Clones now safer than official Gateway firmware. Ironic?

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  1. spinner09
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    So, a few days ago, 3DSlink and r4i both released firmware that isn't effected by Gateway's bricking code. Considering the many reports of legit Gateway users getting bricked because of the malicious code, doesn't anyone else find it ironic how the clones are now the safer cards to use? The very code that Gateway added to screw clone makers is now screwing Gateway users instead.

    Edit: Yes, I am aware that r4i and 3dslink newest firmware is just a repack of older firmware, without the brick mechanism. My only point was, if you keep your clone device updated, there's a zero risk of bricking yourself now. Gateway fanboys keep spewing nonsense about all clones bricking, which is untrue if you use up to date firmware.
     
  2. Rinth

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    The clones' newest firmware is actually just their old firmware. Gateway users can also simply use old firmware. Here's the difference:

    If you update to the newest firmware (2.0b2 copy) as a clone, you will brick 100% of the times.

    On the other hand, if you update to the newest firmware as Gateway, you will have a chance that is significantly less than 100% to brick your Gateway, assuming the claims are actually true. Further, you get free replacement if your 3DS does brick.

    You should go back to China and learn some basic probabilities.
     
  3. Joe88

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    they didnt patch out the so called brick code, all they did was repack old firmware which is gateway 1.2
    you can do that gateway too, just use 1.2 or 2.0b1
     
  4. Foxi4

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    A new day, a new (50) Gateway thread (s). The staff should really designate one thread for this mess, this has the makings of a mini-Pokeflood.
     
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    Thread is misleading. Gateway users are equally as safe if they use older firmware.
     
  6. carecu

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    where I can download these firmwares (1.2 or 2.0b1)? I didn' t see the links on the website of Gateway
     
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    I find it ironic that pirating pirates respond to being pirated by other pirates with killing unrelated customers of pirates' pirates along with their own customers, present and potential.
     
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    You'd have to be a fool to believe that Gateway would ever send out free replacements to anyone. They hastily made a vague promise to do so the other day only to save face in the light of all the brick reports.

    Nice ad hominem. What does Gateway's sphincter smell like?
     
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    Are you an idiot? Yesterday in one of the threads you said the same thing, that R4 patched bricking code and people told you that R4 didn't patch anything, they re-released their old firmware based on GW 1.2. Today you are creating a new thread and again claiming R4 released patched firmware without brick code. How many times people have to tell you that you should educate yourself and follow what is happening in the forum and that the firmware from R4 is A REPACK OF OLD FIRMWARE based on GW 1.2. R4 didn't patch anything, so stop spreading lies. Ow, hey, you really should go back to china because you are one of R4 shills who spread misinformation.[/quote]
     
  10. Arras

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    It's not 100% actually. More like 6.25%.
    But yeah they patched jack shit, they just uploaded an old version as if it was new.
     
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    Even if the mods did designate one thread, noobs and people thinking they have "breaking news" or important information that needs its own thread will still create separate threads. This thread is a prime example.
     
  12. cateater1

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    Another starter thread, get hold of yourself op things are getting sorted now.
     
  13. justinkb

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    More misinformation. It never ends.
     
  14. mr. fancypants

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    right here, right now

    so 3.3 shoeld brick 100% ??? i used it for a while and restarted my 3ds yesterday and it still works fine
     
  15. Foxi4

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    Fearmongering. The brick code has to be triggered first. If you revert now, you'll be fine.
     
  16. Arras

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    Pretty much what Foxi said. Either use 2.0 or 3.3b. You're safe as long as it hasn't bricked yet, but the chance is fairly high with 3.1-3.3.
     
  17. mr. fancypants

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    right here, right now
    yes i know that but it strange that i hasnt began direct bafter the releases ( ticking timebomb)
     
  18. Schizoanalysis

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    This thread is pure fail.
     
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  19. mr. fancypants

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    duuh and 50 per day so gateway better hurry with version 2.0 (the real 2.0 no betas anymore)
     
  20. Axel Killer

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    aw great another one of these threads e,e
     
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