Convert 3ds To Cia Luma3ds



GodMode9 by dok3 is a powerful file manager for 3DS that comes with a myriad of useful features from system backup/restore, dumping cartridges and converting 3DS game files between different formats. This guide will show you how to backup and restore your 3DS system, this is highly recommended and one of the first things you should do after hacking your 3DS.

Required Downloads

  • GodMode9 (latest version)

3ds to CIA converter this tool. It's extremely simple as well as does not use Python or.NET Structure or any other programs and also scripts, just my very own code in a solitary exe file. I recently found my 3DS and gateway card and wanted to get up to date on the 3DS scene, so I visited this subreddit and the GBAtemp forums, and just 5 hours later, my 3DS is fully functional with Luma3DS CFW and everything is working beautifully. I just want to thank everyone who has worked on any aspect of 3DS hacking.

Hacked (New) Nintendo 3DS (XL) Console with Luma3DS CFW

  • Booting into GodMode9 requires a hacked 3DS console to use the Luma3DS chain loader
  • Follow this guide (with pictures) or Plailect’s guide on hacking your 3DS if you have not done so before
  • An SD Card is required to store the exploit files and homebrew apps
  • 32GB or more is recommended to store games
  • The SD card must be formatted to FAT32
  • MicroSD cards are compatible with Old 3DS consoles via a MicroSD to SD adapter
  1. Insert your 3DS SD card into your PC
  2. Extract the GodMode9 .zip
  3. Copy GodeMode9.firm to the /luma/payloads/ folder on your SD card
  4. Copy the /gm9/ folder to the root of your SD card
  5. Insert your SD card into your 3DS

GodMode9’s backup feature will backup your entire 3DS system sans the SD card so that you can rollback your 3DS to a working state if anything goes tragically wrong.

  1. Power on your 3DS while holding [START] to boot into GodMode9
  2. Press [A] If prompted to backup essential files or set RTC date & time, then press [A] to continue once completed
  3. Press [Home] for the action menu
  4. Select [Scripts…]
  5. Select [GM9Megascript]
  6. Select [Backup Options]
  7. Select [SysNAND backup]
  8. Press [A] to confirm
  9. Wait for the process to complete
  10. Press [A] to return to the main menu once complete
  11. Press [Home] to bring up the action menu
  12. Select [Poweroff system] to power off your 3DS
  13. Insert your SD card into your PC
  14. Go to the /gm9/out/ folder on your SD card
  15. Copy the _sysnand_##.bin, _sysnand_##.bin.sha and essential.exefs files to a safe location on your computer and delete the files from your SD card
Congratulations, you’ve successfuly backed up your 3DS system. Keep the backups in a safe place on your computer so you can system restore if you ever need to.

GodMode9’s restore feature will allow you to restore your entire 3DS internal storage using a previously created backup file. Restoring from a SysNAND backup should be reserved as a last resort and a less drastic solution is likely to be possible unless your 3DS is completely inoperable (bricked).

  1. Insert your 3DS SD card into your PC
  2. Copy your _sysnand_##.bin backup file to the root of your SD Card
  3. Insert your SD card into your 3DS
  4. Power on your 3DS while holding [START] to boot into GodMode9
  5. Press [A] If prompted to backup essential files or set RTC date & time, then press [A] to continue once completed
  6. From the GodMode9 main menu, select [SDCARD ( )]
  7. Select your _sysnand_##.bin backup file
  8. Select [NAND image options…]
  9. Select [Restore SysNAND (safe)]
  10. Enter the button combination to confirm the SysNAND overwrite
  11. Enter the button combination to unlock SysNAND lvl1 writing permissions
  12. Wait for the process to complete
  13. Press [A] to continue once complete
  14. Press [A] to relock write permissions
  15. Press [Home] for the action menu
  16. Select [Poweroff system]
Congratulations, you’ve now restored your 3DS system to the state of the backup. The data on your SD card will remain untouched.

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  • Play Nintendo DS ROM’s flawlessly using TWiLight Menu++
  • The application also features a built-in cheats manager

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Install Virtual Console Games (GBC, GBA, SNES etc)

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  • Convert ROM’s to Virtual Console titles and install them directly to your Home menu using New Super Ultimate Injector

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Dump Cartridges to SD

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  • Play your games without the cartridge inserted by dumping them directly to your SD card with GodMode9
  • Cartridges can be dumped as multiple formats: .cia for 3DS consoles, .3ds for emulators or .nds for Nintendo DS games