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Help i have a dsi and a r4i chip i downloaded the internet and now my r4i chip dosent work what can i do

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Dont' ask Nintendo about support for your R4 cards :/

What you can do depends on what R4i you have. If you have the Gold, then I'm sorry to tell you there's no workaround available. If you have the R4i SDHC (red box) then you can download the latest software. There's a great tutorial to set it up on with pictures and links to all the official software on their support page.

If you need to upgrade to a DSi compatible card you can get a genuine cards there too. All their DSI compatible cards are clearly labeled. 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.

Best of luck!

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What do you mean by internet? Update? Look at other questions first before Questioning..
1.4a blocks firmware like r4i cards or n4i or TTi cards etc. I suggest people who still have 1.3a and haven't updated it and have a r4i card or wanting one don't update it, it's gonna stop your r4i.I called the Nintendo Company they said its illegal & you cant revert to 1.3a

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SOURCE: have a dsi and a r4i chip i downloaded the

Nintendo has blocked the R4i, search on the R4 site it should show you how to update it and bypass the ds piracy check

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