How to install the English patch

Before we begin I want to give you a WARNING! that installing this patch makes changes to your Tamagotchi 4U that can not be undone by resetting your 4U or removing the batteries. These changes can only be undone by the restore patch. It is very important that you follow these instructions carefully to successfully patch your Tamagotchi 4U. Failing to do so may leave you with a corrupted or unusable Tamagotchi 4U.

Installing this patch is for your own risk. Please read the disclaimer at the bottom too. By putting these patches on your Tamagotchi 4U or any other medium you accept the terms and conditions.

Good with that out of the way let's begin!

The English patch is at this moment only available for the Tamagotchi 4U. If you have a Tamagotchi 4U+ you will have to wait until the 4U+ patch is ready. To download and install the patch to your tamagotchi 4U you will need an Android phone or tablet with FeliCa compatible NFC with the English 4U App installed and the Tamagotchi 4U must also have a have a pair of new alkaline batteries or fully charged rechargable batteries.

Download the patch

To download the patch start the 4U English app and swipe up. You will see the green custom option buttons appear. Choose outings and you will see the English patch 1 option. Choose the English patch 1 and a download button will appear. Now take the Tamagotchi 4U, select the 1st heart icon and then the 3rd menu option. Hold your 4U at the back of your phone or tablet and press the download button in the 4U app. During the download you will be prompted to touch the screen twice. After a successful download you will see the recieve gift animation on your 4U.

Installing the patch

Go to the door icon, press B button to select it, then press A button repeatedly to step through the options until the hand icon is in front of the EP1-4U option and press B button again to select it. Press B button once more to run the patch. Some messages will appear to inform you that the patch will take some time and that you should not reset or remove the batteries once the patch is being installed. Press the A button to step through these messages. The last message will ask you if you want to install the patch (patch firmware).

When you are sure you want to path the firmware, press the B button. As soon as you press the B button the screen will turn black to preserve power. The patching takes about a minute. Make sure you do not reset, pull the batteries or drop your Tamagotchi 4U during the patching process as this may corrupt your Tamagotchi 4U or make it unusable.

After the patch has completed, the screen will turn on again and you are prompted with a success message followed by a message to inform you that a soft reset is required. After pressing a button the Tamagotchi 4U will do a reset. When a reset has completed, choose the RESUME option to continue game play.

what is patched

Patch 1 translates the most important graphics with japanese texts, all the menu's, options and menu messages. Future patches will translate Tamagotchi names, tamagotchi text dialogs, item names and miscellaneous dialog texts. The video below gives you a peek at the tranlations.

Restore patch

In case you want to restore the Tamagotchi 4U back to it's original Japanese state, you can download and install the Restore Patch 1 in the same manner as the English Patch 1.

UPDATES

2016-09-05 Release 1.1Fixes the No 'K' name input glitch and some Minor translation changes. This patch can be installed over the first release patch. In case you want to restore your 4U back to Japanese, Only use the release 1.1 restore patch.
To find out which patch is installed on your 4U, go to the clover menu and check the 4th option. if it reads 'HEAL' the first release patch is installed. If it reads 'CARE' release 1.1 patch is already installed.


DISCLAIMER

THIS SOFTWARE IS FREE FOR PERSONAL USE, NOT FOR SALE OR COMMERCIAL USE IN ANY FORM AND IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARANTIES. IN NO EVENT SHALL I BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES