R4 SDHC Dual Core (2015/2014) is slot-1 cartridge designed for Nintendo new 3DS XL, new 3DS, 3DS XL LL, 3DS, 2DS, DSi XL LL, DSi and DS. Genuine R4 dual core is of competitive price, and this white R4 card is built of both console / DS games compatibility and kernel / firmware upgrade.
R4 Dual Core kernel and firmware upgrade will be maintained at www.r4isdhc.hk since Nov 15th, 2013. Former www.r4isdhc.com will release its New R4 SDHC SNOOPY and R4 SDHC UPGRADE.
R4 Dual Core kernel - Wood kernel is revised from YWG's Wood R4 firmware, do not get them mixed.
Since Oct 29th, 2014, R4 sticker marking changes from 2014 to 2015, no other change to R4 Dual Core hardware.
R4 SDHC Dual Core 2015 in stock are compatible with following console system versions, no further firmware update is required (Updated on Apr 24th, 2015).
Note: There may be stage versions, like 6.0.0-1, 6.0.0-2, ..., 6.0.0-12 and so on, they have no firmware compatibility difference.
For any system version above, you need only install kernel to play your DS games.
1, R4 Dual Core Kernel Installation
Download latest corresponding revised wood kernel r4isdhc1.xx.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.
2, R4 Dual Core Firmware Update
If your console blocks R4 Dual Core and gets a black screen with power off error message, now you need to do firmware upgrade for your R4 card. Then how ?
Download latest firmware patch, for example, 3DSV7.0.0-13 upgarde 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 dual core interface, press A button to run that firmware patch. Some program are written into your r4 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.
Note: This firmware update is only for genuine R4 Dual Core (2013 /2014), it does not apply to fake r4 dual core or other versions. For more firmware upgrade guides, you can search and discuss at YouTube R4woodcenter.
3, R4 Dual Core Moonshell
Moonshell 2.10 can be installed for dpg movies, mp3 music and reading txt files. Users can download and refer to official guide page http://www.r4isdhc.com/moonshell-2-10-for-r4isdhc-dual-core/.
1x R4 SDHC Dual Core card (2015 marking, r4isdhc.hk)
1x USB micro adapter
1x Optional Kingston Memory Card ( none | 2G | 4G | 8G | 16G )
Posted by Chheav Thyda on 1st May 2015
I have the R4 SDHC with the 2013 marking, how can I use it with 3DS 9.2?
You can use its official firmware patch 7.0 to update your r4 2013 firstly, if done successfully, it will then work on 3DS 9.2
Posted by Unknown on 27th Apr 2015
Thats why it doesn't work well.
All products may have some problem, and current r4 cards are of few quality problem.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Apr 2015
This card works great on my DSi XL but I can not get it to work on the DS lite . All it will show in no card in slot.
It supports gaming on DS Lite too. The problem is related to contact part. Try to clean the contact pins of your dslite, insert the r4 card several times into ds lite slot. If none of them help, check the slot with other game cartridge.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Dec 2014
This card does not allow for 3DS games to be played on a 2DS, even though 3DS games can be played on a 2DS normally. This did nothing but allow me to play the same old DS games as previously on the 2DS. I now need to buy a SKY3DS card from another site for $93.00 to play the 3DS games as wanted in the first place.
Posted by navtezin on 7th Apr 2014
everything works fine on firmware 7.1.0 2ds-16E