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R4i-Gold Setup

www.r4i-gold.com has developed several r4 gold cards, including R4 3DS Gold RTS, R4 3DS Gold Pro 2013, R4i-gold 3ds, R4i-gold v1.44. Currently both r4i-gold 3ds, r4i-gold v1.44, R4 Gold Pro have been out of production, R4 3DS gold RTS is not popular yet.

R4 3DS Gold Pro supports all micro SDHC/SD memory cards on 3DS XL, 3DS, DSi XL, DSi, DS Lite and DS Phat. R4i-gold.com will upload its firmware patch and kernel at its download page.

Set Up R4 3DS Gold Pro

As former R4I-GOLD.COM team collapsed on Nov 2013, r4i-gold.com domain has been redirected to r4isdhc.com. Its former tech team continues the kernel and firmware upgrade at current www.r4i-gold.me. Please differ and remind yourself before installing kernel and running firmware patch.

1, Install Revised WOOD Kernel

All flashcarts will usually work with driven software - kernel installed, so does R4 3DS Gold Pro.

Kernel for r4 gold pro before the year 2013 (www.r4i-gold.com printed), Kernel for 2013 version r4 gold pro (www.r4i-gold.com printed), 2014 version kernel (www.r4i-gold.me printed on the sticker).

The kernel installation process/method are the same for all R4 Gold Pro.

For 2013/2014 version - Download latest corresponding revised wood kernel r4isdhc-yellow1.6x.rar to your computer, decompress and extract this rar file with tool WinRar, find and get __rpg folder and _DS_MENU.dat as shown below. Copy and paste these 2 items into the root directory of your memory card. Now, you can plug and play the saved DS games. (Note: this Wood kernel is a revised version, not been authorized from Yellow Wood Goblin )

Do NOT mix the kernel, or your console will get frozen at Loading in a black screen.


2, Firmware Upgrade

Current R4 3ds gold pro 2014 (www.r4i-gold.me) has been firmware upgraded, and it is compatible with 3DS system up to 7.1.0-14 and DSi system up to 1.4.5.

However, if your console blocks r4 gold pro, how to do firmware update then ?

Download latest firmware patch, for example, 3DSV7.0.0-13 upgrade firmware.rar, decompress and extract this rar file with tool WinRar, find and get fwUpdateAll_V7.00.nds, copy and save it to the same place where kernel saved on your memory card. Now you need find another console to load into R4 gold pro interface, press A button to run that firmware patch. Some program are written into your r4 gold IC chip during firmware upgrading, and that is why you may damage your r4 card if happens to shut off the console when running the patch.

After firmware upgrade completes, you can run this r4 3ds gold pro on your former console again.

Warn: Firmware patches can not be mixed, you may damage your r4 card if using wrong patch.

If you are going to update R4 Gold Pro 2013 for 3DS 6.0, you can still follow this YouTube video guide.

If you have any questions about using R4 3DS Gold Pro card, email us through Contact Us Form.