NDS – Unable to load data (Solution) – How to update R4 kernel

Recently, i downloaded a lot of latest NDS games from internet and hit the following error while starting the game.

“Unable to load data. Turn the power off and reinsert the game card”

This is because my NDS R4 kernal is outdated(v1.08), can not support the latest game. After updated R4 kernel to latest version(v1.18), everything is working fine now.

Update R4 kernel manually is just a piece of cake, see following guidelines to update the R4 kernel :

1) Take out your R4 card (small card) from NDS.

2) Plug your R4 card into USB pen drive which support micro SD, (USB pen drive that you used to copy game). Your R4 file content should like this :

nds-unable-to-load-game-latest-R4-original

3) Go here http://www.r4ds.me/download/r4ds.html to download the latest R4kernal.

4) R4 Kernal file is something like “English-1.18.rar”, you need “winrar” to unzip it. please go http://www.rarsoft.com/download.htm
to download if you do not have winrar installed in your computer.

5) Unzip it, the _DS_MENU.DAT and _DS_MSHL.NDS are core files for R4 kernel. 

nds-unable-to-load-game-latest-R4

6) Copy all the unzip kernel files above to your R4 card and REPLACE IT ALL. (Please remember backup , just in case).

7) Unplug your USB pen drive and reinsert your R4 card, enjoy your game.

Done.

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cullen
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cullen

DS R4 card is outdated, it can’t play ds games on Nintendo 3ds. So I get the r4 3ds card from 3ds-flashcard.com to play free ds games on the v11.4.0-37 3ds xl console. That works great!

tristan
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tristan

i actually have a problem you see accidentally formatted the SD card and now nothing is inside it
is there a way to get the old files back? or is there a link where i could download some?

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Joi

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Vivienne
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Vivienne

my nds gets stuck on the home page and i cant press anything
any solutions?
Please help!

Vivien
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Vivien

It didnt work, IT CRASHED MY DS!
PLEASE HELP!
IT SAYS IN CHINESE THAT ITS NOT SUPPORTED!

bugsy
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bugsy

I was having the exact same problem,so i deleted everything and downloaded the wood kernel instead and now all my games work perfectly,also DO NOT update your ds as it renders your r4 card useless,mine is a dsi,ended up getting a new one.Bugsy

MR.o
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MR.o

in mine it stays a white screen or black can anyone help

stella lee
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stella lee

at first it turned to have white or black screen, but after some restarts, now its worked!
thank you so much for sharing this awesome tips!

Reddit Ricko
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Reddit Ricko

Thanks so much for the help! Worked like a charm first time trying this out!

jake
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jake

my power died while updating the kernal, now it just says no card is inserted into the ds. is there any way to fix this, and get a working kernal back on there, i only know how to update an existing one. but how do i put one on there from scratch?

charlie miller
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charlie miller

I have r4 for my ds lite and updated to a newer version. i copied over the new files and inserted it back in my r4 card and turned my ds on but it just freezes on the loading screen any help?

amirovsky
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amirovsky

i have the same problem. if u have got the answer plz let me know it too

Vivienne
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Vivienne
Vivien
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Vivien

I have to same problem! Please help!

Jason Holbert
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Jason Holbert

Never had any issues here. The R4 has always been rock solid for me.

Lucy
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Lucy

Thankyouu soooo much!!!!

Jeff
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Jeff

my say sd/tf card error please help

E.A. Ray
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E.A. Ray

Please explain the unziping process ore detaily. I have the kernel downloaded and on WINAR but yet cannot seem to make the program unzip and replace it

Jeff
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Jeff

right click slect winar then exatact here it may not be right because i use 7zip

naomi
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naomi

thank you so much it works perfectly!

Arnav gupta
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Arnav gupta

tell me please how to do

mike
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mike

where i can download the file content that contains in the r4?? it is stated in the procedure 2??.. please help me :(

mike
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mike

[img]http://www.mkyong.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/nds-unable-to-load-game-latest-r4-original.jpg[/img]
san ko po pwede madownload tong file na to.. eto po ung initial files ng r4 bago palitan ng version ng moonshell.. please help me po nareformat ko po kasi memory card ko eh.. wala pala me back up nyan :( please kindly help me.. buong araw na po ako naghanap pero wala po ako nahanap :(

Remco
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Remco

i got the same problem. when comes a new update. when i play a new games I get a white screen. what is the solution for this problem?

ian
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ian

I Have recently got a lot of new roms but none work on ds with r4 v2 version 1.18,
is it possible i need to upgrade to a new r4 card.the roms load but the screen either goes white or black can anyone help

ceannigh
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ceannigh

my little one got a hold of the ds with card in it now no games work helllllllllllllllllllp

jadey5796
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jadey5796

please help i dont understand what to do i plug my usb with the mini chip in but the second step picture wont pop up how do i get it to show up? please help!!!!

Phiv10
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Phiv10

Dude OMFG i love you it worked perfectly u rock man

Love
U
mkyong
Phiv

asher
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asher

my r4 was working fine until i did a system update on my DSi
since then it has not worked ,the r4 works on my DS lite

what can i do

ade
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ade

buy a new r4 card ver 1.4.1 thats all you can do for now ,nintendo has blocked the r4 ver1.4 with their newest firmware and please do not upgrade your system when using homebrew applications that is standard rule!

Random1
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Random1

Hi, I recently borrowed my friend’s r4 and it irks just fine.
I formatted my sd card how it should be,
but when I choose the game I want, the screen goes white.
It doesn’t load it just stays white until I turn it off.
Can anyone help me?

si
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si

i have the same problem, did you solve this?

j4m1721
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j4m1721

Hi – I have tried doing exaclty this, but when I turn on the DS I get a purple and black striped screen and it wont load. I took it all off and put the old files back on and it worked, but wont play new games. I’ve retried it a few times but still get the stripes. I have the 4 files that look exactly like the screen shot above and it still wont work?? Thanks in advance!

HAHA LOL
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HAHA LOL

How can i Unzip the the 2 files with winrar (pleas fast awnser)

matt
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matt

soz wat is kernal ? and wat do i do to get games on to sd card plse help