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No cd with r4, just says loading so need to know what software to download

I have just got an r4 card and usb stick but no dic. i have a mocro sd to go in it. have no idea what to do or what to download on to it to make it work. i need to start from scratch if any body could please help with a step by step list of what to download and what to do . thanks x

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So start again, delete everything from the R4.
Go to http://www.r4ds.cn/download/r4_v1.18_kernel.html
click the "R4 V1.18 kernel (English/French/Korean)" and download it.
Extract the download to a folder. then drag its contents to the Micro SD card, check it in your ds it should work, if not, let me know the model of your R4 it could be different

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

  • wezzer_86 Jun 04, 2009

    Oh and please rate my responce. Also there are four files that need copying, a folder called moonshl and one called system and two other files DS_MENU and DS_MSHL

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My ds freezes when loading the R4, or it says that there is no game in the ds slot


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  • At this point put the memory card into your R4 card. Start your console and ensure the R4 card is operating correctly.
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First make sure you have the correct kernel for the card. Go to the website where you purchased it and download the current firmware. Next copy all of that onto the micro sd card. Build folders in you sd card, very simple right click...new folder... enter... then label them correctly .. Label one movies... music... games.. etc... then put your files into the correct folders.. Another common error is that people use to high of a sd card.... some r4 cards only accept up to a 2gb micro card If you use one that is too big it will stick on the loading screen ... If none of this works reload all the software onto the card and start from scratch... hope this helps

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Hey there Colin,

The original R4 card only works with Micro-SD cards up to 2GB in size. To use Micro-SD cards up to 32GB, you need to buy the newer R4 SDHC card or a Nintendo DSi comaptible card. Check out R4 Cards / R4 DS Cards from DSCardWorld.com or NDS-Gear.com (NDS-Gear is probably better if you live in Europe or Canada as their shipping's slightly better internationally).

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re download the R4 software,
Format your sd card,
then copy the software back onto the sd card.

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When i put my r4 into my ds its just says cant find menu?


hi 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

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It's EXTREMELY easy. First, of all, check on the box to make 100% SURE that it's and R4 and not a copy/fake. The R4 software doesn't work on fakes, so you'll be stuck on the loading screen if it is a fake. To tell if it's a fake, look on the box. If it has the SDHC logo on it it is definitely not an R4, probably an R4SDHC. There will be a link somewhere on the box to the site where you can get the downloads, software, and such. If it's an original R4 (which I highly doubt...), go to this site: http://www.r4ds.cn/download/r4_v1.18_kernel.html and scroll to the bottom of the page to English Kernel v.1.18 and click Download1. Once it downloads, extract the files from the .zip file/iTunes file. To do this, right click the icon of what you just installed and select extract here. Once it extracts, put all of the files like moonshell and stuff into your r4 memory card. If moonshell and the other files came in a folder when you extracted it, go into the folder and copy the files, not the folder itself or it won't work.
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