Written by on November 9, 2016
Nintendo upgrade 3DS system to V5.1.0-11 in the beginning of Apr. 2013. Many flashcards are locked at first. Your r4 3ds card may work well in old 3DS V4.5.0, but when you insert it into 3DS V5.1.0, it shows this message on the screen: “An error occupy, please turn off to reset the console”. So if you are not sure whether your R4 card can support 3DS V5.1.0 or not, please don’t update the 3DS to latest V5.1.0 firmware. But some games may cause 3DS system upgrade automatically, or you may already upgraded the 3DS system by mistake, in this case, please read below article to fix the problem.R4i 3ds cards support 3DS V5.1.0-11There are many kinds of r4i 3ds cards in the market currently. Some of them are not available for 3DS V5.1.0-11 untill now, such as Acekard 2i, M3i Zero, TT 3DS card and so on. Many kinds of excellent flashcard already break it, such as R4i Gold 3DS, R4i SDHC 3DS, Super card DSTwo, R4i Gold Plus, r4i dual core and so on.
You can check the label of r4 card in your hand, go it’s official website to find the latest news, then you will know whether it support 3DS V5.1.0-11 or not.How to update the flashcard to support 3DS V5.1.0-11If you buy a good flashcrd(such as R4i SDHC 3DS, r4i gold 3DS, r4i dual core, Super card Dstwo and so on), it can straightly work on 3DS V5.1.0-11E/U/J console, no need any upgrade. You just install the latest r4 kernel and games into the root directory of the MicroSD card, put the r4 card with SD card into the 3DS console, then it works.But if the r4i 3ds card in you hand is old version, which was released before 3DS V5.1.0-11 update, it need to be upgraded to fix the problem. (the firmware need to be refresh).
1. Update the r4 kernel in MicroSD card to latest version, as old kernel may be useless on 3DS V5.1.0-11.
2. Download V5.1.0-11 upgrade patch from official website, unzip it, and copy it into the root directory of the MicroSD card. (some r4 card may don’t have this patch, as it was built into the latest kernel).
3. Use a DS or Dsi console to upgrade the r4 card. There are 2 kinds of method. If the upgrade files is not built-in, you can open the MicroSD card in the DS, find the upgrade file and run it, then start upgrade process untill finish. If the upgrade file is built into the kernel, you just enter “r4 mainmenu” – “system config” – “upgrade” – “start”, click the start key to start upgrade process untill finish.However, if you do not have ds lite or dsi console. You need to borrow one from your friend, or from a friendly shop nearby.
Otherwise, you’ll have to try to borrow it from a stranger on the streets who happens to have a DS console. If you explain your situation they will probably sympathise, especially if they are also running flashcards. Flashcard updates take only minutes, and will not affect the DS/i or 3DS itself, so they should have nothing to worry about. Want to buy updated and pre-installed r4i 3ds card for 3ds v5.1.0-11? When you get the flashcard, you just play games directly, no need any other operation.
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