Which one to choose: Ace3DS X, R4i B9S or R4i Gold 3DS RTS?

This week, a new flashcard is released on the market, named Ace3ds X, it comes from AE3DS team. And last month, R4i-sdhc team also released a new card R4i B9S.
Before them released, we all know the r4 card which is compatible with NTRboot is R4i Gold 3DS RTS. What’s the difference among these three cards? And which one is worth to buy? Please view the below comparison.

three card comparison
Ace3DS X
Ace3DS X has been pre-flashed NTRBOOT and supports installing boot9strap on all 3DS consoles models & versions. There have a small button on the side of the card for switching DS mode and NTRboot Modes. You can play the DS game and 3DS
game direct switching, without remove NTRBoot.

R4i B9S
R4i-B9S is a compatible DS / DSi flashcart that is also pre-flashed ntrboot. It support 3ds games. If you want to play DS game, you need to install a B9S flasher to switch.

R4i Gold 3DS RTS
R4i Gold 3DS RTS can’t support 3DS game directly, you need to install boot9strap. After this flasher installed sucessfully, if you want to play DS game again, you need to remove NTRBoot, the process is very complicated.

comparison

Ace3ds X allows direct ds gaming and ntrboot hacking; R4i B9S is compatible with NTRboothax and can be switched back to NDS flahcard; R4i Gold 3DS RTS support boot9strap installing.

If you want to buy a NTRboot card, Ace3ds X is a good choice, it’s easy to use and switch DS mode and NTRboot mode.

R4i Gold 3DS RTS competible with NTRBoot, how about other flashcart?

Renectly, R4i Gold 3DS RTS is very hotly on the market, because it support NTRBoot. It means you can use R4i Gold 3DS RTS and a magnet to install boot9strap to hack your New 3DS/3DS/2DS XL.

Except R4i Gold 3DS RTS, there also have some other flashcart support NTRBoot, see below.

Acekard 2i HW-44
Acekard 2i HW-81
R4i Gold 3DS (RTS, revisions A5/A6/A7) (r4ids.cn)
R4i Ultra (r4ultra.com)
R4i Gold 3DS Starter (r4ids.cn)
R4 3D Revolution (r4idsn.com)
Infinity 3 R4i (r4infinity.com)
DSTT (some flash chips only!)

But some of these have stopped production (Acekard 2i), and some are expensive (R4i Gold 3DS Starter), the best choice is R4i Gold 3DS RTS.

R4i Gold 3DS RTS is only $18.5 USD at digimartz.com. This is an reliable official reseller, you can rest assured to buy.

Here i’d like to inform you in advance that the price maybe rise a lillte after this month, if you have interested, just buy now!

How to upgrade R4i gold 3ds to match the higher version 3DS v11.3?

Some days ago, Nintendo 3DS version has updated to V11.3.0-36, and it’s confirmed R4i gold 3DS can directly work well on DS/DS Lite/DSi/2DS/3DS/3DS XLV11.3.0-36. But recently, many player said their R4i gold 3ds didn’t work on their 3DS. When indert the card, there  will be a message“An error has occurred. Press and hold the Power Button to turn the system off”.

If you meet this problem, please test the R4i gold 3ds game card on your 3DS console with lower version, or DS/DSI console. It proves the card is good if your R4i gold 3ds runs wells. Your only need to upgrade your R4i gld 3ds firmware to match the latest 3DS version.

How to upgrade R4i gold 3ds?

Step 1. Format your microSD card. then download R4i gold 3ds kernel “Wood_R4iGold_V1.64.rar” and “r4igold_3DS62_Patch.rar“, extract and put the files to the root directory of the formated microSD card.

Note: There have two files in “r4igold_3DS62_Patch.rar”: 【R4iGold_3DS62_Patch_NDSL_3DS.nds】and 【R4iGold_3DS62_Patch_NDSi_3DS.nds】, choose the correct file according to your console. The below is the upgrade example for DS console.

Step 2. Insert the R4i gold 3ds to DS console, power on and run 【R4iGold_3DS62_Patch_NDSi_3DS.nds】

Step 3. Remove R4i gold 3ds while the screen shows like below, and insert again (If you use DSi console, ignore this step) Then press A to start the updating.
R4i 1Step 4. After it finished, the screen will show “Upgarding succeds”. It means the upgrade is successful.
R4i 2Step 5. Now you can insert the R4i gold 3ds into the latest 3DS V11.3, it will be work very well.

 

Nintendo 3ds flashcard and r4i game card recommendation

There have many sellers on official website, because of the different sources, the prices are likely vary widely. How to find out the cheapest one? Here i’d like to introduce you.

Digimartz.com is a top supplier for all the r4i game card and 3ds flashcard, they ship out directly from the factory to each customers. So the price is a little lower than others.

Besides, digimartz accept MOQ 5 – 10 and also 1pcs retail order. The more quantity, the lower price.

There also have a sales promotion for SKY3DS and SKY3ds+

  • Free ACE3ds Plus or 8GB memory card as gift if buy one SKY3DS or SKY3DS+
  • Free R4i gold 3ds or 1GB memory card as gift if buy two SKY3DS or SKY3DS+

All of the cards are tested before shipment, you can rest assured to purchase. Any demands or interesting please feel free to contact me sales@digimartz.com
we’ll supply you the best service, your prompt reply will be appreciated!

 

Want to know more news about Gateway 3ds? this FAQ will help you

So far as we known, the gateway rolled out the Gateway 3ds flashcard which working 3ds roms , this is a revolution item , so that manly users want to know more information about it. Let’s read  the following FAQ , and you’ll have a better understanding for it.
3DS

*The gateway 3ds flashcard hacked 3ds roms? Is this real?
Short answer: Yes. This is a real product and will really allow you to play 3DS ROMS on your 3DS unit.

*How does the gateway 3ds  work?
It’s a tiny bit more complicated than this, but I’m dumbing it down so that everyone can understand. Basically, this is a shell for an SD card slot which tricks the 3DS into thinking that the SD card is the game cart. By putting the ROM into the SD card, and the SD card into the shell, you’ve essentially created a 1:1 copy of a retail game; a bootleg.

*What does that mean for the user?
A couple things. The SD card has to be the correct size for the ROM. If you have a 2gb ROM you need a 2gb SD card, and so on. You cannot use a larger card than the ROM you’re using, which also means that there’s no way to store more than one ROM on the card at a time. Additionally, the save files are stored on the cart shell itself, as the spot for that is standardized. This means that if you change the ROM, the new game will see that information as a corrupted save and delete it. You’ll need to back up your save files before switching ROMs, and you may need additional hardware to do so.

*Can gateway 3ds run homebrew?
Nope. This won’t allow you to run unsigned code. The cart is set up in such a fashion that you’ve created a 1:1 copy of a retail cart. That is, it’s signed by Nintendo already, and that’s why you can run it.

*Can it get around region blocking?
Nope. For the same reason listed above, you’ll still need to use the correct region’s ROM for your hardware, and won’t be able to play any ROMS of games that haven’t been released in your hardware’s region. You also can’t modify the ROMs without stripping the Nintendo signature and thus making this method no longer work.

*But since the 3DS can’t tell the difference between this and a real cart, it means Nintendo can’t block it with an update, right?
No. Nintendo can and will block this device. Currently, the 3DS can’t tell the difference. However, it’s just not being instructed to check the right things. There’s plenty Nintendo can do to identify this device. For only one example, they can check the read speed of the cart and see that it isn’t the same as an official card.

Worse, since ROMs can’t be modified, Nintendo also can and will simply include the update on future game carts, making it impossible to play those games with the device since doing so would force an update that made it no longer function.

*So what will I need in order to use this to full effect?
You’ll need:
1) The device itself
2) One MicroSD card to standard SD card adaptor for your computer, or a USB card reader device with a MicroSD card slot.
3) One MicroSD card of every standard 3DS ROM size – 512mb, 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB
4) A method of getting save data off the cart, storing it for later, and putting it back on the cart (an R4i save dongle, for instance).

*Will this open any doors for better versions in the future?
Nope. Again, because it’s running 1:1 copies, and can’t run any modified or unsigned code, it won’t be leading to better technology on its own. It will, however, serve to motivate those that are currently working to crack that nut in two ways: First, because someone is out there getting a piece of the pie already and potentially eating their sales, and second because people will be unhappy with the complicated way this one works and demand for a proper system will increase.

For more infos about the gateway 3ds card, please continued to focus our blog news …

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

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

Today, r4ids.cn 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 www.r4ids.cn 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 www.r4ids.cn 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

 

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)

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

Wood R4 – Release Date’s

Wood R4 – Release Date’s

Wood R4 v1.04 = 08th April

08th April – 14th April = 06 days

Wood R4 v1.05 = 14th April

14th April – 27th April = 13 days

Wood R4 v1.06 = 27th April

27th April – 11th May = 14 days

Wood R4 v1.07 = 11th May

11th May – 27th May = 16 days

Wood R4 v1.08 = 27th May

27th May – 17th June = 21 days

Wood R4 v1.09 = 17th June

17th June – 01st July = 14 days

Wood R4 v1.10 = 01st July

01st July – 14th July = 13 days

Wood R4 v1.11 = 14th July

14th July – 17th August = 34 days

Wood R4 v1.12 = 17th August

17th August – 20th September = 34 days

Wood R4 v1.13 = 20th September

20th September – 07th October = 17 days

Wood R4 v1.14 = 07th October

07th October – 14th October = 7 days

Wood R4 v1.14.2 = 14th October

14th October – 28th October = 14 days

Wood R4 v1.15 = 28th October

28th October – 11th November = 14 days

Wood R4 v1.16 = 11th November

11th November – 18th November = 7 days

Wood R4 v1.17 = 29th November

18th November – 29th November = 11 days

Wood R4 v1.18 = 29th November

29th November – 06th December = 7 days

Wood R4 v1.19 = 06th December

06th November – 18th December = 12 days

Wood R4 v1.20 = 18th December

18th December – 02nd January = 15 days

Wood R4 v1.21 = 02nd January

02th January – 12th January = 10 days

Wood R4 v1.22 = 12th January

12th January – 22nd January = 10 days

Wood R4 v1.23 = 22nd January

22th January – 14th February = 32 days

Wood R4 v1.24 = 14th February

14th February – 24th February = 10 days

Wood R4 v1.25 = 24th February

24th February – 04th March = 6 days

Wood R4 v1.26 = 04th March

04th March – 15th March = 11 days

Wood R4 v1.27 = 05th March

15th March – 31st March = 16 days

Wood R4 v1.28 = 31st March

31th March – 30th April = 30 days

Wood R4 v1.29 = 30th April

30th April – 19th May = 19 days

Wood R4 v1.30 = 19th May

19th May – 10th June = 22 days

Wood R4 v1.31 = 10th June

10th June – 30th June = 20 days

Wood R4 v1.32 = 30th June

30th June – 11th July = 11 days

Wood R4 v1.33 = 11th July

11th July – 01st August = 21 days

Wood R4 v1.34 = 01st August

01th August – 11th August = 10 days

Wood R4 v1.35 = 11th August

11th August – 23rd August = 12 days

Wood R4 v1.36 = 23rd August

23th August – 29th September = 37 days

Wood R4 v1.37 = 29th September

29th September – 10th October = 11 days

Wood R4 v1.38 = 10th October

10th October – 01st November = 22 days

Wood R4 v1.39 = 01st November

01th November – 20th November = 19 days

Wood R4 v1.40 = 20th November

20th November – 02nd December = 12 days

Wood R4 v1.41 = 02nd December

02nd December – 13th December = 11 days

Wood R4 v1.42 = 13th December

13th December – 14th January = 32 days

Wood R4 v1.43 = 14th January

14th January – 03rd February = 20 days

Wood R4 v1.44 = 03rd February

03rd February – 27th February = 24 days

Wood R4 v1.45 = 27th February

27th February – 20th March = 22 days

Wood R4 v1.46 = 20th March

20th March – 20th April = 31 days

Wood R4 v1.47 = 20th April

20th April – 20th May = 30 days

Wood R4 v1.48 = 20th May

20th May – 22th June = 33 days

Wood R4 v1.49 = 22th June

22th June – 21th July = 29 days

Wood R4 v1.50 = 21th July

Wood r4 v1.51 kernel official released

Wood r4 1.51 kernel has been released , please download it for your r4i gold card (Both r4i gold 3ds and r4i gold non-3ds card available)

r4i gold 3ds
R4i gold 3ds

Change log (wood r4 v1.51):

  • ‘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.