What is the MT card?


Do you know the mt card? this is a new 3ds flashcart which often be talked about due to its special functions. We know that there has 3 real 3ds flashcart in the market right now, the gateway 3ds, r4i deluxe and 3dsliner. All of them support work on 3DS v4.1 – v4.5 and support play 3ds games. So does mt card is same like them? Here is the official features:

1) Hardware design of flexible, build-in CPU with card, upgradable new functions via USB.
2) Support multiROM, support SDHC card, support up to 256 games, selecting game in Menu or by pressing key.
3) Support FAT32, drag and drop, no need of diskimager.
4) Save to TF directly, no need of pressing home to backup SAVE.
5) Support SaveEditor, NAND-emulate and Card-dump soon.

Well, mt card has not be released, but according to their video and the features on official, we know that there has some difference. One important thing is, according to the video, we can see mt card support multiroms. This is really many users expected feature, multiroms mean you don’t need one card for one rom anymore, one sd card can save many 3ds roms. And for mt card, change games by a small switch which is on the back of the card. Seems very interesting and clever.

The first batch of samples sent out already, so the review seems will come out soon. Expected this new card reviews, does it really totally different and support multiroms? Let’s see it.

R4i SDHC 3DS RTS firmware v1.76b


The r4i sdhc 3ds rts card is popular in the market, it can support 3DS latest v7.1.0-14 directly, no need any updating. And now, the r4i sdhc 3ds newest firmware v1.64b released:

R4i V1.76b Update:
1. Fix some RTS games white screen issues.
2. Fix some RTS games hang issues.
3. Fix some RTS games problem.

4. Solved games:
XXXX – Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (JP)
XXXX – Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 (EU)
6244 – Mama’s Combo Pack – Volume 2(US)
6243 – Mamas Combo Pack – Volume 1(US)
6215 – Cooking Mama World – Combo Pack Volume 1 (EU)
6213 – The Smurfs 2 (US)
6208 – The Smurfs 2 (EU)
6015 – Detective Conan: Kakokara no Zensou Kyoku (JP)
5. Solved RTS games:
6274 – Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst (GE)
6263 – My Virtual Tutor – Reading – First Grade to Second Grade (US)
6262 – My Virtual Tutor – Reading – Kindergarten to First Grade (US)
6261 – My Virtual Tutor – Reading – Pre-K to Kindergarten (US)
6256 – SpongeBob SquarePants – Plankton’s Robotic Revenge (US)

Users can went to the official to download the latest firmware, or check the r4i sdhc 3ds rts on Game4Deal.

Gateway 3DS – firmware 2.02b released!

Good news in Christmas, the gateway 3ds team released firmware v2.02b. well, it is still not the whole firmware v2.0, but better than no update. The v2.02b can support emulate v7.1 system! For some users, this is really a great news. Also, we expect most is the multi-roms. But seems it still in processing. Here is the details:

First of all, thanks to everyone who has been testing our public beta.

We mentioned previously that we would have a solution against accidental updates, but we decided not to release this just yet.

While we did succeed in preventing accidental updates for our test 3DS unit, it took trial and error to get it in that state, and we bricked the unit many times before succeeding.

Ultimately we decided that it was too dangerous for public use right now.

For this release we have accumulated an insane amount of feedback after the initial release of Gateway v2.0b1 and have been hard at work the past weeks to further stabilize some of the new functionality. We are proud to present to you Gateway v2.0b2, the new public beta.

What’s new?

* Many stability improvements over previous beta release

* Full support for firmware 7.1 (including saving and emunand GW3D indicator, etc.)

Please note emunand is not essential for latest title compatibility!

For the time being we advise only those with adequate knowledge to attempt to update emunand to latest firmware and make sure you always have at least a hard backup copy of the system nand.

Consider this release as a stop-gap release before the 2.0 final, which will bring exciting new features that are currently being heavily tweaked and optimized.

Merry X-mas from the GATEWAY 3DS Team!

And Merry X-mas from Game4Deal!    😉

Gateway 3DS firmware v2.0b2 will be released soon!


News from gateway 3ds official site. After the gateway 3ds firmware v2.0b1 released, many customers expect the whole firmware released. One reason is whole firmware v2.0 will contains more features, another reason is fimrware v2.0b1 is not so stable, users want a more stable one. And now, gateway 3ds offical released a news said that the next firmware v2.0b2 will be released soon:

“Firstly a warm thank you for all the feedback and suggestions regarding our recent public release of GW 2.0b1.

GW 2.0b2 is a few days away from release and will be mainly emunand support for 7.0 and bug fixes together with an additional feature that will hopefully put an end to any accidental updates of consoles.”

So seems this firmware v2.0b2 will be more stable and contains more features!


Does r4i card work on 3DS v7.1.0-14?


Nintendo 3DS system update again, the latest system is v7.1.0-14 right now.  Many users concern that is this update block any flashcart? or does my flashcart can work on it? Well, good news is, if your flashcart can work on 3DS v7.0.0-13, then it can work on v7.1.0-14 perfectly too! Let’s collect which flashcarts can work:

1. R4i Gold 3DS

It is the best r4 card, so no doubt work perfectly, no need any updating

2. DSTwo

dstwo need use the new firmware v1.25 to update flashcart to work on 3DS v7.0  first, then it can work on 3DS v7.1 too

3. R4i sdhc 3DS RTS

This classic card pass directly, you can use it no problem (for new card)

4. Ace3ds plus

Well, ace3ds plus is lucky this time, work on 3DS v7.0 and v7.1 directly, no need updating

5. R4i dual core and R4i silver card

If you card is 2014 version, then you can update your console and use them directly, if your card is 2013 verison, need update the card first, offical released update patch for 2013 version, so be attention that do not update your console before update your card. except you have other ds or dsi console can do the updating

R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edition – Firmware v3.0 will be released soon!


The r4i gold official released a new video, show their firmware v3.0 running condition. From the video, we can see that you can visit eshop by firmware v3.0, and can play a high version 3ds game, at the end of the video, we found the console version show 7.0.0-13, it is the latest system.

So don’t know how to do that, but seems the firmware 3.0 has same function like gateway 3ds v2.0b1, but we know the gateway 3ds firmware v2.0b1 is not stable, so if this r4i gold 3ds deluxe edition new firmware v3.0 is more stable, that is really a great news for users.

Official said “”emuNAND V7.0″ feature will be coming with the new firmware V3.1 soon…” Let’s expect this new firmware!

R4i Dual Core can work on 3DS v7.0.0-13!


News from new r4i dual core official site: http://www.r4isdhc.hk  We know that the 2014 verson r4i dual core can work on 3DS v7.0.0-13 directly, no need any updating. But 2013 version can not support it before. But now r4i dual core new official site released a patch for 2013 r4i dual core cards, use the patch, 2013 r4i dual core can work on 3DS v7.0.0-13 too.

One thing need to be attention is, please go to the r4i dual core new official site .hk to download the patch, seems the old site .com have not released patch yet. And from the main page of the new site, we know why the website changed: “As R4ISDHC DUAL CORE Card and R4I SDHC SILVER Card developers and engineers stopped cooperating with agent, kernel and firmware updated by developers and engineers for the original R4ISDHC DUAL CORE Card and R4I SDHC SILVER Card will be uploaded on www.r4isdhc.hk in future (r4isdhc.com domain belongs to the agent ,theengineers of R4ISDHC DUAL CORE Card and R4I SDHC SILVER Card are no longer supported technical updated for any products sold on www.r4isdhc.com), original R4ISDHC DUAL CORE Card and R4I SDHC SILVER Card engineers will continue to upgrade and upload kernel and firmware for the original R4ISDHC DUAL CORE Card and R4I SDHC SILVER Card on www.r4isdhc.hk, sorry for any inconvenience caused to you”

So if you have a 2013 r4i dual core and cannot work on 3DS v7.0, just download the patch on new official site, use ds or dsi console to update your card, then your 2013 r4i dual core can work on 3DS v7.0.0-13 perfectly!

Which flashcart can work on 3DS v7.0.0-13?


Nintendo 3DS update its system 2 days ago, some flashcart break it easily but some get banned, let’s see which flashcart can work on 3DS v7.0.0-13 right now.

The first flashcart which break v7.0.0-13 is r4i gold 3ds rts. yeah, they always very quick, and seems the v7.0 update didn’t banned r4i gold 3ds rts card, r4i gold 3ds rts card can work on Nintendo 3DS v7.0.0-13 directly, no need any updating, so if you have a r4i gold 3ds rts, just update your 3DS console freely, r4i gold 3ds rts can work on it with no problem.

Then, ace3ds plus and r4i sdhc 3ds rts card said they work on 3DS v7.0 directly too, their official site update news very quick. But seems dstwo get banned this time, well we know dstwo is the stronggest flashcart in the market, so just after 1 day, dtwo released a new firmware v1.25, can break 3DS v7.0.0-13 easily.

So right now, according to my test, there are 4 cards can work on 3DS v7.0.0-13, r4i gold 3ds rts, r4i sdhc 3ds rts, ace3ds plus and dstwo. If you have these cards in your hand, then you can update your 3DS console to enjoy miiservice, and your flashcart can work on it perfectly!

3DS firmware will be updated again!


just found the news from the facebook of Nintendo editor Emily Rogers. The facebook said Nintendo will update 3DS system tonight, the system update will add expected Miiverse. This is a big excited news for users!

But what i think is, does the update will banned many flashcart again? That is really gloomy,  we know everytime when Nintendo 3DS firmware updated, almost all the flashcart will got banned, some strong team will release the patch in 24-48 hours, such as dstwo, r4i gold 3ds, but for most flashcart, it will take a much longer time to release a patch, or even cannot break the update.

So i just pray the update will not ban any flashcart, just add the Miiverse to let everyone happy in this christmas.

Cobra ODE – new PCB revision released!


News from Cobra ODE official site.

New PCB revisions pictured (4.20 and 4.30A) and new version of the Cobra ODE released “QSV”.

We have today released a new version of the Cobra ODE QSV, which caters specifically for users of 2k5,3k and 4k/4k2 console owners. The QSV version of the Cobra ODE is fully compatible with all software updates, but does not support older PATA/SATA FAT consoles or 2k/2k1 series SLIM consoles.

The Cobra ODE QSV offers incredible value to newer console owners, being considerably lower in price than the regular Cobra ODE.

Since many owners do not require the USB cables included in the full Cobra ODE pack, the QSV package does not include the USB cables, nor does it include the power cables required for FAT consoles or the additional FFC cables required for FAT PATA and SATA CECHx/2k/2k1, since these consoles are not supported on the Cobra ODE QSV. The overall RRP has been considerably lowered as a result.

We now therefore offer two packages, the regular Cobra ODE, supporting almost all console revisions (PATA/SATA FAT **excluding BMD-21 BD drive control boards, SATA SLIM and Super SLIM consoles) and the new Cobra ODE QSV which supports only 2k5/3k SLIM and 4k/4k2 SUPER SLIM consoles.

Enjoy Cobra ODE on later model consoles at a lower price and have peace of mind that the QSV is fully compatible with the regular software and hardware updates

And the offical release some pictures of this new pcb, it looks nice.