3DS Gateway Question (I've checked the stickies!)

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by tripman, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. tripman

    tripman Newbie

    Nov 9, 2013
    Hi all,

    I am purchasing a second hand 3DS and will be looking to play my backups. My son has a 3DS on fw 4.5 running a Gateway card with a 10.0 emunand.

    What is the highest firmware version should I look for on a second hand 3DS which will allow me to use a Gateway? Is it still 4.5 or will the Gateway work up to 9.2? I read the stickies but I couldn't work it out.

  2. Quantumcat

    Quantumcat Dead and alive

    Nov 23, 2014
    Canberra, Australia
    You can downgrade on 10.7 or less but 9.2 is ideal. If you get a higher firmware one you can use your son's to do a DSiWare downgrade.
    Install a9lh using this guide: https://github.com/Plailect/Guide/wiki. You can set it up to use Gateway afterwards using this guide: https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-using-luma3ds-with-gateway-on-v2-a9lh.431691/
    Don't use anything from the Gateway website (unless the second guide tells you to) because their tools are really bad and liable to brick your console.
    ih8ih8sn0w likes this.
  3. nedron92

    nedron92 GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 18, 2016
    You can use your Gateway up to 9.2, especially from 9.0 to 9.2 is the best option.
    (install Menuhax->coldboot to Gateway emuNand). Also you can update your emuNand to 11.2 with the newest Gateway launcher

    Or you can install a9lh to be safe-proof and also could use your gateway (like me: a9lh 3DS, 9.0 sysNand and 11.2 emuNand).
    But for your needs option 1 is more then enough (:
    But prefer option 2 (a9lh) for all 3DS.

    Edit: ninja'd xD Like zhe post above me said, go alongside with the guide
    Last edited by nedron92, Oct 27, 2016
  4. tripman

    tripman Newbie

    Nov 9, 2013
    Sorry about the delay replying to you. Thank you for your advice guys!

    I have purchased a second hand 3DS. It has firmware 9.8 on it so I will investigate further the best way of prepping it to play my backups.
  5. xtheman

    xtheman GBAtemp Guru

    Jan 28, 2016
    United States
    Is the best
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