How to Make Your R4 Boot Any .nds File From the Second Icon on the Menu!





Introduction: How to Make Your R4 Boot Any .nds File From the Second Icon on the Menu!

This will show you how to make your R4's second icon on the menu boot any .nds you want.

Step 1: Renaming

This is really simple to do. Delete the " _DS_MSHL.nds " file.

Copy and paste the .nds file you want to be booted, and rename to "_DS_MSHL.nds".

Simple eh?

For mine, I used Licks Media Player (iPod clone).



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    are there all the r4 card can work with this steps??? how about R4i Gold 3DS

    May i ask which R4i card do you have, i have this wood r4i gold card from , can i use  your method.

    I've got a question. I've bought and used the older R4DS' without any issues. My nephew wanted me to get him set up so I bought 4 new ones for him and his friends. Everything loads onto the memory card fine, but when I put it in the R4 it only comes up with: ? Menu The same thing happens to each of them. Is there an updated menu version that I need to load? Does anyone know how I can correct this?

    I would format the microSD's first, then download the new kernel at

    Write back if you're still having troubles. Is it an R4DS or an R4i?

    It still reads the same. The only thing I can think of is that my _DS_Menu.Dat file is outdated. I tried finding sa newer download but I can't track one down. The R4 is the R4-SDHC Upgrade.

    The R4 SDHC "upgrade" Mean's It's a fake sorry.

    will this work with original Nintendo DS? where can I get at good price and(yes i ask alotta questions) i heard about a "fake" r4 card, can any one tell me about it and or tell me how to avoid it please, and thank you!

    Yes will work with original DS. Depends on where you live for a good price. Fake R4's. Yes. I really do recommend DSTT these days. They've got better support and more people using them. You're much safer with them too. If you still really want an R4, just read around and see reviews and find out who's real. forums might have info about this, I"m not sure. A safe bet is Ship internationally, and have bought 4 products on two different occasions and are a safe bet.

    is a micro sd card included with the r4?

    Depends where you buy it from. Usually not, they're cheap anyway.