PLEASE READ: I can no longer recommend the M3 Real / M3i Zero flashcarts, nor can I recommend the TouchPod or M3 Sakura firmware anymore. Since M3i Zero was revised to GMP-Z003, it has locked out most custom firmware (such as WoodM3), effectively destroying any chance of the flashcart ever receiving any third-party support from independent coders. The M3 team is no longer active; the most updated version of the firmware is over a year old. The M3 Real doesn't work on the 3DS, and apparently neither does the M3i Zero. Many of the previously-working features no longer function properly, and most ROMs released after March 2011 won't load on M3 Sakura or TouchPod anymore. There won't be any more support for this card.
For anyone considering getting an M3i Zero, save yourself some headache and get yourself an Acekard 2i with akAIO instead. It's way cheaper than any of the M3 cards and it has much better support (Normmatt and Smiths are boss). You can even get the full M3 Sakura experience on the Acekard 2i if you use MAIO.
For what it's worth, thanks, M3 team. Your flashcart was awesome when you supported it, but now it's one of the worst flashcarts around.
Even though I still have internet and plenty of time, I am still less interested in updating this thing.
I really hate doing this to the fans, but it's come to me that updating this is just misleading people into a false hopes and causing more problems for the future. I think it's best I this die and stay dead instead of trying so hard to keep it alive like I have been. As well i may have internet now, but I still lack the time to keep this up to date and really lack the motivation to remember to update it. This shall be my last news and from here I plan on not posting in here or really visiting this thread again unless it's really important.
The M3 Quad-Boot
Sakura Ver 1.49 3rd release (cheats fixed)
retrogamefan's DSTT/YSmenu files 6.74 (Latest DAT Update)
WoodR4 for M3 1.25d by gaboros and YWG
Setup and guide
Working Card list
And any card not on the working cards list. And no R4 doesn't work either.
Video Review of The Quad-Boot
Some Questions about Quad-Boot
A. M3 Quad-Boot is pretty much the up-to-date iSakuReal. It uses the latest M3 Sakura, R4i RTS, YSM3, and the last update to M3 wood all in one package, running on a single MicroSD card.
Q. What are the benefits of using M3 Quad-Boot?
A. Well there are several benefits to using the Quad-Boot. One being that you now have 4 firmwares, where in some cases I found when a game doesn't work on one, it will work on at least one of the others. The next being a now constantly up to date card. Most of the time at least one of the 4 firmwares up date regularly and always fix game compatibility. The final reason is a bit my personal reason which is bragging rights, you don't have just one or 2 firmwares on one card, you have 4! And the best part is, they all run games! Sweet right?
Q. Is the Sakura or any of the files in this different then?
A. Sakura is the same, but the Quad-Boot is running a modified R4i RTS using this method, just without needing the modified system folder included in that method, so if you decide to update the R4i RTS in the Quad-Boot yourself, don't copy the modified system file or you will just turn your M3 Real/M3i Zero into an R4i RTS
Q. Does this still need a slot2 card?
A. No, this the recent updates, the firmwares can now load straight from Sakura and no longer need a slot2 card to work
Q. Will you be re-adding or replacing Touchpod's place in the Sakura Dual-Boot bootloader?
A. No for re-adding Touchpod and no I can't replace Touchpod's place in the bootloader. I tried and couldn't even get it to load, then gaboros tried and got it to load, but it was bugged and wouldn't show the top screen nor load roms. So just don't even try and boot into Touchpod, it won't even load games anymore, I took out all those functions.
Q. Is this post always going to be changing and updating?
A. Yes, it's going to be constantly updated, new information will be added. Up to date Quad-Boot will be always up, and the content of this post will always be changed, revised and moved around
Q. OMG! Didn't amaro make this with the iSakuRAM?!? Your a thief!
A. Yes he was the first one to make and or discover this, but he doesn't speak very clear English so people didn't understand what he meant and he didn't clear up that it needed the extra ram. So it did cause some confusion and some problems, but it was settled and we agreed not to fight about it and to be friends.
Q. Can this work on R4?
Q.Isn't this just another M3 Ninetails?
A. No. To be correct, this is a more up to date version of the iSakuReal, the M3 Ninetails was based off this firwmare and that firmware at the time and this may have similar files, but it is still not the M3 Ninetails
Wood R4 for M3 by gaboros
RetroGameFan Updates/Releases by RetroGameFan
The M3 Kaura FAQ by DeltaBurnt
Next M3 FW Fixes by LUGiA
M3 Real into R4i RTS by A Gay Little Catboy
M3Kaura 0.9 Beta 1 self-modified version, replaced Touchpod with iTouch by dsrules
M3 Sakura Russian by mc_B3oWoLF
How to prevent Save Corruption in M3 Kaura by dsrules
iSakuRAM by amaro
M3 iSakuReal (Official Thread) by FiRsT-aNd-LaSt
New way to possibly get around Kaura Corruption by DeltaBurnt
Making a *.txt cheat file for M3 REAL [tutorial] by dsrules
M3Kaura 0.9 Beta 1 self-modified Quint-Boot, replaced Touchpod with iSakuREAL for Quint-Boot by dsrules
M3Kaura 0.9 Beta 1 v3 replaced TP with R4RTS by dsrules
Firmware patching tools for M3Real by dsrules
iTouch Multiboot, iSakuReal for iTouch Ds by tiagomartins
French skin for Sakura by Bidounet
M3ConceptDS by amaro
Penta-Boot by gaboros
R4i RTS Quad-Boot by gaboros