Alternate Exploits

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If you are introduced to a tutorial when launching the Nintendo DSi Camera application and get a crash when attempting to complete it, you cannot use Memory Pit. Here, you may find alternate exploits that may work in lieu of Memory Pit.


Ensure you have set up TWiLight Menu++ on your SD card before proceeding.


Any of the alternate exploits should only be used as necessary. Try to use Memory Pit when possible.


If you're on an older firmware, you may have access to save game exploits for a select list of gamesopen in new window.

These will not be covered here as they are largely obsolete. They should only be used as a last resort, if both Memory Pit and Flipnote Lenny aren't working for you.

petit-compwner will not be usable for the purpose of working around Memory Pit, as it requires a working camera to launch the exploit.

Flipnote Lenny


  • Flipnote Studio installed on your Nintendo DSi
    • If you do not have Flipnote Studio, you may still be able to redownload it from the Nintendo DSi Shop, if you have downloaded it previously

Section I - SD card setup

  1. Download the latest version of Flipnote Lennyopen in new window
  2. Copy the private folder from the Flipnote Lenny archive to the root of your SD card


Unsure what the SD "root" is? See this imageopen in new window

You may now eject your SD card and put it into your Nintendo DSi.

Section II - Exploiting on the Nintendo DSi

  1. Power on your Nintendo DSi and launch the Flipnote Studio application
  2. Open the Flipnote Studio settings on the top-right of the main menu and ensure that Start on Calendar is disabled and Frog is enabled
  3. View the flipnotes stored on the SD card
  4. Tap on the face corresponding to your region
    • If you have an AUS console, select EUR
  5. Edit the selected flipnote
  6. Tap the frog icon on the bottom-left
  7. Tap on the film roll icon
  8. Select Copy -> Back -> Exit
  9. Tap on the second note with a larger face, and select Edit
  10. Tap on the frog icon on the bottom-left
  11. Tap on the film roll icon
  12. Select paste


If your Nintendo DSi flashes magenta but the top screen turns green while the bottom is white, then you are missing BOOT.NDS on the root of your SD card.

You should now be looking at the TWiLight Menu++ language selection screen.