I hav an 8 gig micro sd and an R4 SDHC. It was working perfectly fine until i accidentally deleted the _DS_MENU and _DS_MSHL files. So i downloaded v 1.18 kernal and now whenever i turn my ds on it freezes on the "loading" screen. i've downloaded the kernal from so many different sites, ive looked for hidden files and formated the card a lot. NOTHING is working.
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Re: freeze on loading screen
The last official firmware for the original R4 was v1.18, the R4 SDHC needed different firmware as it's from a different manufacturer. You need the 1.34 software available from this download page if you have the real black box one: R4 Firmware
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It seems like you got the R4 SDHC, but not the original one I'm afraid. The original one is from www.r4sdhc.com, and it is a better supported product.
You could try reformatting your micro sd card and see if that's unstable, but if not I'd recommend getting a new R4. If you do suspect that you have unstable fake clone version you can get a genuine card there too. http://www.dscardworld.com I managed to find this site after I got burned at a few others.
Loved having my emails responded to because I had loads of questions, and they were quick to ship it. They test each card before sending them. US based support and shipping I believe.
could be the card..... sorry my 4gb micro sdHC didnt work on my phone nor games n music for my ds. sorry to big and the r4 isnt compatible with the 8gb sdhc,,, also i mod psps and there way cooler!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it sounds like a software problem.
follow the following instructions.
Please can you try and reformat the 2gb micro sd card in your pc and copy firmware from the CD back onto the 2gb micro sd card following the instructions below.be warned that formating will remove even the games from the card so make sure you have a backup of the games saved to your computer. any saved games will also be erased.
To format the 2gb micro sd card 1. Insert sd card into usb stick and into usb port. 2. Close autoplay screen if it appears. 3. Right click on removeable drive. (Eg D, E, F or J etc) that appeared on screen in computer window. 4. Left click on format in menu and when format window appears, tick quick format box and select ok. This will erase all content on the sd card and remove any corrupt firmware.
To reload firmware 1. Insert cd into pc cd/dvd drive. 2. Open cd drive on screen and copy and paste the files and folders from the system/english 1.18 folder on the cd to the removeable drive that the usb and micro sd card are in. The folders that you will copy are "_system_" and "moonshl" and the files will be "menu.dat" and "mshl.nds". 3. Once copied, check removeable drive to ensure files and folders have copied over. 4. Remove usb stick from pc and insert sd card back into R4. R4 menu should appear on DS screen.this normaly sorts this out.paul
You should check if the R4 card is actually R4 SDHC, because the
firmware of R4DS is not compatible with it. If it is SDHC, go to this
to download the firmware for your card. If there are any roms on it,
you should save them somewhere else, for you have to format the card
first (do this in windows by going to 'this computer', then
right-clicking on the SD card from your R4 and then select 'format'.
Warning! Never select 'quick format'! This could do damage). Now your
card is completely empty. Copy the files you just downloaded and
unzipped to the card (5 files; _system_, moonshl, _DS_MENU.DAT,
_DS_MENU.INI and _DS_MSHL.NDS). Now put the SD card in the R4 and it
should work properly :) I had the same problem, and I have just solved
it *grin*. I hope this was useful.
HI REFORMAT THE CARD FAT 32,DOWNLOAD LATEST FIRMWARE ON R4 SITE WHICH IS 1.18 VERSION, THEN PUT ON CARD SYSTEM, MOONSHL,DS MENU DAT,DS MSHL NDS,IT THEN SHOULD BE OK,UNLESS YOU HAVE THE NEW R4 CARD WHICH SUPPORTS SDHC,THEN YOU WANT VERSION 1.19.
1- If you are using the same card in both cards and only work in the R4 deluxe then your R4 SDHC need different system files to work.
2- If you are using different cards with different system files for each one then the files would be corrupted, download them again from R4 site; or your SD memory need to be formatted to fat32 for your SDHC R4.