Buying a used Gateway 3DS card

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Selcouth, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Selcouth
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    Someone is willing to sell me the red and blue Gateway cards used for $50. Seems like a good deal. I'm on the latest firmware so I won't be able to test at purchase. Anything I should look for to verify the cards are legit?
     
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    Thanks for that info, that's helpful! Anything else to check for?
     
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    Only other thing I can think of is to check whether it's been successfully updated for GW Omega firmware, but you can't do that just by looking at the cart. Ask the seller if they can show you it working on their console?
     
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    What would I be looking for to see if it was successfully updated?
     
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    That it is actually running v2.6 omega when it is turned on and in the Gateway menu (where you choose: Gateway boot or Classic boot etc.)
     
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    When the exploit is run, the splash screen should look like

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    one more thing would be to run diagnostics test and check that it doesnt have any SPI fails

    ofc all these test kinda require you to have access to a 4.x 3ds to test it with....idk get him to take a picture of the diagnostics screen or something if you cant test it yourself
     
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    I appreciate all of the replies. This gives me info to run with. I'll ask him if he can bring a 4.5 3DS to run through some of this stuff with me present. If he can't/won't, I'll probably wait and buy retail. Doesn't seem like it's worth the risk for problems.