Which flashcart can support the latest 3DS v9.6.0-24?


3DS update to v9.6.0-24 today! so which is the best Flashcard for 3DS V9.6.0-24 ?


It’s confirmed! SKY3DS can support newest 3DS V9.6.0-24U/E/J. (03/24/2015)
* Sky3DS template file updated now! You can download it here. (03/24/2015)

Change logs:
1.Fixed some bugs.
2.Added games:
1208 – 2in1 Horses 3D Vol.2 – Rivals in the Saddle and Jumping for the Team 3D EUR
1210 – Fossil Fighters Frontier USA

Sky3DS Features:

* Plug & Play, easy to use, Multi-rom support.
* Support any 3DS system version(including the newest 9.6.0-24).
* Support all New3DS/3DSLL, 3DS/XL, 2DS consoles(US,EU,JP).
* Support online game and eShop access.
* Compatible with any MicroSD 2GB,4GB,8GB,16GB,32GB,64GB,128GB SDHC/SDXC card.

R4i gold 3DS RTS

The most popular r4i card, it never be blocked and always work perfectly. It also has RTS, cheating features, all flashcart gamers should be familiar with it. It can support to 3DS/XL v9.6.0-24too. I recommend this card, it is the best r4i flashcard, the price is acceptable.

Ace3ds pluS

This is a cheap card but with very amazing  Function ,and  all features are available. If you are new to flashcart, recommend to choose this card. It will help you know more about flashcart.And it Work on Nintendo 3DS v9.6.0-24 Perfectly.


It is also a R4i card, and very famous. It is similar with R4i gold 3DS RTS, support RTS, cheating. Working with 3DS/XL v9.6.0-24.

R4i SDHC series

R4i sdhc dual core, R4i sdhc lite RTS, R4i gold pro also has been tested to support 3DS/XL v9.6.0-24. In short, all NDS flashcart are available with 3DS v9.6.0-24. Meanwhile, R4i gold 3DS deluxe edition, Mt-card still work on 3DS/XL v4.1-v4.5, Gateway 3DS can work on 3DS v4.1-9.2.


MT card Software Ver2.1 released!

MT card firmware has been updated to V2.1 a few days ago, here is the official change log.

The update brings the latest dump function and file conversion function. To update to Ver2.1, just transfer the latest launcher.dat to the SD card and replace the old one. Hardware version remains the same.

1.     Save file backup function. Backup 3DS game cartridge save to the SD card and the backup file is *.sav(flashcard mode).

2.     Restore save file function. Restore save file(*.sav) from SD card to the 3DS game cartridge.

3.    3DS game cartridge dump function. The dump rom file contains save file size and corresponding game cartridge ID. The rom file is stored in the SD card and the file name is *.3dz.

4.    File conversion (sav to zav). It is to convert save file from flashcard mode to 3DS cartridge mode. While converting, the ROM file (*.3dz) ID in the MicroSD card will be read. According to the ID  and the existing *.sav file, a new *.zav file will be generated in the MicroSD card. Attention:it will prompt to cover if there is an existing file with the same name.

5.    File conversion (zav to sav). It is to convert save file from 3DS cartridge mode to flashcard mode. While converting, the programme reads the rom file (*.3ds or *.3dz) which is in the MicroSD card, not to read the ID. According to the existing *.zav file, a new *.sav file will be generated in the MicroSD card.  Attention:it will prompt to cover if there is an existing file with the same name.

About the new features:

1.    A  variety  of  encryption  methods  are  used in the existing savegame.  When the encryption method is Ver6.0, “Backup 3DS Savegame” file is *.zav. This save file can be used in flashcard, and it is online supported, it can also be restored to the original game card(card A to card A)

2.    If the encryption method is not Ver6.0, the backup file is *.sav. This save file can be used in flashcard, it can also be restored to the 3DS game cartridges(same games), of any ID.(Card A to Card A/Card A to Card B). Or via the Sav to Zav function, to generate a new *.zav file. It is online supported after conversion.

3.    As the previous ROM files do not contain the save file information, all the generated save file size is 512K. If the actual game save file is 128k, we can’t “Restore 3DS Savegame” 512K save file to 3DS game cartridge. To solve this problem, our dump ROM files contain the save file information, and all the save files can be restored to 3DS game cartridge.

4.    When Sav to Zav function works, the ROM file being read must contain ID information.

Gateway OMEGA 2.3b has been released!

Today Gateway official update the news: GATEWAY PUBLIC RELEASE 2.3b
Here is the official details:

Early this week we released our latest Gateway OMEGA 2.3b firmware to our beta testers.
We have received a lot of positive feedback from our beta testers and we would like to thank them for taking the time to test the latest update.

Our beta testers have mentioned a few minor issues:
*  The Gameboy Advance virtual console games and DSiWare are not working yet.
We acknowledge this and we will try to get it working after the next firmware release.

*  Emunand 8.x boots up slower.
We have observed this too for some brands of SD cards. We suggest our users to try a different brand or a faster SD card.

Other than that no major issues have been observed so far, so we decided it’s time for a public release!

You can find the latest firmware Gateway OMEGA 2.3b in the Downloads section.

As always, ENJOY!

According to the test result, the firmware OMEGA 2.3b still has some problem. This is a test version, next firmware will solve the issues. However, gateway team keep their words, always update the firmware to catch up with Nintendo 3DS latest system to provide gamers a wonderful experience.

Now Gateway 3DS can emulate to 3DS v8.x, it is the only one. The other 3DS flashcart, such as R4i gold 3DS deluxe edition and MT card still hasn’t achieved it, maybe soon.

What are the similarities and differences between 3DS flashcart?

As far as I know, there are 3 main 3DS flashcart in the market. They are gateway 3DS, R4i gold 3DS deluxe edition, MT card. Let’s list the features of each card and compare what are the similarities and differences between them.









Gateway 3DS

Multi-rom support
In Menu OSD title selection
exFat & Fat32 support
NAND based rom support
Game cart backup
On board diagnostics
Clean Boot region free system
Back up system Nand
Works on 3DS & 3DS XL (Firmware 4.1-4.5)







R4i gold 3DS deluxe edition

Support Multi-ROM
Support FAT32&exFAT
Support up to 32GB tf card
Support SDHC micro sd card.
Support online play(to be tested)
Support 3DS/3DSXL/3DSLL consoles(v4.1 to v4.5).
Support latest 3D games.
Support latest DSi and 3DS games.
Support ALL kind of 3DS and DSi console.
Support RTS (Real Time Save) for DSi games.
Support Wifi games and DS Ramble pak.
Firmware Spoofing.
Region Free.
Firmware Updatable








Hardware design of flexible, build-in CPU with card, upgradable new functions via USB.
Support multiROM, support SDHC card, support up to 256 games, selecting game in Menu or by pressing key.
Support FAT32, drag and drop, no need of diskimager.
Save to TF directly, no need of pressing home to backup SAVE.
Support NAND-emulate,official carts region free,Nand backup.
Support Eshop games.
Support SaveEditor,and Card-dump soon.
Enhance Eshop ROM compatibility.
Support .3dz ROM.(support online play)


Support 3DS games
Support eshop download games
Support Multi-rom
Region Free
Real time save
Support online play
Works on 3DS & 3DS XL (Firmware 4.1-4.5)


Gateway and MT card support nand backup, R4i deluxe official doesn’t point out this feature directly.
Gateway and MT card support emunand, R4i deluxe can’t support emunand currently.
Gateway and R4i deluxe support exFat & Fat32, MT card only support Fat32.
Gateway support on board diagnostic, R4i deluxe and MT card not.
R4i deluxe support firmware spoofing, Gateway and MT card doesn’t include this in features.
MT card support USB update, R4i deluxe and Gateway can’t enable this.

Other 3DS flashcart

This card is not so popular, I don’t know much about it. Its official features are same as R4i deluxe, it can support multirom too.

This is a new 3DS card and is under production, not be released yet. Its features shows K3DS include ds/3ds mode in one card, and can be updated through USB directly.


There are many 3DS flashcart, which one we should choose? It is hard to say which one is better, but I prefer Gateway 3DS, R4i gold 3ds deluxe and MT card. They all support multirom now, thanks for each team’s effort. Hoping the 3DS flashcart can support 3DS/XL version above v4.1-v4.5, that will be perfect!




R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edition firmware 4.0b2 is released!

The R4i official update news again. R4i gold 3DS deluxe edition can support Multi-ROM now! Here is the details.

Deluxe Edition firmware 4.0b2 is released ! (2014-07-15)

change log:
1.Support Multi-ROM
2.Support FAT32&exFAT
3.Support up to 32GB tf card
4.Support online play(to be tested)
5.Because of the 3ds system’s updating, emuNand is delayed.

Attention: For the limitation of memory space, the MH4 patch cannot be added in this update, sure you can play the MH4 through Deluxe Firmware 4.0B1.

Until now, all 3DS card work with multi-rom, Gateway, MT card, R4i deluxe edition. In firmware 4.0b2, r4i gold 3ds deluxe edition can’t support emuNand, if you want to play emuNand, Gateway and MT card can be your choice.

Nintendo 3DS firmware update to v7.2.0-17

Nintendo 3DS system update to v7.2.0-17. Here is the details.

Main changes for version 7.2.0-17U
Added e-mail support to Parental Controls, allowing parents that have forgotten their PIN to send themselves an e-mail with instructions on unlocking Parental Controls.
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

This news come out after gateway OMEGA 2.2 released, does the new feature of gateway still work? According to user feedback, the Gateway 3DS has been unable to virtual to the new system, that is to say it is unable to access eshop or download game patches. Online games can be supported temporarily, however, since it does not support eshop, online features will be unstable. So, if you use gateway 3DS, please be carefully with online game.

Here are some good news. R4i gold 3ds, DStwo, ace3ds plus does not be blocked by this new system, these cards can support to 3DS v7.2.0-17. About the other flashcart, such as r4i sdhc 3ds, r4i dual core, r4i sdhc lite rts, r4i gold pro, is under testing. We will keep posting related news.