Month: August 2017

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.

Stargate 3DS VS R4I GOLD 3DS VS R4I SDHC 3DS

StarGate 3DS R4I GOLD 3DS R4I SDHC 3DS
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

Steps

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.