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Gateway 3DS R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe

3DS Link
Orange 3DS

MT-Card Sky3DS QQ3DS K3DS R5 Sky3DS+ DSTwo+ EZ-Flash Redux
Hardware
3DS / XL Yes (v4.1-v9.2) Yes (v4.1-v4.5) Yes (v4.1-v4.5) Yes (all versions) Yes (all versions) Yes (all versions) Yes (all versions) Yes (all versions) Yes (v4.1-v9.2
11.0 w/ CFW)
Yes (v?-v10.7)
2DS Yes (v6.0-v9.2) No No Yes (all versions) Yes (all versions) Yes (all versions) Yes (all versions) Yes (all versions) Yes (v6.0-v9.2) Yes (v?-v10.7)
N3DS Yes (with some extra requirements) No No Yes (all versions) Yes (all versions) Yes (all versions) Yes (all versions) Yes (all versions) Yes (v?-v9.2) (with some extra requirements) Yes (v?-v10.7)
Expandable Memory Micro SD(XC)
128GB
Micro SD(HC)
32GB
128GB if reformatted FAT32
Micro SD(XC)
128GB
Micro SD(XC)
128GB
Micro SD(XC)
128GB
Micro SD(XC)
128GB
Micro SD(XC)
64GB
Micro SD(XC)
128GB
Micro SD(XC)
128GB
Micro SD(HC) if playing NDS ROMs
Micro SD(XC)
128GB
SD Slot Top Top Top Top Top Top Top Top Top Side
Spring loaded Yes & No No No No Unknown Unknown Unknown No Yes Unknown
USB Slot No No Yes (Top) No No No No Yes (Side) No No
LED Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
FPGA Upgradeable Yes No Yes No No No No Yes Yes Unknown
Region free Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Unknown
Contains CPU No No No No No No No No Yes Unknown
Software compatibility
ROM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Retail cartridge Yes v3.0-3.3 only Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
E-shop 3DS games Yes No Yes No No No No No Unknown Unknown
E-shop VC games (not GBA) Yes No Yes No No No No No Unknown Unknown
E-shop GBA VC games No No No No No No No No Built in CPU and emulator (TempGBA) for GBA games. Unknown
NDS ROMs With CFW (both sysnand and emunand) and linked emunand No No No No No No No Yes Unknown
Image written ROM mode Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
File system ROM mode (FAT32) Yes
Split 4GB+ ROM
Yes
Split 4GB+ ROM
Yes
•Trim 4GB+ ROM
•256 titles
No No No No Yes Yes
Trim 4GB+ ROM
Yes
File system ROM mode (exFAT) Yes Yes Yes
•256 titles
No No No No No Yes Yes
SDK5+ ROM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown
SDK7+ Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Card2-type games (ROM) Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Card2-type games (Retail Cartridge) Yes v3.0-3.3 only Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
Card2 Converted to Card1-type games (ROM) Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Unknown
EmuNAND Yes (up to 10.7) Yes (up to 7.2) Yes (up to 9.5) No No No No No Yes (up to 9.2) Yes (up to 11.2)
EmuNAND 8+ Yes
Flashcart required
No Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes
Flashcart required
Yes
EmuNAND 9.6+ on New 3DS Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A v9.6 only Yes
eShop Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Homebrew Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes
Software Features
Region free (ROM) Yes Yes Yes No* No* No* No* No* Yes Unknown
Region free (Retail Cartridge) 2.0b2 mod
by Normmatt
• 2.0 Omega
No Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
Update partition spoofing (ROM) Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Unknown Unknown
Update partition spoofing
(Retail Cartridge)
No No No N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A No Unknown
Manual Savegame Backup Card1 type only Yes No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Real Time Savegame Backup •Card2 type only
•Save in the ROM
No Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Local Play Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Online (ROM) Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown
Online (Retail Cartridge) Yes v3.0-3.3 only Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
Dump Retail Cartridges Yes No Yes No No No No No Unknown Unknown
Cartridge Savegame backup/restore Yes No No No No No No No Unknown Unknown
Cartridge & ROM Savegame crossover .3dz with the
same Unique ID
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Unknown Unknown
Cheatcode support Yes Yes Yes
•Flashcart's menu
•Edit Savegame's data only
•No database editor
•Short game compatibility.
No No No No No Yes Yes
NAND Dump support Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Unknown Unknown
NAND Restore support Yes No No No No No No No Unknown Unknown
Downgrade support Yes (3DS only) No No No No No No No Unknown Unknown
Other
Is a clone or a re-brand No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No 3DS 4.1-9.2 Yes Unknown
3DS 11.0+ No
DS/DSi Mode No
Possible Rip-off clones* Yes No No Yes No No No Yes Yes No
Gateway 3DS R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe

3DS Link
Orange 3DS

MT-Card Sky3DS QQ3DS K3DS R5 Sky3DS+ DSTwo+ EZ-Flash Redux

* Rip-off clones: Whether clones of this cart exist. This line doesn't reflect if this cart is a clone of another one, but if you have chances to buy a cloned (rip-off) one instead of the expected product. For example if different manufacturers are selling a card with the same name.

* eShop access: Not working anymore since May 13th 2014 if your EmuNAND version is not updated to the latest system menu and eshop version. Online games are still working on old system menu version, but only if you don't need to download an update.

* Cartridge support: Not possible to launch EmuNAND Classic with R4i/3DSLink/Orange3DS on latest version.

* EmuNAND: Not possible to create a new EmuNAND dump with R4i/3DSLink/Orange3DS on latest version. Existing emuNAND will still be used automatically at launch.

* Region Free: Possible on 2DS, 3DS, and 3DS XL with a system menu version lower than 9.4 using smealum's RegionThree, Or on N3DS/3DS/2DS on 9.2 or 9.2+ using smealum's RegionFour/HANS.