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. 

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