We have been informed of the release of the first Nintendo 3DS firmware update to ever go live. Now what does this update bring us? Does this update block DS flashcarts? We are eager to find out. Thanks to ahtin for the info. On-going discussion Source: Official Nintendo 3DS website Update: the Acekard Team has just informed us that the Acekard 2i update they've prepared is still functional after the 3DS firmware update (it does not get blocked) and they will be releasing the update shortly! Update 2: the R4i DSN and R4i Gold (r4ids.cn version) are confirmed to work after the 3DS firmware update. It does appear that this first update doesn't block DS flashcarts.