[Tutorial] Booting GW with B9S (and some help)

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  1. nedron92
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    Important:
    This workaround will work if you have a sys/emuNand with <= 11.2.
    11.3+ are currently NOT supported by Gateway itself!

    Also, I advise against a sysNand-only setup with GW.


    For better/clearer instructions please follow the updated Guide by @Temptress Cerise - https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-using-luma3ds-gateway-on-b9s.431691/






    For the GW Uses out there, theres a possibility to boot the Gateway Card without having to wait for an update (that would only be faster..), so here's a workaround:


    1. )
    Follow the Steps on Using Luma3DS with Gateway on v2 A9LH

    2.)
    Get the dev Version from BootCTR9 for BS9 and extract the .firm-file to the luma/payloads folder, rename it to bootctr9.firm

    3.)
    Make Sure the down_v2gw.bin and the gateway.bin are also within the luma/payloads folder

    4.)
    Change the boot_config.ini from BootCTR9 to boot the down_v2gw.bin , for example as DEFAULT-Entry, to start automatically the GW-loader:

    Code:
    [DEFAULT]
    path = luma/payloads/down_v2gw.bin
    delay = 1000
    
    5.)
    Start 3DS and go to LUMA-Chainloader (Holding START at boot), choose your bootctr9 -> wait.

    6.)
    Enjoy GW again ^^.

    EDIT:
    - Add Disclaimer for 11.3+
    - Link to @Temptress Cerise updated Guide with my instructions, but better written xD
    - Add B9S 1.2 compatible release-post of BootCtr9 ( June, 6, 2017)
     
    Last edited by nedron92, Jun 6, 2017


  2. Guyver

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    Is this a no go booting in to 11.4 sysand with this method?
     
  3. Shady Guy Jose

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    Gateway doesn't work on 11.3+ yet, regardless of SysNAND safety
     
  4. Temptress Cerise

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    down_v2gw.bin doesn't have to be named like that with this method.

    You can however name BootCTR9.firm to down_BootCTR9.firm to achieve the old result of the guide.
     
  5. GotKrypto67

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    Thank you.
     
  6. Lilith Valentine

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    I didn't think a workaround was possible. I am glad to see there is a workaround.
    Might I suggest a disclaimer to be added that Gateway still doesn't support 11.3/11.4?
     
  7. Hihomaster

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    can someone send me the boot_config.ini ? cause when i try it i have this error :

    [PANIC] error found in config file, err Press any key to shutdown
     
  8. Temptress Cerise

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    Check out my guide. It tells you to replace the contents of it all.
     
  9. RednaxelaNnamtra

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    There was a missing ; at the start of the first line in the example config (just fixed the example config download), if you want to use your own config just remove the comments or add the ; to the start of the first line.
     
  10. Arck

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    Cool !
    But damn the time they are taking to "update" :rolleyes:
     
  11. nedron92
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    Edit OP and link to your updated Guide now @Temptress Cerise - thanks for it^^ - I would have had time in a few hours. You spared me time.
    Also add a disclaimer for Nands on >= 11.3
     
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  12. Hihomaster

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    thanks a lot guys ! it works now !
     
  13. Nirmonculus

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    Just reading this for now. So should I update? Using a9lh and gateway with emunand.
    Thanks for the responses.
     
  14. BARNWEY

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    Doesn't GM9 still load .bin payloads?
    Edit: No, it does not.
     
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  15. gruven42

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    Thanks for this! I had upgraded to b9s before I knew I had to use Gateway mode to get my Gateway saves.
     
  16. jesseboy10

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    Error "Config File not found" help?
     
  17. RednaxelaNnamtra

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    in which folder is your boot_config.ini file?
     
  18. nedron92
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    Put the boot_config.ini file in your sd-card, root-directory.

    within the root-dir (other folders are possible too, see bootctr9 readme somewhere)
     
  19. Waywatcher

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    Hmm, I updated to B9S and removed my EmuNAND. Does it mean that I can't transfer the saves from my old games in .3ds format to .cia since I can't access Gateway anymore?
     
  20. Shady Guy Jose

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    Unless your SysNAND is below 11.2 (those are bootable in Gateway SysNAND Mode), then you're screwed until Gateway comes out with 11.4 support or if you have an old NAND backup that you can use to create a Gateway Mode EmuNAND