Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

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Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

Post by liquitt » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:11 pm

Okay, i'm on the edge of loosing it. So here i am asking for help.
I have this R4 Flashcart for my original DS (i used it back in the days and it worked).

It says R4 Upgrade Revolution for DS (NDSL/NDS). It came with a MicroSD2USB Adapter and a blue case for 2 DS carts. I dont know anything else anymore.
I tried so many firmwares and Woods and whatnot. I tried a 2GB MicroSD as well as 4GB SDHC

All it does is hang at the black screen where it says LOADING...

If you help me get this piece of shit running, i will reward you.

PS: I know it's crap, don't tell me to buy something else. Thanks.
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Re: Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

Post by MarioMania » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:40 pm

What kind of MicroSD Card is it?

Try formatting in FAT and try it, that's all I can help
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Re: Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

Post by liquitt » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:41 pm

Been there, done that.
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Re: Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

Post by emu_kidid » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:29 pm

if it's stuck on loading then it can't find the necessary files on the SD card or it can't read the SD card at all.

Grab the latest WoodR4 firmware from filetrip (gbatemp file store). Depending on the card, you might have to try a few of them as there's one for R4 vs R4i, vs R4Gold I think.

Also, if it's the REALLY early card, it might not like 4GB or greater cards as they didn't support SDHC from the start.
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Re: Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

Post by AC_Orange » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:58 am

What emu said.
There's too many clones, just make sure you are actually using the right firmware
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Re: Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

Post by siphoned » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:13 am

Does it look like this one in my picture? Its a tempermental card. Some of the wood firmwares don't work, some do. For my card, I use WoodR4 .... not WoodR4iDSN or WoodR4i. And not the RPG one or the .NDS one. Whatever the heck that is. I can run WoodR4 v1.58 (the newest) but a few others fail like the ones in the v1.55 range and most of them that 'fix' pokemon games. My R4 also can't use SDHC. So anything 2GB or less is fine. HOWEVER I have one 4GB card that works fine but only that one card. Someone tried to explain it once to me about trans flash something or another. I didn't get it. Try different firmware versions. Wipe the card between each test. Use 2GB cards. Good luck man.
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Re: Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

Post by liquitt » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:52 am

siphoned wrote:Does it look like this one in my picture? Its a tempermental card. Some of the wood firmwares don't work, some do. For my card, I use WoodR4 .... not WoodR4iDSN or WoodR4i. And not the RPG one or the .NDS one. Whatever the heck that is. I can run WoodR4 v1.58 (the newest) but a few others fail like the ones in the v1.55 range and most of them that 'fix' pokemon games. My R4 also can't use SDHC. So anything 2GB or less is fine. HOWEVER I have one 4GB card that works fine but only that one card. Someone tried to explain it once to me about trans flash something or another. I didn't get it. Try different firmware versions. Wipe the card between each test. Use 2GB cards. Good luck man.
Yeah thats exactly the one. Only says "Upgrade". Might've been the SDHC Upgrade but i'm not sure anymore. I'll test the 1.58 - thanks!
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Re: Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

Post by liquitt » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:02 am

siphoned wrote:Does it look like this one in my picture? Its a tempermental card. Some of the wood firmwares don't work, some do. For my card, I use WoodR4 .... not WoodR4iDSN or WoodR4i. And not the RPG one or the .NDS one. Whatever the heck that is. I can run WoodR4 v1.58 (the newest) but a few others fail like the ones in the v1.55 range and most of them that 'fix' pokemon games. My R4 also can't use SDHC. So anything 2GB or less is fine. HOWEVER I have one 4GB card that works fine but only that one card. Someone tried to explain it once to me about trans flash something or another. I didn't get it. Try different firmware versions. Wipe the card between each test. Use 2GB cards. Good luck man.
btw if you say you dont use the nds or _rpg one - which one do you use?

still stuck - not even the original firmwares from r4ds.com work. tried 1.18 and 1.09. on a FAT 2GB MicroSD :(
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Re: Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

Post by siphoned » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:02 pm

The gbatemp website has lots of stuff like .NDS and rpg stuff for download by itself. I don't really know what that stuff is. I get new versions from eurasia. The zip just says WoodR4. All they have is WoodR4 and WoodR4iDSN so its easy to tell them apart. Looks like I end up with two files on my card when it's all set up. A _DS_MENU.DAT file and a __rpg folder with a bunch of stuff in it. I'll wipe it out and reload it all, I'll pay more attention to how I'm doing it. But it sounds like your doing everything the right way.
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Re: Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

Post by liquitt » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:47 am

urm what exactly is this?

and btw i got it working now. i obviously have a R4-III Upgrade Revolution cart and found the original firmware. Using some Wood Clone for R4SDHC and III now as default.nds to autoboot to. Jeez what a hassle - but works fine so far!
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Re: Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

Post by julius » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:18 pm

liquitt wrote:
urm what exactly is this?

and btw i got it working now. i obviously have a R4-III Upgrade Revolution cart and found the original firmware. Using some Wood Clone for R4SDHC and III now as default.nds to autoboot to. Jeez what a hassle - but works fine so far!
That is RetroGameFan Multi Cart Firmware. It is the best and always compatibility updated custom firmware for DSTT/i and R4 clones. I do not use anymore my DSTTi original firmware since they stopped the support several years ago, so I use this and no problem yet.
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Re: Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

Post by liquitt » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:19 pm

hm okay, i might check it out, thanks!
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Re: Help me get "R4 Upgrade Revolution Flashcart" running

Post by manic.blood » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:54 pm

Did nt know this site has info on the R4 cards. I split mine in half the other day bloody thing.
Still it was cheap rubbish, so I expected it really
Haha gave it a good go tho, nevermind :roll:
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