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R4i was working, but on connecting and updating firmware on the DSi it does not work any more. Is there a solution to this? Presume Nintendo are stopping the use of these with a patch, but is there a way to go back to the old firmware?

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ver 1.4 is ment to stop the pirated games. You will have to wait if R4i will update their software; which I highly doubt, since I heard R4 ran out of business. Tough luck.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009


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