Which flashcart work with newest 3DS update V9.8.0-25?

Nintendo released to update 3ds firmware up to 9.8.0-25 on June 1st,2015 . We may eager to know how manly flashcart will survive for this new update? Will sky3ds still work perfectly like last update did? Gateway 3DS emunand 9.8 work fine or not?

Firstly, let’s look at what changes for this 3DS V9.8.0-25 firmware update?

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

New 3DS:

TitleID Region Description Title No. Versions Status
0004003000008F02 USA Home Menu v19456 9.8.0-25 Changed
000400DB00017302 USA CVer v9344 9.8.0-25 Changed
0004013000008002 USA NS system-module v17408 9.8.0-25 Changed
000400300000CE02 USA mint (eShop applet) v11264 9.8.0-25 Changed

Total titles sizes: 5494288

SOAP TitleHash: B7DD7A46079E62DC5C92DAF773ECB82A


TitleID Region Description Title No. Version Status
0004003000008F02 USA Home Menu v19456 9.8.0-25 Changed
000400DB00017302 USA CVer v9344 9.8.0-25 Changed
0004013000008002 USA NS system-module v17408 9.8.0-25 Changed
000400300000CE02 USA mint (eShop applet) v11264 9.8.0-25 Changed

Total titles sizes: 5494288

SOAP TitleHash: B1C5E21BB0C32F59527D10D680BF176C

Through editor’s experience before , all flashcart should work fine like last update did if nintendo provide us such change logs. Haha,will  the new update  really  not block any flashcart ?  However, after editor’s test one by one, find out the last 9.8.0-25 compatibility list as follow:
- regionfour still work (with sky3ds to play free-region games :) )
- emunand on Rxtools Old3DS works (great! :) )
- Emunand on Gateway Old3DS partial work: broken rom loader & region free (bad thing that gateway didn’t survive :( )
- Eshop spoof still works (great! :) )
- Sky3DS works right (great! :) )
- R4i GOLD 3DS, ACE3DS PLUS, R4I-SDHC 3DS RTS etc ds flashcarts all work (great! :) )

Lastly , editor did reference from sky3ds official video that sky3ds work smea’s regionFour for playing free region game on New 3DS 9.8.0-25 , just take a look at here

Gateway or Sky3DS?

Since sky3ds team first announced sky3ds support any newest  3ds version, gateway was always catching up with it to follow this step but without any sense result so far.  Then, What’s your choice? gateway or sky3ds?

Firstly, let me show you the newest features for you to compare with what’s differences:

Sky3DS working for any 3DS games directly on 3DS/2DS/NEW3DS 9.4.0-21
* First 3ds card to support all of 3ds/xl,2ds,new 3ds(xl/ll)
* Compatible with newest V9.4.0-21 (include lower versions)
* No game limit (new sky3ds with blue button)
* 100% 3DS Multi-rom compatibility
* Support eShop game  playing
* Plug & play , easy to use
* Compatible with any of micro SD, SDHC, SDXC 2GB~64GB

Gateway 3DS flash card SUPPORTS ALL 3DS ROMS
Gateway 3DS 
* First card to support 3ds (xl/ll) (only support to v4.5)
* emuNAND 9.4.0-21 available
* eShop game support
* No game limit , region free
* CIA, Devmenu, Homebrew support
* blue card to play ds games (only support to 3ds v6.3 & dsi v1.45)

Through gateway released a video to show that gateway will support new 3ds 9.2.0-20 months ago, but there is no update patch released anymore. They just roll out news again and again ,  comfort users to wait with more patience, perhaps you can easily count how many words appear such as “soon”,”very soon”,”close to release”, “within days”… Some of the gateway fans may wait more days with patience , but the common users will think this make them very dispoint for such long time waiting but turn to choose the sky3ds flashcard.

new updated sky3ds template file is out

Today , Sky3DS template file updated once again. This update mainly bring users with more 3DS games compatibility. Sky3ds team claim they will update more game in the next update edition.

Where to download the newest updated sky3ds template file?

[updated to 11/19/2014]

How to use sky3ds template after downloads?

Download the newest updated sky3ds template file , rename the it to “template.txt” and overwrite the old ones (the old files is what you downloaded the newest flash tool software “diskwriter v1.01″ and extract it you have got).

SKY3DS flashcard functions testing review with demo video

We reported news about the new 3ds flashcard “sky3ds flashcard” several days ago , and according the official announced video that the sky3ds can work 3ds games on newest 3ds version 9.2.0-20. However, this time, we got a SKY3DS sample to make some functions testing for everybody.

Firstly, it’s almost the same as real 3ds gamecard, the same size with little differences in first over-view, but there is a slot on top of the sky3ds card, it’s used for inserting a microsd card loaded into 3ds game titles. And also it built in a physical button , a switch for changing game titles, with a signal light beside.  When you insert the sky3ds into slot or switch games after you need turn to another one, the blue signal light will be lighting all the time until the game titles loaded normally.

front of the sky3ds

Backside of the sky3ds . The top with slot , signal light and a switch

3DS users may have known that the sky3ds is region locking recently, the testing game titles are all US versions such as Pokemon y, animal crossing, mario 3d land etc…, sure they cannot be used on a Japanese 3DS console. We don’t know more about whether the region locking is based on game titles itself or the version of titles. We guess it’s the second reason.

After we carefully test for sky3ds, it approved that the sky3ds is really supporting 3ds games on any of the 3ds versions, included the latest V9.2.0-20 , you can easily to plug and play with multirom support, without doing anything for exploits preload , not the same as gateway 3ds flashcard.
What more, just simply pressing the little button for switching when you want to turn to another game, and at same time, the blue signal will be lighting for a few seconds. After the lighting stop , then you can enjoy such a game.

we have made a demo you can check it out here.

By the way, you cannot just simply copy games  into micro sd card directly.  you have to flash them into it  by a special tool.  And you cannot open to read the contents directly after connecting the microsd(pre-flashed roms by tool) to PC, it will be an warning for formatting the micro card. ..

Later , we will make more reviews about flashing roms to micro sd card and other useful guides here, keep focusing on our updating news soon.


Sky3ds now support to 3DS V9.0 for working any 3ds game directly

A new foreign team announcing the new amazing 3ds flashcad SKY3DS to work directly for any 3ds consoles, including recent V9.0.0-20, that is really revolution work, almost all different from GATEWAY 3DS  ! we have to define that the sky3ds has changed the world , right?

This is quote from sky3ds official :


The official features as following:

  • Plug & Play, easy to use.
  • Support any 3DS system version(including the newest V9.1.0-20J).
  • Support all New3DS/3DSLL, 3DS/XL, 2DS consoles(US,EU,JP).
  • Play 3DS game smoothly like a real gamecard(with all saving,load,online game, etc..functions).
  • Compatible with any MicroSD 2GB, 4GB,8GB,16GB,32GB,64GB SDHC cards.
  • Play up to ten 3DS games maximum for each flashcard (any game but 10 in total only).
  • Region locking.

Wanna know more details about sky3ds , click here


System Firmware 9.0.0-20 released several days ago, and some users have already notified us that 9.0.0-20 emunand is not booting. However, Today the GATEWAY are proud to present Gateway firmware OMEGA 2.4b!

As promised GATEWAY-3DS brings support for 9.x emunand so everyone can enjoy the new themes feature!

As always, ENJOY!

You can find the latest firmware Gateway OMEGA 2.4b in the Downloads section.

Will the r4i gold 3ds support new Nintendo 3DS?

Several days ago , the Nintendo launched a youtube video that they will release the New 3DS for public.
Let’s watch this New 3DS Preview below


  • Second Circle Nub
  • Slightly Bigger Screen
  • ZL and ZR
  • Better 3D that can be viewed from the sides
  • Micro SD Support
  • Better Browser
  • More Ram
  • Faster CPU (Some games can only be played on the New 3DS such as Xenoblade)
  • Auto Brightness adjust like in phones/tablets
  • Wireless PC file transfer to SD card and such
  • SFC Buttons
  • Customized menu and themes (Will come in an update for older systems thank god)
  • Faceplates (for smaller 3DS)

Then, someone may eager to know will the r4i gold 3ds STILL support working on the New 3DS? Editor think that the new 3ds will fit for new 3DS system, there maybe some blocks for ds or 3ds flashcarts running. However, this is another revolution for hacking the new 3ds. Let’s keep update for the further of news about new 3DS.

Gateway 3DS OMEGA 2.3b Release for public

So far as we known, the gateway 3ds were working hard for eMunand 8.x long days ago, now, the public release firmware omega 2.3b has been launched out finally. That would be very good news for such an important update.

Let’s look at the saying about this update from GATEWAY-3DS official:

Early this week we released our latest Gateway OMEGA 2.3b firmware to our beta testers.

We have received a lot of positive feedback from our beta testers and we would like to thank them for taking the time to test the latest update.

Our beta testers have mentioned a few minor issues:
*  The Gameboy Advance virtual console games and DSiWare are not working yet.
We acknowledge this and we will try to get it working after the next firmware release.

*  Emunand 8.x boots up slower.
We have observed this too for some brands of SD cards. We suggest our users to try a different brand or a faster SD card.

Other than that no major issues have been observed so far, so we decided it’s time for a public release!

You can find the latest firmware Gateway OMEGA 2.3b in the Downloads section.

As always, ENJOY!


wood r4i gold 3ds rts supports 3DS v8.1.0-18

Nintendo have updated 3DS to ver. 8.1.0-18 on July 24, 2014


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

It seems Nintendo, after fixing the MSET loophole, just stopped blocking DS flashcarts, as they no longer can be used as an 3DS mode exploit entry point. I have just tested wood r4i gold 3DS rtswww.r4ids.cn) and it works well on 3DS8.1.0-18. What do you want to do, nintendo? haha…

3DS MultiRom is available now for R4iGold Deluxe!

R4ids official launched news that “R4i gold deluxe firmware 4.0B2 is realesed now”.
What updated in this firmware ?
1.Support Multi-ROM
2.Support FAT32&exFAT
3.Support up to 32GB tf card
4.Support online play(to be tested)
5.Because of the 3ds system’s updating, emuNand is delayed.

Attention: For the limitation of memory space, the MH4 patch cannot be added in this update, sure you can play the MH4 through Deluxe Firmware 4.0B1.

Official video show

Where to download r4i deluxe 4.0B2 firmware?
You can download from official r4ids.cn

Where to buy cheap R4i gold deluxe for 3DS multiRom ? 
Recommend you to buy from official reseller here