Dumping Cartridges

If you need help, ask the NDS(i)Brew Scene or the DS⁽ⁱ⁾ Mode Hacking! Discord servers.

This is an add-on section for dumping cartridges using GodMode9i, useful for loading the cartridge on emulators, flashcarts or your SD card via nds-bootstrap.

What You Need

  • Your game cartridge
  • Your Nintendo DSi console with Unlaunch installed
  • The latest release of GodMode9i


  1. Insert your game cartridge into your console
  2. Extract GodMode9i.nds from the GodMode9i archive and place it anywhere on your SD card
  3. Launch GodMode9i via the Unlaunch menu
    • Hold (A) + (B) to go to the Unlaunch menu
  4. Select the cartridge option in GodMode9i
  5. Select if you want the padding or not:
    • Full: Padding included
    • Trim: Padding removed

The dump will be found in SD:/gm9i/out.