[Solution]Play free 3DS Games with R4 3ds card

I guess you already know R4 card doesn’t support 3DS Games, it’s the ds flashcard, though it works on Nintendo 3DS, it never plays .3DS roms. But don’t worry, you can find the solution to use R4 3ds card to play free 3ds games here.R4i gold 3ds and all other R4 cards Don’t play 3DS Game

R4i gold 3ds plus, R4i sdhc 3ds rts, R4i b9s, R4i gold pro 2019, R4i dual core 3ds, R4isdhc rts lite, R4i gold eu 3ds and other flashcards with R4 title, they are not playing .3ds files on 3DS consoles, what they support is the DS game, keep that in mind, if you want to play .3ds rom directly, just buy the 3ds flash card Sky3ds+ or Stargate 3ds. However, if you only want to pay a little to play free 3ds games, you can use a speical but complicated method to play 3ds games with R4 card, here it is.

Guide: How to use R4 3ds card to play free 3ds games?


  • A R4 3ds supports NTRboothax
  • The latest release of SafeB9SInstaller
  • The latest release of boot9strap
  • The latest release of Luma3DS
  • The latest release of the Homebrew Launcher
  • Flashing NTRboot to your R4 with this guide https://3ds.hacks.guide/flashing-ntrboot-(3ds-single-system), or if you have an R4I B9S, R4I GOLD 3DS PLUS, ACE3DS X, you are no need to do this.

Section I – Prep Work

  1. Power off your device
  2. Insert your device’s SD card into your computer
    • This is the SD card from your 3DS, not the SD card from your flashcart
  3. Copy SafeB9SInstaller.firm to the root of your SD card and rename it to boot.firm
  4. Copy boot.3dsx to the root of your SD card
  5. Create a folder named boot9strap on the root of your SD card
  6. Copy boot9strap.firm and boot9strap.firm.sha from the boot9strap .zip to the /boot9strap/ folder on your SD card
  7. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  8. Power on your device

Section II – ntrboot

  1. Use the magnet to find the spot on your device where the sleep sensor is triggered
    • This step is not needed on the old 2DS (which has a sleep mode switch)
  2. Power off your device
  3. Insert your flashcart into your device
  4. Place the magnet on your device to trigger the sleep sensor
    • On old 2DS, you should instead enable the sleep mode switch
  5. Hold (Start) + (Select) + (X) + (Power) for several seconds, then release the buttons
    • It may take a few attempts to get this to work because the positioning is awkward
  6. If the exploit was successful, you will have booted into SafeB9SInstaller

Section III – Installing boot9strap

  1. Wait for all safety checks to complete
  2. Remove the magnet from your device
    • On old 2DS, you should instead disable the sleep mode switch
  3. When prompted, input the key combo given to install boot9strap
  4. Once it has completed, force your device to power off by holding down the power button
    • Your device will only boot to the SafeB9SInstaller screen until the next section is completed

Section IV – Configuring Luma3DS

  1. Insert your SD card into your computer
  2. Delete boot.firm from the root of your SD card
  3. Copy boot.firm from the Luma3DS .7z to the root of your SD card
  4. Reinsert your SD card into your device
  5. Power on your device
  6. Your device should have booted into the Luma3DS configuration menu
    • If you get a black screen, follow this troubleshooting guide, https://3ds.hacks.guide/troubleshooting#black-screen-on-sysnand-boot-after-installing-boot9strap.
  7. Use the (A) button and the D-Pad to turn on the following:
    • “Show NAND or user string in System Settings”
  8. Press (Start) to save and reboot
    • If you get an error, just continue the next page

Section 竇、- Playing 3DS Roms

  1. Download the 3DS game in .cia format from online or ask us in Discrod.
  2. Put the CIA for the game onto the 3DS SD card.
  3. Download FBI,use FBI to find the CIA, and install it.
  4. The 3DS Game will appear on the 3DS menu and play it.

Where to buy r4 3ds card supports NTRboothax?

So via this method, you can use the R4 3DS card to play 3ds games as well, but the game format is .cia not .3ds still. You can get cia format 3ds games from Google or you can use tool to covert .3ds file to .cia file too. But first of all, you must to have the R4 3ds card with NTRboot compatibility.

So where to buy this card? If you are living in Spain, go to official store NXmodificar.com, if you are living in Italy, go to site Italiamods.com.

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