How to Use Pasta CFW Play CIA with SKY3DS on O3DS and N3DS?

Updates for Pasta CFW(2015-06-01): Pasta CFW 1.2.1 released:

-Fixed crash in Companion App when system.txt did not exist
-Fixed crash when using old system.txt on new PastaCFW 1.2+
-Code cleanup + more comments

Download Pasta CFW 1.2.1 here:



Now we can make the cia on our consoles with SKY3DS or the genuine Cubic Ninja game card. no need of the GW.

And its confirmed that the CIAs is region free with Pasta CFW

Let’s started with the following steps:

cards and Files: SKY3DS or the genuine Cubic Ninja game card, the CIA of DEVMENU, the CIA of other games.
FW: between 4.0-9.2( support both O3DS and N3DS| Also support DSIware and GBA VC )


1. Download the Pasta CFW(, Ninjhax ( FBI(

2. extract them into the root of SD card, include the CIA of DEVMENU and other games

(attention: copy the files in starter first, then the 3ds file of pasta, last copy the files in FBI into sd card, all the same files should be replaced by the later one)


3. runing the Cubic Ninja, then scan the QR code on the Ninjahax official website to enter the custome firmware (

4. press “A” to run “Brahma”(Pasta CFW), after seconds black screen it will back to the system interface( choose to load arm9payload.bin,then press A to run arm9payload.bin, select the right version and press A to confirm, then back to the system interface)

5. run the Cubic Ninja again to get into the custome firmware, select the FBI, press A to running, and install the CIA of DEVMENU, click Start to get back to CFW after this finished

6. press “Start” back to the system interface

7. now the DEVMENU gift will appear on your console, people can use this tool to install other game cias.

One SKY3DS card equals to numerous genuine game card, can leads to play CIA, homebrew, region free, any new plugins which need other games to lead, SKY3DS can do this, Also you can use SKY3DS play DSIware and GBA VC which GW never can work on it. Absolutely better than GW, isn’t it?



Updates for Pasta CFW(2015-05-28): Pasta CFW 1.2 released:

a new CFW loader for both N3DS and O3DS had been made, it requires Cubic Ninja and allows you to install and run unsigned CIAs.

It works on N3DS 9.0-9.2 and O3DS 4.1-9.2 .

Also, unsigned DSIware works as well as GBA Virtual Console !

UPDATE (27 May 2015): VERSION 1.2!!!
-Added an ARM9 ram dumper, for debug purposes
-Added support to PC Companion App
-Changed the system.txt handling
-Now to autoboot the gui, you don’t have to create a bootmenu.txt file. You just have to use the PC Companion App.
Since PastaCFW version 1.2, you can use the PC Companion app to change PastaCFW settings. For now, pc companion features are:
-Enable GUI autoboot
-Enable ARM9 RAM dumper at pastacfw boot
-See the latest firmware/type that PastaCFW has detected

Download Pasta CFW 1.2 here:

Updates for Pasta CFW(2015-05-22):

Download the archive provided below(“”), unzip it’s contents to the root of the SD card of your N/O3DS. 

(If you want to access the UI, to either check the credits, or have a look at the great ui by Crusard, simply hold “L” at the same time that you select “PastaCFW” from ninjhax or to always boot into the UI, create an empty file called “bootmenu.txt” at “/3DS/PastaCFW/”)
UPDATE (22 May 2015): VERSION 1.1!!!
-Fixed crazy CREDITS button! (thanks to FrozenFish24)
-Added button animations (had to do a lot of optimization in order to fit the required images)
-Now you can force the UI to boot everytime! Just create an empty file named bootmenu.txt inside sdmc/3ds/PastaCFW/
-New icon!

UPDATE (21 May 2015) : VERSION 1.0!!!
Finally! Pasta CFW is now fully released! No more pre-releases, beta or whatever! Last bugs are fixed, and you can now fully ENJOY!
-New GUI
-Fixed bugs
-Auto-boot (hold L to access CFW menu)
-Support of 5.X, 6.X and 7.X

UPDATE (21 May 2015) : Version 1.0 beta 3 released!!!
-Fixed 8.X support (beta 3)
-Fixed black screen issue (beta 2)
-New GUI
-Fixed firmware detection bug
-Auto-boot (hold L to access CFW menu)
-Support of 5.X, 6.X and 7.X
-Credits are back!

UPDATE (18 May 2015) : Version 0.1.4 released, here is a little changelog :
– Now PastaCFW has it’s own Ninjhax application
– Now PastaCFW will automaticly load any payload located in “/3ds/PastaCFW/loader.bin”
– An auto detection function for firmware was introduced, it will select the right Firmware for you ( if there is no issues, i will make it into an autoboot (from ninjhax) CFW later 🙂 ).


Video for CIA work on O3DS and N3DS


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