Homebrew on a $40 Nintendo 2DS Handheld | MVG

  • Published on Sep 16, 2019
  • I picked up a used Nintendo 2DS for $40 from a recent Gamestop sale. In this episode we deep dive into the world of homebrew and the exploit method used. Finally lets see what ports, emulators and utilities are available.
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  • MinkMink
    MinkMink Day ago

    lets be real, the 2ds is literally just a glorified door wedge

  • Asia81
    Asia81 2 days ago

    Hello ~

  • Ziox
    Ziox 3 days ago

    I remember I found the Ultimate GBA VC Injector way back when and I thought it was amazing. I've been playing GBA and GBC games on my 3DS for years now. Once the new one came out and I could play SNES games, needless to say, I was freaking out.

  • Yekkusu Sekai Seiken

    What we learn here is: Never buy stuff on Gamestop if you don't know how to fix stuff yourself xD

  • TheYellowKazoo
    TheYellowKazoo 3 days ago

    Wow, that is pretty neat! I didn't really know too much about the homebrew scene on 2DS. Sounds like there's quite a long history, but I guess hacking will always happen as long as there are people to do it, which there always are, so it's kind of a vicious cycle. Though I guess it's not just piracy; it's also adding useful features these consoles should have in the first place.

    P.S. - love your voice, MVG!

  • Mark Zuckerberg
    Mark Zuckerberg 4 days ago

    it looks so stupid tho

  • A wet Loli
    A wet Loli 5 days ago

    I have a Cfw 3ds and gba video works, also 3ds cias are working like mario bros 2

  • Nohiro
    Nohiro 5 days ago

    39.99 and looks like shit scratched and dirty, thanks gamestop, power to the players.

  • Okra
    Okra 5 days ago

    GBA runs perfectly because it's running on native hardware when you use a CIA.

  • richard klegin
    richard klegin 6 days ago

    sounded like you said pubic ninja . lol

  • The Cando Railfan
    The Cando Railfan 6 days ago

    I have a hacked up New 3DS XL, and it is awesome. One of my favourite tools is TWL SaveTool, which can copy save data from DS cartridges, allowing you to use the save data with ROMs on TWiLight Menu.

  • Holzwurm _HD
    Holzwurm _HD 6 days ago

    1:06 Isn't it just one screen with plastic over it?

  • nafpez
    nafpez 6 days ago

    Anyone know what game is being played at 4:07?

  • Django
    Django 6 days ago

    Buying a cheap 2DS and modding it feels like a good gift to gift to kids :)

  • Aisumeiji
    Aisumeiji 7 days ago

    Can you still ds download play with home brewed 3ds?

  • Angel Huentemil
    Angel Huentemil 7 days ago

    ntrboot would have been a faster and easier method for hacking that 2ds, considering you already had a compatible r4

  • Radical, Junior
    Radical, Junior 7 days ago

    10:55 Game?

  • ItsDylanHere
    ItsDylanHere 8 days ago

    I first bought myself a 2DS specifically so I could mod it and load my SD card with all my NDS games so I didn't have to carry them. Changed the game. I bring my 2DS with literally everywhere I go and it contains all the games I care to play.
    The second time I purchased a 2DS console was for my 10 year old brother for last Christmas where I did the exact same thing for him as well. By doing so I literally opened the door for him to experience a plethora of games he would have not bothered to play naturally.
    (For the record I'm running luma on both systems, I've also installed it for numerous friends consoles as well.)
    2DS is in my opinion, Nintendo's most versatile handheld if you want to go down the homebrew path, it's not hard to do and makes the console infinitely better

  • referral madness
    referral madness 8 days ago

    Great video , i need to hack my 3ds at some stage in the future

  • spork8655
    spork8655 8 days ago

    I like my 3dsxl and all but I always turn the 3d off anyway because it makes everything look like garbage.

  • jbsosa100
    jbsosa100 8 days ago

    This is badass, just like you good sir.

  • Dr. Weird
    Dr. Weird 8 days ago

    What about MAME?

  • jameswalker199
    jameswalker199 9 days ago

    I have to say I much prefer the look of this unit over the taco shape of the standard DS. Its much more like a phone with game controls and all the screen is right there.
    Funnily enough, isn't this just one huge screen with a bezel to split it? There could be so much more use made of this if the whole screen was exposed.

  • Nick Enchev
    Nick Enchev 10 days ago

    Plays the GBA games perfectly because they are running on real hardware, not emulation.

  • jhippl
    jhippl 10 days ago

    hummm i got a ds lite that ive got a gba flash cart and getting a ds flash cart but now ive gotta keep an eye out for the 2ds

  • Infinitivo5
    Infinitivo5 10 days ago

    Just modded my 3DS nearly 2 months ago and it was one the best decisions I have EVER made.

  • yar dg
    yar dg 10 days ago

    I just hacked my old 3ds with gm9 and then had to buy a 3ds XL for £50 and that is so much better than the OG unit. So much win.

  • javvy156 javvy156
    javvy156 javvy156 10 days ago

    Can you retro pie it up ?

    GLYNDWR GARFIELD 11 days ago

    can we play backup on this

  • Droned Out! R/C
    Droned Out! R/C 11 days ago

    All of these will work on my TLoZ N3DS?

  • Alejandro Rojas
    Alejandro Rojas 11 days ago

    Yea no, Im not hacking Nintendo's

  • GyroCannon
    GyroCannon 12 days ago

    Man, I came across the 3ds.hacks.guide website recently and wanted to homebrew my 3DS
    I guess I'll do it maybe this weekend? ;-)
    That 3DS was a gift from my parents when I went off to college, so to extend its life even more like this would be pretty cool

  • Tyrone Jennings
    Tyrone Jennings 13 days ago

    I own a New 2DS S XL & I have Luma Cfw on it. I mostly use FBI to install 3DS .cias and roms that aren't on the e shop my favorite homebrew is the New Super Mario Bros 2 Halloween hack

  • Doflamingo.j Newgate
    Doflamingo.j Newgate 13 days ago

    Now just got all the games for freeeeeee:D

  • Aryanne_v2
    Aryanne_v2 13 days ago

    Check out Twilight Loader. It allows you to play all kinds of backups from a lot of different systems including NDS from the SD Card.

  • Aryanne_v2
    Aryanne_v2 13 days ago

    I absolutely love my 3DS. I got the Black NSMB New 3DS that Target had a $99 special on a few years ago. I modded it day one with Luma firmware with the ARM9 method with Soundhax and haven't looked back.

  • mister mister
    mister mister 13 days ago +1

    I used frogminer

  • mister mister
    mister mister 13 days ago +1

    I have done this is fun

  • It jobbb It jobbb
    It jobbb It jobbb 13 days ago

    Best world modchip in youtube

  • Peka Chu
    Peka Chu 13 days ago +1

    The 2DS is an awesome handheld if you pair it with a trigger grip.

  • Cleft Poinus
    Cleft Poinus 13 days ago

    comon mate, you know its pronounced soldering, not soddering.

  • lost russian
    lost russian 14 days ago

    i used ninjhax hardbooting with luma from acekard 2i

  • Student Bleron Sylejmani

    7:12 that’s letterbomb, not bannerbomb!

  • Vic Vos
    Vic Vos 15 days ago

    >get a 3DS
    >yeee boiii finna play half life
    >shoulda bought a new3DS

  • James S.
    James S. 15 days ago

    I always wish they made an XL version of this slate version.

  • ezzmonster84
    ezzmonster84 15 days ago

    Does anyone know if this will work on a 3DS XL? Been offered a very cheap pink one for £10! Or about $13 in USD lol

  • Milky-O's
    Milky-O's 16 days ago

    You know what's weird? The Wii U and Switch are literally the same thing. How did it fail so bad?

  • Evanski
    Evanski 16 days ago

    Some kid who tossed his console down the stairs sells it to game stop for 5$
    Game stop checks to see if it turns on
    Turns it off throws it in a plastic bag and sells it for $45
    Theres a good reason why Gamestop is runing out of business

  • Dylan Levy
    Dylan Levy 17 days ago

    I got a used 2ds at GameStop and the system was hacked or something cause some error would come up an I took it back without ever even playing a game on it.... They couldn't even figure it out themselves the system was compromised I feel it was hacked then an update blocked the hack causing an error?? Idk

  • skins4thewin
    skins4thewin 17 days ago

    It's funny how competent of an all in one portable the 2DS is. It honestly gives the PSP a run for it's money when it comes to the hacked portable experience.

  • skins4thewin
    skins4thewin 17 days ago

    Lol what a bunch of idiots... why would a company aka Gateway make something that allows for Piracy but not Homebrew? That makes ZERO sense!

  • Liam
    Liam 17 days ago

    use fefoshep for fri gam... github.com/fefosheep !!!!!

  • Draft Party
    Draft Party 18 days ago


  • Terdog
    Terdog 18 days ago

    I just modded my 2ds XL. works great. It's a a bit tricky, but so long as you follow the instructions, it works like a charm

  • Yagiヤギ
    Yagiヤギ 18 days ago

    i added snes on my r4 silver 2018 , card ,

  • mogwai_for_sale
    mogwai_for_sale 19 days ago

    2ds has a terrible form factor. very incomfotable to hold. the new 2ds XL is the way to go at this point.

  • Eric Smith
    Eric Smith 19 days ago

    This video made me want to hack my 3DS. And hack it I did!

  • Caius Cezar
    Caius Cezar 19 days ago

    I have one of those R4isdhc flash cards for my 3ds too, exactly this model. The only problem is that after 1 year of use it stops working because the "system" that comes installed on it has some kind of "time bomb" designed to force you to by another flash card. Lots of R4 flash carts have this shitty feature. I suggest you change the card system for ysmenu. It works perfectly as the main system of the card, don't have this "time bomb" thing and takes just some minutes to install.

  • Jamie Morgan
    Jamie Morgan 20 days ago

    I love the form factor of the 2DS

  • Nick Okita
    Nick Okita 21 day ago +1

    After watching this video I finally decided to mod my old New 3DS XL that was stock since 2016. Thank you very much!