R4i Gold 3DS RTS Christmas Packing released!


News from r4i gold official site. The hot popular r4i gold 3ds christmas version come out! That is beautiful, it can be the best Christmas gift for friends and family! As we know r4i gold team is famous and strong. Their popular r4i gold 3ds rts card welcomed by all the users in the world. The card quality is very good and use original wood kernel.

And last month, the r4i gold team released a new 3ds flashcart R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edition, which can play 3ds games on 3DS/XL. But their famous r4i gold 3ds still very hotsale. Good product will never out of date!

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.

R4i Gold 3DS wood v1.62 released

R4i gold 3DS V6.1_001

      The R4i Gold 3DS wood v1.62 released.

WOOD R4 V1.62 Released,please download for your R4i GOLD card (for Both R4i Gold 3DS and R4i gold Non-3DS cards)…

Change log (WOOD R4 V1.62):
‘smurfs 2, the (europe)’ fixed.
‘smurfs 2, the (usa)’ fixed.

R4i Specific:
fixed sound restoring in many games.
fixed bug that cause freeze after leaving rts menu in following games:
    disney friends
    simpsons game, the

     R4i Gold 3DS is the best r4 card in the market, use original wood kernel, support 3DS v6.2 and DSi 1.45 perfectly.

Which flash card can work on 3DS v6.2.0-12?


          Since the Nintendo 3DS update firmware to v6.2.0-12, it blocked all the flashcart again. But this time, many card break it quick, here is which card can work on 3DS v6.2.0-12:

R4i Gold 3DS

The r4i gold 3ds (r4ids.cn) released the update patch first, after the 3DS update to 6.2 no more than half day, that is so quick, and no need cut the card, it just like the normal upadte method. So right now, r4i gold 3ds work on 3DS v6.2 perfectly. Have to say, r4i gold 3ds is the best r4 card in the market right now.


After one day, dstwo released the update patch too. Well, i never worry about dstwo because they always quick, will release patch in 48 hours. dstwo is the stronggest card in the market


The r4i 3ds released new kernel v1.73b, and say it can work on 3ds v6.2, but just certain mode, but i am not very sure as my card cannot work.

R4i Gold 3DS wood kernel v1.61 released

R4i gold 3DS V6.1_001

        News from r4i gold 3ds offical site. Here is the details:

  • WOOD R4 V1.61 Released. (2013-07-11)WOOD R4 V1.61 Released,please download for your R4i GOLD card (for Both R4i Gold 3DS and R4i gold Non-3DS cards
  • Change log (WOOD R4 V1.61):
    ‘cars 2 (europe) (en,sv,fi)’ fixed.
    ‘toy story 3 (europe) (en,sv,no,da,fi)’ fixed.
    ‘lernen mit pokemon – tasten-abenteuer (germany)’ fixed.
    ‘tangled (europe) (en,sv,no,da)’ fixed.
    ‘cooking mama world – combo pack – volume 1 (europe)’ fixed.

   The r4i gold 3ds changes new package, and the new package r4i gold 3ds work on 3ds v6.1 out of box, no need any updating!

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.

Nintendo 3DS firmware update to v6.1.0-x


News from GBATemp, the Nintendo 3DS update firmware again, the newest firmware is v6.1.0-12(E/J) and 6.1.0-11U. Just r4i gold 3ds and dstwo confirmed can work on newest firmware at the moment. Seems this update is not for banning flashcarts, just for adding some new features.

Changelog : Version 6.1.0-11U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

So if your card support work on v6.0.0-x, it also can work on v6.1.0-x. Other flashcarts still has no news for updating.

How to update your R4i Gold 3DS to work on 3DS v6.0.0-x ?


The r4i gold 3ds team released the update patch, but the method is a little different, here is what i did and hope can help you:

What we need:

1. buy r4i gold 3ds
2. sd card
3. a knife
4. a dsi console

How to:

1. Download the newest r4i gold 3ds v1.60 wood kernel, even if you did that before, please just re-download it again and cover the old one, download the patch too

2. Unzip the patch, you will find 2 x .nds file and 1 x .doc file, select the dsi update patch, put the patch and kernel in the root of sd card


3. Start your r4i gold 3ds on your dsi, find the .nds file on menu, start it and update your card.

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4. After the updating success, reboot your console, the  icon will be change

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OK, here is the different:

I have 3 r4i gold 3ds in my hands, both 3 cards are the “C” cards which has a C printed on the pcb. 2 of them after the updating, it can work on 3DS v6.0.0-x perfectly, no need use the knife to cut. And just 1 card cannot work, then i did the follow thing:


You will find i don’t cut it, just drill a hole between the C1 and R9, i think cut is a little difficult and just drill a hole has the same effect, and yes, after i drill it, the card work on 3DS with no problem.

So i know for some r4i gold 3ds, you don’t need cut, just use the patch to update your card, it will work, but for other r4i gold 3ds, you need do this. Afdter you update your card, please work it on your 3ds first, maybe you are lucky and no need use knife to cut the pcb.

r4i gold 3ds v6.0 patch released!


The r4i gold 3ds released the v6.0 patch finally! This is really a great news. And when you download the patch and check the “readme.doc”, you will find the update method this time is a little different from normal, it need cut cards!

Well, cut is too serious i think, according to the readme.doc, we can find it seems just like use a knife to gash a line. Here is the method:

1. Download the latest WOOD R4 V1.60 kernel (have to re-download it even you did it before).

2. Download the r4i gold 6.0 patch

3. Unzip r4i gold 6.0 patch to the root directory of your tf card.

4. Get a NDSL/NDSi or a 3DS which system version is below 3DS6.0.0-11.

5. Run R4iGold_3DS60_Patch_NDSi_3DS.nds to update your r4i Gold 3DS card.

6. Attention: do not power off your console during the updating process.

7. After updating your r4i Gold 3DS card successfully, open the shell of your card, see the PCB picture below,
cut off the signal line as shown by arrow in the yellow oval.

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Note: Don’t cut the line before the patch updating done!!!

8. Now, your r4i Gold 3DS card can work on 3DS 6.0.0-11

R4i gold 3ds can be updated to support 3DS6.0.0-X


News from r4i gold 3ds official site:

R4i gold 3ds can be updated to support 3DS6.0.0-X,update patch will be released soon! (2013-06-19)

R4i gold 3ds can be updated to support 3DS6.0.0-X perfectly!
Watch Video here
This video shows that r4i gold 3ds can be updated to support 3DS6.0.0-X (6.0.0-11U/6.0.0-12E/6.0.0-12J).
Be patient and the patch is under testing.
It’ll be released as soon as it is ready.


So what i said before, when the dstwo released the new firmware to support 3ds v6.0.0-x, i said hope r4i gold 3ds can update quicker too, as everytime, these 2 team update so quick, they are strong team :)

And not let us wait too long, the patch will be released soon! How wonderful the news it is!