The Wood R4 Firmware receives yet another update this week. Today the team behind this amazing third party firmware has release version 1.44 of the very popular R4 3DS card firmware which promises some more fixes for some incompatible games as well as new additions for features and functions.
Wood R4 is the unofficial firmware that has taken the DS flash card world by storm. First adding support for the newest games and homebrew apps to the original R4 DS cards, and now it has expanded to include support for most of the popular R4 brand cards today. The R4 3DS from the official http://www.r4usa.com as well as the R4i Gold 3DS are all now supported.
Many ds card owners continue to swear by the card, and often find that this unofficial firmware is actually better than the official firmware that is being released. The Wood firmware has always provided unsurpassed quality when it comes to game compatibility as well as additional add ons for things like Gameboy Emulators, NES emulators and many more. It’s this additional compatibility that makes it stand out from the competition in that it allows users to play retro and classic games, right on their new Nintendo 3DS console.
Installing the Wood R4 Firmware is just as simple as installing the original firmware as well. You simply have to copy over all of the firmware kernel files to your micro SD card and you’re all set and ready to start playing, except you’ll have all of the added compatibility that you would not otherwise have with the official kernel.
If you have an older version of Wood R4 3ds already installed, for example 1.38, then you’re able to simply copy / over write all of your files and your card will be running the latest version of this kernel without any changes to your game save files or other data on the micro SD card.