R4 3DS Gold supports 3ds 11.0.0-33u or we should downgrade v11.0 to use the card?

Are these R4 3DS Gold cards supporting 3ds 11.0.0-33U and E? Or we should downgrade 3ds v11.0 to lower firmware to use them? Which is the R4I GOLD 3DS card updated for new 3ds update 11.0? Here you can get all the answers.

R4/R4I gold cards support 3DS 11.0.0-33U and E?

Yes, the following 3 R4/R4i gold cards are playing DS Games well on 3DS 11.0.0-33u,e and j.

R4I GOLD PRO 2015/2016





R4 3DS

Here is the R4i gold 3ds 11.0 video you can watch. In this youtube, we test the 3 r4i gold cards and other r4 3ds products too on 3ds 11.0.0-33u. All of them hacks the new 3ds firmware directly!

Downgrade 3DS V11.0 to use R4 3DS Gold card?

No need, R4/R4i 3ds gold cards are pirating DS Games well on 3DS V11.0. For the gold card users, you don't need to downgrade 3ds 11.0 firmware. By the way, for 3ds cards sky3ds+ and sky3ds users, you can update 3ds to v11.0 freely too, they are playing 3ds games greatly on this newest 3ds system version. In which case, we should downgrade 3ds v11.0 and how to do? Situation 1, you want to use Gateway 3ds card; Situation 2, you want to install .cia or homebrews on 3ds consoles. Downgrade 3ds v11.0 is risky, you had to hardmod your 3DS (can be installed at home, but pay attention: a short circuit can permanently damage your console) firstly. Then follow the guide here, you can complete the downgrade steps. Think more before you choose downgrade 3ds 11.0.0-33.

Which R4/R4I gold 3ds firmware is updated for 3DS 11.0.0-33?

No need too, R4i gold 3ds, R4i gold eu and R4i gold pro still with their current firmware to support 3ds 11.0 version. The r4 3ds gold team only update their kernel once their flashcards are banned by the Nintendo 3ds update or there is the long time since the last r4 firmware upgrade. Here recommend you choose R4i gold pro v3.7 firmware to hack 3ds 11.0.0-33u, it is the most recent r4 gold kernel, more newer version means more better card compatibility.

  • R4I GOLD PRO V3.7 firmware, released in [2016-02-26]
  • R4I GOLD EU V1.72 firmware, released in [2015-10-27]
  • R4i GOLD 3DS Wood V1.64 firmware, released in [2013-11-08]

Does sky3ds+ support Pokemon ORAS and other Pokemon games for free?

Can we play free Pokemon ORAS on 3ds/new 3ds? How about downloading other pokemon 3ds games to play too? Is the sky3ds+ card what we need for hacking Pokemon ORAS and other Pokemon games? If you have these questions, let me answer you here.

Where to get free Pokemon ORAS games?

Firstly, Pokemon ORAS means Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. If we want to play the 2 games on Nintendo 3ds or new 3ds xl console, we should buy the game cards. There is no place you can get free Pokemon ORAS game cards. But you can download free Pokemon ORAS games online and to play them on 3ds, new 3ds and 2ds machines without buying the retail game cards.

Here is where you can download free Pokemon ORAS  roms.

1. http://rom2station.com/

This is the best place to download 3ds and ds games, no register, no fee, you only need to get the private game code to download sky3ds+ roms from the site. For getting the download code, just e-mail to us admin@rev3ds.com.

2. http://roms43.com/

This site always released the latest 3ds and ds games in the first time, and you can download the 3ds roms for your sky3ds+ directly.

3. http://www.3dsiso.com/

It is a game forum which you need to register first. Then you can find the 3ds games you want. There are the newest 3ds and ds games users shared.

Can we just download pokemon 3ds games to 3ds sd card to play?

No, after we download pokemon 3ds roms from online, you should drag the roms into the sky3ds+ sd card not the 3ds sd card, sky3ds+ can hack 3ds firmware to play downloaded pokemon 3ds roms, the 3ds sd card is not hacking any game to play.

Sky3ds+ card supports Pokemon ORAS and other Pokemon games?

Yes, sky3ds+ card is compatible with Pokemon ORAS and other Pokemon games. It is emulating the retail game cart so can be used to play nearly every 3ds game cart rom in the market. Here are the hot Pokemon 3ds games you can play with one Sky3ds+ card.

  • Pokémon Sun and Moon (Not releaed, in the late 2016)
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Pokémon X and Y (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Pokémon Rumble Blast (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Pokémon Art Academy (Nintendo 3DS)

Sky3ds+ pokemon compatibility,all pokemon 3ds games can be played by one 3ds card?

If you want to choose a 3ds cartridge to play all 3ds pokemon releases, here introduce the Sky3ds+ card. This is the latest version Sky3ds card in year 2016, solve the AP check issue of new 3ds games, so is compatible with nearly all 3ds pokemon games on 3ds, new 3ds and 2ds consoles.

Sky3ds+ for pirating pokemon 3ds games?

Yes, Sky3ds+ hacks all pokemon 3ds games to play freely on Nintendo 3ds models.It is a new card in 2016, released by Sky3ds card company, the site launches 3 flashcards in total. The red button Sky3ds which is already out of production, the blue button Sky3ds which is released for more than one year and the latest Sky3ds+(plus) card which with 2 orange buttons. The last one is their best product, said by the team. Sky3ds+ is supporting 3ds games on 3ds 10.5.0U/E/J and will work on 3ds 10.7 when the Nintendo update again! The card info you want to know is all listed here.

  • Sky3ds+ hacking tech: Instead of relying on exploits like the most 3ds flashcards does, Sky3ds+ is more closely emulating an original Nintendo N3DS/3DS cartridge. It is using cartridge emulation rather than software exploits. The Sky3DS flashcard company is the First and the Only one has the technology.
  • Sky3ds+ compatibility: Just like the retail Nintendo N3DS/3DS cartridge, Sky3ds+ card is fully compatible with 3ds, 3ds xl, 2ds, new 3ds and new 3ds consoles and work on all firmware versions at the same time. No compatibility problem. How about the 3ds games? Sky3ds+ card is set to support any new and old 3ds games in the market, it solves AP Check issue in 3ds games and supports upcoming 3ds games without the gamelist file. So you shouldn't worry about the game compatibility too!
  • Sky3ds+ functions: 1. Support 3ds games on all 3ds consoles and firmwares. 2. Support you play many 3ds games withith one card. 3. Let you play nearly all 3ds games with the good 3ds game compatibility. 4. You can access eshop, play online, save, load 3ds games freely with Sky3ds+ too. 5. Sky3ds+ card saves you a lot of money and time! You pay for only one card and you only use one card!
  • Sky3ds+ price: Around 90 dollars for playing Hundreds of 3DS GAMES!

How to play all pokemon 3ds titles with Sky3ds+ card?

  1. Formatting the SD card you prepare to use for Sky3ds+, 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. This will Zero-Fill the entirety of the SD card and adjust its declared size to the actual space available, doing so will ensure that the card will operate at peak efficiency.
  2. Download and Copy the Pokemon 3ds roms to the root of your microSD card directly, you can download Free 3DS/DS game roms in Rom2station.com.
  3. Download the newest gamelist.bin( like old sky3ds template file) from sky3ds official site, Then, copy the gamelist file to the root of your microSD card.
  4. Eject the SD Card from your PC. Insert it to sky3ds+.
  5. Lastly, insert the sky3ds+ with SD Card to your 3DS, 3DS XL, NEW 3DS or 2DS console and enjoy the multiple pokemon 3ds games freely.

Which pokemon 3ds games are recommended to play on 3DS/N3DS/2DS consoles?

  • Pokemon X and Y
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
  • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
  • Pokémon Rumble Blast

3DS Rom play on R4I GOLD or SKY3DS+ PLUS card for 10.5.0-30?

How to choose from R4i gold 3ds and Sky3ds+ card? Which one play 3ds games better on 10.5.0-30 firmware? If you have one of the questions, you should read this post carefully! 3ds rom play on R4 card is Not Possible! It's the First thing you should know before choose one from R4I GOLD 3DS and Sky3DS+.

Why 3ds roms can't play on R4i gold 3ds?

R4i gold 3ds from www.r4ids.cn is a famous and typical R4 flashcard, even it with 3DS title, it doesn't mean it can play 3ds games. R4i gold 3ds and other R4 flashcards are produced for playing DS games on 3DS family handhelds, which include 3DS, 3DS XL/LL, 2DS, NEW 3DS AND NEW 3DS XL/LL consoles. When the first R4 card was appeared in the world, there was only NDS games for NDS series machines. So all the following R4 card with its clone firmware just supports NDS Games, including R4I GOLD 3DS, R4I SDHC RTS 3DS, R4ISDHC 2016, ACE3DS PLUS and R4I GOLD EU 3DS. That's the reason why R4i gold 3ds can't play 3DS Games!

Does 3ds rom play on Sky3ds+?

Yes, Sky3ds+ card support 3ds roms,it belongs to the 3ds game flashcard group, which is used on 3DS Firmware to run downloaded 3DS Game Roms. The card is released just in 2016, but the card team is out in 2014. Sky3ds+ is the Second generation 3ds card they have developed for 3ds gamers. What is Sky3ds+ pros for playing 3ds roms, you can know here.

  • For 3DS Games: Sky3ds+ supports AP check 3DS Games, red and blue button sky3ds can't run tham at all. Sky3ds v3 have the best 3ds game compatibility.
  • For Rom Capacity: Sky3ds removes any game limit, the red sky3ds supports only 10 3ds games, the blue button sky3ds supports around 31 3ds games. But sky3ds v3 is no longer need the diskwriter too, it doesn't have any game limit. The more larger micro sd card you use for skyds+, the more 3ds games you can play.
  • For updatable firmware: Sky3ds with thelatest V110 firmware supports all new coming 3ds games without gamelist file! Just download and play. No need for any else!
  • For Game Switch: Red and Blue sky3ds both has only one button, you only can play the next game by pressing it. But Sky3ds v3 has 2 orange buttons. Users can press them for choosing go to the next or back to the last. More convenient sky3ds card!
  • For Using: Sky3ds V3 with firmware and without diskwriter, it really do as Drag&Play. Download firmware, gamelist.bin and 3ds roms, then put all of them into the root of sd card. That's all. The installation is as simple as R4 Flashcard.

R4i gold 3ds VS Sky3ds+, which one to buy for 3ds 10.5.0-30?

  1. If you want to play only 3DS Games, no other answer, only Sky3ds+ card is what you need.
  2. If you just want to buy a flashcard to play Free Games, R4i gold 3ds is a better choice, much cheaper than Sky3ds+(R4i gold is 17.9 dollars and Sky3ds+ is around 90 dollars) and support Multi-functions(R4i gold 3ds supports Homebrews, GBA/SNES/NES emulators, Region free game, Real-time save&user-cheats in game, Moonshell for wattching video, listing to music, read e-books and viewing pictures).

What’s SKY3DS+ ( PLUS) ? compare to sky3ds Which is better ?

There are many ways of running backups of your favourite games on your N3DS/3DS – some users choose to invest in the famous Gateway 3DS flashcart, others run full-blown custom firmwares. Unfortunately, both of these methods require the system to run an exploitable (9.2.X-X or lower) version of firmware, and finding a system like that can be quite a chore, not to mention a substantial expense. Not only that, in order to stay on said exploitable firmware users have to jump through hoops – avoiding constant update nags is just one of the many problems one has to deal with. Running EmuNAND (emulated NAND) is a good solution here, but Nintendo diligently fights against this practice with each new firmware update, forcing developers to come up with work-arounds for their pesky patches. Want to play an exciting, brand-new title or access the eShop? Well, you can’t, because Nintendo’s just rolled out a new update, and it’s not working on EmuNAND yet. But it will. Soon. Annoying. As far as custom firmware is concerned, at present it’s neither very robust nor fully compatible with all backups – huge strides were made since the very first CFW graced our Nintendo handhelds, but it’s just “not quite there” yet, no matter how you look at it. All in all, in a lot of cases running backups can be more trouble than it’s worth, especially for users who aren’t well-versed in the subject… now, if only there was a Plug & Play method that was built for one thing and one thing only – running ROMs… So, 

Enter Team Sky3DS and their unorthodox flashcarts which, instead of relying on exploits like the Gateway 3DS or CFW, closely emulate an original Nintendo N3DS/3DS cartridge. Firmware-independent, simple to use, fully compatible – it was a dream-come-true for many users. Sure, the cartridges weren’t perfect (the Red Button had a 10 games limit until a workaround was devised, allowing for 31 games at a time. The Blue Button had a 31 games at a time limit until the SD structure was divided into sections, allowing for storing 95 games at a time), but they both had an incredible advantage – they were completely firmware-independent, which meant that they could run on latest firmware available, no fuss. Unfortunately, Nintendo found a way to prevent their latest games from running on the Sky3DS via an AP patch to their latest games… what to do, what to do… Fear not! Team Sky3DS has a new product for you guys, a brand-new Sky3DS revision! A flashcart to end all flashcarts, the Sky3DS+!

Even on first glance this new revision of the Sky3DS flashcart is different to its predecessors. There are four major changes to the design. The first improves comfort of use. Previous revisions had a single game-changing button, making game-browsing a rather lengthy process if you had a large amount of games on your SD card. This button was replaced with a pair of Forwards/Backwards buttons, allowing you to switch games in both directions. This change, alongside a more optimized firmware which decreased game-switching time (to approx. 3 seconds, as tested on a Class 8 SD card), allows users to find the games they are looking for much faster than previously.

The second change is the inclusion of a Micro USB connector on the side of the unit. This allows the flashcart to work as a portable SD card reader – all you have to do to transfer or modify your SD’s contents is connect the cart to your PC via the Micro USB cable provided with the unit. This connector was added specifically to allow users to easily update the on-board firmware, which in turn would allow for circumvention of any future AP checks Nintendo might implement. Keep in mind that the transfer rate of the connector is rather slow – during testing it peaked at 355kb/s – it was not designed to transfer large files such as ROMs, so using an external SD card reader is recommended for anything other than quick settings modifications or firmware installation.

The third change involves the filesystem used. The previous Sky3DS flashcarts used RAW data, requiring the user to use their DiskWriter utility and templates to write games onto their SD cards. The Sky3DS+ no longer requires the use of DiskWriter, as the filesystem was switched to standard FAT32. This means that in most cases all you’ll have to do to put your ROMs onto the SD card is just drag & drop – it doesn’t get any simpler than that. Remember all the game limits imposed by the Sky3DS Red and Blue? Gone without a trace – pack that SD to the brim because Sky3DS+ can handle it. The few games that have filesizes larger than 4GB (maximum filesize supported by FAT32) can be very easily trimmed, so it’s not a huge obstacle to overcome.

The fourth change is possibly the most ground-breaking – the Sky3DS+ now uses a rewritable firmware chip. This means that in the event of Nintendo introducing any more Anti-Piracy measures in their games, Team Sky3DS will be able to roll out an update circumventing them. Sweet! So far, so good!


As expected, using the Sky3DS+ is incredibly simple and comes down to dragging and dropping whatever you need onto your SD card. Before we start playing around with ROMs though, we’ll make sure that our cartridge is properly set up, starting with preparing the SD for optimal operation. To do so, we’ll be using the popular SD Formatter 4.0 which can be downloaded by following the link in the Useful Downloads section.

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. This will Zero-Fill the entirety of the SD card and adjust its declared size to the actual space available, doing so will ensure that the card will operate at peak efficiency. I don’t think I need to remind anyone that formatting the card will erase all data stored on it, so if there’s anything on the SD card, back it up.

SD Formatter tends to give faster and better results than the standard formatting tool built into Windows, and it comes recommended by the SD Association, so I prefer to use it over anything else. If for whatever reason SD Formatter doesn’t work well for you, using any other formatting tool that will allow you to format your SD to FAT32 is also acceptable.

Once the SD card is correctly formatted, we can proceed to update the Sky3DS+ firmware to the latest revision. The first batch of Sky3DS+ carts rolled out to the market will be flashed with Firmware V4 – right now, the latest version is V10, so we might as well update it before we start using the flashcart. Slide your freshly-formatted SD card into your Sky3DS+ and connect it to your PC with the provided Micro USB cable. At this point, Windows should install a new driver – Wario Mass Storage (Ha! Pun intended?). Once the driver is installed, you’re ready to update your firmware. To do so, place the “firmware.bin” file from Sky3DS’ website onto the root of your FAT32-formatted SD card. Once the file is in the root directory of your SD card, disconnect and re-connect it to your PC’s USB slot to supply it with power.

The Sky3DS+ LED should start flashing red – this means that the EEPROM is currently being written into. Do not disconnect the cartridge while this LED is lit – it may cause damage to your cartridge. Once the light is off, the firmware update is complete – you can now remove the “firmware.bin” file and put the latest “gamelist.bin” file available on Team Sky’s website onto the root of the SD card. The “gamelist.bin” file is the equivalent of old Sky3DS’ templates, it contains all the information necessary to boot your backups. Once this file is copied over, basic setup is complete – you can now fill your Sky3DS+ up with ROMs and enjoy them to your heart’s content!

When properly set up, the root of your SD card should look like the one in the screenshot above.

Advanced Setup: A Quick Look at the Settings and Config Files

Upon the first boot, the Sky3DS+ will create a “settings.txt” file with its default settings. This file can be edited at will in order to squeeze more out of your flashcart. In this section, we’ll take a closer look at all the advanced features this flashcart has to offer.

At present, the “settings.txt” file is composed of 6 lines:

  • FIRMWARE_VERSION=X – this line informs the user which version of “firmware.bin” is currently flashed to the flashcart’s chip
  • CREATE_PER_GAME_SETTINGS=X – this line is used to create game-specific config files, set this option to 0 for default settings and 1 for custom config files. Config files supersede “gamelist.bin” and allow users to input their own Private ID’s which are necessary for safe Online play. Config files will be covered in detal in the next section.
  • HIGH_SPEED_ENABLED=X – this line is most likely used to toggle the transfer rate.
  • ACTIVITY_LED_COLOR=RGB – this line is set to select the colour of the activity LED. This allows you to personalize your cartridge’s notifications to your liking or disable them altogether. The syntax here is simple – XXYYZZ, XX for Red, YY for Green and ZZ for Blue, 00 for Disabled, FF for Enabled. You can mix and match colours, too! For instance, FF00FF will make the LED shine Pink, FFFFFF will make it shine White or FFFF00 will make it shine Orange.
  • EEPROM_LED_COLOR=RGB – see above, but for EEPROM R/W.
  • SD_LED_COLOR=RGB – see above, but for SD access.

Once the CREATE_PER_GAME_SETTINGS option is Enabled (1), the Sky3DS+ will start creating “GameName.cfg” files for each individual game, allowing you to modify its settings.

At present, the config files are composed as follows:

  • CART_ID – this value represents the cartridge ID of the ROM.
  • ENC_TYPE – this value represents the encryption type used for the binary.
  • ENC_SEED – this value represents the previously “Unknown ID” which turns out to be the encryption seed used. The config file gives a hint as to how users should go about obtaining this value, should they wish to boot software not available in the latest “gamelist.bin”.
  • FLASH_ID – this value represents the Flash ID of the ROM.
  • GAMESAVE_KEY – this value represents the cartridge-specific unique key used for save file encryption and online play. If a save file for the game is already present, this value is overridden by the Sky3DS+.

Useful Downloads

While using the Sky3DS+ is pretty self-explanatory, Power Users who wish to squeeze the most out of their cartridge by trimming ROMs, using Private ID’s or running Out-of-Region ROMs will have to download additional software. Here’s a list of things you might want to consider downloading:

  • 3DS ROM Tool – This PC utility will allow you to Trim your .3ds files, allowing you to squeeze more games onto your SD cards as well as play games which surpass the 4GB filesize limit of the FAT32 system. It’s a command line tool, so if you’re more of a GUI person, check out the link below instead.
  • 3DSExplorer – This PC utility is a robust 3DS ROM explorer, it will allow you to read lots of relevant ROM data as well as Trim and Untrim your ROMs.
  • NINJHAX 2.5 This 3DS utility by @smealum is your gateway to the wonderful world of 3DS homebrew, Region-Free gaming, performance modifications and more! This Beta build is compatible with the latest (10.3.0-X) firmware, too!
  • SD Formatter 4.0 – This PC utility is the ultimate SD cleaner. For best possible performance, stick your SD cart into your reader and give this bad boy a spin – you won’t regret it!

Compatibility Table

By default, the Sky3DS+ only boots ROMs from the native region of the 3DS system in use, much like the previous two Sky3DS cartridges. This is due to the fact that the flashcart operates as a cartridge emulator and has no means of circumventing the region lock. Fortunately, the Sky3DS+ is compatible with NINJHAX and other similar homebrew solutions, allowing users to boot Out-of-Region ROMs with relative ease. Below you will find a list of games tested during the writing of this review. Games were tested on an Old 3DS running 10.3.0-28E firmware and NINJHAX 2.5.

In-Region ROMs Tested:

  • Devil Survivor: Overclocked (EUR) – PASS
  • Cubic Ninja (EUR) – PASS
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2 (EUR) – PASS
  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (EUR) PASS
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf (EUR) PASS
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (EUR) PASS
  • Dead or Alive: Dimensions (EUR)PASS
  • Castlevania: Mirror of Fate (EUR) PASS
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (EUR) – PASS
  • Tales of the Abyss (EUR) – PASS
  • Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D (EUR) – PASS,
  • Pokemon Art Academy (EUR) – PASS
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star (EUR) – PASS
  • Mario Party: Island Tour (EUR) – PASS
  • Mario Kart 7 (EUR) – PASS
  • Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns (EUR) – PASS
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening (EUR) – PASS
  • Super Mario Land 3D (EUR) – PASS
  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. (EUR) – PASS
  • Naruto: Powerful Shippuden (EUR) PASS
  • Rhythm Thief: The Emperor’s Treasure (EUR) – PASS
  • Super Pokemon Rumble (EUR) – PASS
  • Resident Evil: Revelations (EUR) – PASS
  • Bravely Default (EUR) – PASS
  • Monster Hunter 4 (EUR) – PASS
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby (EUR) – PASS
  • Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward – PASS
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited (EUR) – PASS
  • Metal Gear Solid 3D – Snake Eater (EUR) – PASS

Out-of-Region ROMs can only be played on the Sky3DS+ via NINJHAX and its built-in Region-Free Launcher, RegionTHREE/FOUR and other compatible Regionlock-disabling solutions. Bear in mind that the Launcher is not 100% compatible, so some Out-of-Region games may fail to boot, freeze or hang on Error/Warning screens.

Out-of-Region Games Tested:

  • Project X Zone 2: Brave New World (JAP) – PASS
  • Mario & Luigi RPG – Paper Mario MIX (JAP) – FAIL (Hangs on an Error screen after creating/loading a save file, possible NINJHAX Region-Free Loader issue)
  • Monster Hunter X (JAP)  PASS
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV (USA) – PASS
  • Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (USA) PASS
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (USA) – PASS
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (USA) – PASS


Leonardo Da Vinci once said that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, and there’s a lot of truth to that statement. It’s hard not to like the Sky3DS+ – it does everything it was designed to do and it does so great. It’s a massive improvement over the previous Sky3DS designs and, honestly, considering the fact that it’s firmware-independent, it’s just about the perfect flashcart for users who are not interested in overly complicated setups and want a flashcart that “just works”. Its only drawbacks are the slow transfer rate of the micro USB connector, which isn’t a big deal considering the fact that it wasn’t designed for high speed in the first place, and the lack of native Homebrew support or Region-Free launching which, as seen above, can be easily mitigated with NINJHAX. If you were ever interested in getting a Sky3DS cartridge, this is the time to get one – it doesn’t get much better than this.


Sky3ds+ VS R4i gold 3ds, which is better to buy for 3DS/NEW 3DS 10.3 and 10.4?

Sky3ds+ which supports 3DS Games, R4i gold 3ds which runs DS Roms, which is better to buy for 3DS/NEW 3DS 10.3 and 10.4 firmware? If you can't choose which to buy, i will share you my opinion here.

Sky3ds+ Plus for 10.3 or 10.4 3DS/NEW 3DS

Orange button New Sky3ds version card, the sky3ds+ is the third generation 3ds flashcard in the whole market. It has firmware, updatable gamelist file, all 3ds system version compatibility, and the most importantly, it is supporting NEW 3DS Games with AP check directly! Sky3ds plus will be get into the market formally in this weekend, people who want to have a try on the card, pre-order from 3DS-FLASHCARD.COM, you can get it in the first time. Compared with the former version, blue sky3ds, sky3ds plus includes many new features. It is having 2 buttons is orange color, supports users change games for th and back freely, while the blue sky3ds only let you go to the next game always. It is running 3ds games with firmware not diskwriter, no diskwriter tool in need any more, users can just download sky3ds+ firmware, gamelist file and 3ds roms to the micro sd card, drag&play, more easier to use. It is supporting homebrews, this means users can download softwares, emulators or games from the third party to run by sky3ds+ card. Unlike blue sky3ds need to work with Homebrew launcher. In a word, sky3ds+ plus card currently is the best and easiest 3ds card to buy for playing New or Old 3DS Games.

R4i Gold 3DS for 10.3 or 10.4 3DS/NEW 3DS

It is R4 Wood card for NDS games, released by r4ids.com. This card is known as its wood kernel which has a quicker updating can always past the Nintendo 2ds update, 100% ds game compatibility can support all the ds games, afforable and reasonable price. What' more, r4i gold 3ds supports popular homebrew softwares and games. With Moonshell, this r4 gold card also let users play various audio formats, view various image formats and  play DPG videos.

R4i gold 3ds Features

  • Support 5500+ ds games on 2DS console.
  • Support nearly all ds games, including the old nintendo game NES, SNES and GBA.
  • Support SDHC (Micro SD 4G,8G,16G,32G) to download more game roms onto micro sd card.
  • Support Moonshell to play multimedia files.
  • Support added features like Real Time Save and Action Replay cheat to made game play more easily and gamer friendly.
  • Support popular homebrews and other applications.


Comparison SKY3DS+ R4I GOLD 3DS
Game Type 3DS Game NDS Game
3DS Compatibility 3DS 10.3 to lower versions. 3DS 10.3 to lower versions.
Price $98 $18
Other features
  • Homebrews: Support.
  • Region Free: No.
  • Firmware: Support.
  • Real time save: No.
  • User cheats:No.
  • Multimedia Function: No.
  • Use:Drag and Play.
  • Homebrews: Yes.
  • Region Free:Yes.
  • Firmware:Support.
  • Real time save: Yes.
  • User cheats:Yes.
  • Multimedia Function:Yes.
  • Use:Drag and Play.
Review The most expensive 3ds card to play All 3DS Games on 3DS/NEW 3DS 10.3 Firmware. The most famous R4 card to play All DS Games and Do any other things except for 3ds games on 3DS/NEW 3DS 10.3 Firmware.

Which is better to buy?

  • If you need a flashcard to play free games, enjoy multi-media files and real-time save and cheats on 3DS/NEW 3DS 10.3, then buy the R4I GOLD 3DS card
  • If you need a flashcard to play ALL new and old 3ds games, then choose SKY3DS+.

R4I GOLD 3DS 10.3, is the R4I GOLD 3DS card blocked by 3DS/NEW 3DS 10.3.0-28?

Don't worry, if you are R4I GOLD 3DS card users, the R4I GOLD items R4I GOLD 3DS WODD, R4I GOLD PRO 2015, R4I GOLD EU 3DS all supports 3DS/NEW 3DS 10.3.0-28 directly. If you buy the latest R4I Gold card from 3DS-FLASHCARD.COM, they will work on 3DS 10.3 firmware to run DS Roms freely!

R4I Gold not blocked by 3DS 10.3.0-28


  Official team Kernel Price Compatibility Functions Features Review
R4I GOLD PRO www.r4isdhc.cn v3.6 $14.9

3DS V10.3.0-28  and DSI V1.45

Support Free DS Games, up to 5500. Support region free, homebrews, emulators,moonshell, real time save and so on. The latest r4i gold card in 2015, it with newly updated kernel v3.6. Support more ds games and better RTS.


  Official team Kernel Price Compatibility Functions Features Review
R4I GOLD 3DS www.r4ids.cn v1.64 wood $17.9

3DS V10.3.0-28  and DSI V1.45

Support Free DS Games, up to 5000. Support region free, homebrews, emulators,moonshell, real time save and so on. The first r4 card supports 3ds console, but the card with a very old wood kernel(released for years), don't recommend it!


R4 3DS

  Official team Kernel Price Compatibility Functions Features Review
R4I GOLD EU www.r4i-gold.eu v1.71 $16

3DS V10.3.0-28  and DSI V1.45

Support Free DS Games, up to 5000. Support region free, homebrews, emulators,moonshell, real time save and so on. The card is targed to the european market. The 1.72 kernel was released some months ago.

Any R4I Gold supports 3DS Games on 3DS 10.3.0-28?

R4I Gold cards are R4 DS Game supported flash cards. So they can't run any 3ds games. Whatever your 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS firmware version is, R4i gold 3ds cards can support DS Games, not 3DS Games. Don't know which flashcart to buy for playing 3ds game on 3DS 10.3? You correct choice is Sky3ds. This one is the Only 3ds flashcart which runs multi-3ds roms on 3ds v1.0 to v10.3.

R4I GOLD supports GBA/SNES games on 3DS 10.3.0-28?

The three R4I gold 3DS cards are compatible with homebrews and emulators, so if you can find good GBA/SNES emulator for R4 card online, it's ok that play GBA, SNES and NES games with R4I GOLD cards. But in fact, there is not a very perfect GBA/SNES emulators, so i don't recommend you play the 2 type games via R4I GOLD card. The better idea is searching GBA/SNES emulator for PC. Or if you have a  DS console,you can buy EZ flashcart to play GBA games.

3DS 10.2 R4 noob question-R4i gold 3ds need to be updated for supporting 3ds 10.2.0-28?

3DS 10.2 firmware is live. Does R4i gold 3ds support as before or is there a must to update R4i gold 3ds for 3ds v10.2.0-28? If you don't know how to do,read the post here.

R4i gold 3ds support 3ds 10.2?

R4 3DS

Yes, the card from www.r4ids.cn is working well on 3ds 10.2.0-28U/J/E to support free downloaded ds game roms. Just download v1.64 wood kernel and clean ds roms online, you can get the r4i gold 3ds card to work on 3ds latest firmware version 10.2.0. Buy r4i gold 3ds from REV3DS.COM, you can get the newest version so there is no need for you to do updating. R4i gold 3ds with v1.64 firmware supports 3ds 10.2 itself without updating anything. The card costs nealy 18 dollars can let you havd all the following functions on 3ds 10.2.0-28.

  • Work perfecrly on 2DS/3DS 10.2.0-28 9.9.0-26 9.5.0-23,9.5.0-22,9.2.0-22 and DSi V1.45 and all the lower version of 3DS
  • Support newest WOOD R4 firmware perfectly
  • Works with MicroSD and MicroSDHC card.
  • Auto detect the game save data size.
  • Built-in DLDI Auto-Patching, auto patch homebrew.
  • Support Wifi game, Download play
  • Different UI for choosing
  • Support soft reset
  • Moonshell and homebrew are supported
  • Built-in multi-language 
  • Compatible with all DS editions of different kinds of language
  • Supports Action Replay cheat(A very helpful function for new users)
  • 2nd generation storage device (no booting tool required)
  • Flush fitting slot 1 card
  • Supports any MicroSD card speed with no lag in game(This means you can buy any micro sd) 
  • Supports Clean ROM, drag and drop. Works on any OS
  • Built in NoPass
  • Automatically detect save type( you can put the game rom in anywhere)

R4i gold 3ds support 3ds games?


No, R4i gold 3ds card is made to support ds games, the 3ds name added due to the 3ds firmware compatibility not 3ds game supporting. So don't and never put 3ds game roms into r4i gold 3ds card. The card can't read and recognize at all! If you want to play 3ds games on 3ds 10.2.0, this card is the only option-SKY3DS.

R4i gold 3ds support new 3ds?

Yes, new 3ds and new 3ds xl(ll)  console uses 3ds firmware too. So r4i gold card which supports 3ds/3ds xl hand-held can work on Nintendo new 3ds and new 3ds xl game device. The card supports free ds games on new 3ds system handheld, a cheap choice for hacking your new 3ds to play nearly all ds games. With one r4i gold 3ds card, you have no need to buy the old ds game cards any more and don't waste time to change game cards one by one to play. All in all, for nintendo ds game fans, buy an r4i gold 3ds card is the wise decision. 17 dollar's price for Thousands of free games, homebrews, multi-media functions and real-time save&cheats features can't satisfy you?

R4i gold vs 3ds 10.1 free hacks, which to choose for New Nintendo 3ds 10.1?

The ds game hacking card R4I GOLD 3DS or 3ds 10.1 free hacks, which is a better option for New Nintendo 3ds console with 10.1 firmware? I will tell you guys here.



Get into the action with the R4i Gold 3DS Gold card for your NEW Nintendo 3DS console.  Bringing you the entire world of homebrew games and apps – all available as free downloads on line. The R4i Gold 3DS was one of the first cards on the market that works on the new Nintendo 3DS in DS mode.  Allowing you to take your 3DS to a whole new level of multimedia playback.  Here's your chance to really join the homebrew revolution and have access to thousands of games and applications created by developers and given away free.

UPDDATE: September 10th 2015 – Now with full support for the latest Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS version 10.1.0-27 as well as the newest Nintendo DSi / DSi XL Version 1.45 – the R4i Gold 3DS will work regardless of the hand held game system you have, or what version it is running.  The R4i Gold remains one of our top flash cards.  Both due to compatibility with the apps, games and freeware, as well as instant kernel updates when a new upgrade to the DSI or the 3DS comes out!

But it's much more than just games! The R4i Gold 3DS Card will put true multimedia right into your pocket via your Nintendo 3DS system.  Whether you want to take your 3ds and turn it into a movie player, or just want to sit back, relax, and read the latest and greatest eBooks – it's all possible!  The R4i 3DS Gold card has a very easy to use user interface that makes accessing your games, apps, and media a breeze.  The built in Moonshell Media player puts your MP3 music right at your finger tips, ready to bring it all to your console.

But there's more. Play some of the best classic NES and SNES games on your Nintendo 3DS with the R4i.  With freeware emulators available for the R4i, you'll be going all retro on your 3DS system. With support for up to 32GB sized mirco SD cards, the R4i gold 3ds will give you all the storage you need to fill up your card with the best games, apps, movies, music and more!  You can swap out the micro SD cards for virtually unlimited space for every type of media file you can throw at your Nintendo 3DS.  

R4I GOLD 3DS is going to be the best investment you could ever make for your NEW 3DS hand held game system. Just one card that truly does it all!

3DS 10.1 Free Hacking

The 3Ds scene has been running for a while now and since the introduction of Ninjhax, the first method of running homebrew on the 3Ds which required the game Cubic Ninja which is still pretty expensive since every time Smea delivers people go out to buy it. Fast Forward to almost a year later and we have all sorts of HAX, the TUBEHAX, IRONHAX, SMASHAX, BROWSERHAX and THEMEHAX (also known as the HomeMenuHax) which don’t really need to be explained. 

These 3ds 10.1 free hacks, ninjhax, ironhax, youtubehax and the most recent HomeMenuHax you can choose freely to your NEW Nintendo 3DS console. They are all supporting region free and homebrew loading to the NEW 3DS system and comptible with the latest 10.1 firmware. However for 3ds or ds games hacking, all of them don't support all the time!

R4I GOLD 3DS VS 3DS 10.1 region free and homebrew exploits

In my opinion, r4i gold 3ds card is better than the free 3ds 10.1 hacks. Why? R4i gold 3ds with all the listed advantages below.

  • Full Compatibility: R4i gold 3ds card is compatible with 3DS V10.1.0-27 and DSI V1.45.
  • Support DS Game Hack: R4i gold 3ds support multi NDS Roms directly!
  • Support Multiple functions: One card but supports free games, emulators, homebrews, multi-media files at the same time.
  • Support Real time save and cheat when game play
  • Easy to use on any Nintendo 3DS/NEW 3DS game device

DSTWO PLUS vs R4I GOLD 3DS, which can work on 3ds 10.1 to support free games?

In the upcoming October, Supercard team will release the anticipated 3ds flashcart New DSTWO PLUS. When it is coming out, for 3ds latest firmware 10.1.0-27, which card we should buy? Is the Dstwo Plus which supports 3DS/DS/GBA/SNES games in one card or the R4i gold 3ds which with the most famous wood kernel? I will let you know here.

New Dstwo Plus

Supercard dstwo plus is based on dstwo 3ds card and has been fully updated with hardware and new functions. It can support 3ds games with GW plug in, run ds games with dstwo EOS and have GBA/SNES emulators all in one card. The card will be released soon according to the official team and you can get to know more new features of dstwo plus here.

Powerful Hardware

DSTWO PLUS powerful onboard CPU and 32MB running RAM allows for built-in support of Game Boy Advance (GBA) and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) games and other amazing realtime features that are available during gameplay.
DSTWO PLUS has 4 times flash and 2 times CPLD than DSTWO. It begins with the DSTWO PLUS… Now it's time to go beyond 3DS! It can support 3DS new version through upgradable firwmare system in the future.

Support for 3DS/DS/GBA/SNES games

  • Emulate GW

The super Gateway Plug in with DSTWO PLUS hardware, it can emulate Gateway flash card. There is unnecessary use two card, just ONE enough. 3DS games support with Gateway Plug in. No region limitation, any version games can work on any version 3DS. The plug in is very easy to use, just like always.

  • DS Game Compatibility

The No.1 DS flash cart, the perfect DS game play system in the world. DSTWO EOS system with a lot of powerful function: Real-time Save, Free Cheat, Real-Time Game Guide, Slow Motion. 32MB running RAM fix a lot of TF lag problems, this problem can corrupt game.

  • GBA and SNES emulation

TempGBA is base on official GBA emulator, it is the best and the only one that people can play GBA game on 3DS. And it’s the only one running Golden Sun perfectly.

A perfect SNES emulator with the powerful hardware, that make DSTWO PLUS is the only one that can play SNES game perfectly on 3DS in the world.

R4i gold 3ds

R4i gold 3ds rts is a well-used r4 3ds card released by r4ids.cn, this card has very good NDS game compatibility, it supports Region Free, Multi-rom, SDHC, Video, MP3, TXT files and other fearures. R4i gold 3ds is maily used to play DS games and homebrews on your 3ds/3ds xl console. And Compatible with other consoles like NEW 3DS,2DS,DSi XL, DSi, DS Lite and DS. With the latest r4i gold 3ds wood firmware v1.64, you can use it on the latest version of 3ds xl/3ds V10.1.0-27 and DSi XL/DS V1.4.5.

R4i gold 3ds Features

  1. Support thousands of DS Games with lower price under 20$.
  2. SDHC support (Micro SD 4G,8G,16G,32G) to add into more game roms
  3. With Moonshell to support Multimedia functions
  4. Real time save to let user save and restore game data easily in game
  5. Cheats/AR support to help users pass difficult game level.
  6. Moonshell 2.2 and other Homebrews
  7. Automatic DLDI patching
  8. Automatically detect save type
  9. Multiple save slots per game
  10. Clean ROM, drag and drop. Works on any OS
  11. WiFi game, Muti-player gaming locally, DS Rumble Pak, DS Browser
  12. Skin DIY
  13. Quick and easy shortcuts list
  14. Regular updates


Comparison Supercard dstwo Plus R4i gold 3ds
Availability In October Now
Price unknown, but must be higher than $50 $17.8
Game Type NDS Game, with 3DS/GBA/SNES game plug in DS Game
Compatibility Not sure for now 3DS V10.1.0-27 and DSI V1.45
Use More game type means more steps for installing.  Easy and Simple.

Summary: If the dstwo plus with 3ds 10.1 firmware compatibility, apprently this card is better than r4i gold 3ds. On the other hand, if the card can't support 3ds/3ds xl with higher firmwares, you still choose r4i gold 3ds card. It is cheap and used on 3ds 10.1 with no issues.