3DS Firmware Not Updating?

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

  1. SecretFury
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    SecretFury Newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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.