3DS NOOB PARADISE - Ask questions here

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Cyan, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Cyan
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    ***If you feel your question has been ignored (not answered for more than a day), quote your question and tag @Quantumcat. Worst that can happen is they say "I don't know"*** (If you are a helper and want your name added here, please pm QC)

    In an attempt to maintain the section readable and prevent users from creating 50 threads asking the same question over and over (why can't you read other user's threads? the answers are already there!), I'm opening this thread.

    The concept works great in the Wii section, so I hope you will use it for 3DS too :
    Post your questions here (even if you don't read all previous pages of this thread), a user will answer it :).

    In addition, a CFW guide is being maintained by @Plailect at https://3ds.guide, so please take a look there before asking your question, it may already be answered.

    Users are also encouraged at providing this guide to new users asking questions, it will prevent you from writing the same answers every day and becoming angry and sarcastic.

    Common questions and answers



    Is my flashcart supported by ntrboot?
    If it is in the image below, yes. If it isn't, probably not.
    [​IMG]

    What is the current system version?
    At time of writing, it is 11.6. But see here if you want to check: https://yls8.mtheall.com/ninupdates/feed.php

    How do I install CFW?
    Short answer: read https://3ds.guide. Click on 'Get Started' and follow the instructions from there.

    Is it safe to update to 11.6?

    I updated using LumaUpdater and now my 3DS won't boot!
    Follow https://3ds.guide/updating-b9s
    If you already did this and it won't boot, then the update wasn't successful. Try again, or try boot.firm from Luma 7.1 and 8.1.1 (one at a time): https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases

    Does homebrew work on 11.6?
    See here for what was patched https://gbatemp.net/threads/update-11-5-and-homebrew.477138/
    To get just homebrew (no CFW) on 11.4 or 11.5 see https://3ds.guide/homebrew-launcher-(alternatives)
    But you can install CFW for easiest access to homebrew https://3ds.guide

    How to get Gateway working on B9S?
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/tutorial-using-luma3ds-gateway-on-b9s.431691/

    What DS flashcart is recommended by the community?
    R4i Gold 3DS Deluxe


    Help! I got an ARM11 crash!

    First of all update to 8.1.1 https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/releases. If you get the error starting up a game, import the seed using FBI. If you get it just turning on your console, delete home menu extdata. If you still get the errors:
    1. Work out a set of steps that reliably reproduces the error and record them.
    2. Report it on Luma's issue tracker https://github.com/AuroraWright/Luma3DS/issues including exactly what steps produce the error, your crash dump file (maybe remove them all so you only have one and you know what steps caused it), and mention whether the legacy version fixed it or not
    How do I use/install freeShop?
    quick tutorial here

    How do I update to 11.2 for Gateway?
    quick tutorial here

    Old FAQ here
     
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  2. porkiewpyne

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    Would it be a good idea to link the Noob's guide to EmuNand updating thread here as well? :)
     
  3. Cyan
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    ah yes, I forgot about the Guide section.

    I'll add some of them, but users could just check the Faqs and Guide sections too.
     
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    Update the DStwo first, or else DSTwo won't work on 7.0.0 anymore (and therefore can't update it).

    You can always use another 3DS, or a DS/DSi to update your DStwo.
     
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    Ok I am updating the DSTWO. It finished.. Now I will update the 3DS right
     
  7. Jasin

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    Ok, this is perfect because I have a stupid question to ask. I recently bought a 3DS XL but it came with 5.0. I do not update it. In one of the other theads they say
    Does this mean I can do the emunad update to 6.3/7 to play normal 3DS games (physical cartridges not roms) /access store without needing gateway since I can't use it? It would be nice to buy and play the new Zelda without fully updating incase they support gateway in the future. I really just like being able to take all games with me in 1 SD card.
     
  8. Ryukouki

    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    To even begin doing what you were talking about you need a 3DS that is on firmware 4.5. With a 3DS that is higher than that using emuNAND is not possible.
     
  9. fatcat1413

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    I think what he meant is using a r4i card like this one: http://3ds-flashcard.com/home/23-wood-r4i-gold-3ds.html but you can only play regular Ds games with it since you'll still need 4.5 fw to do anything else with your 3ds.
     
  10. Jasin

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    Thanks, Just checking, I have a DSTWO to play my DS games. Was just seeing if I could update to latest to use store/new cards while still having a way to flash back to 5. As I'm still hoping something comes out for 5.
     
  11. inuyasha555

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    You can always flash back as long as you have a copy of your NAND from 5.0. Dumping the NAND however would require soldering wires to the motherboard.
     
  12. justinkb

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    I'll just ask this here: are DSTWO updates backwards compatible generally? Would the 7.x compatible DSTWO software work for sure when using it with a 4.5 3DS? Has anyone even tried this? I'd assume yes, but don't want the hassle of downgrading it, should it fail.
     
  13. Terminator02

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    Yes, it will work.
     
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    Is there a definite answer as to whether or not there is a difference in gateway compatibility between using a 4.4 vs 4.5 sysNAND?
     
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    Sorry if this has been answered before, can I use a Zelda ROM, not the retail cart, to update my emunand to v6.x.x.x?
     
  17. pedreters2

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    About it, when it says "Retail", I guess it refers to retail games with a >4.5v required, isn't it? If I have the exploit and want to play a <4.5 game, even without the emunand I should be able to play it... Right?

    Btw, how the game patches work? Does de 3DS download them as the firmware updates? I want the game patches but not the updates, and I don't want to be bothered by the update every day. Is this how it works?
     
  18. kyogre123

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    You can only download patches for games from the eShop, so now you are unable to do this until Gateway fixes the emuNAND for 7.0.

    Also, thanks to this update, you will be forced to create a NNID account, so you won't have access to eShops of different countries anymore (you will be stuck to the Spanish eShop).
     
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  19. pedreters2

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    Not sure which one is my eShop though, lol. My 3ds is NA, and hasn't been in Spain yet. But it will ^^. It doesn't know what "internet" is, either, lol. Just want to be on the safe side until I gather all the info I need.

    Is there any solution to the "being bothered by the update" yet? I would give up the internet access capability in favor of that any day.
     
  20. pedreters2

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    IIRC, it's possible but not recommended. But wait for others to help you before trying it.