Hi... maybe you can help me make a decision... right now I have a 3DSXL on firmware 7.0.0... I never updated because I play DS games with an r4 SDHC cart and can't buy 3DS games in my country due to extremely high prices (south america). The thing is I really enjoy playing the old DS games but obviously would love to play with a Gateway... Gateway said 9.0.2 is required and we should update to it... but I'm afraid that if I update my firmware I won't be able to play old DS games anymore until I get a Gateway (could be months)... but at the same time I think there is no other way to go to firmware 9.0-9.2 without updating now?... and if I stay in 7.0.0 until I get the updated Gateway, will it have a way to play ds games or auto-update my 3DS to the needed firmware? TLDR: If I update to 9.x do I lose my ability to play old ds games with my cart? If I stay on 7.0.0 now do I lose my ability to upgrade to 9.x later? UPDATE: I updated to 9.2.0 and my R4 works ... thank you all for your insight and experience. I'll join the Gateway club eventually, now I just have to save some money and plan for a february/march buy once everything settles and I guess Gateway price returns to normal! I'm guessing price will raise a bit after this incredible update UPDATE 2: For those who have the same questions and doubts about if their flashcard will work on 9.2 all I can say is that a friend of mine brought a R4 SDHC LITE with a red 2013 on the upper right corner and it didn't work on my updated 3ds... but my r4 sdhc that says wifi from r4i-sdhc.com worked flawlessly.