Which R4 card can work on Nintendo 2DS?


Since Nintendo 2DS has been released, many users concern dose the r4 card which work on 3DS also support work on 2DS? The answer is yes. But there are several points need be attention.

First, all r4 card just support play ds games on 3DS or 2DS, they cannot play 3ds games. If you want to play 3DS games, choose gateway 3ds. GW3DS is the world’s first 3ds flashcart which support play 3ds games on 3DS. But this product is not perfectly, it just support v4.1-v4.5 system. So if your 3DS system above v4.5, gateway 3ds cannot work on it. So does gateway 3ds support 2DS? The answer is no. All 2DS Factory Version above v4.5, their factory version is v6.0.0-x. So gateway 3ds cannot play on it. The other r4i card can play ds games on 2DS.

Now, we know that there are many r4i card in the market, some can work on 2DS, some cannot, becuase 2DS system is above v6.0, so some clone r4 card cannot support this system. Which flashcart can work on 2DS? Here has some i recommend, they tested by very many users, they are best, popular and hot flashcarts.

First is dstwo. dstwo is not r4 card, but dstwo is the stronggest flashcart, that is why it is more expensive than r4 card, but it worth that price. you will never worry about system update, dstwo always break it quickly. So if money is not your problem, just buy dstwo.

Then the best r4 card is r4i gold 3ds rts. It is a high quality card, r4i gold 3ds rts team is strong, they break system update quick too. So if you want to by a r4 card, r4i gold 3ds is no doubt your first choice.

Ri4 sdhc 3ds rts card. This is a classic card, welcome in many country. R4i dual core, r4i sdhc rts card, these 2 cards from one company, they popular in Europe, its beautiful happy box package very fit for a gift!

The flashcards work on 3DS v6.3.0-12


According to our test, the follow flashcards work on 3DS v6.3.0-12 perfectly.

Supercard DSTwo

The stronggest flashcard in the market right now, work on 3DS v6.3 directly no need any updating. You can use it out of box.

R4i Gold 3DS

If you think dstwo is a little expensive, i think you can buy r4i gold 3ds. r4i gold 3ds is the best r4 card in the market, the price is almost half of dstwo, but the card quality is very good. I recommend this card for you.


The new r4i sdhc 3ds rts card which work on 3ds v6.2 also support work on 3ds v6.3, no need any updating. but if your r4i sdhc 3ds rts card cannot work on 3ds v6.2, should download the latest kernel v1.74b and update your card first.


Ace3DS PLUS is the cheapest 3ds flashcard, the new ace3ds plus which launched after 3rd Sep. work on 3ds v6.3 directly. You may think the old card cannot support v6.3, but official said they are developping the patch. Well, as a so cheap card, i think ace3ds plus is good enough for players. The team always try their best to offer better game experience.

There are other 3 cards from same company support work on 3DS v6.3 too, they are r4i dual core, r4i silver card and r4i gold pro. But they cannot work directly, you need use the patch to udpate the card first.

True or False? DSTwo work Gateway 3DS firmware and support play 3DS game on 3DS v6.1!


Just found an amazing video, show the dstwo can work gateway 3ds firmware and play 3ds game! As i don’t have v4.5 console (it need flash on v4.5 first), cannot verify it, but the video seems true, if it is real, why not buy dstwo to play 3DS game? It is cheaper and support v6.2.0-x!

Here is the video:

According to the video, we know the dstwo use gateway 3ds blue card firmware first, work it on 3DS v4.5 and flash it. Then use the same dstwo, put dstwo firmware and a 3ds game in sd card, and the dstwo work on 3DS v6.1 console, play 3ds game successful!

We know dstwo is the stronggest flashcart in the market, but it still surprise me that it can work 3ds game. The dstwo has a very strong cpu, that make this card support many high technical performance such as play gba game without slot 1.

Well, anyway, this is a good news for players as dstwo is much cheaper than gateway 3ds, players has more choice and we believe more 3ds flashcart will come out soon!

SOURCE: My Digital Life

Which flash card can work on 3DS v6.2.0-12?


          Since the Nintendo 3DS update firmware to v6.2.0-12, it blocked all the flashcart again. But this time, many card break it quick, here is which card can work on 3DS v6.2.0-12:

R4i Gold 3DS

The r4i gold 3ds (r4ids.cn) released the update patch first, after the 3DS update to 6.2 no more than half day, that is so quick, and no need cut the card, it just like the normal upadte method. So right now, r4i gold 3ds work on 3DS v6.2 perfectly. Have to say, r4i gold 3ds is the best r4 card in the market right now.


After one day, dstwo released the update patch too. Well, i never worry about dstwo because they always quick, will release patch in 48 hours. dstwo is the stronggest card in the market


The r4i 3ds released new kernel v1.73b, and say it can work on 3ds v6.2, but just certain mode, but i am not very sure as my card cannot work.

Which card can work on 3DS v6.1.0-x?


Since the Nintendo 3DS update firmware to v6.1.0-x, all the flashcarts get blocked. It just passed 2-3 weeks, let’s see how many cards can work on 3DS v6.1.0-x.


Have to say, this is really the stronggest amazing card. No matter how hard to break, dstwo seems always release their patch in 24-48 hours. I think this card is the most worth to get. Though it is expensive than other cards, but just see the update every time, see the speed and see the strong function, it worth the price!

R4i Gold 3DS

This card is not so strong as dstwo, but it is the best r4 card. There are so many r4 card in the market, but just r4i gold 3ds (r4ids.cn) is the stronggest, update speed so quick, price so cheap, in my opinion, it is highly cost effective.


Maybe this card always get complains from users, but it still very hot. I don’t know why, maybe it is cheap. And this card released new cards which can work on 3DS v6.1 right now. It support work on 3DS v6.1.0-x directly no need any updating.


Well, as the cheapest 3ds card in the market right now, have to say it is good, and it released new card too, which support 3DS v6.1 directly. Maybe you think launch new cards is not good as you have to buy new card, but ace3ds plus is really cheap, and their AOS kernel has so many emulator, so we cannot requiry too many like dstwo. As a newbie, ace3ds plus is a good choice.

R4i Gold Pro

Just update the patch silently, no news, no advertise. But you can found the update firmware on the r4i gold pro official download page.

Nintendo 3DS firmware update to v6.1.0-x


News from GBATemp, the Nintendo 3DS update firmware again, the newest firmware is v6.1.0-12(E/J) and 6.1.0-11U. Just r4i gold 3ds and dstwo confirmed can work on newest firmware at the moment. Seems this update is not for banning flashcarts, just for adding some new features.

Changelog : Version 6.1.0-11U available via wireless Internet connection includes the following improvements:
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

So if your card support work on v6.0.0-x, it also can work on v6.1.0-x. Other flashcarts still has no news for updating.

dstwo update firmware to support 3DS v6.0.0-11x


The Nintendo 3DS update the firmware to v6.0.0-11u / v6.0.0-12J / v6.0.0-12E yesterday. And at same time, all the flashcarts are blocked by this updating.

We just wait for the patch, believe the flashcarts official will release update patch. And dstwo become the first one again. The dstwo released new firmware v1.20, and it support work on 3DS v6.0.0-11x. So you can use a ds console to update your dstwo or if your 3DS not update yet, just use the 3DS to update your dstwo.

But if your 3DS updated already, and you don’t have anyother console, how to update the card? Here is a method for users who just have a updated 3DS console:

– putting the new firmware on the sd
– Leave on error screen for 3-5 minutes.
– take sd out and delete firmware file
– try the ds2 in 3ds console.

When i tested this method, i wait over 10 minutes, so just wait a little longer, it will work.

GBATEMP update the dstwo GBA emulator


News from GBATemp, the gbatemp update their own dstwo GBA emulator v1.40 yesterday. Here is the details:

Based on beta 14, not beta 15.

  • Add the option to play games on the Lower Screen instead of the Upper Screen (GitHub issue #12).
  • Add the option to start games from the GBA BIOS (logo) (GitHub issue #9).
  • Make the FPS counter disappear if it has insufficient data: when switching games and when entering the menu.
  • The game-specific button mapping interface now shows the global mappings with ‘(global)’ next to their DS button. This better conveys the entire set of mappings that apply to a game (GitHub issue #19).
  • The most recently played ROM now goes to the top instead of the bottom (GitHub issue #21).
  • The text colors are now loaded in TEMPGBA/SYSTEM/GUI/uicolors.txt for theming (GitHub issue #7).

We know that dstwo is the only flashcard which can play GBA games on 3ds and dsi, it is not need slot 2 card, so the emulator is very important, though the GBA emulator is not perfect at the moment, but the dstwo GBA emulator is the best. That is why i always recommend dstwo.

Which card work on Nintendo 3DS v5.0.0-11?

Nintendo 3DS update their system again, the newest system is v5.0.0-10. Here is the details:

Update Your Nintendo 3DS System Today.

The latest system update brings new features to streamline and enhance your experience. This update is FREE.

Transfer your save data from the packaged version of a game when you purchase the downloadable version of that game. Now, you can start right where you left off when you go digital with your favorite titles.

Games and applications can now be downloaded in the background via Sleep Mode while the Nintendo eShop is running. You can simply close the system cover to activate the Download Later feature and the item will begin to download.


As we know, every time when 3ds or dsi update their system, it will ban a lot of flashcarts. I just tested some of them, good news is there are 3 cards right now is no problem: r4i gold 3ds (r4ids.cn), dstwo, ace3ds plus. These 3 cards work on 3DS newest system v5.0.0-11 perfectly, no need any patch and no need any updating.

Believe that other cards will release their patch soon, but at least, we know not all the flashcart get banned.

How to transfer the save data files between the flashcart?

One thing need to know is, the flashcart save date cannot be used directly between different flashcart. If you have a r4i gold 3ds flashcart, and played some games, there are same backup files and save data files in your sd card. And then if you get a dstwo in you hand again, can you use the backup files and save datas in the dstwo directly? No, you need transfer the files first.

How to transfer the files? It need a software tool, named: DSSaveTools, here is how to use it:

1. Download the DSSaveTools. Unzip it.


2. Start the .exe file, you will see the follow picture:


3. Click the “Input” and “Output” for file saves.

4. Select the “Type” to choose the files which you want to transfer, there are all the types you need.

Attenditon: If you want to transfer the files to work on r4i gold 3ds, please select “wood”, and if you want to transfer it to work on dstwo, please select the “DSONE”.

5. Click the “change”, it will transfer the save date.