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R4i for the Nintendo DSi

A new flash cart dubbed the R4i (yes, that’s R4i, a pun for the name R4 for the DSi) for the new Nintendo DSi which is hitting US soil this April 5 (the DSi release date).  No word if this still comes from the R4DS maker since it’s not on their official site plus the fact that selling of R4 is illegal by law in Japan.  The cart however, is already on sale on the interwebs.

If you haven’t been around the DS scene lately, all current flash carts don’t work with the DSi, save for maybe the one from Acekard and the R4i, the R4 for Nintendo DSi.

Here’s a video of the R4i on Nintendo DSi.

R4i Features

  • Able to memorize and restore to the previously selected game or application after restarting machine and soft reset.
  • Sleep mode function, for power saving and longer standby time.
  • Multi-languages are optional, they are Simplified Chinese, complicated Chinese, English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spainish and Dutch.
  • Friendly interface, easy to operate.
  • Realtime smart help windows.
  • Integrated the latest Moonshell 2.0 Beta version.
  • Game compatibility: 100%.
  • No need to flash. Built-in launch Slot-2 (gba) function.
  • Support SDHC micro sd cards (4GB?8GB?16GB?32GB).
  • Support DMA read and no lag while using any microSD card.
  • Support FAT16 and FAT32. Files can be transferred with PC, PDA, Cellphone and Camera.
  • Support clean rom and drag-drop to play. Fast loading.
  • Support NDS and iDS games. DS games can run on any DS versions.
  • Files are to be saved directly to TF card, copy or restoration is not required.
  • Automatically recognise saved new game types, no need to update the database.
  • Support moonshell and home brew.
  • Power saving design. Enter optimized mode automatically.
  • Double screen UI, abbreviated picture and game title display, button and touch operations.
  • Easy to use, setting or adjustment is not required.
  • Support Wi-Fi, rumble pack and browser expansion.
  • UI background can be changed.
  • 4-level brightness adjustment.
  • Support soft reset.
  • Support AR cheat code.
  • Support soft-reset of moonshell 2.0 (back to main menu of R4 NDSI by pressing START button).
  • DLDI auto-patching.
  • Support Download play.

R4i package

At the risk of being Captain Obvious, this just needs saying. If the R4i works, then other flash carts for the DS and DS Lite like EDGE will be getting a for DSi iteration.

Personally though, I would avoid anything with the R4 name in it.

The R4 offered less than carts that went on sale beside it.  The R4i does offer more but the stigma is already there so buy at your own preference.  If you’re looking for a this car though, you won’t find it on Amazon and Ebay as Nintendo had it banned.  You can get it elsewhere on the internet though.

If you’re looking to update your r4i firmware, just check out r4i’s updates.

To everyone who already got an R4i already? Post your review.

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  1. Kaiching123 Albert April 13, 2009 Reply

    Does r4i really work for the New Nintendo Dsi.

    How’s Much?

  2. jjj03dd axcbb April 15, 2009 Reply

    It is about $19 online.
    4coolday says can support JP-DSi, EU-DSi and US DSi .

  3. tdssk tdssk April 22, 2009 Reply

    Red R4i? How about this r4i:

  4. joe_rocha joe May 15, 2009 Reply

    that is the new r4i from r4 ultra.. sells that one for around 30 bucks…

  5. kenk55 Ken May 19, 2009 Reply

    Where do you download the r4i firmware?

  6. apocalypseanubis apocalypse May 21, 2009 Reply

    R4i for DSi dose work I have one, with an 8gb Micro SDHC it hold around 160 games, it can also play movies, TV shows, music, and emulated games such as NES, SEGA, GAME GEAR, and so on, it in my opinion is worth it I will just not update the firm ware on the DSi so that I can enjoy the free gaming and multimedia for years to come, I didn’t buy it to go onto the net, that is what my computer is for,
    As for updates, the R4i wed sight dose come out with updates to combat the DSi updates

    look at the updated kernels

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 1, 2009 Reply

      thanks for the update.. I’ll add it to my post

  7. jaison166 jaison May 27, 2009 Reply

    can i use the r4 for the ndsi?

  8. xbox_787 josh June 2, 2009 Reply

    the r4i can be used for dsi and ds ive already have like a lot of memory

  9. gg r4i June 5, 2009 Reply

    i bought mine it’s too good i can watch movie

  10. anthartley201 R4i Card June 18, 2009 Reply

    Yes you can use the largest 16GB Micro SD card with an r4i , they’re great!

  11. bob JFreezy June 22, 2009 Reply

    I have a 2GB micro SD that I used for my R4. Will is still be able to use that? I think I read somewhere that the lowest the R4i can use is 4GB. Is this true? And I wont be able to use the internet if I have a R4i?

  12. gamesbackupcouk r4 revolution July 11, 2009 Reply

    things are getting good for nintendo dsi, but beware of clones ones

  13. torres627 chris July 23, 2009 Reply

    I have an R4 with 4gb MiniSDCard for the DS Lite. Would we be able to play those games stored in the SD Card if I plug that in to the R4i?

  14. unfabulous.99 Jessica August 18, 2009 Reply

    My cousin decided to download the online content on my dsi so now my r4i wont work. Is there anything i can do about this? |:

  15. JACKSTER125 Jack August 22, 2009 Reply

    i cant download the software for R4I WHERE DO I GO

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 22, 2009 Reply

      The link for R4i’s updates is posted. Just read the post.

  16. jamescwalsh james September 5, 2009 Reply

    how much are r4i

  17. npausuav Jin October 21, 2009 Reply

    i love the fact that it has the option of Simplified Chinese and “Complicated” Chinese.

  18. ronstertruck96 sm21 November 6, 2009 Reply

    now HOW in the world do u connect the flash drve into ur DSi!?!

  19. wilmie96 mina February 20, 2010 Reply

    i’m planning to get a dsi, should i get an acekard or an R4i? which one works well with DSi?

  20. gygynft milry August 12, 2010 Reply

    yes ive been trying to open my r4i from Ages and know i download a karenal for my dsi xl in the r4i and it did work wahhhooooooooooooooo =) the r4i work well in the dsi =]

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