Your R4 is still alive.
A new version of the 'Wood' firmware for the original R4, R4IDSN and the R4iGOLD is out.
Wood is an firmware replacement for the original R4, R4IDSN and R4iGOLD DS flashcarts. A new version, 1.47 is out. It's pretty much compatible with all the Nintendo DS games out there, so it completely brings your R4 flashcarts to live.
Here's the list of changes:
And, here are the off-site firmware download links:Core:
* switched to devkitarm r38.
* improved stability.
* improved loader stability.
* improved softreset stability.
* '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 v1.47
Wood R4iDSN v1.47
Wood R.P.G. v1.47
NEWS SOURCE: http://gbatemp.net/t325416-wood-firmwares-v1-47
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this R4 news update!