R4i Gold was known for golden-like box dating back to the year of 2009. It is of good reputation and good sale performance, then all kinds of R4i Gold cards came out.
This page will only talk about setting up the main R4i Golds on sale at R4-DS-AU.
This R4 Gold Pro in stock is originally made from www.r4i-gold.me, and former r4 gold PRO from www.r4i-gold.com has been out of production.
1, Kernel Installation
For 2014/2015/2016 version R4 Gold Pro, Download latest corresponding revised wood kernel r4isdhc-yellow1.72.rar to your computer, decompress and extract this rar file with tool WinRar, find and get __rpg folder and _DS_MENU.dat as shown below. Copy and paste these 2 items into the root directory of your memory card. Now, you can plug and play the saved DS games.
R4-DS-AU also provide pre-install service for this R4 Gold Pro.
Note: Do not mix the kernel with old R4 Gold Pro, or console will get a freezen black screen.
2, Firmware Update
If firmware of your R4 Gold Pro is not compatible with your console system now, firmware upgrade can usually fix this problem.
Download latest firmware patch, for example, fwUpdate_V6.20.rar, decompress and extract this rar file with tool WinRar, find and get fwUpdate_V6.20.nds, copy and save it to the same place where kernel saved on your memory card. Now you need find another console to load into R4 gold pro interface, press A button to run that firmware patch. Some program are written into your r4 gold IC chip during firmware upgrading, and that is why you may damage your r4 card if happens to shut off the console when running the patch.
After firmware upgrade completes, you can run this r4 3ds gold pro on your former console again.
This enhanced R4i GOLD is originally made from www.r4ids.com, the first r4i gold website.
1, Kernel Installation
There is no kernel difference between two packages, installation is the same.
Download latest kernel from r4ids.com, for example, r4i_gold_plus_v3_0.rar, extract this xxx.rar file to computer, find and copy moonshl2, SYSTEM, r4.DAT into the root directory of memory card (FAT32 formatted), at the same time, drag and pull some games into the memory card, now you can plug and play.
2, Firmware Upgrade
Your console reads an error message when booting R4i GOLD PLUS, then you need to do firmware upgrade.
There are two update methods - (a) Update via a Firmware Burner; (b) Update on a console.
(a) Click and go to r4ids.com official download page, find and download the one shown as deluxe edition firmware v2.x download, get plus_firmware_update_v2_x.rar, extract and get a UPDATE.bin, copy and save this UPDATE.bin to the root directory where the kernel files are, now connect memory card, R4i GOLD PLUS and burner into PC USB port, wait for several minutes till flashes into LED lights on. Firmware upgrade completes.
If you do not have this blue burner, you can find a console to update following method (b).
(b) Go to r4ids.com official download page, find and download the one shown as standard edition firmware v2.x download, get plus_firmware_softupdate_v2_x.rar, extract and get a plus_firmware_softupdate_v2_x.nds, copy and save this xxx.nds to the root directory where the kernel files are, now boot up your R4i GOLD PLUS on your console, navigate and highlight plus_firmware_softupdate_v2_x.nds, press A button to run the patch, then do as instructed from your console till the upgrade completes.
Original R4i Gold 3DS card is known for Wood R4 kernel with cooperation between www.r4ids.cn and Yellow Wood Goblin.
1, Kernel Installation
Download latest wood kernel Wood_R4iGold_V1.6x.rar to computer, decompress and extract this rar file with tool WinRar, find and get __rpg and _DS_MENU.DAT, copy and paste these 2 items into the root directory of your memory card. Now, you can plug and play the saved DS games.
2, Install Moonshell2.0
If you would like to enjoy mp3 music or dpg moives, you need to install this Moonshell2.0 together with wood kernel above. How ?
Download the Moonshell2.0 from page http://www.r4ids.cn/r4i-download-e.htm, get a rar file, decompress it on your computer and get moonshl2, moonmemo, _DS_MSHL.NDS, copy and paste these 3 items together with __rpg and _DS_MENU.DAT, now you can enjoy multimedia functions on r4i gold 3ds.
3, Firmware Upgrade
If your 3DS blocks this RTS R4i Gold 3DS, you can follow the method below to get your R4i Gold 3DS firmware updated.
Download the latest firmware patch, for example, r4igold_3DS62_Patch.rar to your computer, decompress and extract this rar file with tool WinRar, find and get R4iGold_3DS62_Patch_NDSL_3DS.nds, R4iGold_3DS62_Patch_NDSi_3DS.nds, readme.txt, read the readme.txt and choose the corresponding patch to fix your problem. Most of time, we need use R4iGold_3DS62_Patch_NDSi_3DS.nds to update.
If you have any questions about setting up your R4i Gold card, contact us freely.