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🚧 Following this guide will require Custom Firmware (CFW). If you do not have CFW, please visit This guide is for educational purposes only.

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 or 2DS. 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 link this file here for copyright reasons directly, so your 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 console’s 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: first, then come back here) and navigate to SD > cias > Flipnote Studio.cia > Install and delete CIA. This will install Flipnote Studio to your console’s home screen.

FBI with Flipnote Studio Selected


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

Shutdown 3DS Screen


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

Flipnote Studio 3DS Banner


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.

Change Connection Steps


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

DNS Settings Page


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

DNS Settings to Change


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

Connection Test Success


10. Exit System Settings and open your newly installed Flipnote Studio.

Flipnote Studio Selected


11. Go through the initial setup, then touch Flipnote Hatena to connect to Sudomemo.

Flipnote Hatena Button on FS


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

Sudomemo Creator's Room Button


WARNING: As mentioned at the top of this article, resetting (formatting) your console or uninstalling Flipnote Studio will cause you to lose access to your Sudomemo account.


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

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