[tutorial]How to setup firmware V2.0 on MT Card for 3DS(XL) console–AR and switching game function

The current MT Card firmware on the offiical site is still 1.4 yet. But We have got the firmware 2.0 to test. Firmware 2.0 support two main functions. AR cheat function and switching games in menu. This two main function is very useful,especially for the users who want to hold more than one game in the micro sd card.

The usage of the MT Card have no different on this new firmware 2.0. So users can setup as usual. If you are familiar with the usages (old users) you can skip this article.  Lets begin step by step

Upgrade the hardware FPGA 1.4 to 2.0 :

update the hardware from v1.4 to v2.0 via the usb cable

Use a micro USB cable to connect MT card to the computer

After  connecting  ,  the  computer  will  automatically  install  the  drivce,  and  then
shows you a picture as below, “update” is available.


Click “update”, it will detect the driver installation of MT card.


If all OK, comfirm the update, click “Yes” to update.


When  the  first  progress  bar  is  finished,  your  computer  indicates  Found  New
Hardware, click it


When  the  first  progress  bar  is  finished,  your  computer  indicates  Found  New
Hardware, click it

After installation, your computer will ask you to restart, click “Restart Later”.

Back to the MT card update interface, the second progress bar begins, start
writing data to the FPGA chip, it will take longer time, about 3 minutes


The third progress bar begins, writing data to CPU


When the third progress bar is finished, it will show you update success, you
can disconnect the USB connectin


SETUP the Kernel (software on 3DS) and hack the 3DS console.

Download the bluecard file from MT Card official site.

unzip and copy these files to the root folder of micro sd card.


Copy the LAUNCHER.DAT to the root folder of the SD card (coming with the 3DS console,not the micro sd card.



Insert the MT Card into your 3DS slot, power on. You should see the icon like a retail cartridge .


Press A ,load the system then check the file folder find the MT_INSTALLER.NDS file.


Running MT_INSTALLER.NDS in BlueCard menu, and selecting your console type, then press KEY A to exit after finished.


Les’t begin to hack the 3DS now.

Run Launcher.dat (repeat every power cycle), console version: 4.1‐4.5 only
choose “System Settings”‐>”Other Settings”‐>”Profile”‐>”Nintendo DS Profile” on the Menu of
3DS console, and the console will restart soon.


Now Your console will restart, don’t power off.

We can now copy some games to enjoy

Prepare the YellowCard and a MicroSD card (Sharing with the BlueCard is OK), and formatted the MicroSD card as FAT32;

Copy ROMs (*.3ds) and SAVEs (*.sav) to the ROOT of the MicroSD, the MT‐Card will create a 512KB .sav
for you if it can’t find a save file with the same name. BTW, the 4GB ROMs please trimmed first.

Now inser the MT Yellow Card.

choose “System Settings”‐>”Other Settings”‐>”Profile”‐>”Nintendo DS Profile” on the Menu of

Waiting restart.


First you should choose the Game you want to play. The game list will show on the top screen. The icon will now show before you choose game. After you Press A on the Game. The Icon will shown


Now you can enjoy the Games

Where to buy r4i gold in USA ?

“I’m living in USA CA, where to buy the R4i Gold for my 3DS XL in CA ?”

You can buy R4i Gold 3DS flashcart from USA reseller.  

We know that most of the r4 flashcarts are made in China,so these flashcarts mostly sent from China. It will take a long time to arrivial USA. So if you are living in USA, Where to buy the R4i Gold Card ?

http://3ds-flashcard.com is a usa reseller, you can buy the R4 Gold 3DS card from 3ds-flashcard.com.

R4i GOld 3DS RTS Card support the latest 3DS(XL)/2DS 8.1.0-19 and DSi 1.4.5. You can use it enjoy most of the DS games. 

Some top ds games for R4i Gold

pokemon diamond 

Zelda Phantom Hourglass

the urbz-sims in the city

brother in arms ds +1

Don’t care

Mega Man ZX

New Super Mario Bros. +2

Mario And Luigi: Partners in Time


Phoenix Wright

Mario Kart +1

Elite Beat agents

Zelda PH +2

MegaMan Star Force

MegaMan Battle Network 5 Double Team

Yu-Gi-Oh! World championship 2007

Pokemon Pearl

Trauma Centre: Under the Knife

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Digimon World DS


Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow



Luminous Arc +2

DK Climber DS

Toss up between Rune Factory and Megaman Star Force Leo

Advance wars

Harvest moon rune factory

Elite beat agent

Super Mario Basketball

Trauma center – under the knife

ouendan 2

phoneix wright


Harvest Moon Rune Factory

Digimon World DS

The Urbz – Sims In The City

Harvest Moon

Digimon Dusk

Digimon Dawn

warioware touched

donkey kong jungle climber

Naruto Ninja Council 3

Pheonix Wright Ace Attourney +1

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

You can get these games links on the Google and play them on your R4i Gold card.

R4i Gold

Purchase R4i Gold  from US reseller. R4i Gold is the most famous r4 flashcart from r4ids.cn team. R4i Gold 3DS RTS Support 3DS/2DS/DSI/DS console. R4i Gold 3DS support the original wood kernel.You can use it to watch video,read book and listen music.R4i Gold Support unlimited upgrade so you can use it fow many years.

Main features of R4i GOld

  1. Support  almost all the DS games.
  2. SDHC support (Micro SD 4G,8G,16G,32G).
  3. Automatic DLDI patching
  4. Cheats/AR support
  5. Automatically detect save type
  6. Multiple save slots per game
  7. Game compatibility
  8. Clean ROM, drag and drop. Works on any OS
  9. WiFi game, Muti-player gaming locally, DS Rumble Pak, DS Browser
  10. Skin DIY
  11. Moonshell2.1 and other homebrew
  12. Quick and easy shortcuts list
  13. Regular updates
Package contents:
  1. 1x R4i GOLD 3DS wood Card
  2. 1x USB micro reader/writer

Where to buy the best r4i gold card ?

USA reseller: http://3ds-flashcard.com/23-wood-r4i-gold-3ds.html

New users Guide:

MT Card New firmware 2.0 support switching games in menu

MT Card will release the new firmware 2.0 soon which support switch games in menu and AR funtion.  MT Card is the first flashcart supporting multi-roms in one micro sd card. Now you can switch games in menu like the  R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edition .

Here is the video from Youtube by MT Card Team.

Features of MT Card.

1) Hardware design of flexible, build-in CPU with card, upgradable new functions via USB.
2) Support multiROM, support SDHC card, support up to 256 games, selecting game in Menu or by pressing key.
3) Support FAT32, drag and drop, no need of diskimager.
4) Save to TF directly, no need of pressing home to backup SAVE.
5) Support NAND-emulate,official carts region free,Nand backup.
6) Support Eshop games.
7) Support SaveEditor,and Card-dump soon.

How to play DS Games via R4i Gold on 3DS XL ?

R4i Gold is the most famous r4 flashcart for Nintendo 3DS/DSi/DS console. How to play DS games via this flashcart. This article show you the steps of using the R4i Gold Card.

R4i Gold Support the latest 3DS(XL) 8.1.0-19. So you can use this card on any NDS consoles. It has the best compatibility. So don’t worry anything before using it. When you first got this product. You need a few steps to setup.


  1. R4i Gold flashcart
  2. A micro sd card ( not the sd card coming with the 3DS)
  3. A NDS console (3DS/2DS/DSi/DS)
  4. A micro sd card adapter or card reader (copy files)
  5. A PC/MAC…


Download the latest kernel from here:
Please make sure your card is the r4i gold and buy from 3ds-flashcard.com.



copy all the files _rpg and _DS_MENU.DAT to the root folder of the micro sd card.


step 3:

download some DS roms and copy them to the root folder of the micro sd card too.

Download New Super Mario bros


Copy the 0479 – New Super Mario Bros. (Europe) (En,Fr,De,Es,It).nds to the root folder the micro sd card. like the kernel file.

( We have a few top games at here: http://3ds-flashcard.com/blog/top-nds-games/)

Step 4. Insert all the card to 3DS:


Done! now you can enjoy the games.

Which is the cheapest 3DS Game Flashcart ?

If your 3DS fimrware number is in range of 4.1~4.5,Congratulations! You can use the 3DS game flashcart. 3DS game flashcart support playing 3DS roms on your 3DS/3DS XL consoles. (All the r4 flashcarts only support playing ds games) There are a few types 3DS flashcarts in the market. Gateway 3DS, R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edition, MT Card, 3DS Linker and so on. Which is the cheapest ?

The cheapest 3DS game flashcart is the R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edition. This card support most of the main functions of 3DS game flashcart.  Le’t take look of the function list:

R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe Edition Features:

★ Support 3DS/3DSXL/3DSLL consoles(v4.1 to v4.5).
★ Support latest 3D games.
★ Support latest DSi and 3DS games.
★ Support ALL kind of 3DS and DSi console.
★ Support RTS (Real Time Save) for DSi games.
★ Support SDHC micro sd card.
★ Support Wifi games and DS Ramble pak.
★ Firmware Spoofing.
★ Region Free.
★ Firmware Updatable

Compare to the Gateway 3DS (the best 3DS flashcart) the biggest advantage is the price. The R4 Gold Deluxe Edition much cheaper than Gateway 3DS.  The average price of Gateway 3DS is $70~$80. and the R4 Gold Deluxe Edition is about $50-$60.

The disadvantage of R4 Gold Deluxe Edition compare to Gateway 3DS:

1)Gateway 3DS is more stable
2) Gateway 3DS support more games.
3)Gateway 3DS team is more professional
4)Gateway 3DS have more users,so you can get more help from the Internet.
But to the price, if you only want to play some 3DS games, this card is a good choice for you console.

3DS 8.1.0-19 released| Which r4 flashcart support Nintendo 3DS/2DS v8.1.0-19 ?

Nintendo 3DS has released the latest 3DS system 8.1.0-19, Not blocked any r4 flashcart,the r4i Gold 3DS and R4 Gor Pro can works directly on 3DS 8.1.0-19.

Main changes for version 8.1.0-19U

Update released: August 6th, 2014

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience.

After test, the R4 Gold Pro and R4i Gold 3DS works drectly on 3DS 8.1.0-19. If your 3DS system is during 4.1~4.5, we don’t recommend you upgrade your system. If your 3DS system is 6.x,7.x and 8.x. You can upgrade to the latest 3DS 8.1.0-19. It’s very safe. If your Flashcart bought before Aug 28, we recommend you upgrade your r4 card before you upgrade your 3DS system.

How to setup R4 Gold Pro on 3DS 8.1.0-18 ?

Latest R4 Gold Pro support 3DS 8.1.0-18 directly. So you just need a  simple setup. R4 Gold Pro Support almost all the DS games, cheap and easy to use. So many people choose this card. For the new card, you should setup first before using it. Here I will show you show to use it step by step.

First , make sure your card is this one: like below picture and buy R4 Gold PRO .

Step 1 downlaod the latest R4 Gold Pro Kernel V3.4B from here:

Unizip the zip file you should get the 4 files R4.dat,R4iMenu,moonshl2 and moonmemo .

Step 2: copy all of these files to the root folder of micro sd card

Step 3: download some DS roms and copy them to the root folder of the micro sd card too.

Download New Super Mario bros


Copy the 0479 – New Super Mario Bros. (Europe) (En,Fr,De,Es,It).nds to the root folder the micro sd card. like the kernel file.

Step 4. Insert all the card to 3DS:


All done. Now you can enjoy the games now.

How to setup r4 gold 3DS firmware 1.64 on 3DS 8.1.0-18 ?

The latest 3DS system ( works on 3DS/3DS XL/3DS LL/2DS) number is 8.1.0-18 and the latest r4 gold 3DS firmware is 1.64. If you have just bought the R4 Gold 3DS you should setup the Card first. In this article I will show you how to setup the R4 gold 3DS firmware on 3DS 8.1.0-18 system.

(What’s R4 Gold 3DS Card ?)

STEP 1: Prepare the wood r4 kernel and r4 card

1) Micro sd card ( Sandisk is better,not the SD card coming with the 3ds(XL))
    (don’t buy from amazon, there are many fake cards)
2) R4i Gold 3DS Card
3)Wood r4 v1.64 kernel files ( download from here: http://www.r4ids.cn/r4i-download-e.htm)
   (there are many links on the page, find out the below picture and click the download)

4)micro sd card reader. You should format you micro sd card to FAT32
   format is very important.

STEP 2: copy kernel files

copy all the files _rpg and _DS_MENU.DAT to the root folder of the micro sd card.

STEP  3: copy some ds games to play

copy the game roms to the root folder of the micro sd card.( we provide some free roms here:https://app.box.com/s/hefyhwwqhqqn1625vu31

Download New Super Mario bros

STEP 4: insert the cards like below

what’s the advantage of r4i gold 3ds than other r4 flashcart

R4i Gold 3DS  Wood is  one of the best r4 flashcart for Nintendo 3DS/2DS/DSi/DS (XL,LL) . What’s the different of these r4 flashcart (R4i SDHC 3DS RTS ) and what’s the advantage of R4i Gold 3DS.

We know that all the r4 flashcarts have the same functions. Play DS games, support homebrews,apps, and RTS,real-time guide… 

R4i gold 3DS have a better powerSaving, with the sleeping mode function, you can use the 3DS console for longer.

R4i Gold 3DS support cluster size of 512KB,1K,2K,4K,8K,16K,32K,64K,128K and so on.

A capable R4iDS gold team commit themselves to the website and maintenance and kernel updating.R4iDS gold can support all NDS games. The built-in Moonshell is v2.02.R4iDS gold can play movies and music with higher performance.

Let’s see the function list of R4i Gold 3DS:

★Supports any MicroSD card speed with no lag in game
★ Supports Clean ROM, drag and drop. Works on any OS
★ Built in NoPass
★ Automatically detect save type
★ Save directly to MicroSD card, not to onboard chip
★ Supports Moonshell and other homebrew.
★ User friendly skinnable interface. Touchscreen or button operation
★ Supports rumble pak and memory pak
★ Supports the WiFi game, DS Rumble Pak, DS Browser
★ Supports changes of the background of Operation Interface
★ Support Skin DIY by setting background and font colors on Main Menu and Game Menu manually and automatically
★ Supports 4-scale-lightness adjustment ( DS Lite only )
★ Supports the Soft Reset.
★ moonshell 2.02 support Software Reset function( Press START key back to the R4 menu

★ The First Card Supports 3DS
★ The world’s first host system to support the DSi upgrade to V1.41
★ Compatible with all DS editions of different kinds of language
★ Supports DSL / DSi / LL / XL
★ Supports Action Replay cheat
★ DLDI auto-patching
★ Support SDHC (Micro SD 4G,8G,16G,32G)
★ 2nd generation storage device (no booting tool required)
★ Flush fitting slot 1 card
★ Uses MicroSD card, FAT16 or 32

You can use the R4i Gold 3DS to enjoy many DS games.