a little step by step guide for an alternative ysmenu custom firmware for the r4ds ( works for original r4ds and fakes and clones ) instructions for ysmenu for the r4ds as follows - go here - http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=103879 and download r4ysauto and download the update . go here http://home.usay.jp/pc/etc/nds/ and scroll down the page till you get to DS(T_T)DS and download this file 2008/10/21 18:00 once you have downloaded all the files you need you will have - r4ysauto.zip , update.zip + ysmenu0810211800.zip unzip just the 2 of them so that you have 2 folders , r4ysauto + update . now to create your ysmenu for the r4ds - copy the contents of the update folder to the r4ysauto folder. copy the ysmenu0810211800.zip to the r4ysauto folder. now inside the r4ysauto folder is a r4 MS-DOS Batch File double click it. it will ask which language you want type EN and enter it will say update found do you want to install it type yes and enter it will ask should the cheat database be updated type yes and enter it will say updating has been finished press any key to continue so just press any key it will say which flashcard do you use type R4 and enter it will now generate the nescessary files once finished press enter it will now say a skin was found in the directory do you wish to use that skin i typed yes and then enter it will then say ysmenu can be installed in various languages type EN and enter it will then say there are a few ways of installing ysmenu i typed 1 as a firmware and enter now it has all the info it needs it will now create your r4 custom english.zip firmware . once it has finished all you do is then unzip the r4 custom english.zip and copy the TTMenu folder and the _DS_MENU.DAT file to your memory card . thats it you now have custom r4ysmenu on your r4ds . sorry if this has been a bit long winded but it is a step by step guide that was the easiest to explain . ps. it might be easier if you print this page .