Can Gateway Team brick my 3DS?

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  1. Samwix
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    Hi,

    I will soon buy a Gateway Card but for now I want to play some games who requires an higher FW than 5.1 and I don't want to update my SysNAND with them (because I won't be able to downgrade then).

    Could Gateway Team brick my 3DS because of using Classic EmuNAND (without Gateway) which is updated by RxTools?
    I'm a little bit scared because of R4i 3DS bricks last year :P

    Thanks.
     
  2. Xenon Hacks

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    Gateway itself will never brick your 3DS and you can downgrade your 3DS to 4.2 from using the downgrade pack from firmwares 4.2 - 9.2
     
  3. Samwix
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    There is a fatal error when you downgrade your offline-updated 3DS with Gateway
    I'm asking because Gateway Team has already bricked some devices who were using clones
     
  4. Xenon Hacks

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    Then don't buy a clone and get the real thing also a gateway card is not needed to downgrade your 3ds .
     
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    also you can clear the update from your 3ds if its downloaded and you have the update nag by holding L+R+UP+A when you press the power button then clicking cancel.
     
  6. Arras

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    Some people with a real gateway were bricked too
     
  7. Xenon Hacks

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    on 3.0 yes but not on 3.1.1 I have not read of anyone getting a brick and even then it was like 2-3 people on maxconsole
     
  8. Samwix
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    I won't buy a clone, but if I use a Gateway function without having the card, could they brick my console? :/
     
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    I might be wrong, but I think he's saying that he already used a R4i Gold.
     
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    no. nothing but a black screen while attempting to boot classic mode.
     
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    Lol, they won't brick you for not buying their card. Many people do that.
     
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    Technically there's always a tiny risk of bricking with whatever you do, but as far as anyone knows, you should be fine.
     
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    I have used their functions without having the card and nothing bad happened to my 3DS
     
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    Downgrading is a dangerous process as a whole, so it's questionable whether they bricked because of brickway or just unlucky.
     
  15. Xenon Hacks

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    they most likely had fake sd cards
     
  16. Arras

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    I was just referring to the whole 2.0 (?) brickway debacle. I dunno about any recent bricks, I haven't seen anything about it at least.
     
  17. Samwix
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    No, I am asking because I saw that GW Team has already broke some 3DS because they were using clones :)

    Hum, I saw a guide on a French reliable website (Logic-Sunrise) who said that you can use EmuNAND Classic Mode without GW Card (but with GW Launcher and RxTools) :)
     
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    They could brick your 3DS if they really wanted but it's not a smart move by them anyway because who knows if it also happens with an actual Gateway card.
     
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    yeah I saw this guide, I go to this site once a day :)
     
  20. RodrigoDavy

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    That was a long time ago and I think Gateway learned their lesson. (Since their plan backfired) Stick to the most updated gateway software and you should have nothing to worry about
    Yes, that's right. I did this myself before my Gateway card arrived.
     
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