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Wood R4 Kernel

2 R4 kernel are available for R4 DS card. The official R4 DS kernel from www.r4ds.me(r4ds.com) and the Wood R4 kernel. As been halt by Nintendo, R4 DS team disband and there is no any update for R4 DS kernel. The latest version is R4 DS V1.18. Wood r4 is a new unofficial kernel. It update very fast and solved many new games on R4 DS card. Thanks for Wood R4 team, as their hard work, R4 DS users can enjoy more games.

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      R4 DS V1.18         (English)                    Wood R4 V1.57     (English)

      Wood R4 V1.54     (English)                    Wood R4 V1.53     (English)

      Wood R4 V1.49     (English)                    Wood R4 V1.48     (English)

      Wood R4 V1.46     (English)                    Wood R4 V1.45     (English) 

Wood R4 Kernel more information

    Users can find wood r4 kernel update content by click the following links: 

    Wood R4 V1.45 update on Feb 27th.                     Wood R4 V1.46 release on March 21th.
    Wood R4 V1.43 update on Jan 14th.                     Wood R4 V1.44 released on Jan 2nd.
    Wood R4 V1.38 update on Oct 10th.                      Wood R4 V1.41 updated on Dec 3rd.
    Wood R4 V1.36 released on August 23th.            Wood R4 V1.37 issued on Sep 30th
    Wood R4 V1.35 updated on August 12th.             Wood R4 V1.34 updated on August 1st.

Wood r4 kernel installation

Before kernel update, please confirm the "r4ids.com" mark on the package, Only original r4 ds card with "SDTF-2GB" supports wood R4 kernel. Other imitation may cause failer.
     1. Download Latest Wood R4 kernel patch.
     2. Release the patch into several files.
     3. Connect the MicroSD card to the computer by a MicroSD reader.
     4. Copy all files to the boot directoy of the MicroSD card.
     5. Wood r4 kernel installation finished, if you like, you may also copy some games of media files to the TF card for use.

Wood R4 V1.57 Kenel Change log

- lwip updated to 1.4.1.
- russian localization updated. thanks to lupus. compatibility:
- 'pokemon hwaiteu 2 (korea)' fixed.
- 'pokemon beullaeg 2 (korea)' fixed.
- 'witches & vampires ghost pirates of asburry' fixed.
- 'bratz - fashion boutique' fixed.
- 'korg ds-10+ synthesizer limited edition (japan)' fixed.
r4i specific:
- rts still in beta stage.
- old rts saves not compatible with new version.
- improved video saving/loading.
- math core saved.

Wood r4 v1.53 update on Oct 10th, 2012

Change Log (Wood R4 V1.53)
'learn with pokemon - typing adventure (Europe)' fixed.
'tinker bell and the great fairy rescue (Europe) (EN,SV,NO,DA)' fixed.
'pokemon - white version 2 (USA, Eeurope)' fixed.
'pokemon - black version 2 (usa, Europe)' fixed.

Wood R4 V1.48 update content

- moyeora! kirby (korea)' fixed.
- detective conan - kakokara no zensou kyoku (japan)' fixed.
- super scribblenauts (europe) (en,sv,no,da,fi)' fixed.
- break Nintendo 3DS V4.1.0-8 E/U/J system.

Wood R4 V1.47 udpate content

core update:
- switched to devkitarm r38.
- improved stability.
- improved loader stability.
- improved softreset stability.

compatibility update
- 'inazuma eleven 2 - tempesta di fuoco (italy)' fixed.
- 'inazuma eleven 2 - tormenta de fuego (spain)' fixed.
- 'new horizon - english course 1 (japan)' fixed.
- 'new horizon - english course 2 (japan)' fixed.
- 'new horizon - english course 3 (japan)' fixed.
- 'jam with the band' 32MB savesize changed to 8MB.
- 'made in ore' 32MB savesize changed to 16MB.
- added additional info about card in help window.

Wood R4 V1.46 change log

- 'club penguin - elite penguin force (germany)' fixed.
- 'inazuma eleven 2 - tempete de glace (france)' fixed.
- 'inazuma eleven 2 - tempete de feu (france)' fixed.
- 'pokemon plus - nobunaga no yabou (japan)' fixed.
- 'inazuma eleven 2 - blizzard (europe)' fixed.
- 'inazuma eleven 2 - firestorm (europe)' fixed.
- 'inazuma eleven 2 - ventisca eterna (spain)' fixed.
- 'inazuma eleven 2 - bufera di neve (italy)' fixed.

Wood R4 V1.45 Kernel update log

Core update:
- minor fix in homebrew softreset.
- devkitpro 'Exit to Menu Protocol' support. (http://devkitpro.org/wiki/Homebrew_Menu)
- associations support added. you can associate any file type (except nds&gba) to any homebrew application. launched file passed to application as argv[1] params. i know two applications that support this: nesDS and Iku reader. associations settings stored in /__rpg/associations.ini file. sample:

Compatibility update:
- 'shin megami tensei - devil survivor 2 (usa)' fixed.

Wood R4 V1.44 update content

Core update:

  • extlink support.
  • 3in1+ support. opera works, gba launch from psram/nor works, even rumble in some games works. big thanx to mbmax for testing.

Compatibility update:

  • 'professor layton and the spectre's call (europe)' fixed.
  • 'jeongukmin model audition superstar ds (korea)' fixed.
  • 'live-on card live-r ds (korea)' fixed.
  • 'mario & luigi rpg 3 - kupa momsok daemoheom (korea)' fixed.
  • 'metal beyblade 2 - big bang bladers (korea)' fixed.
  • 'yu-gi-oh 5d's world championship 2011 - over the nexus (korea)' fixed

Wood R4 V1.43 kernel update content

'tinker bell + tinker bell and the lost treasure (europe)' fixed.
'call of duty - black ops (europe) (es,it)' fixed.
'bakuman mangaka e no michi (japan)' fixed.
'fab style (japan)' fixed.
'maplestory ds (japan)' fixed.
'rpg tkool ds+ (japan)' fixed.
'cars 2 (japan)' fixed.
'crafting mama (japan)' fixed.
'kaizoku sentai gokaiger atsumete henshin! 35 sentai! (japan)' fixed.
'korg ds-10+ synthesizer (japan)' fixed.
'ore-sama kingdom koi no manga mo debut o mokushise (japan)' fixed.
'toy story 3 (japan)' fixed.
'kuma no pooh-san 100 acre no mori no cooking book (japan)' fixed.
'5-kyuu kara 1-kyuu kanzen taiou saikin kako mondai - nijishiken taisaku - eiken kanzenban (japan)' fixed.
'gokujou mecha mote iinchou mm my best friend (japan)' fixed.
'byoutai seiri ds - image dekiru! shikkan, shoujou to care (japan)' fixed.
'kaibou seirigaku ds - touch de hirogaru! jintai no kouzou to kinou (japan) (rev 2)' fixed.
'shoukou shindan training ds (japan)' fixed.
'shin noukyou iku' fixed.
'yamakawa shuppansha kanshuu - shousetsu nihonshi b - shin sougou training plus (japan)' fixed.
'yamakawa shuppansha kanshuu - shousetsu sekaishi b - shin sougou training plus (japan)' fixed.
'suisui physical assessment training ds (japan)' fixed.

Wood R4 V1.41 Change Log

'one piece gigant battle 2 - shin sekai (japan)' fixed.
'tamagotchi collection (japan)' fixed.
'professeur layton et l'appel du spectre (france)' fixed.
'power rangers - samurai' fixed.
'professor layton und der ruf des phantoms (germany)' fixed.
'il professor layton e il richiamo dello spettro (italy)' fixed.
'professor layton en de melodie van het spook (netherlands)' fixed.
'cooking mama world - outdoor adventures (europe)' fixed.
'el profesor layton y la llamada del espectro (spain)' fixed.

Wood R4i V1.40 update log

kinetic scrolling.
-'beyblade - metal masters (usa)' fixed
-'phineas and ferb - 2 disney games (europe)' fixed
-'fossil fighters champions (usa)' fixed

Wood R4 V1.39 update content

- switched to devkitarm r36.
- 'professor layton and the last specter (usa)' fixed.
- 'kirby - mass attack (europe)' fixed.
- 'petz - puppyz & kittenz (usa)' fixed.
- 'monster high - ghoul spirit' fixed.

Wood R4 V1.38 update content:

- drawing last item in small icon mode fixed.
- saving in 'miffys world (europe)' fixed.
- 'solatorobo - red the hunter (usa)' fixed.
- force save size to 512K for 'tony hawk's proving ground'.
- force save size to 512K for 'pocket scenario series - harukanaru toki no naka de -
more sweet edition'.
- force save size to 512K for 'kilari - na-san, mon meilleur ami (europe)'.
- 'dragon quest monsters - joker 2 (europe)' fixed.

Wood R4 V1.37 update content

- 'youda legend - the curse of the amsterdam diamond' fixed.
- 'suite precure melody collection (japan)' fixed.
- force 64k save for 'doctor who - evacuation earth'.
- 'camping mama - outdoor adventures (usa)' fixed.
- 'harvest moon ds - the tale of two towns (usa)' fixed.
- 'cars 2 (europe) (fr,de,it)' fixed.
- 'kirby - mass attack (usa)' fixed.
- 'pucca - power up (usa)' fixed.
- 'barbie - fashionista inc.' fixed.
- 'phineas and ferb - across the 2nd dimension (europe)' fixed.
- force save size to 512K for 'time hollow'.

- sometimes on dsi/3ds wifi goes to sleep after 65s.
- connect to open ap in case wep encryption set in wfc settings.
- savesize.bin support.

Wood R4 V1.36 update content

Core update:
- lameboy option added to globalsettings.ini.
compatibility update:
- 'dragon quest monsters - joker 2 (usa)' fixed.
- 'paws & claws - pampered pets 2' fixed.
- access points with hidden ssid support added.
- many minor changes/improvements.
- cmp cheats database support added.

Wood R4 V1.35 update content

- correct skin names and language names sorting in settings.
- 'atsumete! kirby (japan)' fixed.
- 'phineas and ferb - across the 2nd dimension (usa)' fixed.
- 'jewels of the ages (europe)' fixed.
- 'all kamen rider - rider generation (japan)' fixed.
- 'one piece - gigant battle! (europe)' fixed.

Wood R4 V1.34 update

Interface update:
- _monday option in skin.
- spanish localization updated. tnx to PabloACZ.
- italian localization updated. tnx to linoxyard.
- german localization updated. tnx to Werner Schabert.
Compatibility update:
- fixed 14 new games.

Wood R4 V1.33 update

Wood R4 V1.33 kernel fixed below DS games: (3DS game is not compatible currently) 
5753 - 'one piece - gigant battle!' (France)
5756 - 'kaidan restaurant - zoku! shin menu 100-sen (Japan)'
5758 - 'tennis no oji-sama gyutto! dokidoki survival umi to yama no love passion (Japan)'
5759 - 'imagine - resort owner (USA)'
5760 - 'crime lab - body of evidence (USA)'

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