[Tutorial] How to launch Gateway Menu on bootup using ctrbootmanager (Easiest way)

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  1. ElyosOfTheAbyss
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    Introduction:
    Recently Gateway released a 3dsx version of the Gateway Launcher which launches the gateway menu from the homebrew launcher. This also means we can use this 3dsx with ctrbootmanager and it's very easy to set up.

    Requirements:
    -A ctrbootmanager ready 3DS ( Tutorial
    )
    -Gateway Ultra Version 3.6.2 BETA or Higher ( Link )

    Instructions:
    1 - First you want to get ctrbootmenu set up. See link in requirements to head to the tutorial on how to do that.


    2 - Now that you have that setup you want to download Gateway Ultra. You are going to need 3.6.2 BETA or higher since you are going to need the 3dsx file.

    3 - Once downloaded open the zip file. In that zip file there will be a folder with the name of the version you downloaded for example "Gateway Ultra 3.6.2 BETA" = "GW_Ultra_3.6.2_BETA", Open up that folder and copy Launcher.dat to the root of the SD card.

    4 - After you have done that go back to the root of the zip file and open GW_3dsx.zip. Open the 3DS folder and copy the 3dsx to the root of the SD card.

    5 - Open boot.cfg in a program like Notepad ++ and add this to the list.


    Code:
      title = "GatewayMenu";
      path = "/GW.3dsx";
    It should look something like this:

    Before:
    Code:
    boot_config :
    {
      timeout = 3;
      autobootfix = 2;
      recovery = 2;
      default = 0;
      entries = (
        {
          title = "rxTools";
          path = "/rxTools/sys/code.bin";
          offset = "0x12000";
        },
        {
          title = "HomeBrewMenu";
          path = "/bootHBL.3dsx";
        } );
    };
    After:
    Code:
    boot_config :
    {
      timeout = 3;
      autobootfix = 2;
      recovery = 2;
      default = 0;
      entries = (
        {
          title = "rxTools";
          path = "/rxTools/sys/code.bin";
          offset = "0x12000";
        },
        {
          title = "GatewayMenu";
          path = "/GW.3dsx";
        },
        {
          title = "HomeBrewMenu";
          path = "/bootHBL.3dsx";
        } );
    };
    6 - Boot up your 3DS so that ctrvootmanager shows up then select GatewayMenu then you are DONE.

    If you have any issues let me know and I'll help you.

    Credits:

    Gateway Team for gateway menu
    cpasjuste for ctrbootmanager
    Luckkill4u for Tutorial on how to setup ctrbootmenu
     
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    Good Job :grog:
     
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    Thanks, I figured this out because I needed to use gateway menu but it didn't work in emunand and I also needed quick access.
    It's so simple its helpful
     
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    MartyDreamy MartyDreamy <3 DinohScene

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    Tested on friend 3ds 9.2 with Cubic Ninja exploit and Gateway 3ds :)
     
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    I'm guessing it went well then :)
     
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    Yes :)
     
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