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Many of the Nintendo 3DS game players don't know what flashcard to get for their 3DS/NEW 3DS console. Hereby in this article, we will analyze in detail and to help you choose the correct card for yourself. If you have already updated your 3DS/New 2DS/New 3DS to firmware v11.5.0-38, never buy the Gateway 3DS cards, because Gateway 3DS won't work on this firmware. Or if you've already ordered one, you should contact the seller, cancel the order or alter to another correct card.

Why Gateway 3DS is the wrong choice for Nintendo 3DS v11.5.0 ?
As has been emphasized for many times, Gateway 3DS card only support playing 3ds games or 3ds backups on 3DS firmware V4.1-9.2. So if you are owning a 2DS/New 2DS XL/3DS/New 3DS XL on firmware higher than v9.2, then you should forget about Gateway 3DS when purchasing a flashcard for playing 3ds games, not to mention the latest firmware 11.5.0. Though Gateway 3DS can support Emunand 11.2, the precondition is that you have a 3DS/2DS console with firmware(i.e. the Sysnand) v4.1~9.2. Furthermore, as for EmuNand 11.3/11.4 or 11.5, Gateway 3DS CAN NOT support yet. Let's take a look at the latest news on Gateway official site as follows:

Therefore, if you are Gateway 3DS users, you can update EmuNand up to V11.2.0, but never higher than that. If your 3DS console is on the newer 3ds firmware version such as v9.3-v11.5.0, then you should buy a SKY3DS+ card instead of Gateway 3DS card.

Do any other flashcarts support 3DS/New 3DS/New 2DS V11.5.0 or not ?
Besides Gateway 3DS card, there are also other 3DS flashcard such as DSTWO Plus, EZ Flash Redux, R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe, MT Card and so on. So are these cards supporting 3DS v11.5.0 for playing 3ds games or not ? The answer is NO! Now let's take a look at what 3ds firmware versions these flashcarts can work on:

  • DSTWO Plus : 3DS V4.0-9.2
  • EZ Flash Redux : 3DS V4.0-9.2
  • R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe : 3DS V4.1-4.5
  • MT Card : 3DS V4.1-4.5

SKY3DS/SKY3DS+ are the correct card for playing 3ds games on 3DS firmware v9.3-11.5
So far, Sky3DS/Sky3DS+ are the only flashcards that can directly work on 3DS latest firmware V11.5.0-38 or lower versions for playing 3ds game roms. Sky3DS and Sky3DS+ both are from the sky3dsplus.net official team. But comparatively speaking, Sky3DS+ is better than Sky3DS, and we can draw this conclusion from the following aspects:
1. Firmware:
Sky3DS doesn't have firmware, and thus is not updatable.
Sky3DS+ has firmware, and is updatable.

2. Setup:
Sky3DS - you need to use Diskwriter to transfer the 3ds games to the memory card and into the format that can be recognized by Sky3DS.
Sky3DS+ - doesn't require any setup. Sky3DS+ card can directly recognize the 3ds rom files.

3. Game Switch:
Sky3DS has only 1 blue button, so you can only switch game one by one and in one direction.
Sky3DS+ has 2 orange buttons, and you can easily switch between games in two directions, also you can press the button quickly at a time to jump to the game you want to play.

Posted in SKY3DS By Hallie Hallie

A new solution for online game play with SKY3DS+ will be coming soon

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:05:03 Asia/Shanghai

Yesterday on 17th April, sky3DS official team released a piece of news as follows:
* We will release a new solution for online game play with sky3DS+ soon.(04/17/2017)

Though they haven't yet confirmed when exactly the new solution will be available, we think it should not be far and maybe just around the corner-- as this news itself indicates that the sky3DS official team now is focusing on working out this solution. Till so far, sky3DS team haven't let us down and the sky3DS+ card keeps up with support for the latest 3DS firmware. Also its firmware has been keeping in updating regularly for better functions.

Many people are guessing that it's likely that the new solution can work without game header or the steps for online game play with SKY3DS+ will be much easier without the concern of being banned.

Whatever the new solution will be, it'll surely make things better. So let's just wait and see.

Posted in SKY3DS By Hallie Hallie

You may have the doubts mentioned in this post before you buy a SKY3DS+ or SKY3DS flashcart. In today's post are the latest and full SKY3DS+/SKY3DS FAQ in 2016, hope you will find it helpful. For other question, pls feel free to contact us at sales@gateway-3ds.net

Most Important & Frequently-asked Questions about SKY3DS

Comparison of SKY3DS V1, SKY3DS V2 and SKY3DS+

Judging from the above table, we can easily know that SKY3DS+ is the best one to buy now, which supports new 3ds games, multiple roms without limits, game picking on 2 orange buttons and updatable firmware to overcome the next AP check of 3ds games.

What you should know about SKY3DS+/SKY3DS

1. SKY3DS+ is compatible with 2DS or NEW 3DS console?

Yes, SKY3DS+ is working directly on Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL/2DS/NEW 3DS/NEW 3DS XL consoles. They are all using 3DS Firmware which has been hacked by SKY3DS+ card, so don't worry about the SKY3DS+/SKY3DS compatibility for different 3DS handheld systems. You can find many videos of SKY3DS+ supporting on 2DS or N3DS handhelds.

2. Is it easy to update firmware of SKY3DS+ when it is needed for 3DS have a new system update?

Basically, updating SKY3DS+ firmware is not for the 3DS system updating, but due to the improvement of SKY3DS+ card itself. Moreover it's very easy and simple to update SKY3DS+ firmware:just download the file from sky3ds.com, unzip it, you will get the firmware bin file and then put it into the root of micro sd card. Lastly, do the following things here, the SKY3DS+ card can be easily updated to the latest version. Currently the latest firmware of SKY3DS+ is V112.

  • · Insert your microSD card into SKY3DS+, connect your PC and SKY3DS+ with a USB cable(come with, which can also work as a USB Adapter once connection built).
  • · The LED red light will turn on for 10 seconds, then turn to the green light and keep flashing for 10 seconds, once the light turn off it means the sky3DS+ has been updated successfully. Alert: Never unplug the USB cable while the green light keep flashing, it might damage your sky3DS+ card!
  • · Delete the firmware.bin file in your microSD card.

3. On average how big is a 3DS game? Which SD card size you should choose for SKY3DS+ ?

3DS game roms are varied in space: some can be as small as 130MB, while others can be as large as 4GB. SKY3DS+ supports them too; but for 3ds games about 4gb or larger size, you should trim the roms firstly before put it to the Micro sd card--- one commonly used tool is 3DSExplorer.

As for the SD card to choose for SKY3DS+, card size is not the biggest problem. You should care more about the speed/quality of your Microsd/sdhc. In general, "class10" or better Sandisk Card is recommended.

4. SKY3DS+ supports Multiple 3ds games with SD card? Can you put more than 1/10/31 roms in SKY3DS+ to play?

Yes, SKY3DS+ supports Multi-rom with sd card and loads one game ROM at a time. The 3DS regards SKY3DS+ card as a legitimate game. To switch between games you should press the back/forward buttons on the SKY3DS+ cart. You can save as many games to the microSD card in the SKY3DS+ as you like, no 10 or 31 game limits which SKY3DS v2 has.

5. Are there any games SKY3DS+ can't support ? Does it have game limitation too?

The latest 3DS games released recently all can be supported by SKY3DS+, without game number and AP check game limit. Furthermore, SKY3DS+ can support upcoming 3DS Games with no need for the team to update gamelist file. In a word, now one SKY3DS+ can let you play Almost ALL 3DS Games in the market.

6. Will SKY3DS+ be outdated in future or Nintendo will stop the card for playing new games again?

SKY3DS V2 maybe outdated in future but not the newest SKY3DS+-- it can be updated with firmware, so no need to worry. As for Nintendo's next step for SKY3DS+ cart, we have no clear idea. It may implement new game AP check again or not, but with updatable SKY3DS+ card, Nintendo's efforts can be bypassed within days.

7. Can you download the new update for the game on eshop for the game in SKY3DS+, what about DLC?

Yes you can update the games and buy DLC from the eshop.The SKY3DS+ emulates a real game cart... Anything you can do with an official game cartridge (download DLC etc) you can do with the SKY3DS+ too.

8. Is there any kind of cheat that SKY3DS+ support like the old NDS with R4 card?

Like we said above, SKY3DS+ is the emulating card of actual gamecard, so it can't support region free, game cheats, real-time save or homebrews like the R4i 3DS cart. By the way, Gateway 3ds is the only flashcard supports 3DS game cheats.

9. What's private game header for SKY3DS+ Plus and how to get it?

A private header is a unique id that each gamecard has for online play. When you going online, Nintendo can see the header of each player connected since roms coming from actual gamecard they have the cards id. When Nintendo sees more than one player with the same header then those consoles will be banned. So if you want to play online with SKY3DS+, you need a private header from an actual gamecard. There are a couple ways to get a private header from a gamecard you can google it. One good example is here: https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-get-your-private-header-using-powersaves.385511/

Posted in SKY3DS By Hallie Hallie

We are going to share with you the upcoming big 3DS games before next year 2017, also in the meanwhile, whether they can be supported by SKY3DS+ flashcard on 3DS V11.1 or higher version.

Big 3DS Release before 2017 in NA/EU


Monster Hunter Generations [3DS]

Date: 15th July (NA & EU)

The localised name for Monster Hunter X (Cross), it is a significant & ambitious entry for the series since it not only plays up to nostalgia with re-imagined past-generation villages and monsters, but also delivers a lot of new content. The 'Prowler' campaign allows you to fight as a Palico, while four distinct hunting styles speed up and evolve the core fighting mechanics. We just recently wrote an extensive preview to tell you all about it.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force (and Blast Ball) [3DS]

Date: 19th August (NA) / 2nd September (EU)

Oh yes, many of us are standing by this one. This is a title that wasn’t exactly warmly welcomed following its E3 2015 reveal, yet it's the latest project from Next Level Games, a studio that's done terrific work with Nintendo’s franchises and most recently brought us Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. The art style and the idea that the next Metroid Prime will be a co-op portable shooter starring chibi-style Federation Force troopers is hardly what fans had in mind, but this could actually be a good game at its core. Time will tell and we’re keen to give it a chance.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past [3DS]

Date:16th September (NA & EU)

This remake / port has been long in demand by Western audiences, and so Square Enix delighted many people when teaming up with Nintendo to make it a reality. StreetPass will feature to add even more dungeons and a number of tweaks were made to make the title more welcome ahead of its previous release in Japan, including the removal of random encounters. We were rather impressed by it.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 [3DS]

Date: 30th September (NA)

Arguments can be made for some in the Honourable Mentions to nick this spot, but this writer loved the original so much that an executive decision was made. Its release date is a recent announcement, and it seems likely PAL territories won’t be far behind, with the game coming to the eShop solus and to stores in a double pack with the original. Yacht Club Games is publishing and Inti Creates is developing once again, which gives us confidence, and it’ll even have its own anime series later in the year.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse [3DS]

Date: Q3 (NA)

Perhaps a slightly controversial inclusion in the main list due to the fact that its localised version is only confirmed for North America by far, we nevertheless felt it deserved better than the Honourable Mentions list. Originally called Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final in Japan, this ties into events from Shin Megami Tensei IV, though you don’t necessarily have to play that one first; it has a plot and characters that partially overlap. For fans of the series it also offers a few twists to the gameplay formula; we enjoyed a recent dabble with it at E3.

Mario Party Star Rush [3DS]

Date: 7th October (EU) / 4th November (NA)

Sure, this one lifted its box art from SpagettiOs, but nevertheless it was a pleasant surprise out of E3. The focus of this entry and in particular one of its Toad-heavy main modes is to take away any sense of waiting around, appeasing complaints from other recent entries. The prospect of moving and playing at the same time as others, while elbowing them in the ribs during minigames is promising. After all a bit of extra chaos in a party is rarely a bad thing.

Pokémon Sun and Moon [3DS]

Date: 18th November (NA) / 23rd November (EU)

Since the announcement earlier this year,the Pokémon Company has been cranking up the hype machine, unveiling plenty of details for these November titles. In recent-ish times we’ve seen the game’s world, been introduced to its cast and quirky new take on the Pokédex, and also started to see a number of new mon. These games pretty much sell themselves and Nintendo will certainly be hoping that is the case as they will arrive in the crowded Holiday season.

SKY3DS+ hacks 3DS V11.1, 11.2 and even more higher firmware versions?
Theoretically speaking, the update of 3DS Firmware has no affect on SKY3DS+ card. If Nintendo wants to block the 3ds card, it has to change or add something to retail game cartridge not the 3ds firmware. Because SKY3DS plus plays games on 3DS not via any exploit but by emulating 3ds retail game cards. So each time 3DS System is updated, whether or not it's change or improvements in what aspects, the SKY3DS and SKY3DS+ cards are working on Nintendo 3DS family consoles as well as before. As a conclusion, we can show you the SKY3DS+ compatibility for 3DS Firmware versions.

· 3DS V11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5 to more higher versions
· 3DS V11.0 to V9.2
· 3DS V9.2 to V4.1
· 3DS V4.1 to V1.0
· 3DS, 3DS XL/NEW3DS, NEW 3DS XL/2DS consoles

SKY3DS+ supports 3DS Games released in 2015, 2016 or 2017?
Accoring to Sky3ds official site, SKY3DS+ with firmware updatable can be used without game limit and updating regularly gamelist file. But can we really play 3ds games released in 2015, 2016 and 2017 with SKY3DS+ ? The answer is as follows.

SKY3DS+ and 2015 3ds games: Aftet testing, SKY3DS+ can play 2015 3ds games such as
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
LEGO Jurassic World
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows
The Legend of Legacy
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon
...

SKY3DS+ and 2016 3ds games: Aftet tesing, SKY3DS+ can play 2016 3ds games such as
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers
Project X Zone 2
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Hyrule Warriors Legends
Bravely Second: End Layer
Pokemon Rumble World
Pocket Card Jockey
...

SKY3DS+ and 2017 3ds games

The following games are the 3ds titles to be released in 2017 or later. We can’t assure you that SKY3DS plus will support them or not. But we can say if there is no new Anti Piracy check in the 2017 3ds games, SKY3DS+ will be more likely to support them on 3DS/N3DS/2DS consoles in the next year. When these games are released in the future, we Gateway-3ds.net will try to test them with SKY3DS+ card and tell you the result.So just keep an eye on our site, you will know which are the latest and hottest 3DS Games you can play with SKY3DS+.

· Etrian Odyssey V
· Dragon Quest XI (dream scenario)
· Yokai watch 3
· Monster Hunter Stories
· Dragon Quest XI
· Story of Seasons Trio of Towns
· Ever Oasis

Posted in SKY3DS By Hallie Hallie

Does SKY3DS+ Plus Support Local Multiplayer or Download Play on N3DS XL?

Thursday, 30 June 2016 14:36:53 Asia/Shanghai

Does SKY3DS+ Plus support local multiplayer or download play ? The 3ds jailbreak flashcard which can support Nintendo 3ds games on 3DS/N3DS XL ? Does it support download play just like the retail game card and R4 ? You will find the answers by following this article.

Introduction on 3DS Download Play
Nintendo DS/3DS family consoles are featured with Download Play, which is mainly about letting users play a game locally with someone else who doesn't own this game(for games supporting this sort of playing). For example, playing Mario Kart 7 with someone not owning the Mario Kart 7 3ds games. Furthermore, it supports DS/3DS units to send and receive game demos, with which feature you can enjoy multiplayer 3ds games with your friends or family members without them buying the same retail game card again.

Download play works on 3DS and DS seperately and the differences are as below. Users can directly launch Download Play application from HOME Menu.

  • · DS Download Play supports ds games, while 3DS Download Play supports both ds and 3ds games.
  • · If download play on DS console is launched, the system will begin to search for a DS game and won’t stop until it finds one or it is exited. While for download play launched on 3DS, if it does not find a game, it will stop searching and ask the player if they want to search again.

SKY3DS+ flashcart: supports Download Play or Local Multiplayer ?
YES! SKY3DS+ supports download play or local multiplayer,just like retail 3ds game cards. Even if you use 3ds game hacking card SKY3DS+ instead of a certain game cartridge to play 3ds games, the 3ds games involved can be searched by 3ds download play or be used by yourself. It is safe to play through download play straight from a downloaded .3DS rom which SKY3DS+ supports. Meanwhile you don't have to worry about Nintendo ban for public gamer header that SKY3DS+ card use. Thus playing through Download play/Local Multiplayer and downloading game updates are completely fine without private headers, but go online in-game SKY3DS+ card users may be banned.

Download Play Supports All 3DS Games as SKY3DS+ ?
No, it doesn't. Not as many 3ds games as supported by SKY3DS+ can support download play or multiplayer and only a few 3ds games are compatible with download play on 3DS/N3DS XL consoles. Please take a look at the games supporting download play in the following table. So if you want to play All 3DS games on N3DS XL device, you need to get a 3ds flashcart SKY3DS+, which supports all 3ds retail game roms on 3DS/N3DS/2DS consoles.

Posted in SKY3DS By Hallie Hallie

A Beginners Guide to Play Free Pokemon Games on Nintendo 3DS consoles

Thursday, 16 June 2016 15:46:04 Asia/Shanghai

Is there a way to play free Pokemon DS/3DS games on 3DS? Absolutely yes! With R4i 3DS and SKY3DS+ flashcards as well as a MicroSD card, we can enjoy nearly all old/new Pokemon games on 3DS/N3DS/2DS consoles for free. This blog is going to show you how to do it and what's the best Pokemon game to play on Nintendo 3DS.

Play old Pokemon games for free on 3DS/N3DS/2DS
What are old pokemon games for 3DS/N3DS/2DS ?
Old Pokemon games indicate pokemon games in NDS version, which were designed to be played on Nintendo DS family handhelds, such as NDS, NDS Lite and DSI/DSI XL. Obviously, all Pokemon DS games can be played on Nintendo 3DS/N3DS/2DS consoles.
· Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
· Pokémon Black and White
· Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
· Pokémon Platinum
· Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver
· Pokémon Ranger
· Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
· Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
· Pokémon Trozei
· Pokémon Dash
· Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
· Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
· Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
· Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
· Pokémon Conquest
· Learn With Pokémon: Typing Adventure

How to play Pokemon DS games on 3DS/N3DS/2DS for free?
To play free old Pokemon DS games on Nintendo 3DS handhelds, what's needed is simply one R4i 3DS flashcart and a MicroSD card. R4i 3DS is a DS game pirating flashcard which can be used on both 3DS and NDS systems. The R4i 3DS firmware hacks 3DS/NDS to play DS roms or game backups and the MicroSD card serves as a storage device for multiple DS Games and Other files. In this way, we can enjoy all the old Pokemon DS games for free with only one R4i 3ds flashcard(at a cheap price of £13.90).

How to use R4i Gold 3DS to play old Pokemon games on Nintendo 3DS ?
Preparations:
A R4i Gold 3DS flashcart
A MicroSD/ SDHC card
A USB reader/adapter
A 3DS/N3DS/2DS console(no firmware limit)
PC connected to Internet

Guide
1. Connect the MicroSD card to your PC with a USB reader.
2. Format the MicroSD card on your PC as FAT32.
3. Go to R4i Gold 3DS official site, download its latest Wood firmware v1.64.
4. Unzip the firmware and copy all the unzipped files to the root of the MicroSD card.
5. Go to viproms.tk and download Pokemon DS games you like and unzip them.
6. Copy these ".nds" roms into the root of MicroSD card too.
7. Eject the MicroSD card from PC, and then insert it into R4i Gold 3DS card.
8. Power on your Nintendo 3DS console. Put R4i Gold 3DS into its slot.
9. You will see the flashcart icon, press button A, and you will enter into the R4i Gold 3DS menu.
10.Choose one game, and then enjoy playing these Pokemon DS games freely!

Play new Pokemon games freely on 3DS/N3DS/2DS
What are new Pokemon games for 3DS/N3DS/2DS ?
Compared with the olds Pokemon DS games, Pokemon 3DS games are much newer games designed only for Nintendo 3DS systems and thus they are called new Pokemon games.
· Pokémon Sun and Moon(upcoming title for Nintendo 3DS)
· Pokémon X and Y
· Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
· Pokémon Rumble Blast
· Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
· Pokémon Art Academy
· Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon

How to play new Pokemon games on 3DS/N3DS/2DS ?
To play Pokemon 3DS games requires a 3DS flashcart. Currently, among the many 3DS flashcarts such as SKY3DS, SKY3DS+, DSTWO Plus, Gateway 3DS and so on, SKY3DS+ Plus card stands out since it supports even the latest 3DS v11.0.0, is convenient to use for multiple 3ds roms and more importantly its price is quite reasonable compared with the costly original 3ds game cartridges. So for playing Pokemon 3ds games, it's undoubtedly the best choice for you!

How to use SKY3DS+ card to play Pokemon 3DS Games on Ninteno 3DS/N3DS/2DS ?
Preparations:
A genuine SKY3DS+ flashcard as below
A MicroSD/SDHC card
A USB reader/adapter
A 3DS/N3DS/2DS console (no firmware limit)
PC connected to Internet

Guide:
1. Connect the MicroSD card to your PC with a USB reader, and format the MicroSD card as FAT32.
2. Eject the MicroSD card and insert it into the SKY3DS+. Connect SKY3DS+ with PC via the usb cable provided in SKY3DS+ package.
3. Open the MicroSD card file on PC. You will see a new "settings.txt" file, which is created automatically; open it and you will find the firmware version in the line "FIRMWARE_VERSION=xxx". If it's showing "FIRMWARE_VERSION=112", you don't need to update SKY3DS+ firmware.
4. Download some Pokemon 3ds games from the internet and unzip them.
5. Copy these ".3ds" roms to the root of MicroSD card.
7. Eject the MicroSD card from the PC and insert it into SKY3DS+.
8. Power on the Nintendo 3DS console. Put SKY3DS+ into its slot.
9. The Pokemon game icon will appear on the HOME menu, press A to play it or press orange buttons to switch to other games. Now you can enjoy Pokemon 3ds games one by one.

Which is the best Pokemon game to play on Nintendo 3DS?
It's obvious that 3ds games are much preferable on 3DS consoles and among all the Pokemon 3DS games Pokémon X&Y should be the best and is still enjoying great popularity.
Pokémon X/Pokémon Y: While Pokémon has always been a staple of Nintendo handhelds, Pokémon X & Y are definitely the highlights of the franchise. You're still playing as a kid who catches and raises as many cool/cute creatures as you can, and you're using those beasts in battle against friends and rivals. But the games feel somehow more indulgent this time around. Pokémon can mega evolve into ridiculous forms. You can pet and play with your favorite "mon". You can dress your character up and be as stylish as you want. You can connect with players around the world and trade with ease, which really helps keep the game from feeling lonesome. And you’ll get to explore a country that looks suspiciously like France, all while shredding on skates or a bike.


A Good Match For: Those who don’t need a stiff challenge—the new Pokémonis definitely an RPG that you’ll play mostly because it’s charming, though competitive play does provide good material for those looking for a challenge.
Not a Good Match For: Jason Schreier, aka those looking for a mature, nuanced story—Pokemon likes to keep it simple. Also probably not a good match for people that dislike the idea of owning pets or raising cool/cute things.

Posted in SKY3DS By Hallie Hallie

What can we get by scanning QR code on a 3DS console ? This blog is going to show you how to download free 3ds game demos via QR code scanning and also how to install Homebrews via QR code scanning in certain game. Also the important role of SKY3DS+ and R4i 3ds flashcards in 3DS/NDS games hacking.

Scanning QR Code on Nintendo 3DS
Usually scanning a QR code with the Nintendo 3DS console will bring you instantly to a site where you can download a game demo* or check out certain game information. Two ways are available for scanning a QR code on the 3DS: via the main menu and via specific games.

How to download free game demos via a QR code on 2DS/3DS/N3DS ?
By scanning a QR code on 3DS family handhelds we can get free 3DS Demos. Usually Nintendo releases some new game demos in the eshop section, so when you enter Nintendo eshop you can find these games and download them freely to your console. For example, Pocket Card Jockey, YO-KAI WATCH, Witch & Hero 2, Hyrule Warriors: Legend, Stella Glow, Bravely Second: End Layer, Project X Zone 2 and more other 3ds demos are available for you to download via scanning certain game QR Codes now. Follow the following guide step by step.

Note: WIFI connection is required. Also registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of related network terms and privacy policies are required.

1. Visit the website here: all the games with demos available from Nintendo eShop, and then select the 3ds games you like.
2. Click "Get the free demo" button, and the game QR Code will appear.
3. Power on your 3DS and make sure its WIFI is connected, because Internet access is necessary for using the QR scanner.
4. Open the cameras of your 3DS console by pressing L and R Buttons.
5. Click the QR Code icon found at lower left of the Touch Screen, and a white dotted box will show.

  

6. Use the camera to read the QR Code. Adjust the position of your 3DS slowly until the scanning is completed.
7. Click "OK" shown on the touch screen to activate the QR code and launch the internet browser.


8. After a little while, it will go to the product page for the corresponding title in Nintendo eShop, where you can download the demo.

How to run homebrews via scanning a QR code in certain 3ds games on 2DS/3DS/N3DS ?
3DS QR code exploits such as Ninjhax and Freakyhax are developing well in recent years and these 3ds exploits are relying on the flawed QR-code functionality of certain 3ds games. This means now via scanning QR code during some 3ds games, we can run homebrews on the 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS consoles for playing more free games, installing more free apps & softwares, and even for region free exploit in the 3DS Homebrew menu. Below is the guide on how to do it with the 3ds Freakyforms Deluxe QR Code scanning.

Preparations:
· A EUR/USA copy of the game (either from eShop or cartridge), but eShop is pulled down by Nintendo.
· A 3DS/NEW3DS/2DS console within newer firmwares range V9.0---11.0.

Instructions:
1. Download the latest version of Freakyhax and unzip it. Copy "DCIM" and "freaky.bin" from v0\build\old_eur\exploit to the root of the SD card inside your 3DS console.
2. Download the otherapp bin here at https://smealum.github.io/3ds/, and select your firmware version (only select NEW if you are running this on a New 3DS(XL); for regular 3DS/3DS XL/2DS owners OLD should be selected). Click "download otherapp" and you will get a "POST5_E_24576_9221.bin" for O3DS11.0.0-33E. Rename it to "otherapp.bin" and then copy it to the root of the SD card.
3. Download the homebrew starter kit and copy all the extracted files to the root of the SD card.
4. Insert the Freakyforms Deluxe 3ds game cartridge or run it with SKY3DS/SKY3DS+ card on your 3DS/3DS XL console.
5. Start this game and select successively Play → Camera → Load a QR code → pick the image.
6. Then your 3DS console will load the 3DS homebrew launcher.

Can we play free 3DS or DS games via 3ds QR Code hack?
Not now. We can download 3ds game demos and run 3ds homebrews through QR Code scanning on a 3DS, but we can't play any 3DS or DS game freely with only 3ds QR code hacking. In this case, the flashcarts R4i 3DS and SKY3DS/SKY3DS+ will be of great help for playing free 3DS/DS games.

R4i 3DS Card: DS Game hacking cart for 3DS/N3DS/2DS/NDS consoles, supporting downloaded DS roms and DS game backups on 3DS V11.0 and DSi V1.4.5. What you need to do is just to download the R4i firmware and DS roms. Then you can enjoy over 100 NDS Games/access to all 5000 NDS Roms with only one cartridge. The price is very cheap.

SKY3DS+/SKY3DS: The 3DS Game hacking carts for 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS consoles, supporting downloaded 3ds roms and 3ds game backups on 3DS V11.0. SKY3DS+ is the upgraded new version of SKY3DS, and it can play more 3ds games. Moreover, it has two orange buttons for switching between games, which makes it more convenient to use.

Posted in SKY3DS By Hallie Hallie

SKY3DS+ flashcart supports playing the latest 3ds games, no need to update gamelist.bin. The SKY3DS+ card with v112 firmware can play the newest 3ds ROMs such as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6. If you don't know how to setup SKY3DS+ or want to use this card for playing 3ds games from all regions, below is the guide.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, also known in Japan as Gyakuten Saiban 6 (Japanese: 逆転裁判6, "Turnabout Trial 6″), is an upcoming visual novel adventure video game developed and published by the Capcom for Nintendo 3DS, and is the sixth main game of the Ace Attorney series. The game was released first in Japan on June 9, 2016, and is planned to be released digitally through the Nintendo eShop in North America and Europe in September 2016. The Japanese first printed copies of this game will include two bonus episodes featuring Phoenix and Apollo, along with three downloadable costumes. Also a limited edition containing a drama CD, a plush toy, a tote bag, and a visual poster card book, will be available in Japan. The additional episode, Toki o Koeru Gyakuten (時を越える逆転?, "Turnabout Across Time") will be released as downloadable content on June 30, 2016 in Japan, and will be free to download until July 20, 2016.

Does SKY3DS+ support Ace Attorney 6 3ds game on US/EU 3DS console?
Undoubtedly, SKY3DS+ plus was tested with the game, which testified that it can play Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6 on JPN 3DS/NEW 3DS console. However, since SKY3DS+ itself has no region free feature, it can’t be used to play the Ace Attorney 6 directly on EU/US/Other region 3DS or NEW 3DS consoles. How to make it possible for SKY3DS+ to play 3ds games from all regions on 3DS/N3DS, even on the latest 11.0.0-33 firmware? Pls find the answer in the following parts.

Tutorial: how to play Ace Attorney 6 with SKY3DS+ on 3DS/N3DS 11.0.0-33U/E?

Preparations:
1. SKY3DS+ card with two orange buttons
2. A MicroSD or SDHC card and a usb reader
3. 3DS/NEW 3DS console with firmware 11.0.0-33U/E
4. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 6 3DS Rom

 

Procedures:
Step A: Prepare the MicroSD card for SKY3DS+.
· Connect the MicroSD or SDHC card to the PC with Internet via the usb reader. Do not use the usb cabel provided with the SKY3DS+!
· Then download the SD Fomatter 4.0, use it to format the MicroSD card as FAT32.

Step B: Check the firmware version of SKY3DS+.
Insert the empty MicroSD card in the SKY3DS+ card, and then insert into the 3DS console. Now connect the SKY3DS+ to PC with the usb cabel. Open the Micro SD card file on PC. You will see a new "settings.txt" file, which is created automatically. Open it, and you will find the firmware version in the line "FIRMWARE_VERSION=xxx".

Step C: Update the SKY3DS+ card with V112 firmware.
· Download the v112 firmware.bin from SKY3DS.com, and copy the unzipped file to the root of the MicroSD card.
· Insert the MicroSD card into SKY3DS+, connect your PC and SKY3DS+ with a USB cable.
· The LED red light will turn on for 10 seconds, then turn to the green light and keep flashing for 10 seconds; once the light turns off, it means the SKY3DS+ has been successfully updated. Alert: Never unplug the USB cable while the green light keeps flashing, otherwise it might damage the SKY3DS+ card!
· Delete the firmware.bin file from the MicroSD card.

Step D: Download the Freakyhax file and others.
· Download the latest version of Freakyhax: "v0.zip" , and unzip it. Copy the files "DCIM" and "freaky.bin" from v0\build\old_eur\exploit to the root of the 3DS console SD card.
· Then download "otherapp payload" for your 3DS firmware from The Homebrewer Launcher–3DS website. Select your firmware version (select NEW if you are running this on a New 3DS (XL); for regular 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS then "OLD" should be selected), click "download otherapp" and get the "POST5_E_24576_9221.bin" for O3DS11.0.0-33E. Rename it to "otherapp.bin". Then copy it to the root of the 3DS console SD card too.
· Download homebrew starter kit and extract all the files to the root of your 3DS console SD card.
· Insert the SD card into the console.

Step E: Download and add the 3DS Games to SKY3DS+ MicroSD card.
Download 3DS game Freakyforms Deluxe and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney online, and drag the .3ds file to the root of the SD/SDHC card for SKY3DS+.

Step F: Setup SKY3DS+ card on 3DS/NEW 3DS 11.0.0-33U/E.
1. Power on the 3DS console.
2. Put the prepared MicroSD card to SKY3DS+.
3. Insert SKY3DS+ into your 3DS/NEW 3DS console.

Step G: Play free JP Ace Attorney 6 on 11.0.0-33U/E.
1. Press A to launch the game Freakyforms Deluxe, and then successively implement Play → Camera → Load a QR code → pick the image.
2. Then it will go to Homebrew Launcher.
3. Use the region-free tool in the Homebrew menu to play JP Ace Attorney 6 freely.

Posted in SKY3DS By Hallie Hallie

As the latest Homebrew exploit based on 3ds game Freakyforms Deluxe,Freakyhax can work on newest 3DS 11.0.0-33 directly. Like the old Ninjhax which is leveraging an exploit in the 3ds game Cubic Ninja, Freakyhax relies on the flawed QR-code functionality of Freakyforms Deluxe. In addition, SKY3DS/SKY3DS+ cards can support Freakyhax for installing Homebrew Menu on Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL consoles.

Freakyhax is from who?
This new Homebrew hack comes from the 3ds developer Plutoo and was just released on 3rd, June.

Freakyhax compatibility for Nintendo 3DS?
  * 3DS Firmwares: Recent 3DS firmware, including the latest v11.0.0-33 as of this writing
  * 3DS Consoles: It should work on 3ds family consoles, including 3DS, 3DS XL, NEW 3DS, NEW 3DS XL and 2DS.

Does SKY3DS or SKY3DS+ card support Freakyhax on 3DS V11.0 or not?
YES, definitely. Since the game is not AP check 3ds game, both SKY3DS and SKY3DS+ can play this game on 3DS/NEW3DS/2DS consoles. Just like their support for Ninjihax, SKY3DS and SKY3DS+ can work with Freakyhax to play other region 3ds games, install homebrews& emulators and also mod 3ds roms.

Freakyhax tutorial with & without SKY3DS/SKY3DS+ on 3DS 11.0.0-33?
Preparations:

  • A EUR/USA copy of the game (either eShop or cartridge), but eShop is pulled down by the Nintendo.
  • Or the SKY3DS/SKY3DS+ card with Freakyforms Deluxe rom.

Instructions:

  1. Get the latest version of freakyhax from https://github.com/plutooo/freakyhax/releases/tag/v0, and extract it to the root of your 3DS SD card.
  2. Get the “otherapp payload” for your 3DS firmware from the Homebrew launcher website.
  3. Put the otherapp bin on your 3DS sdcard root and rename it to “otherapp.bin”.
  4. Get the homebrew starter kit from the homebrew launcher website and put it on your sdcard.
  5. Insert the game card or Sky3ds/Sky3ds+ to 3DS/3DS XL console. Start the game.
  6. In the game menu pick: Play → Camera → Load a QR code → pick the image.
  7. Then your 3DS console will begain to load the popular 3DS homebrew launcher.

Freakyhax FAQ and Troubleshooting
Q: It doesn’t work!
Try the troubleshooting guide. If that doesn’t work, try the IRC channel #3dsdev on EFNet.


Q: Why isn’t the Japanese version supported?
It will be supported eventually.


Q: How do I develop homebrew?
The 3dbrew wiki has a tutorial how to setup the toolchain and build example code.


Q: Where can I find other exploits?
You can find a summary of exploits on the 3dbrew wiki.


Q: Will it work with the non-Deluxe version of the game?
Not in its current form. The source is there so go fix it. :)


Q: Where can I get the source-code?
Here at https://github.com/plutooo/freakyhax.

Troubleshooting
Make sure you have freaky.bin and the DCIM directory in your sdcard root.
Make sure you have a otherapp.bin in your sdcard root.
Make sure the otherapp.bin matches your firmware version, region and console type (new/old).
If none of the above helps, try resetting the save file.
If it still doesn’t work, come see us in #3dsdev at EFNet.


Posted in SKY3DS By Hallie Hallie

Are you planning to get one SKY3DS+ but yet unsure whether your favorite games can be played with the SKY3DS+ card ?

Here in this post, we are answering this question for you. Anyhow, SKY3DS+ is undoubtedly the best 3ds flashcard for playing 3ds games on Nintendo 3ds consoles in 2016, which enable you to play hundreds of 3ds roms with only once cart!

Will SKY3DS+ Gamelist file still be updated ?
Take a look at the sky3ds official website, and you will find that it's been a long time since the SKY3DS+ gamelist.bin was updated. Of course, this doesn't mean that SKY3DS+ can only support a few 3ds games and not support newer or future 3ds games. Amazingly, with the release of SKY3DS+ firmware v112, now you can use SKY3DS+ card to play 3ds games without the file gamelist.bin. That's why it's no longer updated. Attention, you should install at least the firmware V110, otherwise you won't be able to play new 3ds games with SKY3DS+.

SKY3DS+ firmware V110 (01/18/2016)
Change logs:
1. Fixed some tiny bugs.
2. Enable you to play new coming games directly, don't need the gamelist.bin any more.

SKY3DS+ Gamelist in May of 2016
SKY3DS+ flashcart already solved the Anti Piracy check in 3ds games, thus it can not only be used for old 3ds games but also for new 3ds games released or to be released in 2016. Maybe some of the 3ds games are not supported by the SKY3DS blue button card, while they can be supported well by SKY3DS+. The following 3ds roms list is just showing SKY3DS+ compatible games partly.

  • Kirby:Planet Robobot– PASS
  • Bravely Second: End Layer– PASS
  • Super Mystery Dungeon Pokemon– PASS
  • Youkai Sangokushi– PASS
  • Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 3– PASS
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV– PASS
  • Hyrule Warriors Legends– PASS
  • Monster Hunter X– PASS
  • Mario & Luigi – Paper Jam Bros– PASS
  • Fire Emblem If– PASS
  • Devil Survivor: Overclocked – PASS
  • Cubic Ninja – PASS
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2 – PASS
  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – PASS
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf – PASS
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance – PASS
  • Dead or Alive: Dimensions – PASS
  • Castlevania: Mirror of Fate – PASS
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – PASS
  • Tales of the Abyss – PASS
  • Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D – PASS,
  • Pokemon Art Academy – PASS
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star – PASS
  • Mario Party: Island Tour – PASS
  • Mario Kart 7 – PASS
  • Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns – PASS
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening – PASS
  • Super Mario Land 3D – PASS
  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. – PASS
  • Naruto: Powerful Shippuden – PASS
  • Rhythm Thief: The Emperor’s Treasure – PASS
  • Super Pokemon Rumble – PASS
  • Resident Evil: Revelations – PASS
  • Bravely Default – PASS
  • Monster Hunter 4 – PASS
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby (– PASS
  • Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward – PASS
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited – PASS
  • Metal Gear Solid 3D – Snake Eater – PASS
  • Project X Zone 2: Brave New World – PASS
  • Mario & Luigi RPG – Paper Mario MIX– PASS
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX – PASS
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – PASS

Games that SKY3DS+ cannot support on 3DS/NEW 3DS ?
SKY3DS+ has a quite long or unlimited game list, but there are games that are not supported by it. Before you start with SKY3DS+ game playing, you should know what games are not supported by SKY3DS+ for the time being.

  • Eshop 3ds games: SKY3DS+ supports 3ds cart roms, not the exclusive eshop 3ds title. So if you download eshop 3ds roms online and put them in SKY3DS+, you can't play them.
  • DS games: SKY3DS+ supports Nintendo 3ds roms, not the old DS games. It doesn't hack any DS rom to play on 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS consoles. So if you only want to play NDS games, you can just buy the cheaper R4i DS flashcards card here.
  • .CIA games: SKY3DS+ isn't compatible with .cia files. So if you put .cia games into SKY3DS+, it can't recognize them either. But if your 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS console is with lower firmware version, you can use SKY3DS+ card to install 3ds CFW to play .cia 3ds games. In fact, this method is not recommended as playing .cia games on 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS consoles is a very complex thing.
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