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R4 SD card

I just bought a R4 storage device and a 4gb micro sd card. when i started my DS Lite it did not load up it froze at loading screen on the DS. i have the V1.18 Kernel, but no matter how many times i reinstall it it just keeps freezing at the loading screen

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  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    I have a new R4 card. it sticks on a loading message when in my ds lite. i know the sd card works fine as i have another R4 card that loads o.k. (I got this with a loaded sd).

    do i need to do something to the R4 so it will work?

    i thought that it just needed a loaded sd and it should play.

    Do I have a faulty card?

  • onthelevel Jul 14, 2008

    I have an R4 card the sticks on a loading message.

    I know the sd card works as it plays in another R4 card I have.

    Do i need to do something to the R4 to get it to work? ( I thought it would just play)

    Do i have a faulty R4 card?

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    got go it ship from hong kong and it has a neverending loading. with or without the sd micro.

    seem to happen alot

  • bhowell Feb 15, 2009

    i try to load a 4g in my ds it word with 2g it word with other ds but
    will load on my ds 2g work fine the r4 will work good with one ds but not with my ds



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You may have a r4 sdhc card that needs diverent soft ware go to

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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Blow on it.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010

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    fancyfingern Sep 20, 2012

    that would make it too sticky

  • DSi lover55 Oct 09, 2017

    Nonsense. Unless you're spitting on it.


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First of all, check if your r4 is original. if it is, then check your micro sd card. if it says micro sdhc, then you should return it and get one that is marked 'micro sd'. then you should go to and download the following to your r4. if you have downloaded stuff on to it, then format the card. hope it helped you.
-Aditya, 11 yrs.

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Dont ever buy r4 cause der **** simple as

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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R4 version 1 and 2 fine with 1.18 kernal and up to 2gb sd card think you need next version of r4 card and kernal at least 1.19 but 1.21 is avalible....

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

  • stephen fearnley Nov 15, 2011

    You def need to get the right kernal for the specific card you are using there are so many go to, it took me 6 loadings to do it also dont load just the files open them first on yr pc and just load the items in the file i loaded everything in the files, i left the games in the file however


Easy solution: Buy originals and don't use warez.

Posted on Jul 14, 2008

I was told the R4 only takes up to a 2gb card. Mine is fine with a 2gb card and version 1.18

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