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🚧 Following this guide will require Custom Firmware (CFW).
If you do not have CFW, please visit https://3ds.hacks.guide/

ℹ️ This guide is for Flipnote Studio and not Flipnote Studio 3D.

WARNING: Resetting your system or uninstalling Flipnote Studio will cause you to lose access to your Sudomemo account.

Installing Flipnote Studio

Since you’re unable to get Flipnote Studio from the eShop, you’ll need to obtain it via other means:

1a. If you don’t have a DSi with Flipnote Studio installed, you will need to find a copy of Flipnote Studio for your region elsewhere. Please note that the file must end with .cia.

1b. If you already have a DSi with Flipnote Studio installed, you may follow this guide to extract it from your DSi and convert it to a .cia file: https://gbatemp.net/threads/scripts-dsiware-conversion-easily-convert-to-nds-and-cia-files.478575/

Flipnote Studio DSi as a .cia File

2. Once you’ve gotten Flipnote Studio as a .cia file, transfer it to your “cias” folder in your 2/3DS’ SD card. If you don’t have this folder, create it in the root of the SD card.

Windows Explorer showing Flipnote Studio being moved to an SD card

3. Open FBI and navigate to SD > cias > Flipnote Studio.cia > Install and delete CIA. This will install Flipnote Studio to your 3DS’ home screen.

FBI displaying the current directory

4. Close FBI by pressing B a few times to go back to the main menu, then by pressing Start. Now, reboot your 3DS.

Nintendo 2DS / 3DS' power down screen

5. You should get a message saying that new software has been added to the home screen. Dismiss it and open the giftbox which will unwrap Flipnote Studio.

Flipnote Studio as an application on a 2DS / 3DS

Network Setup

Now, let’s get you connected to Sudomemo:

6. Head over to System Settings > Internet Settings > Connection Settings > Connection 1, 2, or 3 depending on what connection you’re currently using > Change Settings.

The internet settings of the 2DS / 3DS

7. Touch the right arrow once, then navigate to DNS. Touch No to Auto-Obtain DNS then navigate to Detailed Setup.

DNS settings on a 2DS / 3DS

8. Change the Primary DNS to 104.248.000.110 and the Secondary DNS to 008.008.008.008 then touch OK.

Sudomemo's DNS which has been entered into a 2DS / 3DS

9. Touch Save and perform an internet connection test. It should succeed.

A successful connection test on a 2DS / 3DS

10. Exit System Settings and open your newly installed Flipnote Studio. You will need to go through the setup before continuing.

Flipnote Studio on a 2DS / 3DS' home screen

11. Touch Flipnote Hatena to connect to Sudomemo.

Flipnote Studio's main menu with Flipnote Hatena highlighted

12. Once you’ve connected, tap “Creator’s Room” to get started!

You can continue to use most other online services on your 3DS while configured for Sudomemo.


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