The Wood R4 Firmware released by yellow Wood Goblin, Since Wood R4 v1.17, there is a Wood R4i Gold firmware released by the (http://www.r4ids.cn)R4iDSN team. This firmware is produced in close cooperation between me and the R4iDSN team, it gets the same support from me as do my other firmwares. Caution: The Wood R4i Gold firmware is only for the R4i Gold made by (http://www.r4ids.cn) R4iDS, Other R4i Gold cards, due to different hardware, can not use the Wood R4i Gold firmware (including the R4i Gold v2 by www.r4ids.com,r4i-gold by www.r4i-gold.eu, etc) ,the Wood R4 Kernel can support R4 DS (Version 2) Card.
You can install Wood R4 to be your R4's main OSMenu, or if you already have your R4 setup with the R4 official OSMenu/ YSMENU you can setup Wood R4 as a secondary OSMenu.
To install Wood R4 as your main OSMenu (recommended):
Download the lastest version of Wood R4 from Wood R4 Firmware Download (which is currently 1.12). Extract this to a folder, once extracted double left-click on this folder. You should now see a folder called wood_r4_1.12, double left-click on wood_r4_1.12. You should now see a folder named root_r4 along with two text files: changelog.txt and readme.for.r4.users.txt. The two text files contain information revelant to this release, you should consider reading them before installing although it isn't necessary. Double left-click on root_r4, you will now see 2 files: _DS_MENU.DAT and __rpg. Select both these these files and copy them to the root directory of your MicroSD card.
Your MicroSD card should now look like:
The file _DS_MENU.DAT is Wood R4, and __RPG contains files used by Wood R4, so don't delete them. The autorun.inf and icon file will be only be present if you installed an icon as above.
If you have 'Auto Mode' enabled in your DS's system menu, your DS will automatically load Wood R4 when powered on if the R4 is inserted. You will however still get the Health and Safety screen on power up, but you won't need to press (A) or tap the screen when it appears.
You can hide the __rpg folder so it's won't appear in Wood. To do this right click on __rpg, select properties, put a tick in the hidden box and click ok.
If you later want to view the __rpg folder to add skins or cheats databases, you can do this put adding __rpg to the Micro SD driver letter address in Windows Explorer
Unless you want to install Wood R4 as a secondary OSMenu, you should now go to Step 5.
To install Wood R4 as a secondary OSMenu:
If you already have your R4 setup with another Operating Software, you can setup Wood R4 up as a secondary operating software. Wood R4 will peacefully coexist with both the Official R4 software and YSMenu on the same MicroSD card, you can download the last version of the official R4 software (v1.18) from R4 DS Kernel Download. To set Wood R4 up as a secondary operating software, create a directory called WoodR4 and extract the downloaded Wood R4 archive to this directory. Download and extract R4CRYPT to this same directory. Now Copy R4CRYPT.EXE into the wood_r4_v1.XX directory. Hold down shift key and right click on the wood_r4_v1.XX directory and select "Open command window here".
In the black box that pops up type "r4crypt.exe -d _DS_MENU.DAT WOODR4.NDS" and press enter.
Enter the wood_r4_v1.XX directory, delete _DS_MENU.DAT and r4crypt.exe, now copy the entire contents of the directory to your MicroSD card.
Alternatively a premade Wood R4 v1.12 as secondary Operating Software can be downloaded from here