Bricking usually happens when booting GW Mode, right?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Neo Draven, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Neo Draven

    Neo Draven End Boss of the Entire Internet

    May 3, 2010
    United States
    From what I have researched, most people wind up bricking while trying to actually load up Gateway Mode.

    I am not turning my 3DS fully off until there is a new firmware update from Gateway. Are there many people who bricked from simply returning from Sleep mode, or is it mostly caused by booting into Gateway Mode in the first place?
  2. wiibomb

    wiibomb GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 15, 2010
    wasn't that at random times? I recall seeing someone that bricked it by only beeing in sleep mode...

    just by using it is a risk...
  3. Tybus

    Tybus Advanced Member

    Nov 24, 2013
    Hmm... I've heard that the brick triggered when you exit gateway mode (Emunand or not)... When you power off your console and then power it on, it will have your nand bricked, so... you will not gain anything if your 3ds is on all the time.. as soon as you power it off (Maybe because you want to update it) the brick may trigger and your 3ds will be bricked as soon as you power it back.
  4. Rob Blou

    Rob Blou GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 16, 2013
    It would be nice to have an answer on that subject ... I guess only the people that have seen and understood the code can confirm this
  5. redkeyboard

    redkeyboard GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 8, 2013
    United States
    Currently my Gateway 3DS has been in sleep mode, well I always keep it in sleep mode but since this whole thing started I haven't rebooted or anything.

    It's probably still risky, but it was my understanding that it the check occurs at startup. However, considering that this should have never happened in the first place for GW users, something can still somehow go wrong and possibly cause the brick code to occur.
  6. Relenting

    Relenting Advanced Member

    Jan 7, 2014
    I don't remember such a case amongst the 2.0b2 bricks. It seems to activate when they close the system. When they turn it back on, it's bricked.
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