How to update your sky3ds+ to firmware V130 and play Pokemon sun and moon?

Great news! After almost three months waiting, orange button sky3ds+ new firmware V130 has been released today. The sky3ds+ V130 eventually supports the new encryption type and support Pokemon Sun and Moon. In this post, we will tell you how to update your sky3ds+ card to V130 and play Pokemon sun and moon games?

Sky3DS+ firmware V130 [02/13/2017]
Change logs:
1. Pokemon moon and sun AP check fixed. (Sky3ds+ card can support Pokemon Sun and Moon. )
2. Supports exFat (You can put Rom over 4GB to your microSD card and there is no need to trim roms over 4GB)
3. Upgrade from FAT32 SD ONLY!!(this will always be FAT32)(You must use FAT32 microSD card to update sky3ds+ firmware)

How to update sky3ds card to newest firmware V130?
1. Download firmwareV130.zip from sky3ds site download part and extract it. Copy the firmware.bin to the root ditectory of your microSD card. Alert: Your microSD card must be in FAT32 when you update sky3ds+ card firmware
2. Insert your microSD card into sky3ds+card, connect sky3ds+ and your PC with the USB cable
3. The Led red light will turn on about 30-40 seconds, then turn to the green light and keep flashing for 10 seconds, once the light turn off it means the sky3DS+ has been updated successfully.
Alert: Never unplug the USB cable while the green light keeps flashing, it might damage your sky3DS+ card!
4. Delete the firmware.bin file in your microSD card.

How to use sky3ds+ to play Pokemon sun and moon?
1. As Sky3ds+V130 supports exFat, you can format your microSD card to exFAT. Or stay in FAT32.
2. ROM of Pokemon sun/moon is over 4GB. Copy unmodified ROM to microSD card(in exFat) directly. Or trim your Rom and then copy the trimmed rom to microSD card(in FAT32)
3. Insert microSD card to sky3ds+ card and insert sky3ds+ to your 3DS. There should be game icon for Pokemon sun or moon, select it and press A to run it.
4. Now you can use your sky3ds+ card to play Pokemon sun and moon.

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15 comments

  1. Hi, I did all the steps that you have mentioned but when I insert my Sky3ds+ into my console, there was no game showed. May I know why?

  2. Hello,
    The download link for firmwareV130.zip is not working, where else can I download it?

  3. Can you make a link of the actual download please if you have it saved. The website does not seem to be working at the moment, thanks!

  4. I have completed all the steps required and I have gotten some games to work. However when the sky 3ds generates a settings file (which I have to insert the card into a 3ds to get) the version is apparently 112. Am i doing something wrong? or has the card been updated?

      1. I had the same problem. I downloaded the v130 again, and tried again, and it still the settings file say v112. This time , no red lamp blinked. Only green, and then it opened the map. No red light like it did first time.

      2. Oh It works now! I had to delete the Settings file after the update, then put the Sky3ds plus card into the 3DS, then play a little, then it generated a new Settings file, and it says v140 now. Thank you.

  5. Hi there,

    seems like the download link for the latest sky3ds+ firmware isnt working for me, v130.

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