BEST Dsi Firmware Update 1.4.5e
On July 30, 2009 Nintendo released the first of 7 (1.4, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 1.4.5, 1.4.6c) firmware revisions for the DSi. Each revision claimed to add background fixes to improve performance while secretly removing Flash Kit functionality. While each update has been optional, you must install the firmware update if you wish to use the DSi Browser or DSi Shop (IE: purchase/download DSi-Ware). Since the release of the 3DS, Nintendo has once again released firmware revisions (2.0.0-2, 2.1.0-3, 2.1.0-4, 3.0.0-6, 4.0.0-7, 4.1.0-8, 4.2.0-9, 4.3.0-10, 4.4.0-10, 4.5.0-10, 5.0.0-11, 5.1.0-11, 6.0.0-11, 6.1.0-11, 7.0.0-13, 7.1.0-14, 7.1.0-15, 7.1.0-16, 7.2.0-17) which bundle Flash Kit blocking among legitimate software updates. Updating, blocking, and re-flashing are inevitable processes of this hobby, thankfully the Acekard 2i continues to function on the DSi v1.4.4 and lower and on the 3DS v4.3 and lower.
BEST Dsi Firmware Update 1.4.5e
The 3DS firmware v4.4.0-10 added a new feature which blocked Flash Kits based on their save IC. Many kits have a proper save IC but this information is burned into an area of the chip which is not rewritable by the end-consumer. These kits were unable to release an update, and so far it appears that the AK2i is among them. As a result of the 3DS update almost all Flash Kits have been permanently blocked. Be advised that the AK2i HWID 81 Flash Kit can not operate on a 3DS running any firmware revision after 4.3.0-10.
The AK2i bootloader update can only be performed using a DS Phat/DS Lite, or by using a DSi/3DS with a firmware version less than the AK2i bootloader exploit to be applied. The firmware update is an .NDS file and must be run from a compatible Flash Kit on one of the 4 previously mentioned systems. If you can not boot your Flash Kit then you can not run the AK2i bootloader update file. As there is no way to flash the bootloader update to the AK2i with out a DS system, the AK2i must be updated before the system firmware. However, as DS Phat and DS Lite systems do not have upgradable firmware, users who upgrade their DSi before upgrading their AK2i, can always reflash the AK2i bootloader using one of these two older systems.
It is important to understand that the bootloader update is backwards compatible with older firmware revisions. If you install the latest 3DS bootloader, you will also be able to boot that AK2i on DSi systems up to v1.4.4. Meaning that the latest 3DS exploit will also function on older DSi firmware releases. The same can be said for the DSi system as well, Deep Labyrinth - Digital Bros will boot on DSi systems with firmware v1.4.0 to v1.4.4.
You can flash an older Acekard Bootloader for a DSi/3DS system running an older firmware. if your card ships with the 1.4.4 update already installed but you wish to have the 1.4.1 update, for example, just follow the unbricking steps above but use the older update file. On 12/6/12 Another World obtained the bootloader update files directly from Team Acekard. These files are now generously hosted on Another World's personal Filetrip archive. Please do not abuse these links and feel free to mirror them as often as possible.
Welcome to the Official R4 3DS Firmware downloads page. Here you will find all of the latest firmware files for all of the different models of the R4 3DS Cards. All of our cards are always updated to ensure that support even the latest system updates and continue to work and provide all of the features and functions you would expect from the R4 3DS card you own.
The firmware is free to download and use. And we also have lifetime updates on all firmware upgrades. You'll never have to pay again to update your R4 3DS card or any other version of the R4 that we offer. Should a new update come out because we have discovered some incompatibility, or added some new features, they will be announced here and available for you to download at no cost at all. We always strongly urge all of our customers to use the latest and newest firmware and to install the newest versions as they are released. This helps prevent any issues with console updates that may temporarily not recognize the R4 3DS, as the new firmware once again enables all of the features we've all come to love about our ds homebrew cards.
This firmware is for the now discontinued R4i DS from R4iDS dot com. It is an older card that has not had any updates for several years but we know there are many users of these cards out there who need the correct firmware for their R4i card.
Use our upgrade firmware package if your 3DS is already at the latest 4.5 update, and was updated before the new r4 3ds firmware was loaded on to your R4 card. You must use a DS, DSi, Nintendo DSi XL or Nintendo 3DS system at a lower system version in order to run the upgrade to the R4 3DS. Once completed, you simply have
Our latest firmware for our R4 3DS RTS now fully supports the Nintendo 3DS 4.2.09 update, as well as the very newest 1.44 (1.4.4 update) for the Nintendo DSI and Nintendo DSi XL console. It's out best firmware yet. With better game support, and more compatibility for even the latest consoles. The R4 3DS continues to prove that it is by far one of the best cards we have made available. With constant updates and upgrades - and more often than not - this card simply just works out of the box - without any issues or any need for firmware updates at all. We have all of the different firmware files available.
Older R4i Gold Clone from R4iGold.cn which is no longer updated or live. We have this here for your convenience as we know there are many out there that have these older cards and are unable to use them as they can not find any firmware files for these discontinued cards.
Hey DISAPPOINTED, it is not suppose to be read by the pc, instructions r on site and included on zip from firmware update you download from site. You take the micro sd and connect it to pc and copy the update.bin file to it. Then place micro sd back into the cart. Next connect the card to the usb reader then plug into the usb port. A blue flashing light will flash, wait a few seconds and it will update the r4i gold card, and the light then will be a solid blue, it means the update is complete. You will get NO messages on your pc, but it will update, I have done it and works fine. Just that some games get a savfile 82 error, like final fantasy tactics a2 which i have not gotten to work yet. GL
I've just recieved 2 of these R4i Gold Plus cards for my kids 3DS's and they are unable to be read on anything. Very disappointing. The usb readers you recieve with them, they are not recognised by anything, PC or Mac. Recieved no instructions with them? Cant find any instructions on this website??R4 DS Australia:The USB Slot adapter is used for firmware update only. It will not display on your computer.Now you need to find a USB micro adapter and install latest kernel v1.9 into memory card. How ? Find the instruction at -ds-au.com/pages/R4i-Gold-Firmware.html