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GodMode9i
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General
Author(s)RocketRobz
TypeUtilities
Versionv2.3.1
LicenceGPL-3
Links
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GodMode9i is a full access file browser for the Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, and Nintendo 3DS library of consoles. It works on any console that has either a flashcard or Custom Firmware.

Features

  • Dump GameBoy Advance cartridges on the original Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite consoles.
  • Dump Nintendo DS/DSi cartridges on Nintendo DSi and Nintendo 3DS consoles.
  • Copy, move, delete, rename files/folders and create folders.
  • Mount the NitroFS for .nds files (allowing you to browse through them), including retail nds files.
  • Mount FAT image files (.img) and browse their contents.
  • Browse files on supported flashcards when running GM9i from the NAND or SD Card. (AceKard 2(i) and R4 Ultra (r4ultra.com))
  • Browse the internal NAND on DSi consoles.

Installation

  1. Download and extract the file
  2. Copy GodMode9i.nds to your SD card
  3. Most flashcards will see GodMode9i as a retail game, so you may need to launch it from HBMenu or TWiLight Menu++

Changelog

v2.3.1

What's new?

  • Console ID is now read from the AES ports.
    This allows browsing the DSi NAND with just DSiWarehax (such as sudokuhax, Flipnote Lenny, Memory Pit, etc).
  • Added message under Y - Held.

Bug fix

  • Fixed files/folders in folders not being copied to /gm9i/out/, when pressing R+A.

v2.3.0

What's new?

  • FAT image (.img) files can now be mounted.
  • NitroFS or the FAT image can now be unmounted by pressing R+X.
  • 3DS console is now found by checking the NAND.

Improvement

  • Improved DS(i) ROM dump speed to run twice as fast!

Bug fixes

  • You no longer need to manually open the SD card before unmounting.
  • GM9i can now start successfully without an SD card!

v2.2.0: Goodbye twlnf! (Valentine's Day release)

What's new?

  • NAND browsing is finally added!
    The code is from twlnf (by JimmyZ), but for safety reasons, the NAND write code has been removed, so you won't have to worry about locking out Unlaunch installs/updates, or bricking your console.
    This makes GodMode9i a safe alternative to twlnf for NAND browsing!
    NOTE: This feature is only available for DSi consoles, and may not work without Unlaunch.
  • Added direct access for Acekard 2i with Deep Labyrinth banner.

Bug fix

  • Added NitroFS mounting for other DS(i) ROM filetypes.

v2.1.1: DS-mode bug fix release

Bug fixes

  • Fixed green smiley faces appearing, instead of a green border.
  • Fixed DS game dumping being shown on Slot-1 flashcards.

v2.1.0

What's new?

  • The GUI now looks closer to the original GM9, with the top text now placed behind a green line, and unhighlighted folders now tinted blue.
  • 2 RAM drives are now available!
  • One is shown for both DSi and 3DS (9MB), and the other is only shown for 3DS (16MB).
  • The size of the highlighted drive is now shown.
  • File/folder attributes can now be changed.
  • Time text is no longer cleared, except for when dumping GBA ROMs.
  • Directory options (R+A) are now shown.
  • You can now press R+A while any .. dir is highlighted, to go back to the drive menu.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed some TWL ROM dumps not containing the complete header.
  • It is unknown if the bug with missing TWL binaries is fixed.
  • (Epicpkmn11) Fixed file browsing being super flickery.
  • When renaming a file/folder or creating a folder, unsupported characters are now blanked out, to prevent deletion.

v2.0.1

What's new?

  • DS(i) carts can now be dumped to Slot-2 flashcards as well! (Untested)

Bug fix

  • TWL ROMs are now properly dumped.
  • It is recommended to update to this version, and redump, if you dumped them with v2.0.0.

Known bug

  • Some TWL ROM dumps will still not be proper, such as Pokemon B/W 1&2.

v2.0.0

What's new?

  • You can now backup your DS(i) game carts to the SD card!
  • Supports both NTR (DS) and TWL (DSi-Enhanced/Exclusive) carts.
  • Both full ROM and save dumps will be made, with TWL ROMs including the DSi header and (arm9i/7i) binaries, and trimming, as an option.

Known bug

  • Modcrypt region(s) of TWL areas are improperly decrypted. The dumped ROM may not work in NO$GBA or the CycloDS iEvolution.

v1.3.5: TWL Christmas release

What's new?

  • Added direct access support for Acekard 2i with the banner of Hello Kitty no Panda Sports Stadium.
  • Filesize is now 88KB smaller.

Bug fix

  • DLDI driver is now retained when launching homebrew from SD card.

v1.3.4: New Years release

What's new?

  • When dumping a GBA ROM, the SRAM is dumped as well.

Improvements

  • profi200's improved SD code used in fastboot3DS, and shutterbug2000 & ahezard's NDMA code used in nds-bootstrap, are now used to slightly boost SD reads.

Bug fix

  • Fixed bug with renaming a file's name to a new name with spaces. (thanks to Epicpkmn11)

v1.3.3

What's new?

  • Filesizes are shown next to the filenames.
  • You can now hold R+X to rename a file or folder. (thanks to Epicpkmn11)
  • You can now hold R+Y to create a new folder.

Bug fixes

  • .. is now always shown before the file/folder list. (thanks to Epicpkmn11)
  • You can no longer copy and paste a file in same location as copied file.
  • 1 Bytes is now shown as 1 Byte.

v1.3.2

What's new?

  • Added recursive copying (copy files and dirs within dirs). (thanks to @Epicpkmn11)
  • When taking a screenshot, the bottom screen will now be taken as well.

Bug fixes

  • Screenshots will no longer exclude the first vertical line.
  • When taking a screenshot, /gm9i/out will now be created, if it doesn't exist.

v1.3.1, now with screenshot capture!

What's new?

  • Screenshot capture has been added! (Credit to devkitPro for the code used in the nds example)
  • Hold R+L buttons to take a screenshot.
  • New logo, where it's similar to the original GodMode9 logo. (Logo made by zacchi4k)
  • The icon has been updated as well.
  • CIA users: To see the new icon, delete GodMode9i from Data Management -> DSiWare in System Settings, then install the CIA again.
  • Recursive folder deleting has been added, so now folders can be deleted properly! (thanks to Epicpkmn11)
  • .dsi files can now be booted! (thanks to ChampionLeake)
  • Power button text has been updated for 3DS consoles, along with the addition of a HOME button text.
  • Removed unneeded exception stub and bootstub.

Bug fix

  • Prevented wrapping with Left/Right press. (thanks to Epicpkmn11)

Known bug

  • Screenshot captures lack the first vertical line.

v1.3.0

What's new?

  • GM9i now has the look of the original GodMode9!
    • The path and time text on top is now colored green.
    • Un-highlighted selections are now darkened.
    • Directories/folders now show (dir) on the right side of the screen.
    • .. is now shown on drive root.
  • SD card can now be remounted again on NO$GBA (if .nds itself is ran).

Improvement

  • File sizes are now loaded into memory, and displayed from there, instead of loading file size on each file highlight.
  • Fixes big files taking a second to show the size on-screen.

Bug fix

  • Certain Slot-1 carts (such as R4i and 3DS carts) will no longer cause the app to shut down the console.

v1.2.1

What's new?

  • The GodMode icon of DOOM has been added to the logo!
  • CIA users: To see the new icon, delete GodMode9i from Data Management -> DSiWare in System Settings, then install the CIA again.
  • SD card's volume label is now shown.
  • While copying a file, the number of bytes copied, alongside the actual file size, are now shown.

Bug fixes

  • The boot option for .firm payloads is no longer shown on DSi consoles.
  • Should now work properly on CycloDS iEvolution in DSi mode.
  • Removed SD remounting, as it never worked.
  • After deleting file which is contained in clipboard, the clipboard is now cleared.

v1.2.0

What's new?

  • Non-spoofed AK2i carts should now be supported when running from the SD card or as a CIA.
  • You can now move files between the SD card and flashcard.
  • The NitroFS of a .nds file can now be mounted.
  • Software version is now added to the filename of a dumped GBA ROM.
  • [fat:/] GAMECART is now shown, only if flashcard is successfully mounted.

Bug fixes

  • .. can no longer be copied to clipboard.
  • Clipboard can no longer be restored after moving a file, as clipboard would contain a non-existent file.

v1.1.0 (Rev 01)

Bug fix

  • Fixed major bug where reading from GBA cart memory on DSi and 3DS consoles would cause a Guru Meditation Error.
    The reads now only occur on DS Phat/lite consoles

v1.1.0

What's new?

  • DS Phat/lite users: You can now dump your GBA cartridges to your flashcard!
  • Added feature to copy or move a file to a specific folder.
  • Can now mount/unmount flashcard by holding R+B. (Only works in DS mode)
  • SD card/CIA users: Will try to read microSD from R4i Gold 3DS Plus.
  • If the app crashes after the GM9i logo, hold Y during the logo on next boot, to disable Slot-1 access.

Improvement

  • Moved most TWL/DSi-mode code, including the built-in DLDI drivers, to arm9i binary.

Bug fix

  • Fixed nothing being shown when pressing A on a non-bootable file in gm9i/out.
  • It'll now simply not do anything, if only either the SD card or flashcard is mounted.

v1.0.0 (Rev 01)

Bug fix

  • Copy to /gmi9/out spelling error fixed. Now shows Copy to /gm9i/out.

v1.0.0: Initial release

  • This is the first release of GodMode9i for the DS and DSi (and also works on 3DS).
  • In this version, you can browse files, including deleting, and copying files between the SD card and flashcard.
  • Supported flashcards, if being ran off the SD card or as a CIA:
    • Acekard 2(i)
    • R4 Ultra
  • NOTE: Do not keep a 3DS cart in the slot, or else the app will crash.

Credits

  • RocketRobz: Creator of GodMode9i.
  • zacchi4k: Creator of the GodMode9i logo used in v1.3.1 and onwards.
  • edo9300: Save reading code from his save manager tool.
  • JimmyZ: NAND code from twlnf (with writing code stripped for safety reasons).
  • devkitPro: devkitARM, libnds, original nds-hb-menu code, and screenshot code.
  • d0k3: Original GM9 app and name for the Nintendo 3DS, which this is inspired by.