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!




Does Ace3ds plus support 3DS v8.0.0-18?

Nintendo 3DS has updated to v8.0.0-18. After test, no flashcart is blocked by this new system, ace3ds plus also work on 3DS v8.0.0-18. But some gamers can’t make ace3ds plus work on 3DS/XL v8.0. There are two reasons, wrong steps or the card issue. Normally, the ace3ds plus will work. Here is my test result.

First, put the kernel and .nds game in the TF card (FAT32), insert TF card into ace3ds plus, then put them into 3DS/XL v8.0.0-18.






Look, ace3ds plus can work on 3DS/XL v8.0.0-18. If you ace3ds plus doesn’t support the new 3DS system, maybe it is an old version card. If you are interested in this card, we provide genuine and newest ace3ds plus.


Gateway 3DS will be running 7.x games and 7.x applications soon!

The Gateway 3DS official site updates news: STATUS UPDATE: 7.x. Here is the site details.

” We have recently reached a major milestone regarding the 7.x encryption. We can say with certainty that we will soon be running 7.x games and 7.x applications (like eShop, PokeBank and YouTube) in our labs.

We can already say that this will be possible with the current gateway hardware and will be supported in the form of a regular firmware update.

Some people might think we’re overcautious with releasing new firmware updates and holding stuff back.

But we would like to reiterate once again that quality assurance and smooth product experience is on the top of our lists. We really take our time to test everything as much as we can.

There’s a bunch of other (interesting) developments going on besides the 7.x encryption fix at the moment; but we will brief you guys about them in a later (more lengthy) news update. Most questions we get at the moment are 7.x related, so this one will be released out as soon as possible.


Thank you for your patience once again. ”

It’s not a long time since last update, gateway 3DS team always keep effort. To gamers, we can play v7.x games with gateway 3DS soon. If  you don’t have gateway 3DS and you are interested in this card, it maybe a nice choice to get one.

How to enable r4i sdhc 3DS RTS real time save feature



As one of the popular flashcart, r4i sdhc 3ds rts has many features. Today, I will tell you how to enable the real time save feature. It is important when you enjoy a game, if you want to leave the game and keep the record, just save it.

First, please prepare a TF card, r4i sdhc 3ds rts, card reader, a console. I test it with a 3DS XL.

Download the firmware v1.79b. Unzip and extract the files, put them into the root of the TF card. Of course, put a NDS game in it too. Inject the TF card in r4i sdhc 3ds and put them into the console. Turn on the console, you will get this. Click A enter the game.


Moving to left on the game icon, then click A again.


Make sure the cursor is on the game, click B.


You will get below interface, click B again.


Then click “RTS”.


Click Add RTS, you have 4 times to save the game, then click B.


Make sure three icons are on, click save, then click B back to game.


Now you can enjoy the game!


Press L,R,A, B at same time, will get this.


After save the game, click B back to game.


This is how to use the feature of real time save for r4i sdhc3DS rts, if you are interested in this card, please click here.

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MT card hardware ver1.4 released!


MT card official site update news again. MT card Hardware Ver1.4 released! This card update hardware very fast resently, so what is the new feature with this updating? Here is the official details.

This update improves Eshop ROM compatibility and supports .3dz ROM .

It is an hardware update, just directly update your MT card(any version) to V1.4. While updating, don’t disconnect the USB cable. This update works with V.12 launcher.dat.

For” * .3ds “game, save file is” *.sav”

For ” *.3dz” game, save file is“ *.zav”

For NAND backup games(card2), the backup data directly stored in the ROM, don’t rename the file extension. If you once rename the file extension, when you enter the game, the backup data will be deleted.

1.Hardware update(VIA USB)

1.1 Enhance Eshop ROM compatibility.
1.2 Support .3dz ROM.(support online play)

3DS console has updated the system to v7.2.0-17, MT card team make an effort to let the MT card improves Eshop ROM compatibility and supports .3dz ROM.  Good news is this feature apply to any MT card version, so you need not to worry about your MT card is an old or new version. 3DS newest system is v7.2.0-17, but all 3DS flashcart can work on 3DS/3DSxl V4.1-V4.5 only. If you want to use MT card play 3DS games, please don’t update the 3DS console to higher firmware.

MT card Hardware Ver1.3 & Software Ver1.2 released!

oneIt is about half a month after MT card Hardware Ver1.2 released, the MT official site update the news again. MT card Hardware Ver1.3 & Software V1.2 released! With this updating, MT card add some new feature, here is the official details.

1.Hardware update(VIA USB)
1.1 Fix the problem with low speed Micro SD card which causes pokemon X/Y game can not be played.
1.2 Support eshop game Super Mario Bros. Deluxe

2.Software update( Launcher. Dat on SD card)
2.1 Add version display
2.2 Support eshop games(“HarmoKnight” and “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies”)

Now MT card can support three eshop games: “Super Mario Bros. Deluxe”, “HarmoKnight” and “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies”. Gamers can enjoy these three hot games with MT card freely. It also fixes the problem with low speed Micro SD card, animal crossing and pokemon X/Y games can be played smoothly.

You can update the hardware via USB, keep MT card connecting with the computer when updating, otherwise, the MT card may be damaged. After update, MT card hardware version is Ver1.3, software version is Ver1.2. You can check the MT card version through enter MT menu, select “Select Game”.

With this new features, MT card solves some problem and help gamers to enjoy a wonderful game time.

MT card new packaging is available!

oneFrom now on, MT card will be used with new packaging and new stickers , old ones won’t be used  anymore.

MT card is only one of the 3DS flash card which can support multiROM, support SDHC card, support up to 256 games, selecting game in Menu or by pressing key. It has a small switch on the back, you can store many games in the micro sd card, then use the small switch to change the games, it is very convenience for gamers.

One thing we have to notice, MT card can’t emulate the new system, it only supports some 3DS games under v4.5. If you have a 3DS which under v4.5, you can use the MT card to play 3DS games, if your 3DS have been upgrated to new system, this 3DS flash card can’t be used.

MT card is available with new packaging, however, this is a change. Let’s waiting  this powerful flash card to support the newest version of 3DS in near future.