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Is Sky3ds+ or Sky3ds getting any update for New 3ds/3ds xl v11.6.0-39E/U?

For the Sky3ds+ and Sky3ds card users, yes, you are free to update your New 3ds xl/New 3ds or 3ds/3ds xl console to the latest 11.6.0-39U/E/J version. But if you are wondering what are their newest update for 3DS FW 11.6 and how we can setup Sky3ds+/Sky3ds card to play free games well on 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS XL/2DS V11.6 console, here are the answer and tutorial.

Sky3ds+/Sky3ds and 3DS 11.6.0-29 FW

Better than the Sky3ds cards official site, we is giving you a video here directly to show you that Sky3ds plus card is working without any issues on 11.6.0-39 firmware. Though what we are using is an old Nintendo 2ds console. the Sky3ds+ card is also supporting new 3ds, new 3ds xl, 3ds, 3ds xl and new 2ds xl handheld with FW 11.6.0-39.


  • It’s confirmed! sky3DS/sky3DS+ can support the newest 3DS V11.6.0-39 (09/19/2017)

As for the old blue button sky3ds version, it with the same perfect system compatibility as the sky3ds+. It can’t play many new 3ds games with Anti-piracy check, but it has no problem for working on 3DS V11.6, 11.7 and any other future update, unless the Nintendo company change the setting of their game card. After all, the Sky3ds and Sky3ds+ both are the emulated version of commercial 3DS Rom cart.

Is Sky3ds+ or Sky3ds getting any update for supporting NEW 3DS/3DS XL V11.6?

Till to now, the time we write this post, there is not any update be released for Sky3ds+ and Sky3ds flashcards. The sky3ds+ is still with the latest firmware v140 to play 100% new and old 3ds games, while the sky3ds is working with the diskwriter V2.03b4 and an old game template file which was released 1 year ago to play 3DS Games without AP check(for example, it can play pokemon alpha sapphire/omega ruby but it can’t play pokemon sun or moon).

The company ever said that they would update sky3ds soon to support those not compatible games, but for the time being, they did not achieved to so that. So, to you who plan to choose a sky3ds card to play free 3DS Games, don’t buy the sky3ds but the sky3ds plus with 2 orange butto ones.

On the other hand, the 2 cards get no update for 3DS FW 11.6, however, the official site is changed again and you can find their official reseller page come back.

  • Latest Sky3ds/Sky3ds+ site link:
  • Sky3ds+/Sky3ds official reseller link:

Currently, you can open both the sky3dsnx and and download softwares of Sky3ds/Sky3ds+ cards, but only in sky3dsnx site, you can see the reseller page. This is their only difference.

How to use Sky3ds+ and Sky3ds blue button card on 3DS 11.6.0-39E/U/J?

Instruction A: Setup Sky3ds+/Sky3ds plus card on any 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS/2DS XL with 11.6.0-39

sky3ds+ and skydock

1. Format your microSD card to FAT32 in Windows, simply insert the card to your PC. Go to ‘My Computer’ and right click on your microSD card and select ‘Format’. Select the file system as FAT32 and the allocation size as 64kb

2. Visit the Sky3DS website and download the latest firmware that is available. Once you download it, it will be in RAR format, extract the file using WinRAR or any other RAR extraction software. You will find a file called firmware.bin. Copy this file and place it into the root of your microSD card. Eject your microSD card to continue.

3. Insert your microSD card to your Sky3DS+ cartridge. Insert the micro USB cable to the Sky3DS+ and the other end to your PC/Laptop.

  • Now the LED light will flash red and will then be blinking green. This should continue for around 10 to 15 seconds. Eject the Sky3DS once the LED is no longer on. You should wait a minute before ejecting, just to be on the safe side. You could damage your card if you eject while the LED light is on. Your Sky3DS+ is now updated to the latest version.

4. Download 3ds games from online site or others, then drag .3DS games to the root of your microSD card, the filenames should end in .3DS. So in some times, you should unzip the game file too. Remember that the game must be   the same region as your console unless you can homebrew the 3DS to play cross region games.

Once you have transferred the games onto your microSD card, insert the Sky3DS+ to your console. Your games will now appear on your 3DS/2DS/NEW 3DS XL/2DS XL if everything goes well, then use the orange button to change titles.

5. To play 3ds games online, you would better get askydock released by the sky3dsplus site too, we will send you one for free if you buy sky3ds+ with sd card in our site. Then follow this guide to use one private header to play all 3ds games online without ban worry!

Instruction B: Setup Sky3ds card on any 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS/2DS XL with 11.6.0-39


1. Insert one empty microSD card to your computer with an USB Card reader.

2. Visit the Sky3DS website and downloadthe the latest version of DiskWriter and template file.

  • At the diskwriter folder, you will find the DiskWriter V2.03b4.exe and template.txt. Please keep this two files in the save folder. Run “DiskWriterV2.03b4.exe”as an administrator role. If this app can’t work. Please install the “Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0+”(download here) run on your PC with WINDOWS XP/7/8 OS.
  • PS: the template.txt hold the Game ID information. So it’s very important, If the game ID informaiton is not in the template.txt, you can’t flash the game. So please wait the sky3ds team release new template file.

3. Run the Diskwriter, click the format (at the first time) to format the micro sd card to special type.

4. Download 3dsromsames from online site or others, write the .3ds roms to the micro sd card by this way” Click the Write->choose the game rom“.

5. Put the micro sd card into the SKY3DS, insert it SKY3DS into your 3DS v11.6 system console. then you can play Nintendo 3ds games and changeroms via pressing the one blue button.

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