R4 SDHC has a second-generation storage device, which means it can run GBA games directly without the need of booting tools. Built-in NoPass is integrated in the firmware to act as a Slot 2 booting device, which renders 2nd-generation storage possible. Compared to other flash carts like Supercard DSONEi, R4 SDHC supports action replay cheat. It also supports rumble pack and browser expansion unlike the DSONEi which can only run the Supercard series in a DS browser. The flash card can also store up to 32 GB of files, which clearly surpasses previous R4 versions. The sleep mode, which is not present in older R4 products, enables low power consumption for longer standby time.
Just recieved 2 more r4's, delivered in 2 days, excellent quality and working perfectly and very cheap, i love this product and so do my kids, it saves a fortune on games and games that you lose , my local market sells the iffy r4's that wont play any games made after 2008, these play the latest releases with the new firmware installed on it v1.21b wich you can get from the website that is printed on the front of your box. will be making more purchases soon for my grandkids and maybe some xmas prezzies for friendsRating:
The R4 flashcard's original developer stopped production, however, due to the popularity of the original R4 there are many other Nintendo DS flashcards using the R4 name despite the lack of any connection to the original. Some of these cartridges can also store a 3DS boot image; a 3DS can in turn be made to boot from the cartridge by way of an undocumented button combination recognized by the system's bootloader. Since the 3DS's secure boot signature validation has been broken, this provides a useful means of installing custom firmware on a 3DS.
r4isdhc.com has produced many R4 clones, typically going by the names "R4iSDHC Gold", "R4iSDHC RTS Lite", and "R4iSDHC Dual-Core". Despite the different names all cards from this website are exactly the same internally, only differing in the cartridge color and label. Cards branded r4isdhc.com are also labelled with a specific year and use a time bomb where the card refuses to load Nintendo DS ROMs after a certain date. This time bomb is only enforced by software, however, so it can be bypassed easily.
In 2010, the company Playables Limited, importers of R4 flashcards, was ruled against by the London High Court. The ruling outlawed any sales, importation, or advertising of the R4 flashcards. The defence of Playables Limited claimed that the R4 flashcards were legal because it uses a homebrew application. However, bypassing Nintendo's security system is against the law in the United Kingdom. After the news broke, Nintendo released on a statement saying that they do support game developers that create their own applications legitimately. 100,000 copying devices including R4s were seized in 2009. Nintendo claimed that the cards were not only seized for the benefit of their own company, but the benefit for over 1400 video game companies that depend on the sales of their games. 2b1af7f3a8