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  1. list DIY hardware methods
  2. Add GodMode9i to the dumping methods. seems like it recently got support for GBA Video movie carts based on duplo code.

Game Boy Advance


  1. DS + DS Slot-1 Flashcart (Normal Carts)
  1. DS + DS Slot-1 Flashcart (GBA Video Movie Carts)
  1. GBA + GCN-GBA Link Cable + Homebrew-enabled GCN/Wii
  1. Homebrew-enabled GCN + Game Boy Player + SD-GCN Memory Card Adapter
  1. BennVenn Joey Joebags
  1. BennVenn Joey Jr.
  1. GBxCart RW


  1. A Nintendo DS or Nintendo DS Lite with a flashcart


  1. Run the .nds for GBA Backup Tool
  2. Ensure that your GBA cart is inserted, then press A on the pop-up.
  3. By default, GBA Backup Tool is in Save Backup mode. Press R twice to go to rom backup mode.
  4. Press B to make a new backup, then hit A to confirm. Your rom will be dumped to your SD card.

use duplo (

here is a build from Whovian:

not needed (and won't work for) for TV series carts ,which don't use the Matrix memory chips


  1. A Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP
  2. A GameCube GBA Link Cable
  3. A Wii or a GameCube with some way to load .dol files (e.g. the Homebrew Channel for the Wii).


  1. Load the .dol with Homebrew Launcher or via Swiss on GameCube.
  2. Attach your GBA to the system in port 2 without a game in, leaving your gamecube controller attached to port 1.
  3. Turn on your GBA and wait for the dumper to be sent. After a moment, you should see the screen on your GBA change.
  4. Insert a cartridge into your GBA. Press A on the gamecube controller to continue in the menu, then press A again to dump.
  5. Remove the SD card and insert into your PC. the gba file will be placed in the dumps folder.


  1. A GameCube with some way to load .dol files
  2. A GameCube Memory Card to SD Adapter.
  3. A Game Boy Player.
  4. The latest GBI - You only need GBI.DOL, none of the others.


  1. Load GBI.DOL with no cartridge in your Game Boy Player. A menu should appear on screen, and some screen options will appear.
  2. Press B to hide the screen options, then insert your cartridge. Navigate to “Dump ROM” and hit A.
  3. Text showing progress will appear. Once done, hold reset, eject your cartridge and release. Upon the restart, you can power off.
  4. Remove your SD Card. the .GBA file will be on the root of your SD, named by serial which you can find on the bottom right of your cartridge's label.

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