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How to dump 3DS game card with SkyDock?

In last post, we have told you how to extract private header with SkyDock from 3ds game card. We all know that SkyDock is not only a PowerSaves, but also a game cart dumper. In this post, we will tell you how to play dump dump 3DS game card using SkyDock.

Is it necessary to dump 3ds game card with SkyDock?

Some users says that they have own 3ds game card and enjoy 3ds games. And there is no need to use sky3ds+ and SkyDock to dump 3ds game card. It seems right. Is it necessary to own a SkyDock?

1. You can use SkyDock to dump 3ds game card to .3ds file and back ups 3ds game save data to .save file. These two files consists of the whole 3ds game. You can copy them to your PC to avoid game data damage.
2. It is easy to use skyDock to dump 3ds game card.
3. SkyDock is pretty cheap, only $9.5. If you already have a sky3ds+card, it is worth buying one SkyDock.

How to dump 3DS game card with SkyDock?

SkyDock only works on sky3ds+ V140. First of all, update your sky3DS+ firmware to V140:

Copy the firmware.bin of sky3ds+ firmware V140 into the root directory of your FAT32 microSD card. Insert your microSD card into sky3DS+, connect your PC and sky3DS+ with a USB cable. The LED red light will turn on for 30 seconds, then turn to the green light and keep flashing for 10 seconds, once the light turn off it means the sky3DS+ has been updated successfully. Delete the firmware.bin file in your microSD card.

Secondly, insert the updated sky3ds+ and one of your original 3DS game card to the two slots of Skydock, then connect sky3ds+ to your PC with USB cable. Press orange button of sky3ds+ card, the LED red light will flash once. Two files (.CFG and .SAV ) will be created in your microSD card
.CFG file includes the specific information (CART_ID,FLASH_ID, ROM header…) of this original game card.
.SAV file backs up the game save of your original game card(The save can be used on sky3ds+ card directly)

Finally, hold and keep pressing sky3ds+ orange button, don’t release it until LED red light starts to flash. The LED red light will keep flashing for several minutes, then turn to the green light and keep flashing. Once the light turns off, a .3ds file will be created in the microSD card. The .3ds file is the 3ds ROM of the original game card.

(Alert: The flash time depends on the game size. The bigger the game, the longer the time, please wait with patience. Never unplug the USB cable while the green light keeps flashing, or 3ds ROM will not load successfully on your 3DS.)