How to scan QR Code on 3DS/NEW3DS/2DS to play Free Games?

Scan QR code on a 3DS, what can we get? In this post, I will show you how to download free 3ds game from scaning the QR code and how to install homebrews via the certain game qr code too. Currently, scan qr code on 3DS we can play 3ds demos, install homebrews, but for 3ds or ds game play we still need R4 3DS and Sky3DS+ flashcart.

QR Code on Nintendo 3DS


QR codes are the small, checkerboard style bar codes found on many apps, advertisements, and games today. Using your Nintendo 3DS system to scan a QR Code will take you instantly to another location, where you can download a demo* or check out game information. There are two ways to scan a QR code on the 3DS: through the main menu or through specific games.

How to download free game from a QR Code on 3DS/NEW 3DS/2DS?

Yes, we can get free 3DS Demos from scan the QR code on 3DS Family handhelds, Nintendo will release some new game demos in the eshop section, when you enter Nintendo eshop, you can find these games and download them freely to your console. Pocket Card Jockey, YO-KAI WATCH, Witch & Hero 2, Hyrule Warriors: Legend, Stella Glow, Bravely Second: End Layer, Project X Zone 2 and more 3ds demos you can download via scaning the certain game QR Code now. Here is a step by step guide.

Note: Wireless internet connection required. The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the network related terms and privacy policies required.

  1. Go to the webpage here all the games with demos available from Nintendo eShop, choose the 3ds game you want to play.
  2. Click the “Get the free demo”button, the game QR Code will be shown to you.
  3. Turn your 3DS on and make sure it connects to Wifi. You’ll need internet access to use your QR scanner.
  4. Activate the cameras of your Nintendo 3DS system by pressing the L and R Buttons while on the HOME Menu.
  5. Touch the QR Code icon found on the bottom left side of the Touch Screen. A White dotted box will appear.
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  7. Use the cameras to read the QR Code. Common problems include not centering the code in the camera, too little light, or being too close or far from the code. Make sure the image is flattened and adjust the 3DS slowly until it scans in.
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  9. Tap ‘OK’ on the touch screen to activate the QR code.
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  11. You will be taken to the product page for the corresponding title in Nintendo eShop, where you can download the demo

How to homebrew 3DS/N3DS/2DS via 3ds game QR Code?


Yes, 3ds qr code exploits are developed well in these years. The Ninjhax, Freajeyhax, and such 3ds exploits all reling on the flawed QR-code functionality of certain 3ds games. That’s to day, now through scanning some 3ds game qr code, we can homebrew the 3DS, NEW 3DS or 2DS console to play more free games, install many free apps& softwares, even use the region free exploit in the 3DS Homebrew Menu. Now, I will teach you Homebrew Nintendo 3DS with the 3ds Freakyforms Deluxe QR Code.


  • A EUR/USA copy of the game (either eShop or cartridge), but eShop is pulled down by Nintendo.
  • 3DS/NEW3DS/2DS console with recent firmwares from v9.0 to v11.0.


  1. Get the latest version of freakyhax from, and extract it. Copy the  “DCIM” and “freaky.bin” in v0\build\old_eur\exploit  to the root directory of your 3DS console’s SD card.
  2. Download the otherapp bin from, select your firmware version (only select NEW if you are running this on a New 3DS (XL); regular 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS owners should select OLD), click”download otherapp” and get a “POST5_E_24576_9221.bin” for O3DS11.0.0-33E. Rename it to “otherapp.bin”. Copy it to the root directory of your 3DS console’s SD card.
  3. Download homebrew starter kit  and extract all the files to the root of your 3DS console’s SD card.
  4. Inser the game card to 3DS/3DS XL console. Start the game.
  5. Press A to run this game,Play → Camera → Load a QR code → pick the image.
  6. Then your 3DS console will begain to load the popular 3DS homebrew launcher.

Can we play free 3DS or DS game via 3ds QR Code hack?

Still not, we can download 3ds demos and we can get homebrews from the QR Code on 3DS, but we can’t play any 3DS or DS game freely with 3ds qr code hacking. But if you have the need, nintendo flashcard R4 3DS and SKY3DS/SKY3DS+ will do that for you.

R4 3DS Card: The DS Game hacking cart for 3DS/N3DS/2DS/DS consoles, supporting downloaded ds roms and ds game backups on 3DS V11.0 and DSI V1.4.5, you only need to download R4 firmware and ds roms to the flashcart, then you can play over 100 NDS Games/access all 5000 NDS Roms within one cartridge. The price($16) is cheap too.

SKY3DS+/SKY3DS: The 3DS Game hacking cart for 3DS/NEW3DS/2DS models, supporting downloaded 3ds roms and 3ds game backups on 3DS V11.0.0U/E/J. Sky3ds+ is the updated version of Sky3ds, it plays more 3ds games, much easier to use and equip with 2 buttons to change roms. The Sky3ds+ compared with R4 is very expensive, but imagine you pay around 100 dollars to get one 3ds card to play over 300 3DS GAMES, it is much cheaper than you buy 3ds game cartridges one by one, each of them costs you 20 dollars at least.