Modding your Nintendo DS with the r4 card

28.08.11 / Nintendo / Author:
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It is no secret that a Nintendo DS can do a lot of things when you first open it up. It can record your voice, take pictures, be one of the best gaming devices available, and even play Game Boy Advanced Games. However, with relatively little effort and an awesome guide, you can do much more. Ever wanted to watch movies on your DS? Ever thought the DS was the perfect device for reading on? Want to turn your DS into a music library? All this is possible, so lets figure out how!

 

 

1. Getting Your Hands on an R4 Card

 

The first step is getting your hands on an R4 card. Thankfully, R4 cards are not illegal and can be purchased from many trustworthy websites. The best thing to do if you are uncertain who you should purchase from is to see what other people use and follow their lead.

 

 

2. Update the R4 Card

 

Once your R4 card arrives, the first thing you will have to do is update the R4 Card firmware. This means you will have to find where the firmware is online and download it prior to plugging your R4 card into your computer. This can be relatively easy, especially if the company you bought the R4 card from keeps a link to the latest firmware. With any luck, finding and downloading will not take any more then a few minutes.

 

 

3. Connecting the R4 Card to Your Computer

 

After you have the most up to date firmware available, connect the R4 Card to your computer via the mini USB connecter that comes with the card. In addition, update the micro SD card.

 

4. Unpack the Contents of the Firmware

 

This instruction basically speaks for itself. You need to unpack the content of the firmware into the microSD card. Look for the root directory and unpack there.

 

 

5. Connect Everything to Your DS

 

Now you will need to plug in both the R4 Card and the microSD card into the Nintendo DS. It may take several attempts to figure out how to do this the best way.

 

6. Turn it On And See If It Works

 

With everything ready and set, all that is left is turning it on and seeing if it works. With any luck, the warning screen will come up, and then quickly switch to the R4 screen.

 

 

7. See What Is Out There!

 

With everything figured out, the DS is now yours. Search for some cool programs and increase your DS’s utility!

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