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After the hefty conversation at NDSuniverse (search for it in Google), I have to write this article for everyone. This article was a request and it’s about: “How to update your R4 Original + install R4 Wood operating systems”. Anyway, this article is straight forward and it shouldn’t confuse you.
How to install R4 revolution kernel
1 x Nintendo DS Lite
1 x R4 Original cartridge
1 x Micro SD TF (Wood R4) cards – 2GB Max!
1 x SDTF card reader
1 x R4 Original Kernal V1.xx – http://www.r4ds.me/download/r4ds.html
1 x Panasonic SD formatter 2.0 – http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/sd/download/
Notes: if you want to install Wood R4 only. Then please download this instead of the above.
1 x R4 Wood R4 Operating Systems – http://lair360.co.uk/blog/downloads/firmware-updates/
1 x Winrar 3.9x – http://rarlab.com/
Notes: this tutorial is only written for the original R4 users only! In other terms, it will not work on R4(i) Ultra, R4i Pro edition. So, please be careful with your card!
Secondly, this paragraph is only for the official R4 kernel driver. If you want to install “Wood R4”, you will need to skip this part – scroll down and look for “Wood R4” installation.
1.] Take out your “Micro SDTF” cards and plug it into your computer.
2.] Download “Panasonic SD formatter” and install the application.
3.] Execute the program and reformat your “Micro SD TF” cards. Nevertheless, just keep everything as default and let it reformat your cards.
4.] After this process, you will have a blank “Micro SD TF” cards. All you need to do is go this website and download the latest “kernel driver” for your Original R4 cards.
5.] Extract everything inside your language folder (English, Korean and ect) and drop them into your “Micro SDTF” cards. However, it must be place within the root directory!
6.] Safely remove your “Micro SDTF” cards and insert the little thing into your R4 DS cartridge.
7.] Boot up your Nintendo DS Lite console and let it configure your R4 cartridge.
8.] Once you are done with this official firmware. You may continue with “Wood R4” installation! It’s your choice…
How to install Wood R4 1.xx Edition
This little installation is really simple and it requires a little bit of cleaning and reformatting. But, don’t panic! The manual is here…
Warning: Wood R4 will only work with a “SDTF – 2GB” card. So, please double check!
1.] Go to my server and download “Wood R4”. You can also use other website to download this file. It’s your choice…
2.] Use your “Panasonic SD formatter” and reformat your cards.
3.] Extract the contents and drop everything inside your “Micro SDTF” cards.
4.] Safely remove your “Micro SDTF” card and plug it into your R4 DS cartridge.
5.] Boot up your Nintendo DS Lite and have FUN!
Optional – not required!
6.] Get yourself a cold drink and have some fun!