Is it safe to update 2DS/3DS to V11.8.0 for and why?

Today, the Nintendo has updated their Nintendo 3DS firmware very quickly for a better compatibility. So the New 2DS and 3DS firmware updates to the version 11.8.0-41. Can we still crack this new system update with a 3DS flashcard?  Is it safe to update 2DS/3DS to V11.8.0 for and why? Which 3DS card or R4 3DS card supports hacking 3DS V11.8.0-41? On the below, we will show the answers.

What’s news for 3DS V11.8.0-41?

Nintendo has released the next firmware update for 3DS. The new version is 11.8.0-41, with the company providing the following statement about it: “Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience”.

Main changes for version 11.8.0-41U

Update released: July 30th, 2018

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

Nintendo last issued a firmware update for 3DS on June 18. These patches have dropped from time to time, but tend to carry the same general statement about improving system stability. That has actually been the case since 2015. The last major 3DS update was in March 2015, which added a Home Menu Layout setting, additional categories for the Theme Shop, and amiibo settings for 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS systems.

Now, on the surface it might not seem like much, but eagle-eyed readers may notice that the word “stability” pops up at least once in this extensive update. We’re just speculating here, but this so-called “stability” sounds like it could potentially be a game changer for the system’s OS.

Which R4 3DS card crack 3DS XL V11.8.0-41?

As we know, R4 3DS cards are the oldest products to hack DS/3DS/DSI/2DS games on the market. They are not expensive, but quality. So, which R4 3DS card can hack 3DS New2DS XL games on  3DS 11.8.0-41? Here is a list for you:

  1. R4i Gold Pro
  2. R4i SDHC 3DS RTS
  3. R4i Gold 3DS
  4. R4i SDHC Dual Core
  5. R4i SDHC RTS Lite
  6. Ace3DS Plus

Sky3DS Plus for hacking 3DS 11.8.0-41

The Sky3DS+ card is still the best choice for cracking all updates of the 3DS firmwares. And it used a very powerful technology to hack all the consoles, New 3DS, New2DS, Old 3DS, Old 2DS.

This Sky3DS+ card has a great compatibility, it is always compatible with newer 3DS games, like Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Miitopia, Mario Party: The Top 100, Metroid: Samus Returns, Hey! Pikmin, Mario Sports Superstars, Ever Oasis, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia etc.

In addition, the update of the Sky3DS+ card is very regularly on the market. With a SkyDock, the players can enjoy online 3DS games without any problem. This 3DS card has a single flaw, it does not support DS games, so if you have a Sky3DS+, when you like to play free DS games, then you have to buy the R4 3DS card.

 Is it safe to play stargate 3ds and update 3ds/2ds to V11.8.0 ?

Don’t worry, it’s safe, Stargate 3DS is the reliabale card on the market, the players can play 3DS games and DS ROMs by this card. And this Stargate 3DS card is compatible with 3DS games perfectly on the latest version 3DS New2DS XL 11.8.0-41.

If you already updated thinking it was safe, you can get your device booting by following these steps:

  1. Download the appropriate NATIVE_FIRM for your device here.
  2. Rename the file you downloaded to native.firm and copy it to /luma/ on your SD card.
  3. Reboot your device holding SELECT; this will open the Luma3DS configuration menu.
  4. Scroll down to Enable loading external FIRMs and modules and enable it.
    1. (It should look like: (x) Enable loading external FIRMs and modules.)
  5. Press START to save the new Luma3DS’ configuration settings and reboot the device.

NATIVE_FIRM is the 3DS’s primary firmware. It translates between 3DS software and the hardware. (There’s also TWL_FIRM and AGB_FIRM for DSi mode and GBA mode, respectively.) It also acts as part of the 3DS’s “OS”, for lack of a better term, where it handles some internal operations, like installing titles.

An old NATIVE_FIRM probably won’t cause significant problems. You won’t normally have it in an external file; it’s normally installed to the FIRM0/FIRM1 NAND partitions. (b9s uses a malformed one in FIRM0 to take control during boot.

Reviews of update 2DS/3DS to V11.8.0

Despite how insanely successful the Switch has become, Nintendo continues to support the 3DS. The handheld appears to have ongoing support from the Japanese company with games such as WarioWare Gold recently released and regular software updates. 

Coming off last month’s stability patch, Nintendo has now released another minor update. Once again, improvements have been made to enhance the user experience and prevent any nasty exploits. there are some opinion from players:

If there is one thing we know the people at Nintendo Life love to hate, it’s stability updates!

We all know these updates are anti-piracy and bug fixing updates. Though at this point in the 3DS’s life, I imagine it’s purely anti-piracy.


  • If you want to play free games on Nintendo 3DS without any limitation, then the Sky3DS + is the best choice. Because homebrew or 3DS exploits can not directly support 3DS games on the Nintendo 3DS. And you can order them from our website
  •  If you only want to have fun with homebrews and apps, change the theme on your 3DS, then you have to try Ninjhax.
  • The online site is your best choice for 3DS flashcards purchases.