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Http://www.r4ds.cn/download/r4_v1.18_kernel.html

scroll down to the bottom of the page click on "English Kernel v1.18 download 1" (Or download 2 it doesn't matter) then search on google for "winrar" install it and then unzip the Eng. Kernel v1.18 and replace with other files that you have tried

Alos i recommend that you make a folder that you put the ROMs in so you don't accidentially del. something important


Go to www.frozenroms.in for loads of great DS roms

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