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Im noty getting this....everyime i load a firmware on my r4i gold it always just gets me to a screen with the red memory stick with a question mark and ''menu'' inside...i dont know what im doing wrong...

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A red menu icon freeze usually means that there's the wrong version of the software installed. You have to make sure it was made for your specific model of R4, and there are a few out there.

The right R4 software can be hard to track down, that's why I went with the iEdge card . There's only one to find :)

Most reputable vendors like won't even stock the R4i Gold as it's proven to be unreliable in the past.

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