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Order the right R4 card, spend less money, enjoy more DS/3DS games.

Flashcard Recommendation

Many parents are searching R4 cards for their 3DS/2DS/DSi/DS consoles, and lots of Australian users are confusing about so many R4 DS / R4 DSi / R4 3DS cards. According to our 5 years of R4 card experience, R4-DS-AU.COM now recommend right r4 cards for you.

1. For DS gaming on New 3DSXL, New 3DS, 3DS XL, 3DS or 2DS
(1) R4i Gold 3DS RTS (r4ids.cn), (2) R4i SDHC 3DS RTS (r4i-sdhc.com)

2. For DSi XL or DSi
(1) R4i Gold 3DS RTS (r4ids.cn), (2) R4i SDHC V1.4.5 (r4i-sdhc.com)

3. For DS Lite or DS Original
(1) R4-SDHC (r4i-sdhc.com), (2) R4 DS (r4ds.com)

4. For 3DS Games (3ds ROMs)
(1) Gateway-3DS (GW3DS), (2) 3DSLink, out of production (3) MT-Card (out of production), (4) Sky3ds, (5) Sky3DS PLUS

Why do we recommend those r4 cards above ?
It's an overall evaluation on factors - users feedback, game compatibility, kernel update, firmware update, easy to use and price.

If you have not made your mind, please continue to read 6 guide questions below. Hope it will help you.

1. Which Nintendo hand-held console are you using for ?
Nintendo DS Original, DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL, 2DS, 3DS, 3DS XL, NEW 3DS or NEW 3DS XL, matching from left to right accordingly below.

2. Which system version is your console at ?
There are many system versions now for different console.
DSi XL / DSi - Ver 1.3, 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.4.4, 1.4.5A/E/U/J (How to check)

3DS -Ver 1.0.0-0, 1.0.0-1, 2.0.0-2, 2.1.0-3, 2.1.0-4, 2.2.0-4, 3.0.0-5, 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, 6.0.0-12, 6.1.0-12, 6.2.0-12, 6.3.0-12, 7.0.0-13, 7.1.0-14/15/16, 8.0.0-18, 8.1.0-18/19, 9.0.0-20, 9.2.0-20, 9.3.0-21, 9.4.0-21, 9.5.0-22/23, 9.6.0-24, 9.7.0-25, 9.8.0-25, 9.9.0-26, 10.0.0-27, 10.1.0-27, 10.2.0-28, 10.3.0-28, 10.4.0-29, 10.5.0-30, 10.6.0-31, 10.7.0-32, 11.0.0-33, 11.1.0-34, 11.2.0-35, 11.3.0-36, 11.4.0-37A/E/U/J (How to verify)

3DS XL LL - Ver 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, 6.0.0-12, 6.1.0-12, 6.2.0-12, 6.3.0-12, 7.0.0-13, 7.1.0-14/15/16, 8.0, 8.1, 9.0.0-20, 9.2.0-20, 9.3.0-21, 9.4.0-21, 9.5.0-22/23, 9.6.0-24, 9.7.0-25, 9.8.0-25, 9.9.0-26, 10.0.0-27, 10.1.0-27, 10.2.0-28, 10.3.0-28, 10.4.0-29, 10.5.0-30, 10.6.0-31, 10.7.0-32, 11.0.0-33, 11.1.0-34, 11.2.0-35, 11.3.0-36, 11.4.0-37A/E/U/J

2DS - Ver 6.0.0-12, 6.1.0-12, 6.2.0-12, 6.3.0-12, 7.0.0-13, 7.1.0-14/15/16, 8.0, 8.1, 9.0.0-20, 9.2.0-20, 9.3.0-21, 9.4.0-21, 9.5.0-22/23, 9.6.0-24, 9.7.0-25, 9.8.0-25, 9.9.0-26, 10.0.0-27, 10.1.0-27, 10.2.0-28, 10.3.0-28, 10.4.0-29, 10.5.0-30, 10.6.0-31, 10.7.0-32, 11.0.0-33, 11.1.0-34, 11.2.0-35, 11.3.0-36, 11.4.0-37A/E/U/J

New 3DS /XL - Ver 9.0.0-20, 9.2.0-20, 9.3.0-21, 9.4.0-21, 9.5.0-22/23, 9.6.0-24, 9.7.0-25, 9.8.0-25, 9.9.0-26, 10.0.0-27, 10.1.0-27, 10.2.0-28, 10.3.0-28, 10.4.0-29, 10.5.0-30, 10.6.0-31, 10.7.0-32, 11.0.0-33, 11.1.0-34, 11.2.0-35, 11.3.0-36, 11.4.0-37A/E/U/J

Note:
No system version update for DS Original and DS Lite now.
For Australian console, system version ends up with "A", like Ver 1.4.3A or Ver 6.2.0-12A.
If the flashcard is compatible with console higher version, it surely is compatible backwards, too. For example, if R4i gold works on DSi Ver 1.4.5A, this R4i card can also work fine on DSi Ver 1.3A, 1.4A, 1.4.1A, 1.4.2A, 1.4.3A and 1.4.4A. So does for DSiXL/3DS/3DSXL console.

3. Is there flashcard compatibility difference for consoles from other zone / region ?
Flashcards are region free, no such difference. For example, if R4i SDHC 3DS RTS card works fine on 3DS Ver 2.1.0-4A, it can work on 3DS Ver 2.1.0-4E, 2.1.0-4U, 2.1.0-4J. (U - American, E - European, A - Asian/Australian, J - Japanese version)

Table below list out those flashcards highest system compatibility (Updated on Apr 12th, 2017).

Flashcart
New 3DS/3DSXL 3DS XL/LL
 3DS
2DS DSi XL/LL
DSi
DS Lite/ DS
Flashable
Firmware Writer
Games
R4i SDHC 3DS RTS
11.4.0-37 11.4.0-37 11.4.0-37 11.4.0-37  1.4.5
 1.4.5
 V
 V
 X
DS
R4i SDHC 3DS V5.0
X 5.1.0-11
5.1.0-11 X  1.4.5  1.4.5  V  V  X DS
R4i SDHC 1.4.5
X 5.1.0-11
5.1.0-11
X  1.4.5
 1.4.5
 V
 V
 X
DS
R4i SDHC 1.4.4
X X
 X
X  1.4.4  1.4.4  V  V  X DS
R4i Gold 3DS RTS
11.4.0-37 11.4.0-37 11.4.0-37 11.4.0-37  1.4.5  1.4.5  V  V  X DS
R4 3DS
X 7.1.0-16 7.1.0-16 7.1.0-16  1.4.5  1.4.5  V  V  X DS
R4i Gold Plus
X 9.8.0-25 9.8.0-25 9.8.0-25  1.4.5  1.4.5  V  V  V DS
M3i Zero
X 4.5.0-10
4.5.0-10 X  1.4.5  1.4.5  V  V  V DS
DSTWO
10.3.0-28 10.3.0-28 10.3.0-28 10.3.0-28  1.4.5  1.4.5  V  V  X DS
DSONEi
X 4.4.0-10
4.4.0-10 X  1.4.5  1.4.5  V  V  V DS
DSONEi Mini
X 4.4.0-10
4.4.0-10 X  1.4.5  1.4.5  V  V  X DS
Acekard 2i
X 4.3.0-10
4.3.0-10
X  1.4.4
 1.4.4
 V
 V
 X
DS
TTDSi
X 2.1.0-4
2.1.0-4 X  1.4.3  1.4.3  V  V  X DS
TTDS
X  X  X X  X  X  V  X  X DS
Acekard 2
X  X  X X  X  X  V  X  X DS
R4i-Gold pro 2017
11.4.0-37 11.4.0-37 11.4.0-37 11.4.0-37  1.4.5  1.4.5  V  V  X DS
EX4i
X 4.3.0-10 4.3.0-10 X  1.4.4  1.4.4  V  V  X DS
iSmart Pre
X X
2.1.0-4 X  1.4.3  1.4.3  V  V  X DS
iSmart MM
X 4.1.0-8
4.1.0-8
X  1.4.4
 1.4.4
 V
 V
 X
DS
R4iTT Purple RTS 2016
10.7.0-32 10.7.0-32 10.7.0-32 10.7.0-32  1.4.5  1.4.5  V  V  X DS
R4iTT Black
X 4.2.0-9
4.2.0-9 X  1.4.4  1.4.4  V  V  X DS
R4-SDHC
X  X
 X X  X  X  V  X  X DS
R4 DS
X  X  X
X  X
 X
 V
 X
 X DS
Sky3ds (PLUS) 11.3.0-36 11.3.0-36 11.3.0-36 11.3.0-36 X X X X X 3DS
Gateway 3DS 9.2.0-20 9.2.0-20 9.2.0-20 9.2.0-20 1.4.4 1.4.4 V V X 3DS/DS
DS2 PLUS 9.2.0-20 9.2.0-20 9.2.0-20 9.2.0-20 1.4.5 1.4.5 V V X 3DS/DS
MT card X 4.5.0-10 4.5.0-10 4.5.0-10 1.4.5 1.4.5 V V x 3DS/DS

4. Why do i need a flashable card ?
Nintendo will update console system which will block flashcards, and flashcard manufactures do their own firmware upgrade to get their flashcards unblocked. Firmware upgrade is done to flashable chips. If your card is not flashable, you can not use that card once your console gets system updated.

5. What is benifit of that firmware writer ?
Once you have your console system updated and it blocks your flashcard, the firmware writer can help you to have your flashcard firmware updated directly on a computer. And firmware update gets free from your console.You do not need to get another console to have your card updated.

6. What advantages would be there if order from r4-ds-au.com ?
R4-ds-au sell several major and classical flashcards, and we can and will guide every users to know how to use their flashcard. This service is available for all visitors. Spend less money, Enjoy more games.

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