Flashcard Firmwares

This page will attempt to provide a comprehensive guide to which firmware, kernel or system files you need to download for your flashcart. We prioritize updated operating systems over the official and unsupported ones. For example, we would rather direct users to Wood R4 rather than the original R4 system files which haven’t been updated for years.

The list should be sorted alphabetically.

Original Flashcards

Acekard

Acekard+

Acekard RPG

Acekard 2

Acekard 2.1

Acekard 2i

Firmware Upgrade instructions

If you use a DS Lite, copy and run dsl.nds.
If you use a DSi under 1.4, copy and run dsi.nds.

CycloDS (i)Evolution

Update instructions

Just place the file update.evo on the root directory of your MicroSD card. The rest of the process will be automatic.

DS-Xtreme

DSTT/DSTTi

EDGE/iEDGE

eWin2

EZ-Flash IV

EZ-Flash V(+)

EZ-Flash Vi

G6 DS Real

G6 Flash/Lite

iPlayer

This Flashcard does not normally boot retail ROMs. You’ll need to use nds-bootstrap’s flashcard branch in order to load retail ROMs

iTouch2

iTouchDS

M3 DS Real/M3 Perfect

The Codemasters Project (CMP) cheat file doesn’t support the M3 Real / M3i Zero, so you won’t be able to use the latest cheat codes unless you know how to convert the CMP file into the M3 Real-compatible cheat.db format.

M3i Zero

The Codemasters Project (CMP) cheat file doesn’t support the M3 Real / M3i Zero, so you won’t be able to use the latest cheat codes unless you know how to convert the CMP file into the M3 Real-compatible cheat.db format.

N-Card

R4 DS

SuperCard DSONE (v3)

SuperCard DSONEi

SuperCard DSTWO

SuperCard DSTWO +

Clones & Fakes

  • “Clone” flashcarts are copies of original cards. Example: the M3 Simply is a clone of the original R4 DS. Systems that run on the R4 DS run the same way on the M3 Simply.
  • A “fake” flashcart is a device that steals the name of an original card, but that is nothing like it. Example: the R4 Upgrade is a fake R4 DS, it is not compatible with any of the system files available for the R4 DS (a fake card uses its own separate system files).
  • A card can be both a clone and a fake. Most fake R4 cards are clones of the Acekard 2i and DSTT.
  • Keep in mind that every R4 card (except for the original) is indeed a clone/fake, and that (almost) all R4i-SDHC/R4iSDHC carts are the same.

Ace3DS

Ace3DS Plus

Ace3DS X

DS Fire 2

Upgrade instructions

  1. Copy the .nds file onto your card and run it.
    • Once this process reaches 100%, shutdown your DS.
  2. Turn it back on and hold Start+Select to bring up the format menu.
  3. Select Quick Format and let it complete.
  4. Once finished, copy xmenu.dat onto the card.

DSLinker

DSTT Advance

DSTTi Gold

E7

EDGEi

Games’N’Music

This Flashcard does not normally boot retail ROMs. You’ll need to use nds-bootstrap’s flashcard branch in order to load retail ROMs

Gateway 3DS (Blue card)

GEi DS

Gold R4i (r4ids.com)

Hyper R4i

iSmart Premium

M3 Adaptador

M3 Adaptes

  • Fake M3 copycats. They use a clone loader similar to the DSTT.

M3 Simply

M3i SDHC

M3i Upgrade/M3L Upgrade

MARS

Max Media Player

MK5

N5

N5i

NCard II

ND1

NinjaDS

NPlayer

QQ3DS

R4 3DS Upgrade SDHC Dual-Core RTS (2016)

R4 Advance

R4 Deluxe

R4 DSi XL

R4 i.L.S.

R4 II

R4 III (r4-dsl.net)

R4 III (r4iiinew.com)

R4 III SDHC

R4 III Upgrade (r4dsl.net)

R4 King

R4 New

R4 Plus (r4.ndsl.cc)

R4 Plus (r4plus.net)

R4 Pro

R4 SDHC (r4new.com)

R4 SDHC (r4sdhc.com)

R4 SDHC Upgrade

R4 Team

R4 Top

R4 Ultra

R4 Upgrade (r4-dsl.net)

R4 v

R4ds-i

R4dsixl3d

R4i (ndsill.net)

R4i (r4i.cn)

R4i (r4idsn.com)

R4i (r4ultra.com)

R4i+ 3DS/DS RTS

R4i Advance

R4i Best

R4i Blue

R4i Deluxe

R4i DSHC

R4i FIFA

R4i Gold (r4ids.cn)

R4i Gold (r4i-gold.com)

R4i Gold (r4i-gold.eu)

R4i Gold (r4idsxl.com)

R4i Gold (r4igold.cn)

R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe (Grey Card)

R4i Gold 3DS Plus

R4i Gold 3DS Wood

R4i II

R4i NDSiXL 3D

R4i Neo

R4i Platinum

R4i Pocket

R4i Pro Upgrade

R4i Redant

R4i RTS

R4i SDHC (r4-v.com)

R4i SDHC (r4rts.com)

R4i SDHC Upgrade 1.4

R4i SDHC Upgrade 1.4.1

R4i SDHC (r4i-sdhc.com)

R4i SDHC (r4i-sdhc.com.au)

R4i SDHC (r4isdhc.com)

R4i Ultimate

R4i Upgrade (ndsr4i.com)

R4i Yes

R4i3D (2014)

R4iDSXL

R4ita

R4itt

R4X

Super R4i

TTi Upgrade

U2DS

Ultra Flashpass Ex