3DS Firmware Not Updating?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by SecretFury, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. SecretFury

    SecretFury Newbie

    Feb 21, 2015
    So I recently purchased a Gateway 3DS for my 3DS firmware 3.0.0-0U (it's never been updated) and upon purchasing discovered that the only way to update it to to 4.1 - 4.5 is to have a game with the firmware already on it. Anyway that was no problem, however today when I purchased a used version of Mario Tennis Open (USA) (listed on all the sites as a game that would force an update to 4.3/4.4), upon playing it nothing happens. I am not prompted for an update and can play the game just fine with my firmware remaining at 3.0.0-0U.

    So my question is what is the problem, did I really just buy this game for nothing? (Also already tried to format my 3DS and the game still won't update the firmware)
  2. dazemc

    dazemc Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    United States
    have you tried going online at all?

    also looks like the E version of the game has 3.0 and the U version has 4.4
  3. SickPuppy

    SickPuppy New Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    United States
    Are you advising the op to have his 3DS take an online update? That would do him any good if he wanted to use a gateway.