3DS:Creating Game Backups

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Note Creating backup copies of games and media for personal use is a right granted only in some countries. It is your sole responsibility to stay up to date with the law in your respective country.
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Required Items

Dumping a 3DS Cartridge for use on your 3DS

  1. Insert the 3DS Cartridge into your 3DS.
  2. Hold (Start) and power on your 3DS. GodMode9 will launch.
  3. Navigate to [C:].
  4. Choose the TitleID.trim.3ds.
  5. Choose "NCSD image options...".
  6. Choose Build CIA from file.

Dumping a 3DS Cartridge for an Emulator

  1. Insert the 3DS Cartridge into your 3DS.
  2. Hold (Start) and power on your 3DS. GodMode9 will launch.
  3. Navigate to [C:].
  4. Choose the TitleID.trim.3ds.
  5. Choose "NCSD image options...".
  6. Decrypt file (0:/gm9/out).
  7. Turn off the 3DS.
  8. Remove the SD Card and insert it into a PC.
  9. Navigate to /gm9/out on the SD card.
  10. Copy or Move the TitleID.trim.3ds to somewhere on your PC.
  11. Now you have a backup you can play on a 3DS Emulator on your PC.

Dumping a DS Cartridge for an Emulator

  1. Insert the DS Cartridge into your 3DS.
  2. Hold (Start) and power on your 3DS. GodMode9 will launch.
  3. Navigate to [C:].
  4. Choose the TitleID.nds.
  5. Copy to 0:/gm9/out.
  6. Turn off the 3DS.
  7. Remove the SD card and insert it into a PC.
  8. Navigate to /gm9/out on the SD card.
  9. Copy or Move the TitleID.nds to somewhere on your PC.
  10. Now you have a backup you can play on a DS Emulator on your PC.