Can I play 3ds roms without Gateway?

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  1. Mar!0
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    I'm finally getting a 3DS! It took forever to save up money to get it and no matter what Im gonna hack it. Is it possible to just play roms without gateway? I will have no money after my purchase and it would be convinient.
     


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    There is NO possible way without gateway.
     
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    Ugh damn it, well, thanks for replying, guess il just have to save up for gateway...
     
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    You can put the ROM's on an SD card (or any other form of storage) and play with them - use discs as frisbies, juggle HDD's/SDD's, use SD cards as jacks (requires additional hardware: bouncing ball!) - there are probably other ways to play with them but I'm not familiar with other exploits. :tpi:

    ...seriously though, no, you can't - at least not yet.
     
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    No other wise gateway wouldn't exist also your still paying more money for a gateway card than a regular 3ds game plus you spend more money on sd cards for games that are 8gb.
     
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    You can buy 3 games for the price of one gateway. plus you have to pay for all the sd cards.
     
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    But after 3-4 ROMs, you'd already made back >100% of your investment by buying a Gateway. Seems like a good deal to me.
     
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    plus only on 4.5 and and no online
     
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    Are you guys suggesting that i dont get gateway? I think it woulx be worth it...
     
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    Your 3ds have to be 4.1~4.5 so no online capability. It also doesn't work with animal crossing new leaf.
     
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    Sorry if i sound dumb, but i dont own a 3ds yet, if i buy gateway, can i still play the retail games that dont work, plus does syreet pass work?
     
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    Yes retail would work outside of "Gateway mode" which tricks the system that the gateway is a game. I don't think streetpass would work unless on newer firmware. It might work.
     
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    Does anyone know if i can downgrade a 3ds?
     
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    you can't, or everyone here would've done it already.
     
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    You can downgrade if you have a nand backup. So no unless you WERE on that firmware you're trying to downgrade to.

    here
     
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    wow thanx, il just downgrade later wen i get gateway
     
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    But you have to be ON 4.1~4.5 then nand backup then upgrade. That way you can downgrade. If you look at the thread you have to open your 3DS and solder sd card which could end up damaging your 3ds that nintendo would not repair.
     
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    You will not.
    You can only downgrade to FW you already had.
     
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    oh, nevermind then, guess i should read before planning, im not quite sure what il do yet. il have to think this one over... i think gateway well be more affordable than retail games, im not exactly middle class.
     
  20. Xexyz

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    If you want gateway make sure the 3DS has copyright 2012 or 2011 on it.

    4.1 though 4.5 only. So if the 3DS has higher firmware than 4.5 it doesn't work
     
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