Are there fake Gateway cards out there?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Gadgetguy, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Gadgetguy

    Gadgetguy Member

    Dec 22, 2005
    Toronto area
    Hello all,

    I have the opportunity to buy a Gateway card from a local guy (he is reselling them).

    He is not an official reseller.

    I will try the card before I pay him to make sure it works.

    Still, I would be interested to know: are there fake cards out there? Do I run the risk that I buy it, it works on the spot but for example the multirom update will not work (as it is a fake)?

    Please tell me what you think....
  2. qUaK3R

    qUaK3R Advanced Member

    Apr 17, 2007
    There haven't been any reports regarding fakes, only clones. But it's easy, if you're able to run the official firmwares, either 1.2, or 2.0b1, you're good to go.
  3. redkeyboard

    redkeyboard GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 8, 2013
    United States
    None have been reported, so I'm pretty sure its no.
  4. mznova

    mznova GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 3, 2007
    United States
    When you run it, make sure it says gateway on the splash screen when you boot into the the gui.
    djavs likes this.
  5. TheCruel

    TheCruel Developer

    Dec 6, 2013
    United States
    That won't help you determine if the card is fake. You can run the GW launcher (logo and all) without even having a GW card...
  6. alexenochs

    alexenochs GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 30, 2010
    United States
    yes its true u can run the launcher logo and all without having a gw card but if hes testing it id assume there would be a rom mounted to a micro sd card and that he would be able to boot the game im going to say go for it I doubt there are any fake GATEWAY carts floating around...unless some asshole takes an R4 or 3ds link or mtcart or any of the clones and slaps a gateway sticker on it and says OH LOOK A GATEWAY
  7. spiderben25

    spiderben25 Advanced Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    East of the France
    Just run the diagnostic test, no?
  8. alirezay

    alirezay GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 14, 2012
    United States
    no but in case just buy it from a trusted seller!
    i saw a thread for trusted sellers somewhere in this forum!
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