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


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  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. Power on your console while holding A and B
    • This should launch the Unlaunch Filemenu
  2. Launch GodMode9i from the Unlaunch Filemenu
  3. Ensure the Game Card is inserted into the console
  4. Select the "NDS GAMECARD" option in GodMode9i
  5. Select if you want the padding or not:
    • Full: Padding included
    • Trim: Padding removed
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 for all Game Cards you wish to dump


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