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My R4 wont load it is stuck on the loading page

My r4 wont load when it gets to the loading page

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  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    my R4 doesn't work!! when i turn the DS on after the R4 is inserted, the R4 says loading and 10 min later.... still loading...... i tried all the krnels but it still doen't work.

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    where can I get the upgrade from please?

  • zeffdog Feb 10, 2009

    exactly the same problem just sits with black screen showing loading doesnt matter how long you leave it

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    i turn on my ds and go on to the game and it just stays on the loading screen and i have left it for 20 minutes!!! im not happy :( HELP ME PLEASE!!! ANYONE!!

  • choco bear Feb 28, 2009

    i have the same prob!!!!! i put all the games and files on there but whenever i put it into my ds(lite) it stays on a neverending loading screen

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    where dyou get the software update? :( mine's not working too D:

  • unknownx Mar 20, 2009

    i upgrade to the latest version but it still stuck on the loading part

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    i have downloaded all of the software and games but it still get's stuck while it is loading

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    i did all the things copied 4 files into it got the software from kernel

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    my is stuck too

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    when i turn on my ds and it goes to the R4 menu but the menu doesn't show up Loading..... shows up i tried backing up my games and then reformating it i did that and i put all my games on and it keeps saying loading...

    What do i do ??


  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    please help



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I had this prob and sorted it by watchin the stap by stap videos on youtube. be very careful by how you extract and place the files, i made one simple mistake and ended up on the endless loadiing screen. noe thanks to youtube its sorted.

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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What you need is the R4 sodtware update mine did the same and now working 100%

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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You need to format the card first then put the files from then u put ur games on

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Be aware that there are 2ost identical r4 versions.So if updating your software doesnt work you may have a R4v2 wich will only work with v1.18 or lower .Currently the latest software is v1.25 and wont work on these R4's. may give you an idea

Worked for me:-)

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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Btw here are a few Kernel Links:

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