3DS, confused

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by DanielGheorghe, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. DanielGheorghe

    DanielGheorghe Newbie

    Jul 3, 2012
    So I'm about to buy a 3DS today, and I obviously don't want to pay alot on games, so I'm going to try and go the piracy way. I tried to inform myself about what exactly is needed to make the 3ds work on homebrew, but everytime I read a new article, it just gets me more confused, so I got a couple of questions.

    I heard that the current 3ds 'R4' cards cannot play 3DS games, is that true?
    So the more recent firmwares block the 3DS's 'R4' cards from working. If I buy one from the shop, will its current firmware be old enough?
    I've seen it around but, is there actually any software-related hack? Such as a custom firmware(Because I would find that more efficient than the R4 card itself)?
  2. serenade.63

    serenade.63 GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 17, 2011
    United States
    inb4 flame

    nothing can play 3DS roms period, the best you can do is play DS roms on the 3DS in DS mode. The 3DS just got an update and blocked some flashcarts, but i think they should all be working now so if you order a 3DS and a flashcart, i would go with either the ak2i, r4i gold, or scdstwo, those are the 3 top cards on the market by far. There is no custom firmware for 3DS, and most likely never will be, dont get your hopes up, and dont ask for hacks that just annoys people. But enjoy your 3DS and all of the DS gems on the market!
  3. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

    Sep 8, 2009
    One's inner self
    3DS games cannot be run on a flashcard
    DSi Games cannot be run on a flashcard

    DS games can be run
    R4 is a generic name that has been used by millions of terrible cards and only 1 or 2 good ones

    the origional R4 will only ever work on DS Phats and DS Lites

    there is no other way that you can hack a 3DS to play any other games
    there was DSi exploit but was patched so it no longer works and the cards are no longer updated that did so

    the 3 top flashcards are:
    1.Supercard DSTwo
    2.R4i Gold (created by r4ids.cn team, many use R4i gold name but are different and do not work with the desired kernel and cannot be your with the r4ids.cn teams work)
    3.Acekard 2i
  4. DanielGheorghe

    DanielGheorghe Newbie

    Jul 3, 2012
    Thanks for the quick answers, I would like to request for this topic to be closed.
  5. Pippin666

    Pippin666 SSF43DE Master

    Mar 30, 2009
    Montreal, Qc
    It will, don't worry ! ;)

  6. sentinel5000

    sentinel5000 GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 1, 2008
    You know what.... I think the ? mark on the sticky is what makes people confused, maybe they dont understand the part where it says NOTHING PLAYS 3DS ROMS... oh well...
  7. hergipotter

    hergipotter GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 28, 2007
    Gambia, The
    Maybe there should be a prompt that says NOTHING PLAYS 3DS ROMS when you try to start a new topic.
  8. sentinel5000

    sentinel5000 GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 1, 2008
    Or maybe everyone should be FORCEFULLY redirected to the 3DS nothing plays roms sticky every time they log in until they learn :D
    1 person likes this.
  9. Pleng

    Pleng GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Sep 14, 2011
    Stickies don't work. I've never read them; never even notice them on most forums. Something about them says "naaaaah". They're like the terms and condition - pointless.

    What might be a better idea is, say for users who have less than 10 posts have a "do any of these topics answer your question" page forced upon the user before submitting a new thread. After 10 posts, the user could be given the option to switch that feature off.
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