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Hi, recently I bought r4i-yes adapter from NDSCARDSALE.COM. While trying to install kernel & game from, the instruction states that _DS_MENU.DA* & _DS_MSHL.NDS* and other files need to be extracted. But, the downloaded ENG.RAR from their guide ( does not contain any of the files stated in your guide page or download page. On request, they sent me another website Please download the kernel from: to download the files. But, that also does not contain these files. Could you please help me where I can get these files or other means to make the adapter to work. Thanks. Subbu.

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SOURCE: system date error. Please check NDS system date

Just change the date before 14 april 2010 and it wil work.
Since yesterday there is a new firmare update available.
See the message below from the manufacturer.

Due to the fault of our R4 team,except R4(I) SDHC V2.0,all the kernels can not work normally base on the date after 14th, April, 2010. The issues are the system date error and when you booting up the consoles, you couldn't enter into the main manu. We are awfully sorry for this. The temporary solution is to adjust your system date before 14th, April, 2010. R4 team will remedy this bug with the latest kernel and do the activity to reward the consumers! The latest information for this activity will be released at and Please pay more attention to this!

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If you have a normal DS or DS lite, the R4i will not work as this is designed for the DSi.

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