Hack 2DS/NEW 2DS: How to install B9S and 3DS CFW with R4i gold pro 2017?

As you know, the boot9strap is perfect for hacking Nintendo 3DS consoles, including the 3DS XL / New 3DS XL / 2DS / New 2DS XL. To obtain it, one usually needs the Ntrboothax exploit, which is called Magnethax as well, although there is still hardmode and dsiware to choose. You must agree that flashing NTRboot to a ds/dsi flahscart is the easiest way for now. In the past, only R4i gold 3ds, Acekard 2i, R4i b9s and some DSTT cards support the NTRboot method. However, from today, we can also use R4i gold pro, R4i dual core, R4i sdhc 3ds and other R4isdhc cards for running it. So, is an R4i gold pro 2017 a good choice for installing B9S/3DS CFW to 2DS or NEW 2DS XL console? Let’s us check here.

What’s the R4i gold pro?


R4i GOLD PRO 2017 is compatible with the latest 3DS V11.6.0-39 and DSi 1.4.5. It is a very hot R4 card to buy for playing NDS games. 2017 r4i gold pro can help you crack the Nintendo 2DS/NEW 2DS XL system to play the DS games (in .nds format) for free. And, r4i gold pro 3ds is able toletusersto listen to music / MP3, read e-books, watch photos and video through its built-in MoonShell 2.2. Plus, it is compatible with the emulators of the SNES/NES/Other retro games, but keep in mind that, the R4i gold pro can’t play 3ds games.

As a ds gameflashcardoran 3ds r4 card, R4i gold pro is popular in the market, keeping update year by year, so if you are looking to buy a cheap R4i gold card with full R4 functions, you can choose this.

R4i gold pro 2017 supports NTRboothax!

Good news to all of you ~Kitling, the developer of Ntrboot_Flasher has released its latest update: Ntrboot flasher version 0.3.1. The most important change is the support toflashcarts from r4i-sdhc.com and r4isdhc.com. Which means that R4isdhc gold pro, R4isdhc dual core, R4isdhc rts lite, R4i sdhc 3ds rts and more cards are now supporting NTRboothax.

Even ifyouhavea old version 2015 or 2014 R4isdhc cards ar home, you can find it and use it again to install b9s on your 2DS console! However, if you have the NEW 2DS XL, only the 2017 R4ISDHC(gold pro, dual core, silver rts lite) cards will work.

How to install b9s with r4i gold pro 2017 on 2DS and NEW 2DS XL?

It should be pointed out that these NTRbootcartsworks in the same way of R4i gold 3ds rts since they are not pre-installed by Ntrboot. You must first flash the ntrboothax to the cards using different methods. And then you can start installing b9s on the  target 2DS or NEW 2DS XL. About the full tutorial, you can go to 3ds.guide and follow their user guide. Notice that all these flashcarts may lose DS cards feature after using for NTRboot method unless you can do the final step to restore it.

So if you prefer toa easier NTRboot card for playing ds games and installing CFW,  I will recommend you the R4i-B9S which is pre-installed from Ntrboot and at the same time it reads DS roms in DS mode. And yet its price is not expensive ($19.9 at 3ds-flashcard.com). It is a flashcard that allows you to play CIA 3DS games and DS games at the same time, and comparing with r4isdhc/r4i-sdhc cards, the R4 B9S is more simple to operate.

In a word, after using R4I B9S for NTRboothax, you only need to download the B9S-Flasher V1.0 to switch this cart to the DS mode, then, you can play ALL DS Games for free.

2017 R4i gold pro or 2016/2015 R4i gold pro, which is a good choice for NTRboothax?

Of course, the latest version is the best choice, 2016 and 2015 R4i gold promaycould not work on the 2DS/NEW 2DS XL V11.6 to play ds games. Maybe they still support NTRboot flasher, but they don’t have a good compatibility to newest 2DS or 2DS XL firmware consoles.

So to be sure, it is better to choose its versions 2017, if you have already ordered a 2017 r4i gold pro to play DS games, it will be better!

Thanks to ntrboothax which is already very mature to the technology and easy to perform compared to the other 2 methods of hack 3DS (hardmode and dsiware) with the last update V0.3.1, you will be able to choose from many cards and install the b9s/3ds cfw on your console to play 3ds games for free with CIA format. If you do not have any one of them, you can buy from 3DS-FLASHCARD.COM, we support shipping from USA and France and we are using both Credit card/Paypal as payments. Buy an R4i gold pro or an R4I B9S card from us, free shipping, no tax, No waiting and No worries !!!



Ace3ds X or R4i gold, which is better and cheaper to buy for NTRboot?

ACE3DS card supports NTRboot method is outing. Yes, that’s the ACE3DS X, which is set to be released soon in this month from ace3ds.com. From the official site, the Ace3ds X card has a button and can switch freely between DS & 3DS mode. So is it a better NTRboot card than R4i gold 3ds? And can it play 3DS Games in 3DS Mode? Here you can get answers.

ACE3DS X for Nintendo 3DS

ace3ds x

It is a ds game and ntrboot cart which Ace3ds.com plans to release in this month. From the official site, they call the upcoming 3ds flashcard ACE3DS X. And they says the Ace3ds X supports both DS and 3DS Modes. What do we know about the flash card for now? Just check here.

Ace3ds X official site

This card will be launched from ACE3DS.com, which is the official site of ACE3DS PLUS too. It is also a very old flashcard company like the r4ids.cn and r4i-sdhc.com, with years’ history and regular responses for 3ds new firmware. Their Ace3ds plus card is the cheapest ds game flashcart in the market, supports ds games on all 3ds/dsi firmware consoles but it does not support further update if one day Nintendo blocks it.

Ace3ds X compatibility

  1. In DS Mode: It can be used on all Nintendo 3DS/DSI firmware machines, including the 3DS/3DS XL/NEW 3DS/MEW 3DS XL/2DS/NEW 2DS XL and DS/DSL/DSI/DS Lite/DSI XL with any system version.
  2. In 3DS Mode: It can work on all 3DS consoles models & versions.

Ace3ds X features

  • Button: There is a button on the side of Ace3ds X card.
  • Handware: Ace3DS X has a switch for 3DS mode and DS mode.
  • NTRboot Compatible: In 3DS mode, the Ace3DS X has been pre-flashed NTRBOOT and supports installing boot9strap on all 3DS consoles models & versions.

ACE3DS X VS R4I GOLD 3DS, which is a better and cheaper NTRboot cart?

r4i gold 3ds ntrboothax

Price $29.8 $20.5
Compatibility For 3DS Mode: Support 3DS V11.6.0 and lower versions.

For DS Mode: Support 3DS V11.6 and DSO V1.4.5.

Support NTRboothax Yes Yes
Support Boot9strap/3DS CFW Yes Yes
With button Yes No
Support DS games Yes, via pusing the button to DS Mode. Yes, after follow a guide to set it back to NDS Flashcard.

Apparently, the R4I GOLD 3DS is better and cheaper to buy for NTRboot. But for playing ds games, ACE3DS X is more worthy to get.

Does ACE3DS X support 3DS Games in 3DS Mode?

No, the ACE3DS X is not playing any 3ds games or any cia 3ds games. it is still a ds game flashcard but with the NTRBoot compatibility. So after installing B9S/3DS CFW with this ntrboot cartridge, you can download and play CIA games. The Ace3ds X itself doesn’t support 3ds games in the 3DS Mode, or NTRboot mode. As to the direct 3ds game flashcard for your 3DS console? That is the Sky3ds+. It is the best 3ds flashcard to buy in 2017, with very easy installation and full game compatibility. More importantly, it will never be patched by Nintendo, cause it is a emulating card for retail commercial game cartridge.

Which R4 gold card supporting 3DS Games or 3DS CFW on 11.6/11.7 firmware?

Today’s R4 Gold or R4I Gold card is with amazing function, it can finally support Nintendo 3ds games on your console via installing CFW firstly. But which is the correct R4 Gold card to buy? For letting you avoid to choose the wrong R4/R4i gold flashcard, we are writing this post.

Which R4 Gold/R4i gold are still working in 2017?

Official site Available to buy Compatibility and Function Price
R4i gold 3ds rts R4i.ds.cn Yes Play NDS games and run Ntrboothax.

Work on all DSI&3DS firmware consoles.


R4i gold pro 2017 R4isdhc.com Yes Play NDS games.

Work on all DSI&3DS firmware consoles.

R4i gold eu 3ds R4i-gold.eu Yes Play NDS games.

Work on all DSI&3DS firmware consoles.

R4i gold 3ds deluxe R4ids.cn Yes Play 3DS games and support NTRboothax too.

Work on 3DS V4.1 to V4.5 firmware consoles.


Which is the best R4 Gold to buy for playing Nintendo 3ds games?

r4i gold 3ds ntrboothax

After seeing the above chart, you can find that only 1 R4I GOLD card can support 3DS Games. However, this card is only working on the very lower 3ds firmware consoles to play free games. So apparently, it is not our best R4I Gold choice for hacking 3ds roms. Then which is the right card to choose? The answer is the R4i gold 3ds rts, though it is only playing NDS games, it is also compatible with the NTRboothax, which is very popular and easy to use for installing Boot9strap and CFW to your 3DS family system-handheld. Then with CFW running on your 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS/NEW 2DS XL device, you can play every 3DS Game with CIA format. That’s to say, you can play both eshop 3ds games and retail cart 3ds roms with a very cheap R4I GOLD 3DS card($20.5).

Does R4i gold 3ds support 3DS V11.6 and will it support V11.7 with NTRboot?

Yes, not only the R4i gold 3ds itself can work on 3DS V11.6.0-39 to play NDS games, it also works with NTRboot method for getting B9S/3DS CFW on this latest 3ds system version machine. The 3ds v11.6 is not bringing a new hardware, just a regular and small update. So don’t worry, you still can use the R4 Gold card to play NDS games or play CIA 3ds games. As for its compatibility to the next V11.7 FW, I have to say, both NTRboot exploit and R4i gold 3ds are not that easy be patched by Nintendo, unless the company releases a major update while its main focus is on Nintendo Switch in these days. All in all,  the conclusion is, even on the future 3DS V11.7, the R4 gold 3ds should work and so does the NTRboot.

R4i gold deluxe or Ezflash redux, which card is playing free 3ds roms on 3DS/2DS XL 11.6?

Both the R4i gold 3ds deluxe and EZflash redux card with very lower price to support 3ds game roms, but can they work on the 3DS V11.6.0-39 and which is the best 3ds card to buy for 3DS or NEW 2DS XL console with 11.6.0-39 firmware? You can find answers here.

R4i gold 3ds deluxe and 3DS V11.6

R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edition have all the function of R4i Gold 3DS, Enjoy DS games, listen music,read e-books and play homebrew apps. But this card is a 3DS mode flashcart. That’s mean you can play 3DS roms on 3DS(XL) console via this flashcart. What’s more it support mult-roms, so you can hold more than one games in the same micro sd card. It’s very useful. Emuland functions let you play 7.x system games on 3DS 4.1~4.5 firmware. That’s amazing !

However, R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe is a clone of Gateway 3DS, so it have most of the functions of Gateway 3DS. The price will be much cheaper than Gateway 3DS. And cause it is cloning technology from 3DS Gateway, it can only support 3DS Roms on V4.1 to V4.5 3DS/3DS XL consoles.To the latest updated 11.6 3DS FW, it is not compatible, don’t buy R4i gold 3ds deluxe!

EZflash Redux and 3DS 11.6 FW

EZflash redux is the 3ds flashcart released by www.ezflash.cn, it is supporting 3ds games on 3DS family handhelds, including 3ds, 3ds xl(ll), new 3ds, new 3ds xl(ll) and 2ds consoles. But EZ flash redux is only playing 3ds games within firmware range from v11.2 to lower versions. And currently, it has the following 3ds cart features to run Multi-3ds Rom on Nintendo 3ds. So it can’t work on 3DS 11.6 FW too.

  • Play 3DS Games: support to run free downloaded .3ds roms on the 3DS, NEW 3DS and 2DS console.
  • Support Multi-rom and Menu:support users to play Multiple 3ds roms and choose a 3ds game to play on the screen menu.
  • Emunand and Sysnand: work on 3DS Sysnand and support Emunand on 3DS/N3DS/2DS handhelds.
  • REDUX mode: boot the system into REDUX mode. you can use the Game List and EmuNand.
  • Classic mode: boot the system in to Classic mode, you can use the retail game cartridge and EmuNand, but no Game List.
  • Format EmuNand: create the EmuNand partition on the SD card. everything on the SD card will be erased. please backup your data before use. the REDUX and Classic mode will automatic load EmuNand after it be created.
  • Restore 3DS savegame: restore the retail cartridge game save from SD card.
  • Backup 3DS savegame: backup the retail cartridge game save to the SD card.

Which is the best card to buy for playing 3ds roms on 3DS/2DS XL V11.6 and which is the cheapest one?

That’s the Sky3ds+, which is our current best choice for playing free 3ds roms on 3ds and new 2ds xl console with v11.6 firmware, this flashcard is playing 3ds games on any 3ds device with all firmware versions and from all regions, more importantly, it is supporting plug&play, users can use the shortest time to hack nearly all 3ds retail games to play on the 2DS/NEW 2DS/NEW 3DS/3DS XL consoles. It has a not cheap price, but compared with the fee you cost on the commercial carts, that’s will be very cheap. Sky3ds+ is sold at around 90 dollars, but it can play Hundreds of 3DS Games.

As for the cheapest 3ds game card for 3DS/2DS XL V11.6, that’s should be R4I B9S. It has a price tag around 20$. It supports you to install b9s and luma3ds cfw to play all 3ds games with CIA format. Either it is a 3ds eshop game or 3ds cart rom.

R4I B9S VS R4I GOLD 3DS, which is a better choice for installing B9S/Luma3DS CFW?

R4I-B9S is out, this R4i card is also supporting NTRboothax, and this is finally the R4I-SDHC card supports the NTRbooth method. So between R4I-B9S and R4I GOLD 3DS with ntrboothax/magnethax , which one is better and cheaper to choose in USA/Europe? Just find the answer here.

What's R4I-B9S card?

Notice it is not the original R4I SDHC 3DS RTS, it is the latest R4I 3DS version released from the same site R4I-SDHC.COM. But this is a B9S/3DS CFW supported flashcard which with pre-installed NTRboothax/Magnethax. And in the official site, they describe the flashcard like this.

R4i-B9S is a compatible DS / DSi flashcart that is pre-flashed ntrboot, then you can easy install boot9strap and Luma 3DS CFW on your 3DS or 2DS.

So now there is no need to buy R4i gold 3ds or Acekard 2i or any other NTRBoothax compatible flashcard, your better choice is the R4I-B9S version, which is already has the pre-flashed NTRboothax and can be easily used on Nintendo 3DS/NEW 3DS/NEW 3DS XL/2DS/NEW 2DS XL console to install B9S and the popular Luma3DS CFW. After doing that, you can play any 3DS Games with .CIA format, whatever it is the retail rom version or eshop 3ds version.

You can also check its compatibility, features and faq here.

  • Work on any NEW 3DS, old 3DS, NEW 2DS and old 2DS model with all firmware versions and in all regions.
  • Support popular B9Strap and LUMA 3DS CFW.
  • Support Micro SD Card up to 32GB.
  • Let you play any 3DS Game with .CIA format.
  • More news, updates, firmwares and faq about R4i B9S can be found in R4i-sdhc.com.

What's R4I GOLD 3DS?

R4I Gold 3DS is a classic R4 card for 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS/2DS XL/DS consoles. It has all the basic functions of an R4/R4I, such as supporting 5500+NDS Games, playing cross-region DS roms and unlimited Multi-roms, running free Homebrew apps, GBA/SNES/NES emulators and so on. Besides this, it comes from a famous R4 site www.r4ids.cn and uses the original wood kernel(software)which the old R4 team supplied. And r4i gold 3ds can hack 3DS/DSI device with all firmare versions and regions, means that users are free to play pirated DS Games on 3DS, 3DS XL, N3DS, N3DS XL and 2DS handhelds. It has the best compatibility. Last but not least, R4i gold 3ds supports flashing NTRboothax to your 3DS firmware console to run B9S and Luma 3DS CFW in 2017.


Official Site R4I-SDHC.COM R4IDS.CN
Price $19.9 $20.5

For Console Firmware: 3DS V11.5 to lower versions.


Same with R4I B9S and it also supports on all Nintendo DS firmware consoles, which R4I-B9S can't.
Function Enable to install B9S/Luma 3DS CFW on your console.

1. Play DS games.

2. Supports Moonshell, Emulators and other homebrews apps/games/tools.

3. Support real-time save, real-time guide, user cheats and other features.

Setup Users should take many steps to use the card for running B9S/Luma 3DS CFW on the console, but flashing ntrboothax is no need. User should following a complicated user guide in this site, firsly to flash NTRboothax to the card, then begin to install B9S and Luma3DS CFW.
  • An R4I-B9S Flashcard
  • An Red R4I 3DS Box
  • A Magnet
  • An UBS Reader
  • An R4I DHC 3DS RTS Flashcard
  • An Red R4I 3DS Box
  • An USB Reader
Which to buy? The R4I B9S is a better choice, it is cheaper and with NTRboothax in the card chip already, notice you can't use both the 2 cards to play NDS games after installation. If you still want to play free DS Roms on our console, buy the R4I SDHC RTS 3DS card.

Where to buy R4I-B9S 3DS with free shipping, cheaper price and paypal payment?

Here recommends 3DS-FLASHCARD.COM for all you guys live in United States, they keep a stock in USA and EU and can deliver the card to you within 3 to 7 working days. As for customers outside USA, including UK,Canada,Australian buyers, you can also place orders in this sotre too because of their support for multiple shipping options and worldwide delivery. In a world, 3ds-flashcard site can support all of the following customer service.

  1. Only 100% Authentic flashcart.  We promise all our cards are originally manufactureed by the official team, we do not sell clone or fake card.
  2. We only sell high quality and popular cards. You can’t find out-dated card like dstt, m3i zero are in our store.
  3. Free shipping on Most Cards. You can choose Hongkong post/USPS/DHL/Free shipping to send your card.
  4. Fast Delivery.  USA customers can recieve the package in about 3-7 working days, outside USA customers receive the package in about 10-15 days.
  5. Test before ship. In order to make sure you can receive the working cards, we test all the cards before send them out.
  6. Tracking number included. All orders coms with a tracking number and tracking links. we will mail you the tracking number and links as soon as we send  out your package.
  7. Step by step user guides. We try our best to release all the step by step guides for every card, so you can enjoy all the features. if you don’t know how to use your card, just check our official blog.
  8. Links of Free Downloadable DS Games will be sent to you in e-mails.

Stargate 3DS VS R4i gold VS R4i sdhc, which is better to buy for 3DS/3DS XL/2DS?

Here let us talking about Stargate 3DS, R4i gold and R4i sdhc, which is best to buy for your Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL/2DS consoles. If you still haven’t hear of Stargate 3ds, we will also tell you here. To be short, this is your newest 3ds card to buy for aplying free DS/3DS/GBA/SNES games on your 3DS family consoles. And at the same time, it is a plug&play 3ds flashcard to use too.

What’s the Stargate 3DS?

Stargate 3DS is also a 3ds game flash cartridge for your Nintendo 3DS family consoles. But it is not merely a 3ds game flashcard, it can play DS/GBA/SENS/NES and more other games on your v11.5 3ds system handhelds. Yes, that is the Stargate 3DS.

  • Its official site: A brand new site called www.stargate-3ds.com, the Stargate 3DS is developed and launched by them.
  • Its compatibility: For console, Support 3DS XL(LL)/NEW 3DS XL(LL)/2DS/NEW 2DS XL(LL) models. For system, Work on 3DS V11.5 to all lower versions. For games, Allow emulate DS/3DS/GBS/SNES/NES games on Nintendo 3ds.
  • Its functions: 1. Play 3DS/DS games natively and support GBA/SNES/NES/other games with emulators on any firmware version of 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS/NEW 2DS device. 2. Work with NTRBoothax/Magnethax to install CFW on your any 3DS console. 3. Support Ninjhax 2.9/Freakyhax/RPwnG to install Homebrews on O3DS/2DS FW V11.5.
  • Its firmware/kernel: Firmware or kernel of Stargate 3ds is not released yet, it is the place you can download once there is a new version be updated.
  • Its setup/installation: Stargate 3DS is plug & play as the R4 card according to the site, so this flashcart should be very easy to use fpr playing DS and 3DS games.
  • Its releasing date: The Stargate-3ds.com announces that the first bunch of the cards will be out in Spetember, but from now on, you already can pre order from many resellers too.
  • Its price: During the pre-order time, Stargate 3DS has a retail price of $95. The price may be more expensive in future, so catch your time to make a pre-order.
  • Its pros and cons: Pros, 1. One card to play All games, no need to buy a second flash card, if you have a Nintendo 3DS machine. 2. Work on any 3DS model and any firmware version to play 3DS/DS games, no flashcard can do that before. 3. Support plug&play, the easy setup are suitable for kids or newbies. 4. Hack your 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS/NEW 2DS XL console to install Homebrews and CFW with other 3ds exploits. 5. Better performace but lower power consuming. Cons, 1. New card, no one test it yet. 2. Not available to buy until September. 3. Price is still high not liking the cheap R4 3DS card.


Support All 3DS Machines and Firmwares Yes Yes Yes
Support All NDS Machines and Firmwares No Yes Yes
Support DS and 3DS games Yes No, only for DS games. No,only for DS games.
Support GBA/SNES/NES emulation Yes Yes Yes
Support region free No Yes Yes
Support Real-time save, User cheats No Yes Yes, with the most advanced RTS feature.
Support homebrews Yes, but should work with 3ds exploits. Yes, for DS homebrews. Yes,for DS homebrews.
Support CFW Yes, but should work with Ntrboothax. Yes,but should work with Ntrboothax. No
Support playing Multi-media files No Yes Yes
Plug&Play Yes Yes Yes
Price $86 $19 $17

Which is best to buy for 3DS/2DS, Stargate 3DS or R4I GOLD or R4I SDHC?

From the above comparison chart, you can see that each flashcart has it own advantage and disadvange. In fact, the best one to buy maybe not the most poweful one but should be the most suitable one for you. Here is my suggestion to tell you which one to choose amaong the 3 cards, Stargate 3ds, R4i gold 3ds and R4i sdhc 3ds. Every of them you can buy from 3DS-FLAHSCARD.COM with a good price.

  1. If you want to both play DS and 3DS games, you have no other choice but the Stargate 3ds, because the R4i gold and R4i sdhc 3ds can’t play 3ds games.
  2. If you only care about DS emulation and want to get a more simple to use R4 card to install CFW, R4i gold 3ds is the choice.
  3. If you want to choose the best R4 3DS card to buy, in terms of functions and price, R4i sdhc 3ds is the one.

Acekard 2i and 3ds/new 2ds cfw, is there a way to make AK2I supporting 3ds games or cfw?

Can Aceakrd 2i card play 3ds games or support cfw on 3DS or New 2ds in 2017? If yes, how to do that? If no, which flash card we should buy for playing free 3ds games or install 3ds/new 2ds xl cfw? This post is your answer.

Can Acekard 2i play 3ds games or support 3ds cfw in 2017?

  • Acekard 2i can't play 3ds games even in 2017.
  • Acekard 2i can support 3DS CFW in 2017.

2017 Acekard 2i/AK 2I card is still the ds game flash cart for Nintendo 3ds and ds family consoles. It can't play Nintendo 3ds games. However, it can support 3ds cfw with NTRBOOT method in 2017, from this August. How and what to do with the Acekard 2i flash card, you will know in the following.

Which card to buy for playing free 3ds games without using AK 2I?

Though AK2I is not playing 3ds games, there are other flash carts support Nintendo 3ds games. They are the below ones. Among them, only recommend Sky3ds+ highly, this is the easiest, most stable and 100% safe to use flashcard to your any 3ds device!

  • SKY3DS+: From sky3dsplus.net, the best 3ds game flash card to buy in the whole market, support 3ds games on all firmware version and region 3ds/3ds xl/new 3ds/new 3ds xl/2ds/new 2ds xl machines.
  • SKY3DS: From sky3dsplus.net, the old version of sky3ds+.
  • DSTWO+: From supercard.sc, cause it's only playing 3ds games on 3ds v4.2 to v9.2, don't recommend it.
  • GATEWAY 3DS: From gateway-3ds, cause it's only playing 3ds games on 3ds v4.2 to v9.2, don't recommend it.
  • MT-CARD: Out-dated 3ds card, do not buy it!
  • R4I GOLD 3DS DELUXE: Out-dated 3ds card, do not buy it!

How to use Acekard 2i/AK 2I to install CFW on 3DS/NEW 2DS XL console?

NTRBoot is just a way to install B9S for users who don't have CFW. You'll need to uninstall ntrboothax from the Acekard 2i or R4i gold 3ds, instructions for that are on 3ds.guide or here.

What you need

  • Your ntrboot compatible DS / DSi flashcart:
    • Either the Acekard 2i or R4i Gold 3DS RTS
  • Two 3DS family devices
    • The source 3DS: the 3DS family device that is already running some kind of custom firmware (such as boot9strap or arm9loaderhax)
    • The target 3DS: the device on stock firmware
  • The latest release of boot9strap (ntr boot9strap; not the devkit file)
  • The latest release of ntrboot_flasher


Part I – Prep Work

  1. Power off the source 3DS
  2. Insert the source 3DS’s SD card into your computer
  3. Create a folder named ntrboot on the root of your SD card
  4. Copy boot9strap_ntr.firm and boot9strap_ntr.firm.sha from the boot9strap ntr .zip to the /ntrboot/ folder on your SD card
  5. Copy ntrboot_flasher.firm from the ntrboot_flasher .zip to the /luma/payloads folder on the source 3DS’s SD card
  6. Reinsert the source 3DS’s SD card back into the source 3DS
  7. Insert your ntrboot compatible DS / DSi flashcart into the source 3DS

Part II – Flashing ntrboot

  1. Launch the Luma3DS chainloader by holding (Start) during boot on the source 3DS
  2. Select “ntrboot_flasher”
  3. Select “Dump Flash”
  4. Wait until the process is completed
  5. Press (B) to return to the main menu
  6. Select “Inject Ntrboot”
  7. Press (Y) to proceed
  8. Press (R) for retail unit ntrboot
  9. Wait until the process is completed
  10. Press (B) to return to the main menu
  11. Select “EXIT” to power off the source 3DS

Remember this is just the first step, after following this tutorial, you can start to install boot9strap on 3DS (XL)/NEW 3DS (XL)/2DS/NEW 2DS (XL) console via the NTRBOOT method with another user guide. For short, the whole progress is using NTRBoot Flasher on the hacked system to put NTRBootHax onto your compatible flashcart, then use that to hack your unhacked 3DS system. 

R4i gold pro or Ace3ds plus, which to buy for playing ds roms on New 2ds?

One card cheaper than 15$ can let you play 5500+ NDS roms on Nintendo new 2ds xl console. What are they? They are Ace3ds plus and R4i gold pro, one is $9.9 to work on 2ds xl to play free nds games, the other is $14.9 to hack new 2ds to play both free games and multi-media files. In this post, you can know more about the 2 cheap r4 flashcarts for new 2ds.

Ace3ds plus and New 2ds xl

Being sold at $9.9, Ace3ds plus is the R4 card with the lowest price to play Free Thousands of DS Games and emulate the FC、SFC、ATARI、GBC、GB、MD、NEOGEO、PC-Engine on both old 3DS/NEW 3DS and old 2DS/NEW 2DS machines. If you are the one without higher need for the R4 flashcard, the Ace3ds plus is a good choice, it is cheap to buy and supporting the basic functions of R4, such as playing most of DS Games, compatible with ds homebrews, supports some old game emulators, also AR cheats and Multi-media features are included.

But if you want to get a long-time to use and an updated R4 card, Ace3ds plus isn't the option. Firstly, it with old version wood kernel v1.62, released in 2013 and hadn't been updated for years. Secondly, it is the one-time to use flash card, means that Ace3ds plus can't be updated if one day Nintendo blocks it via release new 3ds firmware version. Based on them, for most of 2ds xl users, I don't recommend you this card. Though it is indeed cheap, other R4 cards for example R4I GOLD PRO which is priced at $15, not expensive to buy too and supports regular updated R4 kernel and better compatibility for future 3ds firmware.

R4i gold pro and New 2ds xl

R4isdhc.com releases the latest version R4 again for the upcoming year 2017. Now they have the 2017 R4i gold pro, 2017 R4i dual core and 2017 R4isdhc rts lite. From what we know now, it can be infered that 2017 R4i gold pro supports on 2ds xl V11.4.0-37U/E/J, plays DS games as always and runs homebrews&multi-media files. R4i gold pro 2017 is a good replacement if you buy to a cheaper R4 card than the R4i gold 3ds or R4i sdhc 3ds rts.

That's right, R4i gold pro is a cheap 3ds hacking card indeed. Buy it with 15 dollars's price, you can play Thousands of DS Games, All Region DS Roms, GBA/SNES/NES titles. They are all supported by a single R4i gold pro 2017 flashcard. It supports micro sd/sdhc so with the memory space to save downloaded game roms and other files. You guys not only can put DS/GBA/SNES/NES games into the sd card for R4i gold pro but ds homebrews, various emulators and multimeida files are compatible with it too. In a word, R4i gold pro is a magic flashcart for your 3ds system handhelds to support unlimited things! 

Ace3ds plus VS R4i gold pro, which is better to choose for New 2ds?

Like I said before, R4i gold pro is more recommended for you who has the new 2ds xl console. Because the Ace3ds plus can't work any longer once the firmware of new 2ds block the flash cart. So in order to buy a cheap and long using time R4 new 2ds xl card, you would better choose R4i gold pro 2017 or future r4i gold pro 2018.

Where to buy the R4i gold pro in USA and EU for new 2ds? You can choose our site 3ds-flashcard.com, we ship from both USA and Europe, support paypal and credit card payment, offer customers the free promo code and game download code. So you won't regret for choosing us to buy R4i gold pro or other flashcarts for 2ds xl machine.

3DS R4I Wood or 3DS R4I RTS, which supports Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon on Nintendo 3DS?


Which R4/R4i card will play free Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon on Nintendo 3ds or Nintendo new 2ds? Is it the old and famous 3ds r4i gold wood card or the popular and active 3ds r4i sdhc rts cart? Here, let me give you an answer and the correct way to downlaod and play Pokemon Ultra Sun&Moon 3ds games.

What are Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra games?

Nintendo revealed the latest entries to the Pokémon game family in the Nintendo Direct: Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, new versions of Pokémon Sun and Moon that are coming to the Nintendo 3DS on November 17th. Few details were revealed about the remakes, but Ultra Sun and Moon will feature a new storyline and presumably additional features — and pokémon — as well. The games will launch almost exactly a year after the originals. There was brief period of time where there was a listing for the titles on the Nintendo Switch but that was quickly removed and announced as a mistake. The game is heavily based on Pokémon Sun and Moon, last year’s pair of Pokémon role-playing games for Nintendo 3DS. Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will further expand on the world and story of those entries, returning players to the Alola region. 

Pokémon fans will have a lot to enjoy this coming fall; not only is Pokkén Tournament DX arriving as the first Pokémon Switch title, but Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, follow-ups to Sun and Moon, are arriving on the 3DS family of systems on November 17. Finally, players will also be able to dive back into Pokémon Gold and Silver on virtual console on the 3DS family of systems, starting on September 22.

Which R4/R4I card plays Pokemon Ultra Sun&Moon on 3ds or new 2ds console?

Pokemon Ultra Sun or Pokemon Ultra Moon for Nintendo 3ds is 3ds game not ds game. However, the r4/r4i card is playing or supporting nintendo ds game. So the answer is No r4 or r4 3ds card is compatible with Pokemon Ultra Sun&Moon. Please keep in mind that all the time, for playing nintendo 3ds games, never buy the r4 or r4i flash cart. They can not work for any 3ds game or rom. If do not kow which cards are belonging to R4 or r4i 3ds card, just check here.

  • R4i 3ds gold rts
  • R4i 3ds rts sdhc
  • R4isdhc 3ds 2017/2018
  • R4i 3ds gold eu
  • Ace3ds plus

They are the ds game flashcards and at the same time with R4 title mostly, if you can not make a judge on whether or not this flash cart suppor ds or 3ds games, ask us here admin@3ds-flashcard.com. We will give you answer asps! So you won't waste time and money for buying a not proper flash cart to your need.

How to play free Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra games with a cheap 3ds card?

Yes, the 3ds card or 3ds flashcart is the one supports you play Pokemon Ultra Sun, Pokemon Ultra Moon, Pokemon Sun, Pokemon Moon and other free 3ds games. For the time being, the sky3ds+ is the best one to buy. Casue it has 3 biggest advantages any other 3ds card can compare.

  1. Work on any 3ds firmware version, from v1.0 to v11.x to future update.
  2. Support 3ds games with plug&play, super easy to seup and use for even kids and the elderly.
  3. Play nearly all 3ds cart games with updatable firmware.

How to use sky3ds+ to play free Pokemon Ultra Sun&Moon on nintendo 3ds and new 2ds console?

A: Format Microsd card for sky3ds+(2 means you can choose)

  • Format your microSD card to FAT32 without using tool,simply insert the card to your PC. Go to ‘My Computer’ and right click on your microSD card and select ‘Format’. Select the file system as FAT32 and the allocation size as 64kb.
  • Format your microSD card with this tool SD Formatter 4.0. Begin by putting your SD card into an SD card reader. If you’re in a pinch, you can use the Micro USB connector on the cartridge itself and the supplied Micro USB cable, however due to low transfer rates doing so is not recommended. Once your SD is detected, start SD Formatter 4.0, click on Options, set Format Type to Full (OverWrite), enable Format Size Adjustment, apply the new settings and click Format.

B: Install the latest firmware to Sky3ds+ card

Insert one empty microSD card(FAT32) in your sky3DS+ card, and put in your 3DS console, a new settings.txt file will be created automatically in microSD card, open it, you can find the firmware version in the line: “FIRMWARE_VERSION=xxx”. If it is not the latest version in skyplus.net, you should update. If it is already the newest sky3ds+ firmware, no need to do more. Then, how to udpate sky3ds+ firmware?

  1. Download the Sky3ds+ latest firmware from sky3dsplus.net, unzip the file to get the firmware.bin, then drag it to the root directory of your microSD card.
  2. 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).
  3. 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!
  4. Delete the firmware.bin file in your microSD card.

C: Download 3ds games to microsd card.

Go to 3ds game download site online to find out the rom for Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon. Then download the game from PC to the micro sd prepare for sky3ds+. Remember the 3ds roms must be the complete, clean and the one comes from your console region.

D: Enjoy free 3ds games with Sky3ds+.

Put microsd card to the sky3ds+, power on your console,  insert the sky3ds plus into 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS slot, you will see the games icons of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon. Now everything is ready, you can begin to play free Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.

R4i gold pro or N2 elite, which supports fire emblem echoes amiibos on 3DS?

R4i gold pro 3ds or N2 Elite, which supports the latest 3ds game fire emblem echoes and the amiibos for this game? Here you can know the answer.

R4i gold pro supports free fire emblem echoes and its amiibos?

No, R4i gold pro 2017 is the r4 flash card from r4isdhc.com to play free nds games on 3ds, new 3ds, 2ds and old ds consoles. It does not play 3ds games or emulate amiibos on these handhelds. If you would like to play nds games, install ds homebrews and enjoy user cheats, real-time save features on the Nintendo 3ds, you can buy the cheap r4i gold 3ds card. While for playing free fire emblem echoes you need to sky3ds+.

N2 Elite supports free fire emblem echoes and its amiibos?

N2 Elite is not hacking 3ds game but it can emulate the amiibos on the 3DS and Switch and WII U machines. Amiiqo or N2 Elite is an NFC toy emulator working on Nintendo Switch, WIIU and NEW3DS/3DSXL. It has the capacity to store up 200 Amiibo characters. You can copy all your Amiibo data to one device via any NFC-compatible Android phone. You can also share entire collections downloaded from the internet. And from its newest update, it has been confirmed that N2 Elite supports amiibos for FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES.

There is a new version available for N2 Elite (Amiiqo) Android App and it is 2.0.4. N2elite team updated this new version of Android App to support the Fire Emblem Echoes amiibos Alm and Celica.

30/05 – Android App 2.0.4 with latest Amiibos support.
* Added Alm and Celica amiibos.
* Fixed some crashes.
We are now working on some major update, next news will be a good surprise for all of you N2 users!
This update is available in our download section.

Fire Emblem Echoes:Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is the latest 3ds game recently and supports amiibo. Alm and Celica amiibos’ function:

■ Each figure unlocks a special dungeon where players can battle bosses and collect in-game items.
■ Players can save the current strength of Alm or Celica in the game to the corresponding amiibo figure.
■ During combat, players can sacrifice a portion of Alm or Celica’s health in order to summon a computer-controlled illusory hero that will act as a temporary ally for a single turn.

if you want to expand your Fire Emblem Echoes on your 3DS and want to get Alm and Celica amiibos. N2 Elite (Amiiqo) – amiibo emulator which support free amiibo on Nintendo Switch, WIIU and NEW3DS/3DSXL, it is a good recommendation for you. N2 Elite supports up to 200 amiibo figures with one disc and the chip is rewritable. To some extent, N2 Elite supports unlimited free amiibo figures.

N2 Android App 2.0.4 has added Alm and Celica amiibos which means you can use N2 Elite to play Alm and Celica amiibos on your NEW3DS console.

Where to buy genuine N2 Elite with cheap price in USA?

3DS-FLASHCAR.COM is a good choice. We are the official reseller in USA and supporting buying N2 Elite-Amiiqo v2 with voucher code, just e-mail to admin@3ds-flashcard.com, we will give you the coupon.