Any way to update to 4.5 without a game?

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  1. Willemoke
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    Hello everyone!

    A few days ago, I ordered a Japanese 3ds. I just got in the mail today and guess what, it is still on firmware 1.0.0-0J.

    So I though I'd go ahead and buy a gateway. Thing is, I don't have any game for my Japanese 3ds, nor it is nearly impossible to get them, without importing them and waiting for a long time for a game to arrive.

    So my question, is it possible to update the console to firmware version 4.5, without the use of a game?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. NicEXE

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    No, you will need a game that needs fw version 4.0 up to 4.5. Any other method will probably get you to the latest firmware. Precaution: Stay offline until you update to 4.x.
     
  3. Arnold0

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    Hi,
    It isn't possible because you can't do the exploit with this version so you can't start the update using a rom. You have no choice of buying a 4.1 to 4.5 game.
     
  4. Foxi4

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    Don't worry - there's no shortage of 4.1-4.5 games on the preowned market. You can grab any of those and Gateway will work just fine, even if it's not 4.5 - you can update to 4.5 from that point using a ROM.
    Stay offline on SysNAND, period. Even when you have a NAND backup, it's just not worth the risk of having to downgrade. Keep your Online settings on EmuNAND. ;)
     
  5. jonthedit

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    Borrow a game from a friend or use Gamefly- cancel on day 2= no charge
    PROFIT$$$

    Doesn't apply sadly :(
     
  6. Veign06

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    Gamefly rents Japanese games? ;)
     
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    :O
    *crawls into wall in shame*

    Good catch. I'd say buying is your only- wait
    Isn't it possible to use the Profile Exploit with the regionfree launcher...?
     
  8. Shinitai

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    Err... I'm pretty sure the online settings are shared between NANDs.
     
  9. Foxi4

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    Only if you make your EmuNAND on the basis of a SysNAND that already has WiFi settings set, at least to my knowledge. I could be wrong though. ;)

    EDIT: See below. :yay:
     
  10. jonthedit

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    Correct. To counter this you make 1 real connection in emuNAND, then 3 fake ones in sysNAND. Bam, no connectivity on sysNAND!
     
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  11. Willemoke
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    Thanks for the messages everyone! Now I'll need to import a 4.5 game. Does anyone have an idea which cheap games has the 4.5 firmware update?

    Thanks!
     
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    http://3ds.essh.co/ sort by firmware. ;)
     
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  14. Foxi4

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    Get used to liking that website a lot, it's currently the most accurate and up-to-date release list. :P
     
  15. tbb043

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    You can also make your real connection in emunand, and then just delete it in sysnand. I don't know about 3DS, but on WiiU having a fake connection set up leads to a bunch of annoying nag popups you have to dismiss over and over again, so just deleting may be the easiest thing.
     
  16. naxil

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    Sorry for intrusion... but why gw not work below 4.x? Why the gw team not port the hack to lower fw?
     
  17. Foxi4

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    Because it's a different firmware revision and it'd require a whole new set of ROP gadgets. ;)
     
  18. Willemoke
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    Thanks, just ordered a game for 11 euros including shipping. Will be delivered late december though xD
     
  19. Foxi4

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    No biggy considering the benefits you'll reap. ;)
     
  20. Willemoke
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    I've yet to order the Gateway, I've got time;)