How to repair your r4i gold 3ds

how to repair r4i gold 3ds

Sometimes, the r4i gold 3ds is damaged and can not work. such as white screen, “no card insert”, black screen with red word “loading” and ect. Now let’s see how to repair these problems.

What we need?

1. the damaged r4i gold 3ds
2. a good flash card (no matter what card it is, i use dstt)
3. ds/dsl console
4. sd card

The repair patch

V2.0.0-2 Patch

tep1: download the repair patch and unzip it.

Step2: put the dstt kernel and the patch file “3DS20_Patch_R4iGold_3DS_NDSL.nds” into the root of sd card, put the sd card into dstt

Step3: start dstt on ds/dsl console, select the 3DS20_Patch_R4iGold_3DS_NDSL.nds

Step4: enter it and follow the instruction to put out dstt, put the damaged r4i gold 3ds wholesale into the console (don’t power off here)

Step5: press A to start

Step6: when it become “success”, done!

Then you can use your r4i gold 3ds again!

How to use cheat function with Ace3DS PLUS

The new Ace3DS PLUS has come out and we now get more issue on that,  was once asked by somebody who is new in Nintendo games how to use cheat function with her Ace3DS PLUS, so I thought I may should write this in case somebody else need it.

To use cheat function, the steps are very simple.
step1: download the latest kernel AOS V2.01, unzip it and out all the files on the root of the sd card.

Step2: download a nes game and also out it on the root of your sd card. let take super mario as an example.

Step3: insert your sd card into Ace3DS PLUS and insert Ace3DS PLUS into your console, power on.

You will show the picture below

ace3ds plus

Then press NDS icon,

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press the microSD Card, you will get this list

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Then, press “START”, you will get this,

ace3ds plus card

Then, press setting, you will get

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make “cheat in games” on then save the setting , press OK icon.

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Confirm it, press OK again, you will back to the game list

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Then, press Y buttom, you will get this

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you can do whatever you want to cheat in the games.

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then, press OK to save it, then start the game you will find you can enjoy all the cheat function now~

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Update the R4i sdhc 3DS to Support 3DS v4.3.0-10

r4i sdhc 3ds

What we need:

1 x r4i sdhc 3ds card
1 x ds/dsi
1 x sd card


1. Go to the official to download the newest kernel v1.60b
2. Unzip it and put all files into the root of sd card
3. Before update, we will see the icon is like follow:

r4i sdhc 3ds update

4. Enter it, select the third one:

r4i revolution

5. Click the “upgrade”

upgrade r4i sdhc

6. Then click “start” to start updating, do not power off during the updating and make sure the power is full. Otherwise, it will damage the card.

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update r4i sdhc 3ds

7. When the update is finished, reboot console and the icon will change:

r4i sdhc 3ds update tips

Now your r4i sdhc 3ds card can work on 3DS v4.3.0-10 perfectly!

R4i Gold 3DS Review

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There are so many flashcart in the market, different brand, different function. But the most popular card is just a few of them, no more than 5 i think. And it seems the r4i gold 3ds ( is the most hot card in the world right now. Why? Let’s see the reason.

1. Quick update speed: every time when Nintendo update the firmware for dsi or 3ds, the r4i gold team always release patch first. The speed is amazing quick. Always no more than 1 day, this card announce they can support directly or use the patch. This is very convenience. A quick update speed means the team is strong and always active. Suppose you bought a card, then Nintendo update the firmware, and because your card cannot work on the newest version, you cannot update the console, you have to wait and wait. of course, even you don’t update the console, you still can play many games and there is no influence for you if the game code is update continue. Such as dstt, it cannot support newest version, even cannot support v4.2, but because the game code is never stop updating, so this card is still very popular. But, we always want ourselves card is strong. Ther4i gold 3ds, can bring you a big satisfaction and sense of security.

2. Cheap price: Though the r4i gold 3ds is not the cheapest card, but it really worth the price due to its function and quantity. Beside r4i gold 3ds, other popular cards such as dstwo, acekard2i and m3i zero etc.. all is more expensive than r4i gold 3ds. of course the other card is great also, but if you don’t need so many professional function and just want to play games, r4i gold 3ds is no doubt the best choice. Stable and cheap, team is strong!

3. Strong function: If you want to compare it with dstwo, oh, that is another topic. But if you want know what function it is, that is what i want to say. The r4i gold 3ds use wood kernel, wood kernel is stable and update quick. The most important thing i want to say is the r4i gold 3ds can be repaired if it is broken. If your r4i gold is white screen or appear error?, don’t worry, you can repair it by the repair patch. This is good for save money, you don’t need throw your card away if your card is broken.

Anyway, i an look forward this card and recommend it. You will not regret to choose the r4i gold 3ds.

R4i Gold 3DS wood v1.51 kernel released

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Good news! The r4i gold 3ds wood kernel v1.51 released. Quick speed again. When the r4 wood kernel update to v1.51, just a few hours later, r4i gold 3ds ( released their wood v1.51 kernel. Let’s see what the updating:

  • ‘pokemon conquest (Europe)’ fixed.
  • ‘harvest moon – the tale of two towns (Europe)’ fixed.
  • ‘moxie girlz’ fixed.
  • ‘cars 2 (Europe) (En,Es)’ fixed.
  • ‘maru goukaku – shikaku dasshu!special shakai fukushishi shiken’ fixed.

Look forward the other r4 series update their own wood kernel! But what i am interested most is the Ace3DS PLUS. This new card use wood kernel but we don’t know if it can keep pace with the r4. Hmm~Hope it can update quick.

M3i Zero Update Manual

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When you get the m3i zero in your hand, you cannot use it directly, you need update it. Before this, we need to know that there are 2 kinds of m3i zero card, one is Japanese version, the other is International version, please confirm which card you get, because the kernel is different too, if you use the Japanese kernel on your International version card, it will show: “no system file”, so if your card show this message, please confirm you card version first.

Then let’s see how to update m3i zero card:

1. Download this patch: 「F_CORE_v1.6.1」  , unzip it and put it into the root of sd card

2. Put the sd card into m3i zero, use the cable (which is included in the m3i zero package box) to connect the m3i zero to pc

3. Then you can see there is a red light is flashing on the m3i zero card, that means it is updating

4. After about 35 seconds, the light will die out, then the card update finished

Now, here is a problem. Sometimes, your updating is unsuccessful. The red light is not flashing, it is lighting. That is really gloomy, i tried many times, but almost all the time, it is lighting. And i don’t know why.

how to update m3i zero

And after you update the card, the last thing is the kernel. M3i zero support 2 kinds kernel, one is sakura system, This is the biggest features of m3i zero, it is very beautiful and this is also the reason why many people like it. And there is another kernel named real system. If your card  cannot work on sakura system, then try the real system, because some cards cannot work on sakura system.

How to Repair Acekard 2i

How to Repair Acekard 2i

If your Acekard 2i is white screen, or “no card insert”, what would you do? Before you through it away, please see this first, may your card can be repaired back to a good one again.

What we need?

1. Bad acekard 2i card
2. A good card (any card i use ace3ds plus)
3. sd card and card reader


1. Download the acekard 2i update patch and the newest kernel of ace3ds plus
2. Unzip them and put them into the root of sd card
3. Put the sd card into ace3ds plus, and start it on ds
4. Start the .nds file, before press B, please take out of the ace3ds plus, then put the acekard 2i in (you need download the newest acekard 2i kernel into bad card before)
5. Then press B and start, after the updating, the acekard 2i will be repaired back to a good card

But this is just for some card, the other bad card maybe cannot be repaired because the damage is not software, maybe the hardware. But you can try it once.

How To Update Acekard 2i To Support 3DS V4.2.0-9

As we know that 3DS new system has been updated to V4.2.0-9 in about two weeks ago, the new firmware blocked many flashcards including acekard 2i, about two weeks passed, acekard official team finally released the update patch today. With this updated patch, acekard 2i users can update their acekard with this update patch, after the update, acekard 2i can work on the updated 3DS V4.2.0-9 again.

However, if you bought the acekard 2i before the 3ds V4.2.0-9 released, then you need to update your acekard 2i with a DS Lite console.

Before you do the update, you need to know, you will bave to get a DS Lite or DSi console to do the update, and if you use a DSi console, the system should be lower than V1.44, so it should be V1.43 or lower. because you can not use a DSi V1.44 to do the update, another, you can not use a 3DS console to do the update.

If you don’t have a DS Lite to do the udpate, then you just wait until you can get one to do the update, just remember never update the 3DS before you update the acekard 2i.

Update the acekard 2i method will be very easy, you only need to download the update patch and the latest AKAIO V1.89. put them in a SD card and then insert the Acekard 2i and sd into the DS Lite, run the update patch and start the updating.

Here is the detailed steps you can followed

Step1: Download the latest akaio firmware from official site: Unzip it, put the file “-aio” into the root of your SD card,

Step2: Download the latest patch for ak2i from here:, unzip it, put the file”ak2ifw_update_3ds42_dsi144_onDSL.nds” in the SD card.

Step3: Insert your SD card and the ak2i into the DSL console.Power on it, Click the file””ak2ifw_update_3ds42_dsi144_onDSL.nds”, Then you will get the tips that you need to remove the flashcard, and insert it again.

If you plan to buy a acekard 2i, then just make sure you buy a preflashed one, so you don’t need to update it with a DS Lite when you receive it. How to buy a preflashed acekards, just click here

What is Ace3ds Plus

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What is Ace3ds Plus?

Ace3ds Plus is a flash card which is not like a flash card. What is that mean? An usual flash card is a square card in the plastic package or in a paper box. But ace3ds plus, it is hide in a USB loader! When you receive this card, you just can see an USB loader,where is the card? you need open the USB plastic box! And the card will appear. It is safer and make users feel at ease.

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What is the function of Ace3ds Plus?

It is use the wood kernel, support the newest 3DS v4.2.0-9 perfectly! It contains all the function other cards has. Here is the function which is listed on the official:

  • Work perfectly on 3DS V4.2.0-9 and DSi V1.44
  • Several built-in emulators including FC、GBC、GB、MD、NEOGEO, play different games.
  • Use the third generation chip, working faster and lower power consumption
  • Customized wood firmware for Ace3ds Plus, designed by Ace3ds team.
  • Support all the commercial roms and homebrews
  • Auto detect the game save data size.
  • Built-in DLDI Auto-Patching, auto patch homebrew.
  • Running different SD cards at high speed
  • Support SDHC. (2G, 4G, 8G, 16G, 32G)
  • Support Slot-2, GBA package, Rumble Pack and other devices.
  • Support Wifi game, Download play
  • Built-in multi-language
  • Different UI for choosing
  • Support soft reset
  • Support AR Cheat
  • Moonshell V2.10 attached in the ace3ds firmware.

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The biggest superiority of this card is the price. We know the Ace3ds is very cheap, but some users think the Ace3ds is not good enough because the function is so basal. This Ace3ds Plus is better than Ace3ds and have more functions. The price is still very low! Safer, cheaper and better! It will bring users a new feeling!