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

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

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

NOTE: This guide is for using Sudomemo on the Nintendo 3DS. If you want to use Sudomemo on your Nintendo DSi, follow this guide:

Nintendo DSi Setup Guide


Installing Flipnote Studio

Since you’re unable to get Flipnote Studio from the eShop, you’ll need to install it manually. Don’t worry! It’s super duper easy.

1. First things first, you will need to locate and obtain a copy of Flipnote Studio for your region. Please note that the file must end with .cia. We are unfortunately unable to directly link this file here for copyright reasons, so your trusty search engine is your best friend here.

Flipnote Studio DSi as a .cia File


2. Once you’ve obtained a copy of 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 at the root of the SD card.

Windows Explorer showing Flipnote Studio being moved to an SD card


3. Open FBI (Don’t have FBI? Follow: 3ds.guide!) 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 and the Secondary DNS to 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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