Title. I can't get my R4 card to work at all. I've tried using countless different kernels but all of them lead to the same error.

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This is the R4 card that i'm using, this is the SD card that i'm using and this is the error that i get whenever i try to turn on my console (it's a DS Lite, not sure if that's important though).

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As i previously said, i have tried many many different kernels (pretty much all of the Wood R4 kernels i could find). I've read on forums that some people fix this using some sort of "LOAD ME!" file but i don't have a whole lot of experience so all of this is pretty confusing.


if this is the original R4 card only 1 and 2 GB cards work...did u try any kernel for the original R4?Did u format ur SD card using Panasonic SD Formatter?If u have already done that, then it means u have a clone, u should try using Retrogamefan Multicart Update in that case

I've seen several people saying i should format my SD card using Panasonic SD Formatter and i must admit i always did it using the regular formatter that comes with windows. I tried doing it using that specific formatter and it just worked, thank you a lot! I'm trying to play pokemon FireRed, the rom i have ins .gba and i can't seem to open it, is it because the kernel i have can't open it or is that because of the console i'm using?

Thanks again for your help!

At the very bottom of this page: https://www.r43ds.org/pages/R4-3DS-Firmware.html you can download one of the two WOOD R4 firmware files. These should work on your card. I used to have the original R4 (that looks like the one in your photo) and I used to use the WoodR4 firmware on it. If it isn't a clone, then it should work just fine.

You will however be limited by being able to ONLY use a 2GB micro SD card. Which means that even if you have the right firmware on say, a 4GB microsd, the R4 may not be able to read it as it is larger than the 2GB limit, so that is something to consider. The newer r4 3ds cards don't have that limitation.

3 solutions for you.

Usually it means you need to install• firmware properly for your flashcart to work. The firmware are the system files that the flashcart looks for so it can run. Just go to the official site and get the wrong firmware version.

Check your MicroSD are in properly, or you could try formatting it and reinstall the firmware to see if that will work.

3, If the above 2 methods can't work, try using a different MicroSD. Usually it can be solved in these ways.

Or there is a chance your flashcart could be a fake one, although fakes generally only work for a short period. You can get a genuine R4 card from our site Mod3dscard, or if you have more question, just email to me admin

WoodR4 firmware is what you want. Can download it from the guys at https://www.r43ds.org/pages/R4-3DS-Firmware.html and download the woodr4 file on the end of the page. That's the one that will work on that card and you won't have that error.

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EDIT: Also, if I recall correctly, it can ONLY use microsd cards up to 2GB and they have to be standard microsd. Which I think most 2gb cards are anyways but I remember having an issue with a couple of 2GB cards waaaay back when I got that card originally and having to find one that did work properly. So if the woodr4 isn't working, it may be the micro sd card perhaps

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