New R4i gold 3ds card is released one day ago, that’s the R4i gold 3ds plus eidtion. What’s new for the R4i gold 3ds rts plus with wood kernel? Can it play 3ds games? And is it still working on all 3DS Firmware consoles for installing CFW and playing free DS games? In our post here, you can find the answer.
What’s the R4I GOLD 3DS Plus?
It is coming from the most famous R4 site R4ids.cn, which is producing the original R4i gold 3ds rts or R4i gold 3ds wood. Now, this site is releasing a new R4 card in 2017, that’s the R4i gold 3ds plus edition. It looks like the original R4i gold 3ds in appearence, but it has better features and functions, meanwhile, it is more expensive to buy than the old R4i gold 3ds wood.
New Features and Functions
- Has a button for supporting 2 modes: Like the Ace3ds X, R4i gold plus also has a button on the card’s side, so users are easy and more convenient to swtich between DS/NTR modes.
- Pre-flashed with NTRboot exploit, push the switch to the left sidewhich is marked as “N”. The card works as a normal NTRboot loader, which can boot up SafeB9SInstaller and can support all kinds of 3DS consoles.
- No need to re-flashed back, push the switch to the right side, which is marked as “D”. The card works as a normal R4i gold 3ds rts, which can support all ds games and all kinds of consoles.
- The boot data is pre-flashed and users do not need to flash it with ntrboot_flasher.firm.
- This card is completely compatible with R4i Gold RTS, which is released by the same team.
Can R4i gold plus play 3DS Games?
No, it still can’t support Nintendo 3ds games, it is only compatible with DS roms and the 3DS NTRboothax exploit. Even it works with the NTRboot Method, you can only download and play CIA games on the Nintendo 3ds, 3ds xl, new 3ds, new 3ds xl, 2ds and new 2ds xl consoles. 3DS games can be converted to CIA format. But you can’t playdirect .3ds file by using 3DS CFW or R4 card.
Currently, the best 3ds game supported cards is Sky3ds+, only it can work on all 3ds system handhelds and support the most 3ds games. Also, the Stargate 3ds is designed for supporting 3ds&ds roms, but it is not released yet. So if you don’t wait to wait and like to buy an easy&safe to use 3ds flashcard, I will recommend the Sky3ds+/Sky3ds plus. Except for the high price, Sky3ds+ is more recommended than hacking your device with complicated CFW method.
Is it working on 3DS V11.6 for installing CFW and playing DS games?
Yes, it has the same compatibility like the old R4i gold 3ds rts. Supports on all 3ds models and firmware versions to play ds games and run the NTRboothax exploit. More importantly, the R4i gold plus will perform better when being used to installl 3DS CFW and play ds games. How?
- It has a pre-flashed ntrboot flasher, save users the step for flashing it by themselves.
- It has a card button, allow users to play nds games very easily after working for NTRBoot Method.
How to use it on Nintendo 2DS XL, NEW 3DS and 3DS XL(LL) consoles?
R4i Gold 3DS Plus User Guide
What you need:
- A magnet that triggers the sleep mode of your device (if using a folding style device)
- A R4i Gold Plus flashcart
- The latest release of SafeB9SInstaller
- The latest release of boot9strap (standard boot9strap; not the devkit file,not the ntr file)
- The latest release of Luma3DS (the .7z file)
1.Insert your SD card into your computer,copy SafeB9SInstaller.firm to the root of your SD card and rename it to boot.firm,copy the contents of starter.zip to the root of your SD card
2.Create a folder named boot9strap on the root of your SD card
3.Copy boot9strap.firm and boot9strap.firm.sha from the boot9strap .zip to the /boot9strap/ folder on your SD card
4.Reinsert your SD card into your device, power on your device
5.Use the magnet to find the spot on your device where the sleep sensor is triggered. This step is not needed on the old 2DS (which has a sleep mode switch)
6.Open the shell of the flashcart and push the switch to the left side,which is marked as“N”, just as below:
7.Power off your device, insert your R4i Gold Plus flashcart into your device, place themagnet on your device to trigger the sleep sensor
8.Hold (Power) + (Start) + (Select) + (X) for several seconds, then release the buttons. It may take a few attempts to get this to work because the positioning is awkward. If the exploit was successful, you will have booted into SafeB9SInstaller.
9.Wait for all safety checks to complete, when prompted, input the key combo given to install boot9strap.
10.Once it has completed, force your device to power off by holding down the power button, your device will only boot to the SafeB9SInstaller screen until the next section is completed
11.Insert your SD card into your computer, delete boot.firm from the root of your SD card ,copy boot.firm from the Luma3DS .7z to the root of your SD card
12.Reinsert your SD card into your device, power on your device , your device should have booted into the Luma3DS configuration menu (If you get a black screen, follow this troubleshooting guide)
13.Use the (A) button and the D-Pad to turn on the following: Show NAND or user string in System Settings
14.Press (Start) to save and reboot, if you get an error, just continue the next page
What you need:
- The latest release of Anemone3DS (the .cia file)
- The latest release of hblauncher_loader
- The latest release of GodMode9
- The latest release of DSP1
- The latest release of FBI (the .cia and .3dsx files)
- The latest release of Luma3DS Updater (the .cia file)
1.Power off your device, insert your SD card into your computer
2.Copy FBI.3dsx to the /3ds/ folder on your SD card
- Create a folder named cias on the root of your SD card if it does not already exist
- Copy hblauncher_loader.cia from the hblauncher_loader .zip to the /cias/ folder on yourSD card
- Copy lumaupdater.cia to the /cias/ folder on your SD card
- Copy FBI.cia to the /cias/ folder on your SD card
- Copy DSP1.cia to the /cias/ folder on your SD card
- Copy Anemone3DS.cia to the /cias/ folder on your SD card
3.Create a folder named payloads in the luma folder on your SD card if it does not alreadyexist
4.Copy GodMode9.firm from the GodMode9 .zip to the /luma/payloads/ folder on your SD card
5.Copy the gm9 folder from the GodMode9 .zip to the root of your SD card
6.Copy setup_ctrnand_luma3ds.gm9 and cleanup_sd_card.gm9 to the /gm9/scripts/ folder on your SD card
7.Reinsert your SD card into your device,power on your device
8..Launch the Download Play application
9.Press (L) + (Down) + (Select) at the same time to open the Rosalina menu
10.Select “Miscellaneous options”
11.Select “Switch the hb.title to the current app.”
12.Press (B) to continue,press (B) to return to the Rosalina main menu
13.Press (B) to exit the Rosalina menu,press (Home),then close Download Play,Launch the Download Play application, your device should load the Homebrew Launcher
14.Launch FBI from the list of homebrew
15.Navigate to SD -> cias
16.Select “< current directory >”.select the “Install and delete all CIAs” option, then press(A) to confirm
17.Press (Home), then close Download Play
18.Launch the DSP1 application, once it has completed, press (B) to self-delete the appand return to the home menu
This is not a complete tutorial, you can follow a full one from its official site R4IDS.CN. The user manual is too long to write it here. Last but not least, for those of you want to buy an R4i gold plus 3ds card, you can order from 3ds-flashcard.com. We support 100% genuie card with refund guarantee, free shipping to worldwide, paypal/credit card payment and free tracking number/game code service.