How to Put Games on an R4i-SDHC

by Victoria Martin ; Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • R4i-SDHC flash card

  • MicroSD card

  • USB connector for MicroSD card

  • PC with game roms you wish to load onto your R4i-SDHC

The R4i-SDHC is a Slot-1 flash card, with compatibility for the Nintendo DSi. It allows you to run homebrew software, greatly expanding the functionality of your Nintendo DSi, letting you play movies, listen to music and store backups of games directly on the SD memory of the flash card. This saves you time and space, allowing you to carry only one flash card with dozens of games, versus carrying the individual cartridges for each different game. Loading games onto your R4i-SDHC can be accomplished in a few short steps.

Remove the MiniSD card from your R4i-SDHC, and insert the card into the USB connector.

Insert the USB connector into your PC. The PC will recognize the storage device and open it for editing.

Create a directory called ROMS on your SD card. Copy the game roms to this directory.

Eject the USB connector, remove the MiniSD card and load it into your R4i-SDHC.

Insert the R4i-SDHC into your Nintendo DSi. Browse to the directory you created, and choose the ROM you wish to play.

About the Author

Victoria Martin has been a writer for more than 14 years. Her work has appeared in Jacksonville's "The Dialer World Magazine," San Francisco's "In Structure Magazine" and Northern California's weekly "The Word: Arts and Culture." Martin received her Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies from Humboldt State University.

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