • ‘tinker bell and the great fairy rescue (europe) (en,sv,no,da)’ fixed.
  • ‘pokemon – white version 2 (usa, europe)’ fixed.
  • ‘pokemon – black version 2 (usa, europe)’ fixed.

New wood r4 1.53 firmware with new style and fashion feeling…

 Wood r4 1.53 download

R4i gold 3ds 4.4.0-10 update patch official released!

Today, official team has released the newest 3DS 4.4.0-10 update patch for R4i Gold 3DS
This patch is designed for R4i Gold 3DS to run on 3DS V4.4.0-10, Please note that it’s just for the batchs of PCB digital number >8 (means 9, A,B,C), can be updated with this patch, and we are still working on those old revisions (below “9” , means 6,7,8), will keep it updated on our website soon…
The 3DS 4.4.0-10 update patch download here

Please follow the R4i gold 3ds update instructions below:

In case of card broken(no card found, no Icon displayed or 3DS has been upgraded to V4.4.0-10): Using the patch: R4iGold_3DS44_Patch_NDSL.nds

You should get a NDS Lite console(borrow one from others if you don’t have one) and one any other flashcard(called “A” -like R4, TT, AK2, M3 or SupperDS two..)), which works properly on NDSL with itself firmware.

1.Download the latest WOOD R4 firmware from and unzip it to the root directory of your tf card;
2.Copy R4iGold_3DS44_Patch_NDSL.nds to your tf card;
3.Just power your NDSL on and boot up R4iGold_3DS44_Patch_NDSL.nds with “A” card;
4.Take “A” card out of the NDSL;
5.Reinsert your broken R4i Gold 3DS card into the NDSL;
6.Press KEY_A and the updating process will begin;
7.You should keep your NDSL powered on during the updating process;
8.IF the result shows SUCCESS, it means you have updated your R4i Gold 3DS successfully and this card can work on DSi V1.4.4 and 3DS V4.4.0-10;

In case of card non-broken(Icon showed up but error): Using the patch: R4iGold_3DS44_Patch_NDSi.nds

1.Download the latest WOOD R4 firmware from and unzip it to the root directory of your tf card;
2.Copy R4iGold_3DS44_Patch_NDSi.nds to your tf card;
3.You should get a NDSi or a Nintendo 3DS whose version is under 4.4.0-10 complete the updating process;
4.Just power your NDSi on and boot up R4iGold_3DS44_Patch_NDSi.nds;
5.Attention:do not take out your R4i Gold 3DS card;
6.Please press KEY_B to check your cards’s status and decide to update your card or not.
7.Press KEY_A and the updating process will begin;
8.You should keep your NDSi powered on during the updating process;
9.IF the result shows SUCCESS, it means you have updated your R4i Gold 3DS successfully and your R4i gold 3DS card can work on NDSi V1.4.4 and 3DS 4.4.0-10


[Great News] R4i gold 3ds 4.4.0-10 patch will come out within 1 weeks!

R4ids official released news and confirmed the 3DS 4.4.0-10 update patch for R4i gold 3ds will be launched very soon -within a week !
That is really great news and it will be first to support to 3DS 4.4.0-10 !
Technology Video:

3DS 4.4.0-10 Blocks many Flashcards

As Nintendo updated the 3DS firmware to 4.4.0-10 yesterday,it proved to block many flashcards ,included R4i gold 3ds,ace3ds plus,dstwo ….

Flashcards Working:

Please wating for our test….

3DS 4.4.0-10 (Blocks Flashcards)
R4i gold 3ds (
Supercard dstwo (
ACE3DS Plus (
Acekard 2i (
R4i gold (
M3i zero (

Please wait for our updating for this news!

Wood r4 1.52 official released !

R4ids official team has released the wood r4 1.52 firmware for r4i gold card!
WOOD R4 V1.52 Released,please download for your R4i GOLD card (for Both R4i Gold 3DS and R4i gold Non-3DS cards)… [Download Now]
R4i gold 3ds card
Change Log (WOODR4 V1.52)

switched to devkitarm r41
‘akumajou dracula – gallery of labyrinth (Japan) (rev 1)’ fixed.
‘youda legend – the golden bird of paradise’ fixed.

Latest News: Nintendo 3DS updated firmware to 4.4.0-10

Nintendo has just released a new version of the Nintendo 3DS to 4.4.0-10

Quote changed log in this version:
The update appears to only contain adjustments stability for the laptop.

Possible Block Flashcards (under testing)
Note: We will make testing the compatibility for r4i gold 3ds ,ace3ds plus, r4i-sdhc 3ds,dstwo and other 3ds flashcarts on new 3ds 4.4.0-10 firmware.Please keep on focus on our blog news…