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R4 Gold Pro 2017 - Where to download firmware?

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:24 am
by Ziggy587
I just got a R4 Gold Pro 2017 (or whatever you call it) and I'm a little confused where to get the firmware from. Various YouTube videos and forum threads, as well as a note from the seller and printed on the card itself, say that r4isdhc.com is the place to go. However, I tried going to that site yesterday and it redirected to another site that only loaded a blank white page. I don't know what that's all about, but it seems super suspect.

Can any one tell me where is a legit place to grab the needed files from?

Re: R4 Gold Pro 2017 - Where to download firmware?

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:43 am
by Exhuminator
Ziggy587 wrote:Can any one tell me where is a legit place to grab the needed files from?


http://www.r4isdhc.com/KerneDownload/R4 ... nglish.zip

Re: R4 Gold Pro 2017 - Where to download firmware?

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:30 pm
by Ziggy587
Thanks for the direct link, that did the trick!

Re: R4 Gold Pro 2017 - Where to download firmware?

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:52 am
by Anapan
Is that the new GBA-only flash cart that isn't an Everdrive, or am I thinking of EZ flash brand?
What's new/good about this cart?

Re: R4 Gold Pro 2017 - Where to download firmware?

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:10 pm
by Ziggy587
Anapan wrote:What's new/good about this cart?


This is a DS flash card. What's new/good? I'm not really in the know when it comes to DS flash carts, but from what I can tell, this is the latest and greatest as far as hardware compatibility goes. It'll work on DSi and 3DS (DS games only) with the latest software installed, while older cards will not. That basically why I got it. I have a first gen DS and a first gen Edge flash card. The Edge card will not work on later generations of the DS. I recently picked up a DSi XL and wanted a flash card that would work with it. This seems to be the most popular one at this time.

Re: R4 Gold Pro 2017 - Where to download firmware?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:25 am
by alienjesus
Ziggy587 wrote:
Anapan wrote:What's new/good about this cart?


This is a DS flash card. What's new/good? I'm not really in the know when it comes to DS flash carts, but from what I can tell, this is the latest and greatest as far as hardware compatibility goes. It'll work on DSi and 3DS (DS games only) with the latest software installed, while older cards will not. That basically why I got it. I have a first gen DS and a first gen Edge flash card. The Edge card will not work on later generations of the DS. I recently picked up a DSi XL and wanted a flash card that would work with it. This seems to be the most popular one at this time.


Do these DS Flash cards work with GBA games if played on a compatible system? I'm assuming no.

How much was it? I want to get one to play translations of some Japanese games I want, but they're unfortunately not allowed to be sold in the UK.

Re: R4 Gold Pro 2017 - Where to download firmware?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:36 pm
by Ziggy587
I paid $22 for mine. I got it off Amazon, actually. It was listed as "SDHC AND USB KIT FOR DS,DSI,2DS,3DS," as in hint-hint, wink-wink.

As for GBA games... There are various emulators that you can run on the DS, and I believe there are some for the GBA. I have no idea how well they work. For GBA compatible hardware, your best bet will always be this...

https://krikzz.com/store/home/42-everdrive-gba-x5.html

...although I realize that isn't the most economical option.

Re: R4 Gold Pro 2017 - Where to download firmware?

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:26 am
by Anapan
That GBA flash cart I was thinking of is the new (2015) EZ Flash IV:
http://www.royal3ds.com/ez4-ez-flash-iv ... 32g-8.html
Apparently it is fully compatible with all commercial GBA games, tho not as fast as the Everdrive (which is about twice the price). It does fit flush to the console which the Everdrive does not - the everdrive has about 1/4" stickout.

That R4 looks like it's much improved from the last one I bought - the price is right too with Micro SD cards being so cheap.
I'm still using an M3 DS Real. I'm afraid to stick it in my 3DS or its CPU brain might explode from experiencing a dimension it wasn't meant to know about.