Note: If you are new to this please read the 3DS 'Hacking' FAQ first. 3DS Updates and Flashcarts - A FAQ Q: Should I update my 3DS? A: Never, EVER update your device (3DS or DSi) unless you have ensured that your flashcarts work on the update. This is because new updates tend to block flashcarts. In fact if your children tend to accidentally update their devices you should enable parental controls to block updating. Once you have made sure of that, though, then yes you should. Q: How do I "ensure" this, though? A: Please refer to the list below. Usually you will have to update your flashcart itself too, unless it has been confirmed to work without updates. Q: How do I update my flashcart then? A: First you need a device (DS phat/lite, DSi or even a non-updated 3DS) that can run your flashcart. In other words if your 3DS or DSi is already blocking your flashcart you will have to find another device. Get the updates from your manufacturer's website, or from the list below. Be sure to download the correct update for your cart. Extract the files from the downloaded zip archive, place them in the ROOT of your microSD (not in any folder), then read the instructions inside. Usually they are in a "readme" file. Put your microSD back into the cart, put the cart back into your working device, and follow those instructions to update. Q: I have already updated my 3DS before updating my flashcart! What should I do now? A: Get a DS phat or lite, as these will never block flashcarts which can run on the 3DS. If you can't find one get a spare DSi or 3DS which is not as updated (i.e. is not already blocking your cart). Run your flashcart update on these instead. (Alternatively if you have a Supercard DSTWO you can try this solution, BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO UPDATE USING THE METHOD ABOVE.) Q: I don't have any of those! A: Borrow one from a friend, or from a friendly shop nearby. Otherwise you'll have to try borrowing them from a stranger on the streets who happens to have a DS. If you explain your situation they will probably sympathise, especially if they are also running flashcarts. Flashcart updates take only minutes, and will not affect the DS/i or 3DS itself, so they should have nothing to worry about. Q: I can't find any of those either. Where can I find a pre-updated cart? A: Some reputable online sellers are already advertising flashcarts pre-updated for 3ds v2 on their websites. You can buy one from them. As for the other sellers you can contact them directly to check if their carts are pre-updated, and to specially request for one if they aren't. ---------------------------------------------------- Updated List of Flashcarts Working on the 3DS Please refer to the updated topic here: http://gbatemp.net/t...ilation-thread/ List of People to Credit: This is your pinned topic as much as mine. Here are the people who have contributed directly to this FAQ/List: Warning: Spoilers inside! -haddad and Schlupi for the original lists, most of the original info came from there -raulpicka for pinning this, thanks man! -SoulSnatcher for his helpful FAQ on 3DS 'Hacking', linked right at the top of this post. -RoMee for alternate way of updating Supercard DSTWO -Evol.ve's Mega List of R4 Clones -shadowmanwkp for his suggestion of enabling parental controls, preventing children from accidentally updating and blocking their own carts -blaydes99 for update on EZVi 3DS v2 update -georgelathouwers for R4i Gold V2.0 from r4ids.com -sp3ctr3 for confirming that GEi works on 3DS v2.0 with update, and for PMing me with the info -CrispyYoshi for breaking news on 3DS v2.10-4, Snailface for pointing out that it does not block any 3DS flashcarts either. sp3ctr3 and t0mixcs for additional confirmations within this thread. -BloodAngel for PMing me about the 3DS v3.0.05 and v3.0.06 updates. -pong for creating and maintaining the new updated list of working flashcarts. Thanks for all your help! Couldn't have done it without your contributions. --------------------------------------------------- I am not very active on the Temp anymore, however if there are any new updates or changes I should make please do not hesitate to PM me, and I will get to it as soon as I can. I will also be immensely grateful (since that's what's keeping this thing going, and will credit you by name in the list below and in my posts in this thread. No guarantees on keeping this thing updated, though, the fact that the 2 previous topics on this eventually became outdated speaks of the difficulty of doing so.