What is a R4?
R4 (the R stands for Revolution) is the name of the device that allows you to open up your Nintendo DS, bypass the Nintendo firmware to enable additional services and increase memory. The R4 card plugs into your Nintendo DS and allows you to use an external SD card to extend the memory capacity of your Nintendo DS and store multimedia files including ebooks, homebrew games, films, pictures and music.
What is the difference between R4 and R4i?
The R4 card is the initial, traditional card designed for the Nintendo DS console, it was first brought into the market in the early years of the Nintendo DS when the first models were brought out. However, the R4i card is - as the name suggests - slightly more advanced and more suited to the new models of the Nintendo DS, known as the Nintendo DSi.
How easy is it to upload music and films onto my R4 card?
It is very easy to upload music or other files from your computer to your Nintendo DS through your R4 card as it works with an easy drag and drop system. You can simply copy and paste the songs using highlight and right-click or if it is easier for you, you can drag and drop the files into the R4 card folder.
Which is the most genuine R4 card?
The truth is that there are no genuine R4 card manufacturers or makes because the R4 card itself is not something “approved” or “patented” by Nintendo. That’s not to say it’s dangerous or illegal, it’s just more like an additional accessory for the Nintendo DS than part of it.
Is the R4 compatible with the latest DSi?
No, an R4 card is not compatible with the latest Nintendo models such as the DSi and the DSi XL, just as it is very unlikely to be compatible with future models. The R4 cards were the original R4DS cards but after they were discontinued in 2008, the cards became incompatible with all Nintendo DS models from that point on. In order to use an R4 card with the later models you will need one of the R4i cards which work with all models except that of the 3ds consoles. Only a r4 3ds card works on all consoles currently available as its backward compatible with older consoles.
What is the difference between a black and a white R4?
Well both of these R4 essentially serves the similar purpose. But the software required for the two is absolutely different. You can clearly see which software is meant for white and which is meant for black on most of the downloaded websites. Just in case, you have downloaded the wrong software, your Ds screen will clearly display a sign on the top right that looks like a memory card with a menu icon.