Dumping Game Cards

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This section is for dumping Game Cards using GodMode9i so they can be played on emulators, flashcards, or your SD card via nds-bootstrap.


  • The Game Card of the title you would like to dump
  • Your Nintendo DSi console with Unlaunch installed


Section I - SD card setup

  1. Download the latest release of GodMode9iopen in new window
  2. Extract GodMode9i.nds from the GodMode9i archive and place it anywhere on your SD card

Section II - Nintendo DSi instructions

  1. Launch GodMode9i
  2. Ensure the Game Card is inserted into the console
  3. Select the "NDS GAMECARD" option in GodMode9i
  4. Select what you want to dump
    • The "Trimmed" options for the ROM will dump a smaller file that can save SD card space, however they won't work for most patches such as ROM hacks
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for all Game Cards you wish to dump


The dumped Game Cards will be found in sd:/gm9i/out.