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How to setup M3i Zero for Nintendo 3DS V4.5.0

Posted on 27th Apr 2013 @ 5:00 AM

M3i Zero is a powerful flashcard for DS game and Multi-media play. But comparing with other R4 card, the setup method of M3i Zero is a little more complicated. And what is more, the current M3i Zero cards in the market are GMP-Z003 model, if you want to run them on Nintendo 3DS V4.5.0 and DSi V1.4.5 system, you need to upgrade both the M3i Zero Kernel and Firmware in a DS console firstly. Total 3 times upgrade process should be done, before the M3i Zero GMP-Z003 can work on 3DS V4.5.0 and DSi V1.4.5 console.  Buy M3i Zero.

Before everything, please check the version of the M3i zero card, only the M3i Zero GMP-Z003 can be upgraded for 3DS V4.5.0 and DSi V1.4.5. If it is the older version, it can not be upgraded. And Even the M3i Zero GMP-Z003 card can’t work on latest 3DS V5.1.0 and 3DS V5.0.0 console at the moment..

Step1. M3i Zero system file and old Kernel installation

A. Download M3i Zero System File, unzip the patch, and put the “system” folder into the root of SD card.
B. Download “M3GUpdaterPlus_142.nds”, unzip the patch, and copy the file into the root of SD card.
C. Insert the SD card into the M3i Zero, and connect the M3i Zero to the computer (or other power) through the USB cable. The light is flashing, and it starts to update the kernel. After about 35 seconds, the light flashing stop, and upgrade finish.

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Step2. M3i Zero firmware update

A. Download the “M3i zero Updater Plus 450HW" to the computer, unzip the patch, and put the files into the root of SD card.
B. Insert the SD card to M3i zero, and put M3i zero card into a DS console.
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C. Turn on the DS console, to enter the M3i Zero main menu. select the config page to enter.

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D. In the config page, select the firmware update file and press “A” key to enter the upgrade page.

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E. The remind message shows on the screen, press "start" key twice to start upgrade process.

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F. Wait for about 10 seconds, The "Updating success" message will be displayed on the screen, upgrade finished.

Step3. New M3i Zero V4.5.0 kernel update

A. Connect the SD card to computer, and remove the M3i Zero old kernel file from the SD card. (remove the “M3GUpdaterPlus_142.nds” )
B. Download the new M3i zero new kernel - “M3i Zero Core data file V4.5.0”, unzip the patch, and put the file to the root of SD card.
C. Insert the SD card into the M3i Zero, and connect the M3i Zero to the computer (or other power) through the USB cable. The light is flashing, and it starts to update the kernel. After about 35 seconds, the light flashing stop, and kernel update finish.
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Step 4. Install games to M3i zero card

Download some DS games, unzip the patch, and put the game files into the root of SD card. Now, everything is ok., there are System file, kernel file, firmware update file, and game files inside the SD card. It can directly work on Nintendo 3DS V4.5.0 and DSi V1.4.5 now. M3i Zero software Download

Can r4town upgrade M3i zero for customers?

All flashcards from r4town.com are updated to latest version before shipping out. So if you buy M3i Zero card from us, it will be the upgraded product. You don't need to do upgrade any more. Players just download the M3i Zero System File, Latest M3i zero Kernel and DS games into the SD card, then it can directly work on 3DS V4.5.0-11 E/U/J and DSi V1.4.5 console.