R4i SDHC series kernel update to v3.5b!

The r4i sdhc official (www.r4isdhc.com) update the firmware to v3.5b.  You can download it from official site. The R4i cards can support to 3DS v8.1.0-19, this new firmware should improve the game stability, provide users a perfect exprience.

R4i SDHC dual-core, R4i SDHC rts lite, R4i gold pro are three hot card, the official site keep updating the firmware, they can supports 3ds/2ds v8.1.0-19/DSi v1.45/NDS with latest kernel pefectly, R4i sdhc series is popular in Europe, especially R4i SDHC dual-core, many gamer choose it, it is a powerful r4 card in all the flashcart.

Second one is R4i SDHC rts lite. This card support real time save, it is the only one support this function among r4i sdhc series.

Third one is R4i gold pro, its packing is golden, very beautiful. All r4i sdhc series has special packing, different from other flashcart.

There are some great card except R4i sdhc series, such as supercard DStwo, R4i gold 3ds rts, R4i sdhc 3ds rts. Gamer from different place perfer different card, just choose one you like best.


R4i sdhc 2014 series firmware updated!


The r4 sdhc team update all of their cards to 2014 verison, it included r4i dual core, r4i silver card, r4i gold pro, and they released 2 other cards, they are r4i snoopy and r4i upgrade card. Now, all these 5 cards update firmware.

R4i dual core, r4i gold pro and r4i snoopy updated to firmware v2.0. R4i silver card and R4i upgrade firmware updated to v3.0. The official also show some fake card, you can check the card pcb or the package, just the website www.r4isdhc.com/ is original, the others are fake card. Well, i don’t know what happen, but all the firmware i use are from the original official website.

R4i sdhc series is popular in Europe, special r4i dual core, it is a great card, many users like it.

The flashcards work on 3DS v6.3.0-12


According to our test, the follow flashcards work on 3DS v6.3.0-12 perfectly.

Supercard DSTwo

The stronggest flashcard in the market right now, work on 3DS v6.3 directly no need any updating. You can use it out of box.

R4i Gold 3DS

If you think dstwo is a little expensive, i think you can buy r4i gold 3ds. r4i gold 3ds is the best r4 card in the market, the price is almost half of dstwo, but the card quality is very good. I recommend this card for you.


The new r4i sdhc 3ds rts card which work on 3ds v6.2 also support work on 3ds v6.3, no need any updating. but if your r4i sdhc 3ds rts card cannot work on 3ds v6.2, should download the latest kernel v1.74b and update your card first.


Ace3DS PLUS is the cheapest 3ds flashcard, the new ace3ds plus which launched after 3rd Sep. work on 3ds v6.3 directly. You may think the old card cannot support v6.3, but official said they are developping the patch. Well, as a so cheap card, i think ace3ds plus is good enough for players. The team always try their best to offer better game experience.

There are other 3 cards from same company support work on 3DS v6.3 too, they are r4i dual core, r4i silver card and r4i gold pro. But they cannot work directly, you need use the patch to udpate the card first.

Which card can work on 3DS v6.1.0-x?


Since the Nintendo 3DS update firmware to v6.1.0-x, all the flashcarts get blocked. It just passed 2-3 weeks, let’s see how many cards can work on 3DS v6.1.0-x.


Have to say, this is really the stronggest amazing card. No matter how hard to break, dstwo seems always release their patch in 24-48 hours. I think this card is the most worth to get. Though it is expensive than other cards, but just see the update every time, see the speed and see the strong function, it worth the price!

R4i Gold 3DS

This card is not so strong as dstwo, but it is the best r4 card. There are so many r4 card in the market, but just r4i gold 3ds (r4ids.cn) is the stronggest, update speed so quick, price so cheap, in my opinion, it is highly cost effective.


Maybe this card always get complains from users, but it still very hot. I don’t know why, maybe it is cheap. And this card released new cards which can work on 3DS v6.1 right now. It support work on 3DS v6.1.0-x directly no need any updating.


Well, as the cheapest 3ds card in the market right now, have to say it is good, and it released new card too, which support 3DS v6.1 directly. Maybe you think launch new cards is not good as you have to buy new card, but ace3ds plus is really cheap, and their AOS kernel has so many emulator, so we cannot requiry too many like dstwo. As a newbie, ace3ds plus is a good choice.

R4i Gold Pro

Just update the patch silently, no news, no advertise. But you can found the update firmware on the r4i gold pro official download page.

r4i-gold kernel v1.79b released


News from the r4i-gold official site r4i-gold.com, it is the official of r4i gold pro too. But the r4i gold pro has not update the kernel, the kernel update this time, is for this team’s another product: r4i-gold. Well, but i think the r4i gold pro is better and more popular. Here is the details:

New games list:

  • 1. Support 3DS V4.4 firmware update.
  • 2. Fix games
  • 6111 – Pokemon – Black Version 2 (US)
  • XXXX – Suite Precure Melody Collection (JP)
  • XXXX – Pokemon – White Edition 2 (Kr)
  • XXXX – Pokemon – Black Version 2 (Kr)
  • XXXX – Pokemon – Schwarze Edition 2 (GE)
  • XXXX – Pokemon – Versione Nera 2 (IT)
  • XXXX – Pokemon – Edicion Negra 2 (SP)
  • XXXX – Pokemon – White Edition 2 (GE)
  • XXXX – Pokemon – Versione Bianca 2 (IT)
  • XXXX – Pokemon – White Version 2 (US)
  • XXXX – Pokemon – Edicion Blanca 2 (SP)

How to update r4i gold pro to work on 3DS v4.4.0-10 ?

OK. As we know r4i gold pro is a popular card on the market due to its cheap price and good function, its update speed quick also. Now let’s see how to update the r4i gold pro to work on Nintendo 3DS newest version v4.4.0-10.

What we need:

1. DS/DSi/3DS (below v4.4, i use the 3DSLL version v4.3.0-10)
2. SD card
3. r4i gold pro


1. Download the update patch and newest kernel on the r4i gold pro official site
2. Put all the files into the root of sd card
3. Insert sd card in r4i gold pro, and insert r4i gold pro in your ds console

Here is my 3dsll which is v4.3.0-10, i use it to update my r4i gold pro

4. Find the .nds file in menu and start it

5. Follow the guide, press A to continue

6. When the update finished, just reboot your console, then you will find the icon is changed and your r4i gold pro can work on 3DS v4.4.0-10 perfectly!

PS: Do not power off during the updating and make sure your console is full power, if it is power off during the updating, your r4i gold pro will get damaged.

The other flashcarts you may know..

Here is some cards which is not so main but still known by players.  We know some hot cards such as r4i gold, ak2i, dstwo etc.. They have their own unique feature to let us remember them. But there is also have other cards, which is walk on theirselve pace, not so popular but stand in the market for a long time.

M3i zero

The biggest feature is use the sakura system. it is beautiful. But i think the operate method is difficult for newbie. When you get this item in your hand, you need use the usb plug to activate it. I tested it before, i don’t know why, but i usually cannot activate it successful. Maybe i am stuck. Just once, i make the red light flash not lighting, then it activate successful. Anyway, i am not use this card often.

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